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The Resource American gangster, Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment present in association with Relativity Media a Brian Grazer production in assocation with Scott Free Productions ; a Universal picture ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott

American gangster, Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment present in association with Relativity Media a Brian Grazer production in assocation with Scott Free Productions ; a Universal picture ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott

Label
American gangster
Title
American gangster
Statement of responsibility
Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment present in association with Relativity Media a Brian Grazer production in assocation with Scott Free Productions ; a Universal picture ; 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
Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in 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. Inspired by a true story
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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American gangster (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, Marc Streitenfeld ; costume designer, Janty Yates ; production designer, Arthur Max
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Extended version: Unrated ; Original theatrical version: MPAA rating: R; violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality
Language note
English or dubbed French dialogue (disc one, original theatrical version only), Spanish or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
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, Roger Guenveur Smith
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1954-
  • 1964-
  • 1977-
  • 1968-
  • 1949-
  • 1959-
  • 1978-
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  • Grazer, Brian
  • Scott, Ridley
  • Zaillian, Steven
  • Washington, Denzel
  • Crowe, Russell
  • Ejiofor, Chiwetel
  • Gooding, Cuba
  • Brolin, Josh
  • Levine, Ted
  • Assante, Armand
  • Ortiz, John
  • Hawkes, John
  • RZA
  • Nadal, Lymari
  • Smith, Roger Guenveur
  • Jacobson, Mark
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Imagine Entertainment (Firm)
  • Relativity Media
  • Scott Free Productions
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
335
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  • Lucas, Frank
  • Heroin industry
  • Drug traffic
  • Gangsters
  • Detectives
  • Criminal behavior
  • Heroína
  • Drogas
  • Pandillas
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
American gangster, Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment present in association with Relativity Media a Brian Grazer production in assocation with Scott Free Productions ; a Universal picture ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the article "The return of Superfly" by Mark Jacobson
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: Disc one: Feature commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian (Theatrical version only) ; Disc two: Deleted scenes including an alternate opening; "Fallen empire: making 'American gangster'"; Case files ; Disc three: Music videos: "Do you feel me (Remix)" performed by Anthony Hamilton featuring Ghostface Killah, "Blue magic" from Jay-Z's album "American gangster"; Hip-hop infusion featuring Common and T.I.; "The BET special: the making of 'American gangster'"; "Dateline NBC: 'American gangster' first look"; Theatrical trailer; Digital copy of unrated film (Includes Window Media digital file at 1.6Mbps. Included software provides option to copy the file from the DVD to one PC. Not compatible with Apple iTunes/iPod, Sony PSP, or Microsoft Zune. Digital copy must be redeemed by July 31, 2008)
Accompanying material
1 collectible booklet (32 pages : illustrations)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc one: Unrated extended version (177 min.) ; Original theatrical version (158 min.) -- Disc two: Special features (ca. 113 min.) -- Disc three: Special features (ca. 53 min.)
Control code
20990167
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
3-disc collector's ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (335 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195029537
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
61103766
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn184955327
  • (OCoLC)184955327
System details
  • DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation (disc one), various presentations (discs two and three); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround (disc one), Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. (discs two and three), dual layer, NTSC
  • Digital copy of unrated film minimum operating system requirements: Windows XP or Vista Operating System with Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 and above. Internet connection required for file activation. Latest Windows service pack level and Windows Media versions are recommended
Terms governing use
These DVDs are copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American gangster, Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment present in association with Relativity Media a Brian Grazer production in assocation with Scott Free Productions ; a Universal picture ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the article "The return of Superfly" by Mark Jacobson
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: Disc one: Feature commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian (Theatrical version only) ; Disc two: Deleted scenes including an alternate opening; "Fallen empire: making 'American gangster'"; Case files ; Disc three: Music videos: "Do you feel me (Remix)" performed by Anthony Hamilton featuring Ghostface Killah, "Blue magic" from Jay-Z's album "American gangster"; Hip-hop infusion featuring Common and T.I.; "The BET special: the making of 'American gangster'"; "Dateline NBC: 'American gangster' first look"; Theatrical trailer; Digital copy of unrated film (Includes Window Media digital file at 1.6Mbps. Included software provides option to copy the file from the DVD to one PC. Not compatible with Apple iTunes/iPod, Sony PSP, or Microsoft Zune. Digital copy must be redeemed by July 31, 2008)
Accompanying material
1 collectible booklet (32 pages : illustrations)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc one: Unrated extended version (177 min.) ; Original theatrical version (158 min.) -- Disc two: Special features (ca. 113 min.) -- Disc three: Special features (ca. 53 min.)
Control code
20990167
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
3-disc collector's ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (335 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195029537
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
61103766
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn184955327
  • (OCoLC)184955327
System details
  • DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation (disc one), various presentations (discs two and three); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround (disc one), Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. (discs two and three), dual layer, NTSC
  • Digital copy of unrated film minimum operating system requirements: Windows XP or Vista Operating System with Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 and above. Internet connection required for file activation. Latest Windows service pack level and Windows Media versions are recommended
Terms governing use
These DVDs are copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD

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