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  • American Gangster (2007)
  • R
    157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
American Gangster (2007)
157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.
Steven Zaillian (written by) | Mark Jacobson (article "The Return of Superfly")
Brian Grazer (produced by) | Dan Griffin | Ridley Scott (produced by)
Marc Streitenfeld (music by)
Casting Director
Avy Kaufman (casting by)
Production Designer
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Release date
Nov 2, 2007 (United States)


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226 cast members
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Denzel Washington
Frank Lucas Frank Lucas   See fewer
Russell Crowe
Richie Roberts Richie Roberts   See fewer
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Huey Lucas Huey Lucas   See fewer
Josh Brolin
Detective Trupo Detective Trupo   See fewer
Ted Levine
Lou Toback Lou Toback   See fewer
John Hawkes
Freddie Spearman Freddie Spearman   See fewer
Moses Jones Moses Jones   See fewer
Yul Vazquez
Alfonse Abruzzo Alfonse Abruzzo   See fewer
Malcolm Goodwin
Jimmy Zee Jimmy Zee   See fewer
Ruby Dee
Mama Lucas Mama Lucas   See fewer
Carla Gugino
Laurie Roberts Laurie Roberts   See fewer
Skyler Fortgang
Michael Roberts Michael Roberts   See fewer
John Ortiz
Javier J. Rivera Javier J. Rivera   See fewer
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Nicky Barnes Nicky Barnes   See fewer
Armand Assante
Dominic Cattano Dominic Cattano   See fewer
Kathleen Garrett
Mrs. Dominic Cattano Mrs. Dominic Cattano   See fewer
Joe Morton
Charlie Williams Charlie Williams   See fewer
Ritchie Coster
Joey Sadano Joey Sadano   See fewer
Bari K. Willerford
Joe Louis Joe Louis   See fewer
Idris Elba
Tango Tango   See fewer
Turner Lucas Turner Lucas   See fewer
Warner Miller
Melvin Lucas Melvin Lucas   See fewer
Albert Jones
Terrence Lucas Terrence Lucas   See fewer
J. Kyle Manzay
Dexter Lucas Dexter Lucas   See fewer
Tip 'T.I.' Harris
Stevie Lucas (as Tip Harris) Stevie Lucas (as Tip Harris)   See fewer
Melissia Hill
Redtop Redtop   See fewer
Quisha Saunders
Darlynn Darlynn   See fewer
Kevin Corrigan
Campizi Campizi   See fewer
Robert Funaro
McCann McCann   See fewer
Jon Polito
Rossi Rossi   See fewer
Tom O'Rourke
Banker Banker   See fewer
Robert C. Kirk
Police Captain Police Captain   See fewer
Tom Stearns
2-Star General 2-Star General   See fewer
KaDee Strickland
Richie's Attorney (as Kadee Strickland) Richie's Attorney (as Kadee Strickland)   See fewer
Jon DeVries
Judge James Racine (as John Devries) Judge James Racine (as John Devries)   See fewer
Jim R. Coleman
Bailiff Bailiff   See fewer
Lee Shepard
Laurie's Attorney (as Lee Shepherd) Laurie's Attorney (as Lee Shepherd)   See fewer
Gavin Grazer
Mike Sobota Mike Sobota   See fewer
Linda Powell
Social Worker Social Worker   See fewer
Roxanne Amandez
Paramedic Paramedic   See fewer
Norman Reedus
Detective in Morgue Detective in Morgue   See fewer
Pierra Francesca
Stewardess Stewardess   See fewer
Eddie Rouse
Detective at Party Detective at Party   See fewer
Maryann Urbano
Real Estate Broker (as Mary Ann Urbano) Real Estate Broker (as Mary Ann Urbano)   See fewer
Cedric Sanders
Serviceman in Cafe Serviceman in Cafe   See fewer
Jason Veasey
Serviceman in Cafe Serviceman in Cafe   See fewer
Roosevelt Davis
Army Captain Army Captain   See fewer
Roger Bart
US Attorney US Attorney   See fewer
Eric Silver
White Kid White Kid   See fewer
Mitchell Green
Tango Bodyguard Tango Bodyguard   See fewer
Saycon Sengbloh
Tango's Woman Tango's Woman   See fewer
Conor Romero
Tough Teenager Tough Teenager   See fewer
Daniel Hilt
Tough Teenager Tough Teenager   See fewer
Daniel Farcher
Tough Teenager Tough Teenager   See fewer
David Spearman
Civilian Cleaning Staff Civilian Cleaning Staff   See fewer
Maurice Ballard
Civilian Cleaning Staff Civilian Cleaning Staff   See fewer
Paul Doherty
TV Newscaster TV Newscaster   See fewer
William C. Tate
Baptist Minister (as William Tate) Baptist Minister (as William Tate)   See fewer
