Denzel Washington stars in American Gangster on Sony Movies
Denzel Washington stars in Ridley Scott’s fact based crime drama American Gangster tonight (September 4) on Sony Movies at 9pm.
American Gangster is loosely based on the criminal career of drug trafficker Frank Lucas, who smuggled heroin onto American service planes after the Vietnam War.
Denzel Washington stars as George Lucas, while Russell Crowe portrays Richie Roberts, the detective who eventually detained Lucas.
The film, which was both a hit with critics and the box office, explores life in the gangland underworld of 1970s Harlem, as well as corruption in the US police force.
American Gangster was a huge hit when first released in 2007. It was nominated for two Oscars and won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Ruby Dee.
Critics praised the excellent performances of the two leads, as well intelligent storytelling and the pure enjoyability of the flick.
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