Title : American Gangster
Genre : Drama, Crime
Cast : Denzel Washington (Frank Lucas), Russell Crowe (Richie Roberts), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Huey Lucas), Josh Brolin (Detective Trupo), Lymari Nadal (Eva), Ted Levine (Lou Toback), Roger Guenveur Smith (Nate), John Hawkes (Freddie Spearman), RZA (Moses Jones), Yul Vazquez (Alfonso Abruzzo), Malcolm Goodwin (Jimmy Zee), Ruby Dee (Mama Lucas), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Doc), Carla Gugino (Laurie Roberts), Skyler Fortgang (Michael Roberts), John Ortiz (Javier J. Rivera), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Nicky Barnes), Armand Assante (Dominic Cattano), Kathleen Garrett (Mrs. Dominic Cattano), Joe Morton (Charlie Williams), Ritchie Coster (Joey Sadano), Bari K. Willerford (Joe Louis), Idris Elba (Tango), Common (Turner Lucas), Albert Jones (Terrence Lucas), J. Kyle Manzay (Dexter Lucas), T.I. (Stevie Lucas), Quisha Saunders (Darlynn), Kevin Corrigan (Campizi), Robert Funaro (McCann), Jon Polito (Rossi), Tom O'Rourke (Banker), Robert C. Kirk (Police Captain), KaDee Strickland (Richie's Attorney), Jon DeVries (Judge James Racine), Jim R. Coleman (Bailiff), Gavin Grazer (Mike Sobota), Linda Powell (Social Worker), Norman Reedus (Detective in Morgue), Chance Kelly (MP), Larry Mitchell (FBI Agent), Eddie Rouse (Detective at Party), Maryann Urbano (Real Estate Broker), Cedric Sanders (Serviceman in Cafe), Roger Bart (US Attorney), Eric Silver (White Kid), Saycon Sengbloh (Tango's Woman), Conor Romero (Tough Teenager), Daniel Hilt (Tough Teenager), Daniel Farcher (Tough Teenager), Jason Furlani (Bailiff), Chris McKinney (Reporter on TV), Ric Young (Chinese General), Dan Moran (Army Captain), Chuck Cooper (Private Doctor), Kevin Geer (Law School Professor), Hamilton Clancy (Seller), Sam Freed (Judge), Joey Klein (Chemist), Scott Dillin (4th Amigo), Anthony Hamilton (Funk Band Singer), Sarah Hudnut (Assistant Prosecutor), Tyson Hall (Drug Dealer), Bryant Pearson (Drug Dealer), Al Santos (Mechanic), Neville White (Deacon), Jeff Mantel (Officer Walsh), Panama Redd (Policeman), Fab 5 Freddy (Smalls Patron), Fatima Robinson (Dancer), Celestine Rae (Dancer), Monique Lea-Gall (Dancer), Shannon MacMillan (Dancer), Latonya Tolbert (Dancer), Cicily Daniels (Dancer), Brian Albanese (Spectator (uncredited)), Brian Keith Allen (Narc Squad Detective (uncredited)), Ephraim Benton (Thug #4 (uncredited)), Myo Campbell (Red Carpet Walker (uncredited)), John Cenatiempo (Cop #1 (uncredited)), J.W. Cortes (Narc Officer in Hallway (uncredited)), Cris D'Annunzio (Frank McNamara (uncredited)), Ernest Dancy (Hustler (uncredited)), Michael Den Dekker (Undercover Cop (uncredited)), Mark DiConzo (Soldier (uncredited)), Kevin van Doorslaer (Student (uncredited)), Monique Dupree (Club Dancer (uncredited)), Joseph Ferrante (Gangster at Funeral (uncredited)), Eddie Goines (Hallway Guy (uncredited)), Kelvin Hale (Drug room door security (uncredited)), Gabriel Hansen (Mechanic Drug Dealer (uncredited)), Jermel Howard (Kid gangster #1 (uncredited)), Hristo Hristov (Bookie / Soldier (uncredited)), Atif Lanier (Frank Lucas Bodyguard (uncredited)), Artie Pasquale (Mobster (uncredited)), Nick Poltoranin (Mobster (uncredited)), Kevin Pinassi (Building Maintenance Guy (uncredited)), Paula Rittie (Maid of Honor (uncredited)), Billy Smith (Bookkeeper (uncredited)), Aija Terauda (Nicky's Girl (uncredited)), Philippe Vonlanthen (Skeet Shoot Handler (uncredited)), Clarence Williams III (Bumpy Johnson (uncredited)), Brad Lee Wind (Trupo's detective in library (uncredited)), Ray Wineteer (Photographer (uncredited)), Dolores Winn (Funeral Mourner (uncredited)), Tammy Vaughn (Diana Ross (uncredited)), Frances Mignano (Marie Saldano (uncredited)), Tina Lorraine (Harlem Junkie (uncredited)), Louis Rosario (Teenage Vandal (uncredited)), George Lee Miles (Frank's Lawyer)
Movie Plot : Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Partly based on a true story.