George Lee Miles
Frank's Lawyer Frank's Lawyer   See fewer
Jason Furlani
Bailiff Bailiff   See fewer
Chris McKinney
Reporter on TV Reporter on TV   See fewer
Ric Young
Chinese General Chinese General   See fewer
David Wayne Britton
Army Colonel Army Colonel   See fewer
Tommy Guiffre
Medical Examiner Medical Examiner   See fewer
Laurence Lowry
Paramedic Paramedic   See fewer
Dan Moran
Army Captain Army Captain   See fewer
Marjorie Johnson
Charlene Charlene   See fewer
Larry Mitchell
FBI Agent FBI Agent   See fewer
Chuck Cooper
Private Doctor Private Doctor   See fewer
Kevin Geer
Law School Professor Law School Professor   See fewer
Sam Freed
Judge Judge   See fewer
Joey Klein
Chemist Chemist   See fewer
Scott Dillin
4th Amigo (as Scotty Dillin) 4th Amigo (as Scotty Dillin)   See fewer
Anthony Hamilton
Funk Band Singer Funk Band Singer   See fewer
Sarah Hudnut Brody
Assistant Prosecutor (as Sarah Hudnut) Assistant Prosecutor (as Sarah Hudnut)   See fewer
Jeff Greene
Metal Door Worker Metal Door Worker   See fewer
Tyson Hall
Drug Dealer Drug Dealer   See fewer
Kirt Harding
Drug Dealer Drug Dealer   See fewer
Bryant Pearson
Drug Dealer Drug Dealer   See fewer
Al Santos
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Dealer (as William Hudson) Dealer (as William Hudson)   See fewer
Dylan Gallagher
Casket Loader Casket Loader   See fewer
Jehan-Pierre 'The Preacher' Vassau
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Dawn A. Douglas
Narc Officer Narc Officer   See fewer
Robbie Neigeborn
Cop in Narc Headquarters Cop in Narc Headquarters   See fewer
Clinton Lowe
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Wilhelm Lewis
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James Hunter
Deacon Deacon   See fewer
Neville White
Deacon Deacon   See fewer
Lonnie Gaetano
Prison Guard Prison Guard   See fewer
Jeff Mantel
Officer Walsh Officer Walsh   See fewer
Serena Joan Springle
The Proctor The Proctor   See fewer
Nino Del Buono
Announcer Announcer   See fewer
Arthur Mercante
Referee (as Arthur M. Mercante) Referee (as Arthur M. Mercante)   See fewer
Panama Redd
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
Robert Wiggins
Piano Player Piano Player   See fewer
Fab 5 Freddy
Smalls Patron Smalls Patron   See fewer
Jonah Denizard
Store Manager Store Manager   See fewer
Steve McAuliff
Mounted Policeman Mounted Policeman   See fewer
Karen Adisson
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Cicily Daniels
Dancer (as Cicely Daniels) Dancer (as Cicely Daniels)   See fewer
Andrea Edmead
Dancer (as Andrea Rose Edmead) Dancer (as Andrea Rose Edmead)   See fewer
Celestine Rae
Dancer (as Celestina Henry) Dancer (as Celestina Henry)   See fewer
Luam Keflezgy
Dancer (as Luam Keflezghi) Dancer (as Luam Keflezghi)   See fewer
Monique Lea-Gall
Dancer (as Monique Lea) Dancer (as Monique Lea)   See fewer
Tamara Marrow
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Shannon MacMillan
Dancer (as Shannon McMillan) Dancer (as Shannon McMillan)   See fewer
Kesha Nichols
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Krista Saab
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Luis Salgado
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Carlos Sierra Lopez
Dancer (as Carlos Sierra-Lopez) Dancer (as Carlos Sierra-Lopez)   See fewer
Latonya Tolbert
Dancer (as LaTonya Tolbert) Dancer (as LaTonya Tolbert)   See fewer
Sandra Park
Singer Singer   See fewer
Brian Albanese
Spectator (uncredited) Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Mauricio Alexander
Cop in Squad Room (uncredited) Cop in Squad Room (uncredited)   See fewer
Brian Keith Allen
Narc Squad Detective (uncredited) Narc Squad Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
Tony Terrell Alston
Army Soldier (uncredited) Army Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Andrea Barnett
Woman at the Club (uncredited) Woman at the Club (uncredited)   See fewer
Andrea J. Barnett
Woman at the club (uncredited) Woman at the club (uncredited)   See fewer
Claudia Bassols
