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

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

Label
American gangster
Title
American gangster
Statement of responsibility
a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation in association with Relativity Media in association with 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 Harlem. He does so by buying heroin directly from a source in South East Asia, and 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 and is determined to bring down Lucas' drug empire. Based on a true story
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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
  • Original theatrical version in English or dubbed French, with French or Spanish subtitles
  • Unrated extended version in English, with French or Spanish subtitles
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.G3
LC item number
A4475336 2008
PerformerNote
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1954-
  • 1964-
  • 1976-
  • 1968-
  • 1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grazer, Brian
  • Scott, Ridley
  • Zaillian, Steven
  • Washington, Denzel
  • Crowe, Russell
  • Ejiofor, Chiwetel
  • Gooding, Cuba
  • 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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lucas, Frank
  • Heroin industry
  • Drug traffic
  • Gangsters
  • Detectives
  • Criminal behavior
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
American gangster, a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation in association with Relativity Media in association with Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the article "The return of Superfly," by Mark Jacobson
  • DVD release of the 2007 motion picture
  • Special features: Disc 1: commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian (theatrical version only) ; Disc 2: deleted scenes (includes alternate opening and interior wedding ceremony); "Falling empire: making American gangster" (includes TruBlue: the real story, Killer threads: costumes, crime war, Production: into the arena, Ali vs. Frazier, Rhythm of the Street: sound, music and editing); case files (includes script meeting, Heroin test show & Tell: setting up and takedown)
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
2-disc unrated extended ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (174 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193228024
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
61032280
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn184742249
  • (OCoLC)184742249
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American gangster, a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation in association with Relativity Media in association with Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the article "The return of Superfly," by Mark Jacobson
  • DVD release of the 2007 motion picture
  • Special features: Disc 1: commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian (theatrical version only) ; Disc 2: deleted scenes (includes alternate opening and interior wedding ceremony); "Falling empire: making American gangster" (includes TruBlue: the real story, Killer threads: costumes, crime war, Production: into the arena, Ali vs. Frazier, Rhythm of the Street: sound, music and editing); case files (includes script meeting, Heroin test show & Tell: setting up and takedown)
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
2-disc unrated extended ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (174 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193228024
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
61032280
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn184742249
  • (OCoLC)184742249
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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