Sunday, November 04, 2007
Biopics about real life drug lords are nothing new. In American Gangster, the rise and fall of Frank Lucas is explored. Lucas approached the smuggling and dealing of heroin, in Harlem in the 70s, like a business. He went straight to the source overseas, only dealt with suppliers (no street dealers) and kept a low profile. This made him rich. A diligent and honest cop brought him down. Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Denzel Washington and a great supporting cast, do a good job bringing this story to life. It's an interesting story.