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The Resource American gangster, Universal Pictures and Image Entertainment present in association with Relativity Media, a Brian Grazer production in association with Scott Free Productions, a Ridley Scott film ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott, (videorecording)

American gangster, Universal Pictures and Image Entertainment present in association with Relativity Media, a Brian Grazer production in association with Scott Free Productions, a Ridley Scott film ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott, (videorecording)

Label
American gangster
Title
American gangster
Statement of responsibility
Universal Pictures and Image Entertainment present in association with Relativity Media, a Brian Grazer production in association with Scott Free Productions, a Ridley Scott film ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
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
Cataloging source
TXHLC
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
American gangster (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music by Marc Streitenfeld ; production designer, Arthur Max ; costume designer, Janty Yates
Language note
English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.A44 2009
PerformerNote
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Ted Levine, Armand Assante, John Ortiz, John Hawkes, RZA
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1954-
  • 1964-
  • 1968-
  • 1949-
  • 1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grazer, Brian
  • Scott, Ridley
  • Zaillian, Steven
  • Washington, Denzel
  • Crowe, Russell
  • Ejiofor, Chiwetel
  • Gooding, Cuba
  • Brolin, Josh
  • Levine, Ted
  • Assante, Armand
  • Ortiz, John
  • Hawkes, John
  • RZA
  • Streitenfeld, Marc
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Imagine Entertainment (Firm)
  • Relativity Media
  • Scott Free Productions
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
177
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lucas, Frank
  • Heroin industry
  • Drug traffic
  • Gangsters
  • Detective and mystery plays
  • Criminal behavior
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Heroína
  • Tráfico de drogas
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
American gangster, Universal Pictures and Image Entertainment present in association with Relativity Media, a Brian Grazer production in association with Scott Free Productions, a Ridley Scott film ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • "Inspired by a true story."
  • Extended unrated version (177 min.) ; Rated version (158 min.)
  • Special features: Extended version: Over 18 minutes of additional footage; alternate ending. Theatrical version: Includes feature commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zaillian
Contents
Extended version (177 min.) -- Theatrical version (158 min.)
Control code
815797178
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Edition
Unrated extended ed
Extent
1 videodisc (177 min.)
Other control number
025195055703
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
61106530
System control number
(OCoLC)815797178
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual layer, NTSC
Label
American gangster, Universal Pictures and Image Entertainment present in association with Relativity Media, a Brian Grazer production in association with Scott Free Productions, a Ridley Scott film ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • "Inspired by a true story."
  • Extended unrated version (177 min.) ; Rated version (158 min.)
  • Special features: Extended version: Over 18 minutes of additional footage; alternate ending. Theatrical version: Includes feature commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zaillian
Contents
Extended version (177 min.) -- Theatrical version (158 min.)
Control code
815797178
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Edition
Unrated extended ed
Extent
1 videodisc (177 min.)
Other control number
025195055703
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
61106530
System control number
(OCoLC)815797178
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual layer, NTSC

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