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American Gangster (film)

Knowledge Identifier: $American_Gangster_(film)

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American Gangster (film)

Title American Gangster, with Russell Crowe and Denzel Washingtons names above, and the film credits below add

Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 1991.

Countries: United States (59%), Thailand (9%), United Kingdom (9%)

Main connections: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Ridley Scott

Linked to: Time Out, Warner Music Group, MSNBC, Reuters

 

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1991

Roberts, having passed the bar exam, prosecutes Lucas, who, once condemned, provides evidence that leads to more than one-hundred further drug-related convictions, while he himself is sentenced to 70 years in prison, of which he serves 15 years and is released in 1991 add something


1995

The film stars Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington in their first lead acting roles together since 1995's "Virtuosity" add something


2000

Crowe was drawn to the project based on his previous work with the director on "Gladiator" and "A Good Year", while Washington wanted to work with Crowe again, after 1995's "Virtuosity" add something

 

Development for the film initially began in 2000, when Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment purchased the rights to a "New York" magazine story about the rise and fall of Lucas add something


2002

In 2002, screenwriter Steven Zaillian brought a 170-page script to director Ridley Scott, who expressed interest in making two films from it add something


2003

In November 2003, Universal and Imagine entered negotiations with Brian De Palma to direct "Tru Blu", with a script by Zaillian based on Frank Lucas add something


2004

Because of the film's rising budget Universal canceled production in 2004 add something

 

Production of "Tru Blu" was reset to begin in early fall 2004, with the film slated for a release date of June 3, 2005 add something

 

Production was initially slated for a spring 2004 start add something

 

In March 2004, the studio entered new negotiations with Antoine Fuqua to direct, as well as Denzel Washington to star in the film as Frank Lucas add something

 

In September 2004, Dania Ramirez entered negotiations to join the cast of the film, now titled "American Gangster" add something

 

Fuqua was fired on October 1, 2004, four weeks before principal photography would begin add something


2005

Russell Crowe - In 2005, he re-teamed with $A_Beautiful_Mind (A_Beautiful_Mind_(film)) director Ron Howard for Cinderella Man. In 2006 he re-teamed with Gladiator director Ridley Scott for A Good Year, the first of two consecutive collaborations (the second being American Gangster co-starring again with Denzel Washington, released in late 2007).

 

After negotiations with Terry George, it was later revived with Scott at the helm in March 2005 add something


2006

In 2006, Greg Calloway was approached by producers to produce a soundtrack for the film add something

 

Russell Crowe - In 2006 he re-teamed with Gladiator director Ridley Scott for A Good Year, the first of two consecutive collaborations (the second being American Gangster co-starring again with Denzel Washington, released in late 2007).

 

In February 2006, Ridley Scott entered talks with the studio to take over "American Gangster" from George, returning to Zaillian's draft as the film's basis add something

 

Filming locations began setting up in Thailand in November 2006, after Branko Lustig consulted with Suvit Yodmanee, the country's tourism minister add something

 

Principal photography commenced over a period of five months from July to December 2006; filming took place throughout New York City and concluded in Thailand add something


2007

In addition, the film was included on 54 reviewer lists of the ten best films of 2007, three of them at the top spot add something

 

It ranked as the 19th highest-grossing film of 2007 both domestically and worldwide add something

 

"'American Gangster"' is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steve Zaillian add something

 

Idris Elba - He co-produced and performed on the intro to Jay-Z's 2007 album "American Gangster"

 

Pietro Scalia - He has a long lasting relationship with Ridley Scott working on movies such as "American Gangster" in 2007, "Body of Lies" in 2008 and "Robin Hood" in 2010

 

Common (rapper) - He made his big screen debut as villainous Mob enforcer Sir Ivy. He appeared alongside Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, The RZA and T.I. in the 2007 crime thriller "American Gangster"

 

Common (entertainer) - He made his big screen debut as villainous Mob enforcer Sir Ivy. He appeared alongside Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, The RZA and T.I. in the 2007 crime thriller "American Gangster"

 

Clarence Williams III - He portrayed Ellsworth Raymond "Bumpy" Johnson in "American Gangster" in 2007

 

Roger Bart - In 2007 He had supporting roles in "American Gangster", and "Spy School"

 

Denzel Washington - In 2007, he co-starred with Russell Crowe in American Gangster.

 

Ted Levine - In 2007, he portrayed local Sheriff James Timberlake in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" and appeared in Ridley Scott's "American Gangster", alongside Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe

 

Ruby Dee - She was nominated for an Academy *award for Best Supporting Actress in 2007 for her portrayal of Mama Lucas in "American Gangster"

 

KaDee Strickland - Strickland appeared as a lawyer and love interest in the film "American Gangster", which stars Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington in 2007

 

Eddie Egan - This seizure is mentioned as a throwaway line in the 2007 Feature "American Gangster", but is portrayed as the very drugs taken out of the Evidence Room by corrupt police officers, cut and resold to the mobsters from whom it was stolen

 

Sonny Grosso - This seizure is mentioned as a throwaway line in the 2007 Feature "American Gangster", but is portrayed as the very drugs taken out of the Evidence Room by corrupt police officers, cut and resold to the mobsters from whom it was stolen

 

The musical score for "American Gangster" was recorded between April and May 2007 by Streitenfeld, with the help of orchestrator Bruce Fowler and conductor Mike Nowak, using an 80-piece orchestra recorded in sections as well as acoustic pre-records, performed by Streitenfeld himself add something

 

"American Gangster" premiered in New York City at the Apollo Theater on October 20, 2007 add something

 

"American Gangster" premiered in New York on October 20, 2007, and was released in the United States and Canada on November 2 add something

 

The film debuted in the United States and Canada on November 2, 2007 in 3,054 theaters add something


2008

"American Gangster" ended up as the 14th best-selling DVD of 2008 add something

 

Harris Savides - In 2008, Savides was nominated for a BAFTA *award for Best Cinematographer in "American Gangster"

 

"American Gangster" was released in DVD and HD DVD format on February 19, 2008 add something