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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, (DVD videorecording)

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, (DVD videorecording)

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
  • 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. Based on a true story
Cataloging source
TEFMT
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
Language note
  • Theatrical - English or dubbed French dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Extended - English dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1954-
  • 1964-
  • 1977-
  • 1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grazer, Brian
  • Scott, Ridley
  • Zaillian, Steven
  • Washington, Denzel
  • Crowe, Russell
  • Ejiofor, Chiwetel
  • Brolin, Josh
  • Nadal, Lymari
  • Levine, Ted
  • Smith, Roger Guenveur
  • Hawkes, John
  • RZA
  • Jacobson, Mark
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Imagine Entertainment (Firm)
  • Relativity Media
  • Scott Free Productions
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
174
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lucas, Frank
  • Heroin industry
  • Drug traffic
  • Gangsters
  • Detectives
  • Criminal behavior
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • DVDs
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, (DVD videorecording)
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 1: Commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian (Theatrical version only) ; Disc 2: Deleted scenes (includes alternate opening and interior wedding ceremony); "Falling empire: making American gangster" (includes TruBlue: the real story, Killer threads: costumes, crime war, Production: into the arena, Ali vs. Frazier, Rhythm of the Street: sound, music and editing); case files (includes script meeting, Heroin test show & Tell: setting up and takedown)
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 version (174 min.) -- Theatrical version (158 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (174 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193228024
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
61032280
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)184742249
  • 723184
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
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, (DVD videorecording)
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 1: Commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian (Theatrical version only) ; Disc 2: Deleted scenes (includes alternate opening and interior wedding ceremony); "Falling empire: making American gangster" (includes TruBlue: the real story, Killer threads: costumes, crime war, Production: into the arena, Ali vs. Frazier, Rhythm of the Street: sound, music and editing); case files (includes script meeting, Heroin test show & Tell: setting up and takedown)
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 version (174 min.) -- Theatrical version (158 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (174 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193228024
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
61032280
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)184742249
  • 723184
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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