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Title American gangster [(DVD) videorecording] / Universal Pictures ; Imagine Entertainment ; Relativity Media ; Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott.

Publication Info. Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
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 95th Street Adult DVD Fiction  F AME    AVAILABLE
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Description 2 videodiscs (174 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Theatrical - English or dubbed French dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Extended - English dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Note Title from container.
Based on the article "The return of Superfly" by Mark Jacobson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: Disc 1: Commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian (Theatrical version only) ; Disc 2: Deleted scenes (includes alternate opening and interior wedding ceremony); "Falling empire: making American gangster" (includes TruBlue: the real story, Killer threads: costumes, crime war, Production: into the arena, Ali vs. Frazier, Rhythm of the Street: sound, music and editing); case files (includes script meeting, Heroin test show & Tell: setting up and takedown).
Cast Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA.
Credits Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, Marc Streitenfeld ; costume designer, Janty Yates ; production designer, Arthur Max.
Audience Theatrical version - MPAA rating: R; for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality. Extended version - Unrated.
Summary Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in Harlem. He does so by buying heroin directly from a source in South East Asia. He comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. Richie Roberts is a dedicated and honest policeman who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government. Based on a true story.
Contents Extended version (174 min.) -- Theatrical version (158 min.).
Subject Lucas, Frank, 1930- -- Drama.
Heroin industry -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Drug traffic -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Gangsters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Detectives -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Criminal behavior -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
DVDs.
Genre Feature films.
Added Author Grazer, Brian, 1953-
Scott, Ridley.
Zaillian, Steven.
Washington, Denzel, 1954-
Crowe, Russell, 1964-
Ejiofor, Chiwetel, 1977-
Brolin, Josh.
Nadal, Lymari.
Levine, Ted.
Smith, Roger Guenveur.
Hawkes, John, 1959-
RZA (Rapper)
Jacobson, Mark. Return of Superfly.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Imagine Entertainment (Firm)
Relativity Media.
Scott Free Productions.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Standard No. 025193228024
Music No. 61032280 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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