The Resource American gangster, a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation ; 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 DVD)

American gangster, a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation ; 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 DVD)

Label
American gangster
Title
American gangster
Statement of responsibility
a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation ; 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
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Producer
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 directly 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 suspect's 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
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music by Marc Streitenfeld
Date time place
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.A44 2009
PerformerNote
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Ted Levine, Armand Assante, John Ortiz, John Hawkes, RZA
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1954-
  • 1964-
  • 1974-
  • 1968-
  • 1949-
  • 1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Scott, Ridley
  • Grazer, Brian
  • Zaillian, Steven
  • Washington, Denzel
  • Crowe, Russell
  • Ejiofor, Chiwetel
  • Gooding, Cuba
  • Brolin, Josh
  • Levine, Ted
  • Assante, Armand
  • Ortiz, John
  • Hawkes, John
  • RZA
  • Streitenfeld, Marc
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Imagine Entertainment (Firm)
  • Relativity Media
  • Scott Free Productions
Runtime
177
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lucas, Frank
  • Heroin industry
  • Drug traffic
  • Gangsters
  • 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 ; 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 DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • 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, 158 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 details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual layer, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American gangster, a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation ; 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 DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • 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, 158 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 details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual layer, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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