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American gangster
American gangster
Unrated extended ed.
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2009.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (177, 158 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual layer, NTSC.
Language Note:
English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment: 61106530.

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.
Extended version (174 min.) -- Theatrical version (158 min.)
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.