About American Gangster Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Directed and produced by Ridley Scott, American Gangster released in 2007 by Universal Pictures is a crime drama based on the real life character, Frank Lucas, the drug kingpin who later turned into a police informant. The movie features an impressive cast including Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe
, Cuba Gooding Jr
, Ruby Dee (nominated for Academy Awards-Best Supporting Actress for the film) and Josh Brolin.
The story centers on the life of Frank Lucas played by Denzel Washington who witnessed the killing of his mentor. He then made his way to Harlem and went on to become the linchpin in the drug business. He traveled to Asia to establish a network of drug connections. Placing the heroin in the coffins of the dead soldiers, he shipped massive amounts of heroin back to the US, thus making millions in drug sales. Trailing him is the hard to shake honest cop Richie Roberts played by Russell Crowe, who is assigned as the head of a Federal Investigation Force of Narcotics and finally helps bring the top dog in the drugs business to justice. Richie now with the help of Frank together try to expose the heroin trade, which is supported by crooked cops and foreign nationals.
This is the second movie in which the acclaimed pair of Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe work together. According to sources, the movie lives up to the high expectations that it had raised. The superb acting performances by the two main actors and the story telling capability of Ridley Scott has made this one of the most interesting stories. However critics have found the movie to be quite unremarkable, and certainly not worthy of the expectations of a “modern masterpiece” If you are a Russell Crowe fan, then check out the memorabilia from his award winning movies Gladiator
and A Beautiful Mind