“I want to be you Uncle Frank” | American Gangster | Screen Bites

Ah, gangster flicks. Don’t you just love ’em? Brutal killers who find time to take their mothers to church on Sunday, like butter wouldn’t melt. Next minute, there’s a horse’s head in somebody’s bed. Ridley Scott just made the ‘Scarface’ of the Noughties.

Synopsis: Frank Lucas is a heroin dealer in Harlem. His stuff is of the best quality, and cheaper than what you find on the street. But an NYPD officer is on his case. Based on a true story.

Director: Ridley Scott

Starring: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Josh Brolin, Carla Gugino, Ruby Dee

Released: 2007

Duration: 157 minutes


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