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Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas, the quiet driver to one of the inner city's leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream. Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, he comes to rule the inner-city drug trade, flooding the streets with a purer product at a better price. Lucas outplays all of the leading crime syndicates and becomes not only one of the city's mainline corrupters, but part of its circle of legit civic superstars. Richie Roberts is an outcast cop close enough to the streets to feel a shift of control in the drug underworld. Roberts believes someone is climbing the rungs above the known Mafia families and starts to suspect that a black power player has come from nowhere to dominate the scene. Both Lucas and Roberts share a rigorous ethical code that sets them apart from their own colleagues, making them lone figures on opposite sides of the law. The destinies of these two men will become intertwined as they approach a confrontation where only one of them can come out on top.
Based on the true life story of Frank Lucas, a once powerful heroin kingpin in Harlem.
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|MPAA Ratings:||R||Premiere Info:|
|Release Date:||2007||Production Date:|
|Color/B&W:||Distributions Co:||Universal Pictures Distribution, Universal Pictures|
|Sound:||Production Co:||Imagine Entertainment .....Production Company, Scott Free Productions .....Production Company, Relativity Media .....Production Company, Sony Pictures Scoring Stage .....Production Company, Todd-Ao .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Yu+Co .....Production Company, Scarlet Letters .....Production Company, Invisible Pictures .....Production Company, Technicolor New York .....Production Company, Buena Vista Negative Cutting .....Production Company, Nonstop Entertainment (Nse) .....Theatrical Distributor, Paramount Pictures International (Ppi) .....Theatrical Distributor, Taramount .....Theatrical Distributor, United Motion Pictures (Ump) .....Theatrical Distributor, Tatra Film .....Theatrical Distributor, Ro Image 2000 .....Theatrical Distributor, Bontonfilm .....Theatrical Distributor, Vin .....Theatrical Distributor, Paramount Pictures .....Theatrical Distributor, Blitz Film & Video .....Theatrical Distributor, ZON Lusomundo (Portugal) .....Theatrical Distributor, Forum .....Theatrical Distributor, Universal Pictures .....Studio, Universal Pictures .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, United International Pictures .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Sam Film .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Universal Pictures International .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, B And H .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Toho-Towa Company .....Foreign Distribution Rights, Universal Studios Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor|
|Duration(mins):||Country:||United States (USA)|
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