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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
Creator
Contributor
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 direct 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 suspects 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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
American gangster (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music by Marc Streitenfeld ; production designer, Arthur Max ; costume designer, Janty Yates
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 optional subtitles in English SDH, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned
  • Unrated extended version in English, with optional subtitles in English SDH, French, or Spanish; 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, Ted Levine, Armand Assante, John Ortiz, John Hawkes, RZA, Lymari Nadal, Yul Vazquez, Ruby Dee, Idris Elba, Carla Gugino, Joe Morton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1954-
  • 1964-
  • 1977-
  • 1968-
  • 1949-
  • 1959-
  • 1978-
  • 1971-
  • 1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Scott, Ridley
  • Zaillian, Steven
  • Grazer, Brian
  • Washington, Denzel
  • Crowe, Russell
  • Ejiofor, Chiwetel
  • Gooding, Cuba
  • Brolin, Josh
  • Levine, Ted
  • Assante, Armand
  • Ortiz, John
  • Hawkes, John
  • RZA
  • Nadal, Lymari
  • Vazquez, Yul
  • Dee, Ruby
  • Elba, Idris
  • Gugino, Carla
  • Morton, Joe
  • Jacobson, Mark
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Imagine Entertainment (Firm)
  • Relativity Media
  • Scott Free Productions
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
158
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lucas, Frank
  • Heroin industry
  • Drug traffic
  • Gangsters
  • Detectives
  • Criminal behavior
  • Heroína
  • Drogas
  • 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
  • Based on the article "The return of Superfly" by Mark Jacobson
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • Disc one:
  • American Gangster [Theatrical version] -- What's wrong with America -- You've been served -- Tampering with evidence -- Into the jungle -- Kill or be killed -- Blue Magic -- New offensive -- Big money -- Frank's place -- Old friends -- Business is booming -- Special investigations -- Family operated -- On the take -- Ain't gonna run -- Success has enemies -- Search and seizure -- Out at home -- Turning evidence -- End titles; Commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian [audio feature]
  • (158 min.)
  • American Gangster [Unrated extended version]
  • (174 min.)
  • Disc two: Special features: Deleted scenes (4 min.);
  • Fallen empire: Making American gangster [featurette]
  • (78 min.); Case files [featurette] (25 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-disc unrated extended ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (158 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
  • (OCoLC)ocn184742249
  • (OCoLC)184742249
  • 1112202
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1
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
  • Based on the article "The return of Superfly" by Mark Jacobson
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • Disc one:
  • American Gangster [Theatrical version] -- What's wrong with America -- You've been served -- Tampering with evidence -- Into the jungle -- Kill or be killed -- Blue Magic -- New offensive -- Big money -- Frank's place -- Old friends -- Business is booming -- Special investigations -- Family operated -- On the take -- Ain't gonna run -- Success has enemies -- Search and seizure -- Out at home -- Turning evidence -- End titles; Commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian [audio feature]
  • (158 min.)
  • American Gangster [Unrated extended version]
  • (174 min.)
  • Disc two: Special features: Deleted scenes (4 min.);
  • Fallen empire: Making American gangster [featurette]
  • (78 min.); Case files [featurette] (25 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-disc unrated extended ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (158 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
  • (OCoLC)ocn184742249
  • (OCoLC)184742249
  • 1112202
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD

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