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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Weekly Movie Recommendations : 26th July 2008 - 1st August 2008

American Gangster (2007)

Genre - Crime/Drama/Thriller

Cast - Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe

Whats It About - In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.

Why To Watch It - Washington (Training Day) and Crowe (Gladiator) lead a spectacular cast of accomplished and rising stars--Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Ted Levine, Armand Assante, John Ortiz, John Hawkes, RZA, Common and T.I.--in this blistering tale of a true American entrepreneur directed by Oscar® nominee Ridley Scott (Gladiator) and produced by Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind) and Scott from a screenplay by Academy Award® winner Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List).

American Gangster is a gritty and entertaining throwback to classic gangster films, with its lead performers firing on all cylinders.

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