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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Based on a true story, American Gangster is the story of two men: Frank Lucas, former driver, bouncer, and collector for Bumpy Johnson, the so-called Robin Hood of Harlem; and Richie Roberts, night-school lawyer, detective, and honest cop. Frank is importing heroin direct from Bangkok--by-passing the Italian and Sicilian mafia--undercutting their prices, delivering superior product, and making a fortune. Richie, loathed by cops on the take for turning in a million bucks in unmarked bills found in a suspects car, is heading a newly formed Federal investigation force for narcotics, tasked with finding and arresting North American drug kingpins. These two men are destined to meet, a meeting that will change their lives
Cataloging source
CLE
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music by Marc Streitenfeld ; production designer, Arthur Max ; costume designer, Janty Yates
Intended audience
Extended version: Unrated; Theatrical version: MPAA rating: R; for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality
Language note
English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Ted Levine, Armand Assante, John Ortiz, John Hawkes, RZA
Runtime
177
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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Extended version (174 min.) -- Theatrical version (158 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unrated extended ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (177 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195055703
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
61106530
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)489277922
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual layer, NTSC
Terms governing use
This DVD disc is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD
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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Extended version (174 min.) -- Theatrical version (158 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unrated extended ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (177 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195055703
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
61106530
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)489277922
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual layer, NTSC
Terms governing use
This DVD disc is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD

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