Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Partly based on a true story.
Nov 02, 2007
Denzel Washington (Frank Lucas) Russell Crowe (Richie Roberts) Chiwetel Ejiofor (Huey Lucas) Cuba Gooding Jr. (Nicky Barnes) Josh Brolin (Detective Trupo) Ted Levine (Lou Toback) Armand Assante (Dominic Cattano) John Ortiz (Javier J. Rivera) John Hawkes (Freddie Spearman) RZA (Moses Jones) Lymari Nadal (Eva) Yul Vazquez (Alfonso Abruzzo) Ruby Dee (Mama Lucas) Idris Elba (Tango) Carla Gugino (Laurie Roberts) Joe Morton (Charlie Williams) Common (Turner Lucas) Ritchie Coster (Joey Sadano) Jon Polito (Rossi) Kevin Corrigan (Campizi) Roger Guenveur Smith (Nate) Malcolm Goodwin (Jimmy Zee) Ric Young (Chinese General) Roger Bart (US Attorney) T.I. (Stevie Lucas) KaDee Strickland (Richie's Attorney) Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Doc) Norman Reedus (Detective in Morgue) Kathleen Garrett (Mrs. Dominic Cattano) Albert Jones (Terrence Lucas) J. Kyle Manzay (Dexter Lucas) Robert Funaro (McCann) Tom O'Rourke (Banker) Robert C. Kirk (Police Captain) Jon DeVries (Judge James Racine) Jim R. Coleman (Bailiff) Linda Powell (Social Worker) Eddie Rouse (Detective at Party) Cedric Sanders (Serviceman in Cafe) Saycon Sengbloh (Tango's Woman) George Lee Miles (Frank's Lawyer) Tommy Guiffre (Medical Examiner) Dan Moran (Army Captain) Larry Mitchell (FBI Agent) Chance Kelly (MP) Hamilton Clancy (Seller) Sam Freed (Judge) Jeff Greene (Metal Door Worker) Al Santos (Mechanic) Fab 5 Freddy (Smalls Patron) Fatima Robinson (Dancer) Monique Lea-Gall (Dancer) Latonya Tolbert (Dancer) Ephraim Benton (Thug #4 (uncredited)) John Cenatiempo (Cop #1 (uncredited)) J.W. Cortes (Narc Officer in Hallway (uncredited)) Mark DiConzo (Soldier (uncredited)) Kevin van Doorslaer (Student (uncredited)) Eddie Goines (Hallway Guy (uncredited)) Jermel Howard (Kid gangster #1 (uncredited)) Artie Pasquale (Mobster (uncredited)) Paula Rittie (Maid of Honor (uncredited)) Billy Smith (Bookkeeper (uncredited)) Clarence Williams III (Bumpy Johnson (uncredited))