Claudia (uncredited) Claudia (uncredited)   See fewer
Fred Benjamin
Wilt Chamberlain (uncredited) Wilt Chamberlain (uncredited)   See fewer
Ephraim Benton
Thug #4 (uncredited) Thug #4 (uncredited)   See fewer
Aj Billions
Spectator (uncredited) Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Lloyd Booker
Neighborhood Man (uncredited) Neighborhood Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Taylor Brandon
Pvt First Class Ward (uncredited) Pvt First Class Ward (uncredited)   See fewer
Myo Campbell
Red Carpet Walker (uncredited) Red Carpet Walker (uncredited)   See fewer
DJ Nino Carta
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
Kal Cauthen
Restaurant Ambassador (uncredited) Restaurant Ambassador (uncredited)   See fewer
John Cenatiempo
Cop #1 (uncredited) Cop #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
Daniel R. Cooper
Checker Player (uncredited) Checker Player (uncredited)   See fewer
J.W. Cortes
Narc Officer in Hallway (uncredited) Narc Officer in Hallway (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Coughlin
Student taking bar exam (uncredited) Student taking bar exam (uncredited)   See fewer
Dono Cunningham
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Cris D'Annunzio
Frank McNamara (uncredited) Frank McNamara (uncredited)   See fewer
Ernest Dancy
Hustler (uncredited) Hustler (uncredited)   See fewer
Makeia Davis
Nicky Barnes Bodyguard (uncredited) Nicky Barnes Bodyguard (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael Den Dekker
Undercover Cop (uncredited) Undercover Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
Ev Depaolis
Nicky's Girl (uncredited) Nicky's Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Mark DiConzo
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Monique Dupree
Club Dancer (uncredited) Club Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Brian Edwards
Housing Resident (uncredited) Housing Resident (uncredited)   See fewer
Sharlene Falls
Club Dancer (uncredited) Club Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Joseph Ferrante
Gangster at Funeral (uncredited) Gangster at Funeral (uncredited)   See fewer
Wanda Ferreiras
Bridesmaid (uncredited) Bridesmaid (uncredited)   See fewer
Eddie Goines
Hallway Guy (uncredited) Hallway Guy (uncredited)   See fewer
Jeremy Good
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Anthony L. Gurino
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Cathy Haase
Club VIP (uncredited) Club VIP (uncredited)   See fewer
Kelvin Hale
Drug Room Door Security (uncredited) Drug Room Door Security (uncredited)   See fewer
Johnathan Hallgrey
1971 Penthouse Party Guest (uncredited) 1971 Penthouse Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Gabriel Hansen
Mechanic Drug Dealer (uncredited) Mechanic Drug Dealer (uncredited)   See fewer
Reshonnah Harvey
Trap Girl (uncredited) Trap Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Jermel Howard
Kid Gangster #1 (uncredited) Kid Gangster #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
Hristo Hristov
Bookie / Soldier (uncredited) Bookie / Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Brevard Hudson
Lucas - Drug Enforcer (uncredited) Lucas - Drug Enforcer (uncredited)   See fewer
Joe James
Nicky Barnes Right Hand Man (uncredited) Nicky Barnes Right Hand Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Marvin Jones III
Rival Gang Boss (uncredited) Rival Gang Boss (uncredited)   See fewer
Mark A. Keeton
Rock Star - Ali-Frazier Match (uncredited) Rock Star - Ali-Frazier Match (uncredited)   See fewer
Khafre King
Pedestrian (uncredited) Pedestrian (uncredited)   See fewer
Atif Lanier
Frank Lucas Bodyguard (uncredited) Frank Lucas Bodyguard (uncredited)   See fewer
Nikolett Lemmon
Elevator Mom with Kids (uncredited) Elevator Mom with Kids (uncredited)   See fewer
Tina Lorraine
Harlem Junkie (uncredited) Harlem Junkie (uncredited)   See fewer
Shawn Luckey
Nicky Barnes' Guy (uncredited) Nicky Barnes' Guy (uncredited)   See fewer
Racheline Maltese
Dying Junkie (uncredited) Dying Junkie (uncredited)   See fewer
Dominick Mancino
