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violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality

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Wait for Rental  2 17 Wait Percent
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American Gangster
Academy Award® Nominee
Based on the life of drug-kingpin-turned-informant, Frank Lucas, who grew up in segregated North Carolina where he watched as his cousin was shot by the Klan for looking at a white girl. He eventually made his way to Harlem where he became a heroin kingpin by traveling to Asia's Golden Triangle to make connections, shipping heroin back to the US in the coffins of soldiers killed in Vietnam.

He soon made upwards of one million dollars a day in drug sales. Lucas was shadowed by lawman Richie Roberts, who finally helped bring the kingpin to justice. The two then worked together to expose the crooked cops and foreign nationals who made importing heroin so easy.

Starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Josh Brolin, Carla Gugino, Chiwetel Ejiofor, RZA, John Ortiz

Directed by Ridley Scott

Running Time - 2:40
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, November 2, 2007 (13 years ago)

Academy Award Nominee
- Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
- Achievement in Art Direction

This movie was also known as "Tru Blu"

2004-10-07: Universal pulled the plug on this movie, less than a month before filming was to begin.

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