American Gangster

There are two sides to the American dream

Categories: Drama, Crime
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.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2007-11-02
Run time: 157 minute / 2:37
Budget: $100,000,000
Revenue: $266,465,037
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Steven Zaillian
Production Companies : Film Rites, Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Relativity Media
Production Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America


Denzel Washington
as Frank Lucas
Russell Crowe
as Richie Roberts
Chiwetel Ejiofor
as Huey Lucas
Josh Brolin
as Detective Trupo
Ted Levine
as Lou Toback
Lymari Nadal
as Eva
John Hawkes
as Freddie Spearman
as Moses Jones
Roger Guenveur Smith
as Nate
Ruby Dee
as Mama Lucas
Armand Assante
as Dominic Cattano
John Ortiz
as Javier J. Rivera
Idris Elba
as Tango
as Turner Lucas
Carla Gugino
as Laurie Roberts
Joe Morton
as Charlie Williams
Cuba Gooding Jr.
as Nicky Barnes
Ritchie Coster
as Joey Sadano
Jon Polito
as Rossi
Kevin Corrigan
as Campizi
Yul Vazquez
as Alfonso Abruzzo
Malcolm Goodwin
as Jimmy Zee
Ric Young
as Chinese General
Roger Bart
as US Attorney
as Stevie Lucas
KaDee Strickland
as Richie's Attorney
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
as Doc
Norman Reedus
as Detective in Morgue
Kathleen Garrett
as Mrs. Dominic Cattano
Albert Jones
as Terrence Lucas
J. Kyle Manzay
as Dexter Lucas
Melissia Hill
as Redtop
Skyler Fortgang
as Michael Roberts
Bari K. Willerford
as Joe Louis
Warner Miller
as Melvin Lucas
Quisha Saunders
as Darlynn
Robert Funaro
as McCann
Tom O'Rourke
as Banker
Robert C. Kirk
as Police Captain
Tom Stearns
as 2-Star General
Jon DeVries
as Judge James Racine
Jim R. Coleman
as Bailiff
Lee Shepherd
as Laurie's Attorney
Gavin Grazer
as Mike Sobota
Linda Powell
as Social Worker
Roxanne Amandez
as Paramedic
Pierra Francesca
as Stewardess
Eddie Rouse
as Detective at Party
Maryann Urbano
as Real Estate Broker
Cedric Sanders
as Serviceman in Cafe
Jason Veasey
as Serviceman in Cafe
Roosevelt Davis
as Army Captain
Eric Silver
as White Kid
Saycon Sengbloh
as Tango's Woman
Conor Romero
as Tough Teenager
Daniel Hilt
as Tough Teenager
Daniel Farcher
as Tough Teenager
David Spearman
as Civilian Cleaning Staff
Maurice Ballard
as Civilian Cleaning Staff
Paul Doherty
as Newscaster
William C. Tate
as Baptist Minister
George Lee Miles
as Frank's Lawyer
Jason Furlani
as Bailiff
Chris McKinney
as Reporter on TV
David Wayne Britton
as Army Colonel
Tommy Guiffre
as Medical Examiner
Laurence Lowry
as Paramedic
Dan Moran
as Army Captain
Marjorie Johnson
as Charlene
Larry Mitchell
as FBI Agent
Chuck Cooper
as Private Doctor
Kevin Geer
as Law School Professor
Chance Kelly
as MP
Hamilton Clancy
as Seller
Sam Freed
as Judge
Joey Klein
as Chemist
Scott Dillin
as 4th Amigo
Anthony Hamilton
as Funk Band Singer
Sarah Hudnut
as Assistant Prosecutor
Jeff Greene
as Metal Door Worker
Tyson Hall
as Drug Dealer
Kirt Harding
as Drug Dealer
Bryant Pearson
as Drug Dealer
Al Santos
as Mechanic
William Hudson
as Dealer
Christopher A. Sawyer
as Dealer
Dylan Gallagher
as Casket Loader
Jehan-Pierre 'The Preacher' Vassau
as Narc Officer
Dawn A. Douglas
as Narc Officer
Robbie Neigeborn
as Cop in Narc Headquarters
Clinton Lowe
as Man Arrested in Elevator
Wilhelm Lewis
as Head Wedding Photographer
James Hunter
as Deacon
Neville White
as Deacon
Lonnie Gaetano
as Prison Guard
Jeff Mantel
as Officer Walsh
Serena Joan Springle
as The Proctor
Ron Piretti
as Judge
Nino Del Buono
as Announcer
Panama Redd
as Policeman
Arthur M. Mercante
as Referee
Fab 5 Freddy
as Smalls Patron
Jonah Denizard
as Store Manager
Steve McAuliff
as Mounted Policeman
Bill Richards
as Helicopter Pilot
Fatima Robinson
as Dancer
Celestine Rae
as Dancer
Monique Lea-Gall
as Dancer
Shannon MacMillan
as Dancer
Latonya Tolbert
as Dancer
Cicily Daniels
as Dancer
Sandra Park
as Singer
Yuri Kamino-Fennell
as Singer
Brian Albanese
as Spectator (uncredited)
Brian Keith Allen
as Narc Squad Detective (uncredited)
Ephraim Benton
as Thug #4 (uncredited)
Myo Campbell
as Red Carpet Walker (uncredited)
John Cenatiempo
as Cop #1 (uncredited)
J.W. Cortes
as Narc Officer in Hallway (uncredited)
Cris D'Annunzio
as Frank McNamara (uncredited)
Ernest Dancy
as Hustler (uncredited)
Michael Den Dekker
as Undercover Cop (uncredited)
Mark DiConzo
as Soldier (uncredited)
Kevin van Doorslaer
as Student (uncredited)
Monique Dupree
as Club Dancer (uncredited)
Joseph Ferrante
as Gangster at Funeral (uncredited)
Eddie Goines
as Hallway Guy (uncredited)
Kelvin Hale
as Drug room door security (uncredited)
Gabriel Hansen
as Mechanic Drug Dealer (uncredited)
Jermel Howard
as Kid gangster #1 (uncredited)
Hristo Hristov
as Bookie / Soldier (uncredited)
Atif Lanier
as Frank Lucas Bodyguard (uncredited)
Tina Lorraine
as Harlem Junkie (uncredited)
Artie Pasquale
as Mobster (uncredited)
Nick Poltoranin
as Mobster (uncredited)
Kevin Pinassi
as Building Maintenance Guy (uncredited)
Louis Rosario
as Teenage Vandal (uncredited)
Paula Rittie
as Maid of Honor (uncredited)
Billy Smith
as Bookkeeper (uncredited)
Aija Terauda
as Nicky's Girl (uncredited)
Tammy Vaughn
as Diana Ross (uncredited)
Philippe Vonlanthen
as Skeet Shoot Handler (uncredited)
Clarence Williams III
as Bumpy Johnson (uncredited)
Brad Lee Wind
as Trupo's detective in library (uncredited)
Ray Wineteer
as Photographer (uncredited)
Frances Mignano
as Marie Saldano (uncredited)
Avy Kaufman Casting
Brian Grazer Producer

