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Title American gangster [videorecording] / 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.

Imprint Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    AME    Available
 GDL Grandview Library DVD    AME    DUE 11-27-17 Billed
Edition 2-disc unrated extended ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (2 hr., 57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Origianlly released as a motion picture in 2007.
Based on the article "The return of Superfly," by Mark Jacobson.
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).
Credits Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, Marc Streitenfeld ; costume designer, Janty Yates ; production designer, Arthur Max.
Cast Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA.
Summary Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in Harlem. 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.
Audience Theatrical version: MPAA rating: R; for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality. Extended version - Not rated by the MPAA.
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language English or dubbed French dialogue, optional French or Spanish subtitles ; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Subject Lucas, Frank, 1930- -- Drama.
Drug traffic -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Gangsters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama
Detectives -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
HeroĆ­na -- Teatro.
Drogas -- Nueva York (Estados Unidos) -- Nueva York -- Teatro.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama
Genre/Form Biographical films
Police films
Gangster films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Grazer, Brian, 1953-
Scott, Ridley
Zaillian, Steven
Washington, Denzel, 1954-
Crowe, Russell, 1964-
Ejiofor, Chiwetel, 1977-
Gooding, Cuba, Jr., 1968-
Brolin, Josh
Nadal, Lymari, 1978-
Levine, Ted
Smith, Roger Guenveur
Hawkes, John, 1959-
RZA (Rapper)
Jacobson, Mark. Return of Superfly.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Imagine Entertainment (Firm)
Relativity Media
Scott Free Productions
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Standard No. 025193228024
Music No. 61032280 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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