About the film
underdog black people drug traffic gangster drug smuggle society ambition rise and fall cop drug dealing police corruption police detective family law enforcement aftercreditsstinger dishonesty criminal heroes
Release Date: November 02, 2007
|Slogan||:||«There are two sides to the American dream»|
|Production Companies||:||Film Rites, Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Relativity Media|
|Producers||:||Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott, Michael Costigan, Branko Lustig, James Whitaker, Avy Kaufman, Angela Quiles, Jonathan Filley, Nicholas Pileggi, Steven Zaillian, Elizabeth Greenberg|
|Writers||:||Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson|
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.