The film stars Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.
Washington portrays Frank Lucas, a real-life heroin kingpin from Harlem who smuggled the drug into the country in the coffins of American soldiers returning from the Vietnam War.
Crowe portrays Richie Roberts, a detective who brings down Lucas’ drug empire.
Filming was done in New York, and American Gangster is slated for a November 2, 2007 release.
According to the MPAA, this film is rated R for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality..