The Resource American gangster, Universal Pictures ; Imagine Entertainment ; Relativity Media ; Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott, (Blu-ray)

American gangster, Universal Pictures ; Imagine Entertainment ; Relativity Media ; Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott, (Blu-ray)

Label
American gangster
Title
American gangster
Statement of responsibility
Universal Pictures ; Imagine Entertainment ; Relativity Media ; Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem. He does so by buying heroin directly from a source in South East Asia. 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. Based on a true story
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, Marc Streitenfeld ; costume designer, Janty Yates ; production designer, Arthur Max
Intended audience
Theatrical version - MPAA rating: R; for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality. Extended version - Unrated
PerformerNote
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1954-
  • 1964-
  • 1978-
  • 1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Scott, Ridley
  • Washington, Denzel
  • Crowe, Russell
  • Ejiofor, Chiwetel
  • Brolin, Josh
  • Nadal, Lymari
  • Levine, Ted
  • Smith, Roger Guenveur
  • Hawkes, John
  • RZA
  • Jacobson, Mark
Runtime
177
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heroin industry
  • Drug traffic
  • Gangsters
  • Detectives
  • Criminal behavior
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Lucas, Frank
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
American gangster, Universal Pictures ; Imagine Entertainment ; Relativity Media ; Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott, (Blu-ray)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Requires a Blu-ray player
  • This is a Blu-ray disc and will not play in a standard DVD player
  • Based on the article "The return of Superfly" by Mark Jacobson
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
24687091
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Edition
Blu-ray disc.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 177 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other control number
025195045681
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MCA61105472B
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a303763
  • MCA61105472B
System details
Blu-ray disc, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
American gangster, Universal Pictures ; Imagine Entertainment ; Relativity Media ; Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott, (Blu-ray)
Publication
Note
  • Requires a Blu-ray player
  • This is a Blu-ray disc and will not play in a standard DVD player
  • Based on the article "The return of Superfly" by Mark Jacobson
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
24687091
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Edition
Blu-ray disc.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 177 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other control number
025195045681
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MCA61105472B
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a303763
  • MCA61105472B
System details
Blu-ray disc, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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