Mobster (uncredited) Mobster (uncredited)   See fewer
Nick Mastromarco
Bystander (uncredited) Bystander (uncredited)   See fewer
Dan Maysen
Fight Spectator (uncredited) Fight Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Tracie Mick-Shoemaker
Mrs. Saldano - Eva's Waitress (uncredited) Mrs. Saldano - Eva's Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
Frances Mignano
Marie Saldano (uncredited) Marie Saldano (uncredited)   See fewer
Ismaelpeter Casillas Nelson
Baseball Player (uncredited) Baseball Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Walter Wiz Nichols
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Nicotra
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard Nixon
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Daniel Nugent
Newark Detective (uncredited) Newark Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard O'Brien
Muhammad Ali Trainer (uncredited) Muhammad Ali Trainer (uncredited)   See fewer
Jerrod Paige
Muhammad Ali (uncredited) Muhammad Ali (uncredited)   See fewer
Michelle Joan Papillion
Smalls Patron (uncredited) Smalls Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Artie Pasquale
Mobster (uncredited) Mobster (uncredited)   See fewer
Anthony Nio Perez
Pedestrian (uncredited) Pedestrian (uncredited)   See fewer
Tasha Perri
Factory Worker (uncredited) Factory Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
Kevin Pinassi
Building Maintenance Guy (uncredited) Building Maintenance Guy (uncredited)   See fewer
Anthony Pittman
Drug Addict (uncredited) Drug Addict (uncredited)   See fewer
Nick Poltoranin
Mobster (uncredited) Mobster (uncredited)   See fewer
Bartolo Raffaele
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
Paula Rittie
Maid of Honor (uncredited) Maid of Honor (uncredited)   See fewer
Enrique Sebastian Rivas
Narc Detective (uncredited) Narc Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
Germir Robinson
Elevator Kid with Mom and Sister (uncredited) Elevator Kid with Mom and Sister (uncredited)   See fewer
Louis Rosario
Teenage Vandal (uncredited) Teenage Vandal (uncredited)   See fewer
Niko Rusakov
Army Soldier (uncredited) Army Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Vincent James Russo
Corrupt Undercover Detective (uncredited) Corrupt Undercover Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Sciglimpaglia
Press Photographer (uncredited) Press Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
Billy Smith
Bookkeeper (uncredited) Bookkeeper (uncredited)   See fewer
Shayna Smith
Clubgoer (uncredited) Clubgoer (uncredited)   See fewer
Aija Terauda
Nicky's Girl (uncredited) Nicky's Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Karl Thwaites
Street Kid (uncredited) Street Kid (uncredited)   See fewer
Brigid Turner
Wilt Chamberlain's Girl / Waitress (uncredited) Wilt Chamberlain's Girl / Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
Kevin Van Doorslaer
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Tacuma Vanterpool
Junkie (uncredited) Junkie (uncredited)   See fewer
Tammy Vaughn
Diana Ross (uncredited) Diana Ross (uncredited)   See fewer
Philippe Vonlanthen
Skeet Shoot Handler (uncredited) Skeet Shoot Handler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Smalls Doorman (uncredited) Smalls Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Detective Reynolds (uncredited) Detective Reynolds (uncredited)   See fewer
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Club Goer (uncredited) Club Goer (uncredited)   See fewer
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MSG Spectator (uncredited) MSG Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bumpy Johnson (uncredited) Bumpy Johnson (uncredited)   See fewer
Derrick Williams
Junkie (uncredited) Junkie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Trupo's Detective in Library (uncredited) Trupo's Detective in Library (uncredited)   See fewer
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Funeral Mourner (uncredited) Funeral Mourner (uncredited)   See fewer
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