Ridley Scott Director

Ridley Scott Producer
Branko Lustig Executive Producer

Costume & Make-Up
Janty Yates Costume Design

Arthur Max Production Design

Pietro Scalia Editor

Steven Zaillian Screenplay

Steven Zaillian Executive Producer
Jonathan Filley Co-Producer

Leslie E. Rollins Set Decoration

Nicholas Pileggi Executive Producer

Harris Savides Director of Photography

Beth A. Rubino Set Decoration

Dino Dimuro Sound Effects Editor
Christopher Assells Sound Effects Editor
Per Hallberg Supervising Sound Editor

Nicholas Lundy Art Direction

Alexander Witt Second Unit Director

Mark Jacobson Writer

Michael Costigan Executive Producer
Jim Whitaker Executive Producer

Marc Streitenfeld Original Music Composer

Muhammad Ali Thanks

Rick Canelli ADR Recordist

Joe Frazier Thanks

Craig Kyllonen ADR Recordist

David Orr Color Timer

John Cenatiempo Utility Stunts

Kimaree Long Dialogue Editor

Craig Haagensen Camera Operator
Larry McConkey Camera Operator
Larry McConkey Steadicam Operator

Billy Rich First Assistant Editor

Del Spiva Music Editor

G. A. Aguilar Stunt Coordinator
David Gere Stunts

John Roesch Foley Artist

Costume & Make-Up
Hartsell Taylor Set Costumer

Jon Title Sound Effects Editor
Frederick H. Stahly Dialogue Editor

Costume & Make-Up
Felice Diamond Makeup Artist
Carl Fullerton Makeup Artist

Douglas Murray ADR Mixer
Bob Beemer Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Alyson Dee Moore Foley Artist
Michael Minkler Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Angela Quiles Production Coordinator

Michelle Pazer ADR Editor

Teresa Kelly Post Production Supervisor

Karen Baker Landers Supervising Sound Editor
Peter Staubli Sound Effects Editor

Rob Harris Unit Publicist

Chris Hogan ADR Editor
Dan Hegeman Sound Effects Editor
Chris Jargo Supervising ADR Editor

Costume & Make-Up
Bert Reo Anderson Hairstylist
Kenneth Walker Hair Department Head

Howard London ADR Mixer
Mary Jo Lang Foley Mixer

Mary A. Kelly Script Supervisor

Elizabeth Greenberg Casting Associate

Beauxregard Neylon ADR Mixer
Kathy Nelson Music Supervisor

David Lee Still Photographer

Peter Gelfman Property Master

William Sarokin Production Sound Mixer
George Leong Boom Operator

Julia G. Hickman Art Department Coordinator

Gabriel Hansen Stunts

Matt Blades Grip

Darin Rivetti First Assistant Director

Thomas J. O'Connell ADR Mixer

Noreen R. Cheleden Second Assistant Director

Patrick Tendai Pfupajena Production Assistant

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