American Gangster

There are two sides to the American dream

American Gangster (2007)


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.

Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Steven Zaillian

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



Denzel Washington
Frank Lucas
Russell Crowe
Richie Roberts
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Huey Lucas
Josh Brolin
Detective Trupo
Lymari Nadal
Ted Levine
Lou Toback
Roger Guenveur Smith
John Hawkes
Freddie Spearman
Moses Jones
Yul Vazquez
Alfonso Abruzzo
Malcolm Goodwin
Jimmy Zee
Ruby Dee
Mama Lucas
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Carla Gugino
Laurie Roberts
Skyler Fortgang
Michael Roberts
John Ortiz
Javier J. Rivera
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Nicky Barnes
Armand Assante
Dominic Cattano
Kathleen Garrett
Mrs. Dominic Cattano
Joe Morton
Charlie Williams
Ritchie Coster
Joey Sadano
Bari K. Willerford
Joe Louis
Idris Elba
Turner Lucas
Albert Jones
Terrence Lucas
J. Kyle Manzay
Dexter Lucas
Stevie Lucas
Quisha Saunders
Kevin Corrigan
Robert Funaro
Jon Polito
Tom O'Rourke
Robert C. Kirk
Police Captain
KaDee Strickland
Richie's Attorney
Jon DeVries
Judge James Racine
Jim R. Coleman
Gavin Grazer
Mike Sobota
Linda Powell
Social Worker
Norman Reedus
Detective in Morgue
Chance Kelly
Larry Mitchell
FBI Agent
Eddie Rouse
Detective at Party
Maryann Urbano
Real Estate Broker
Cedric Sanders
Serviceman in Cafe
Roger Bart
US Attorney
Eric Silver
White Kid
Saycon Sengbloh
Tango's Woman
Conor Romero
Tough Teenager
Daniel Hilt
Tough Teenager
Daniel Farcher
Tough Teenager
Jason Furlani
Chris McKinney
Reporter on TV
Ric Young
Chinese General
Dan Moran
Army Captain
Chuck Cooper
Private Doctor
Kevin Geer
Law School Professor
Hamilton Clancy
Sam Freed
Joey Klein
Scott Dillin
4th Amigo
Anthony Hamilton
Funk Band Singer
Sarah Hudnut
Assistant Prosecutor
Tyson Hall
Drug Dealer
Bryant Pearson
Drug Dealer
Al Santos
Neville White
Jeff Mantel
Officer Walsh
Panama Redd
Fab 5 Freddy
Smalls Patron
Fatima Robinson
Celestine Rae
Monique Lea-Gall
Shannon MacMillan
Latonya Tolbert
Cicily Daniels
Brian Albanese
Spectator (uncredited)
Brian Keith Allen
Narc Squad Detective (uncredited)
Ephraim Benton
Thug #4 (uncredited)
Myo Campbell
Red Carpet Walker (uncredited)
John Cenatiempo
Cop #1 (uncredited)
J.W. Cortes
Narc Officer in Hallway (uncredited)
Cris D'Annunzio
Frank McNamara (uncredited)
Ernest Dancy
Hustler (uncredited)
Michael Den Dekker
Undercover Cop (uncredited)
Mark DiConzo
Soldier (uncredited)
Kevin van Doorslaer
Student (uncredited)
Monique Dupree
Club Dancer (uncredited)
Joseph Ferrante
Gangster at Funeral (uncredited)
Eddie Goines
Hallway Guy (uncredited)
Kelvin Hale
Drug room door security (uncredited)
Gabriel Hansen
Mechanic Drug Dealer (uncredited)
Jermel Howard
Kid gangster #1 (uncredited)
Hristo Hristov
Bookie / Soldier (uncredited)
Atif Lanier
Frank Lucas Bodyguard (uncredited)
Artie Pasquale
Mobster (uncredited)
Nick Poltoranin
Mobster (uncredited)
Kevin Pinassi
Building Maintenance Guy (uncredited)
Paula Rittie
Maid of Honor (uncredited)
Billy Smith
Bookkeeper (uncredited)
Aija Terauda
Nicky's Girl (uncredited)
Philippe Vonlanthen
Skeet Shoot Handler (uncredited)
Clarence Williams III
Bumpy Johnson (uncredited)
Brad Lee Wind
Trupo's detective in library (uncredited)
Ray Wineteer
Photographer (uncredited)
Dolores Winn
Funeral Mourner (uncredited)
Tammy Vaughn
Diana Ross (uncredited)
Frances Mignano
Marie Saldano (uncredited)
Tina Lorraine
Harlem Junkie (uncredited)
Louis Rosario
Teenage Vandal (uncredited)


