2h 37min | Suspense | Release Date: 2.11.2007
NOMINATED FOR 3 GOLDEN GLOBES!
BEST FILM (DRAMA)
BEST ACTOR (DRAMA) - DENZEL WASHINGTON
BEST DIRECTOR - RIDLEY SCOTT
Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), 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.
Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) is an outcast cop close enough to the streets to feel a shift of control in the drug underworld. Roberts starts to suspect that a black power player has come from nowhere to dominate the scene.
Both men 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.
Academy Award® winners Denzel Washington ("Training Day") and Russell Crowe ("Gladiator") lead a spectacular cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding Jr., Josh Brolin, Armand Assante, RZA, Carla Gugino, John Ortiz, John Hawkes and Ted Levine in this blistering tale of a true American entrepreneur directed by Ridley Scott ("Gladiator") from a screenplay by Academy Award® winner Steve Zaillian ("Schindler's List").
Viewers under 14 not allowed (K-14)