The Resource American gangster, Universal Pictures ; Imagine Entertainment ; Relativity Media ; Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott, (DVD)

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

Label
American gangster
Title
American gangster
Statement of responsibility
Universal Pictures ; Imagine Entertainment ; Relativity Media ; Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott
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 the 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
Member of
  • UCOSfkppFkA
  • UCOSfkppFkA
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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  • American gangster (Motion picture)
  • American gangster (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, Marc Streitenfeld ; costume designer, Janty Yates ; production designer, Arthur Max
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Theatrical version - MPAA rating: R; for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality. Extended version - Unrated
Language note
  • 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
LC call number
PN1995.9.G3
LC item number
A4475336 2008
PerformerNote
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1954-
  • 1964-
  • 1976-
  • 1959-
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  • Grazer, Brian
  • Scott, Ridley
  • Zaillian, Steven
  • Washington, Denzel
  • Crowe, Russell
  • Ejiofor, Chiwetel
  • Brolin, Josh
  • Nadal, Lymari
  • Levine, Ted
  • Smith, Roger Guenveur
  • Hawkes, John
  • RZA
  • Jacobson, Mark
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Imagine Entertainment (Firm)
  • Relativity Media
  • Scott Free Productions
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
174
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  • Lucas, Frank
  • Heroin industry
  • Drug traffic
  • Gangsters
  • Detectives
  • Criminal behavior
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
American gangster, Universal Pictures ; Imagine Entertainment ; Relativity Media ; Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the article "The return of Superfly" by Mark Jacobson
  • Special features: Disc one: Feature commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian (Theatrical version only) ; Disc two: Deleted scenes including an alternate opening; "Fallen empire: making 'American gangster'"; Case files ; Disc three: Music videos: "Do you feel me (Remix)" performed by Anthony Hamilton featuring Ghostface Killah, "Blue magic" from Jay-Z's album "American gangster"; Hip-hop infusion featuring Common and T.I.; "The BET special: the making of 'American gangster'"; "Dateline NBC: 'American gangster' first look"; Theatrical trailer; Digital copy of unrated film (Includes Window Media digital file at 1.6Mbps. Included software provides option to copy the file from the DVD to one PC. Not compatible with Apple iTunes/iPod, Sony PSP, or Microsoft Zune. Digital copy must be redeemed by July 31, 2008)
Accompanying material
1 collectible booklet (32 p. : ill.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Disc one: Unrated extended version (177 min.) ; Original theatrical version (158 min.) -- Disc two: Special features (ca. 113 min.) -- Disc three: Special features (ca. 53 min.)
Control code
ocn184955327
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Extended collector's ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (335 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 025195029537
  • 00025195029537
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
61103766
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 941551
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American gangster, Universal Pictures ; Imagine Entertainment ; Relativity Media ; Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the article "The return of Superfly" by Mark Jacobson
  • Special features: Disc one: Feature commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian (Theatrical version only) ; Disc two: Deleted scenes including an alternate opening; "Fallen empire: making 'American gangster'"; Case files ; Disc three: Music videos: "Do you feel me (Remix)" performed by Anthony Hamilton featuring Ghostface Killah, "Blue magic" from Jay-Z's album "American gangster"; Hip-hop infusion featuring Common and T.I.; "The BET special: the making of 'American gangster'"; "Dateline NBC: 'American gangster' first look"; Theatrical trailer; Digital copy of unrated film (Includes Window Media digital file at 1.6Mbps. Included software provides option to copy the file from the DVD to one PC. Not compatible with Apple iTunes/iPod, Sony PSP, or Microsoft Zune. Digital copy must be redeemed by July 31, 2008)
Accompanying material
1 collectible booklet (32 p. : ill.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Disc one: Unrated extended version (177 min.) ; Original theatrical version (158 min.) -- Disc two: Special features (ca. 113 min.) -- Disc three: Special features (ca. 53 min.)
Control code
ocn184955327
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Extended collector's ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (335 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 025195029537
  • 00025195029537
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
61103766
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 941551
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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