Directing Ridley Scott Director
Writing Steven Zaillian Screenplay
Production Brian Grazer Producer
Production Ridley Scott Producer
Production Michael Costigan Executive Producer
Production Branko Lustig Executive Producer
Production James Whitaker Executive Producer
Camera Harris Savides Director of Photography
Editing Pietro Scalia Editor
Production Avy Kaufman Casting
Sound Marc Streitenfeld Original Music Composer
Art Nicholas Lundy Art Direction
Camera Craig Haagensen Camera Operator
Camera David Lee Still Photographer
Art Arthur Max Production Design
Art Leslie E. Rollins Set Decoration
Art Beth A. Rubino Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Janty Yates Costume Design
Crew Rob Harris Unit Publicist
Directing Mary A. Kelly Script Supervisor
Camera Larry McConkey Steadicam Operator
Camera Larry McConkey Camera Operator
Sound William Sarokin Production Sound Mixer
Sound Bob Beemer Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Michael Minkler Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Per Hallberg Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Karen Baker Landers Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Dan Hegeman Sound Effects Editor
Sound Christopher Assells Sound Effects Editor
Sound Dino Dimuro Sound Effects Editor
Sound Peter Staubli Sound Effects Editor
Sound Jon Title Sound Effects Editor
Sound George Leong Boom Operator
Sound Kathy Nelson Music Supervisor
Sound Del Spiva Music Editor
Production Angela Quiles Production Coordinator
Art Julia G. Hickman Art Department Coordinator
Writing Mark Jacobson Writer
Production Jonathan Filley Co-Producer
Production Nicholas Pileggi Executive Producer
Production Steven Zaillian Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Felice Diamond Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Bert Reo Anderson Hairstylist
Crew G.A. Aguilar Stunt Coordinator
Production Elizabeth Greenberg Casting Associate
Editing Billy Rich First Assistant Editor
Crew Muhammad Ali Thanks
Crew Joe Frazier Thanks
Crew John Cenatiempo Utility Stunts
Crew Gabriel Hansen Stunts
Crew Teresa Kelly Post Production Supervisor
Camera Matt Blades Grip
Costume & Make-Up Carl Fullerton Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Hartsell Taylor Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Kenneth Walker Hair Department Head
Editing David Orr Color Timer
Sound Frederick H. Stahly Dialogue Editor
Sound Kimaree Long Dialogue Editor
Directing Darin Rivetti First Assistant Director
Directing Noreen R. Cheleden Second Assistant Director
Directing Alexander Witt Second Unit Director
Sound Mary Jo Lang Foley Mixer
Sound Alyson Dee Moore Foley Artist
Sound John Roesch Foley Artist
Sound Chris Jargo Supervising ADR Editor
Sound Michelle Pazer ADR Editor
Sound Chris Hogan ADR Editor
Sound Craig Kyllonen ADR Recordist
Sound Rick Canelli ADR Recordist
Sound Thomas J. O'Connell ADR Mixer
Sound Howard London ADR Mixer
Sound Beauxregard Neylon ADR Mixer
Sound Douglas Murray ADR Mixer
Art Peter Gelfman Property Master

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