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American Gangster

There are two sides to the American dream.

2007 2 hours 37 minutes
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78/100

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Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Partly based on a true story.

Released

2nd November 2007

16 years ago

Runtime

2 hours 37 minutes

Finishes at 9:30am

Budget

$100,000,000 ($129,080,000 today)

Revenue $266,500,000Profit

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Ratings and awards

Nominated for 2 Oscars. 12 wins & 38 nominations total

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    7.8/10

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    81%

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    76%

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    76%

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    79%

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    78%

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