American Gangster
American Gangster
Directed By Ridley Scott
Screenplay By Steven Zaillian
Cast Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Cuba Gooding Jr., RZA
Produced By Ridley Scott, Brian Grazer
Film Editing By Pietro Scalia
Cinematography By Harris Savides
Music By Marc Streitenfeld

Imagine Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Relativity Media


United States



Release Date

November 2, 2007


158 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Universal Pictures

Budget $100,000,000
Gross $266,465,037
Based on The Return of Superfly by Mark Jacobson



  • Denzel Washington as Frank Lucas
  • Russell Crowe as Det. Richie Roberts
  • Ted Levine as PlayBoy Lou Toback
  • Cuba Gooding Jr. as Nicky Barnes
  • Ruby Dee as Mama Lucas
  • Josh Brolin as Det. Reno Trupo
  • Clarence Williams III as Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson
  • T.I. as Steve Lucas
  • Carla Gugino as Laurie Roberts
  • Common as Turner Lucas
  • Idris Elba as Tango
  • John Ortiz as Det. Javier Rivera
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Huey Lucas
  • Norman Reedus as Det. Norman Reilly
  • Lymari Nadal as Eva Kendo Lucas
  • Roger Guenveur Smith as Nate
  • John Hawkes as Det. Freddie Spearman
  • RZA as Det. Moses Jones
  • Yul Vazquez as Det. Alfonso Abruzzo
  • Malcolm Goodwin as Jimmy Zee
  • Kevin Corrigan as Campizi
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Doc
  • Armand Assante as Dominic Cattano
  • Jon Polito as Rossi
  • Ric Young as Khun Sa