The Resource American gangster, a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation in association with Relativity Media in association with Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott, (DVD)

American gangster, a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation in association with Relativity Media in association with Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott, (DVD)

Label
American gangster
Title
American gangster
Statement of responsibility
a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation in association with Relativity Media in association with Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
CLE
Characteristic
videorecording
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
Extended version: Unrated; Theatrical version: MPAA rating: R; for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality
Language note
In English or (theatrical version only) dubbed French, with optional French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.A44 2009
PerformerNote
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Armand Assante, John Ortiz, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA, Ruby Dee, Yul Vazquez, Idris Elba, Carla Gugino, Joe Morton, Common, Jon Polito, Kevin Corrigan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1954-
  • 1964-
  • 1977-
  • 1968-
  • 1949-
  • 1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • 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
  • Jacobson, Mark
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Imagine Entertainment (Firm)
  • Relativity Media
  • Scott Free Productions
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
177
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lucas, Frank
  • Heroin industry
  • Drug traffic
  • Gangsters
  • Detectives
  • Criminal behavior
  • 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 in association with Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the article "The return of Superfly," by Mark Jacobson
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Extended unrated version (177 min.) -- Rated version (158 min.)
Control code
ocn489277922
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unrated extended edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (177 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195055703
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
61106530
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American gangster, a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation in association with Relativity Media in association with Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott, (DVD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the article "The return of Superfly," by Mark Jacobson
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Extended unrated version (177 min.) -- Rated version (158 min.)
Control code
ocn489277922
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unrated extended edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (177 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195055703
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
61106530
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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