“American Gangster” quotes(2007)
Sir Ridley Scott directed this movie in 2007
Title American Gangster
Director Ridley Scott
Genre Drama, Crime, Biography
Director Ridley Scott
Genre Drama, Crime, Biography
Plot – New York, during ‘70s. Frank Lucas is the quiet driver of the most important African-American boss of the city. When the man dies, Frank takes his place and soon becomes the first New York drug trafficker as he carries heroin directly from Asia. He gets rid of all his competitors, including the Italian-American Mafia and becomes a very important personality in the city. Detective Richie Roberts realizes something has changed in the drug trafficking control and soon learns the new boss' activities.
All actors – Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA, Yul Vazquez, Malcolm Goodwin, Ruby Dee, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Carla Gugino, Skyler Fortgang, John Ortiz, Cuba Gooding Jr., Armand Assante, Kathleen Garrett, Joe Morton, Ritchie Coster, Bari K. Willerford, Idris Elba, Common, Warner Miller, Albert Jones, J. Kyle Manzay, T.I., Melissia Hill, Quisha Saunders, Kevin Corrigan, Robert Funaro, Jon Polito, Tom O'Rourke, Robert C. Kirk, Tom Stearns, KaDee Strickland, Jon DeVries, Jim R. Coleman, Lee Shepard, Gavin Grazer, Linda Powell, Roxanne Amandez, Norman Reedus, Pierra Francesca, Eddie Rouse, Maryann Urbano, Cedric Sanders, Jason Veasey, Roosevelt Davis, Roger Bart, Eric Silver, Mitchell Green, Saycon Sengbloh, Conor Romero, Daniel Hilt, Daniel Farcher, David Spearman, Maurice Ballard, Paul Doherty, William C. Tate, George Lee Miles, Jason Furlani, Chris McKinney, Ric Young, David Wayne Britton, Tommy Guiffre, Laurence Lowry, Dan Moran, Marjorie Johnson, Larry Mitchell, Chuck Cooper, Kevin Geer, Chance Kelly, Hamilton Clancy, Sam Freed, Joey Klein, Scott Dillin, Anthony Hamilton, Sarah Hudnut, Jeff Greene, Tyson Hall, Kirt Harding, Bryant Pearson, Al Santos, Lil Chuuch, Christopher A. Sawyer, Dylan Gallagher, Jehan-Pierre 'The Preacher' Vassau, Dawn Douglas, Robbie Neigeborn, Clinton Lowe, Wilhelm Lewis, James Hunter, Neville White, Lonnie Gaetano, Jeff Mantel, Serena Joan Springle, Ron Piretti, Nino Del Buono, Arthur Mercante, Panama Redd, Robert Wiggins, Fab 5 Freddy, Jonah Denizard, Steve McAuliff, Fatima Robinson, Karen Adisson, Autavia Bailey, Candyce Barnes, Janelle Cambridge, Cicily Daniels, Andrea Edmead, Ortos J. Gutierrez, Celestine Rae, Luam Keflezgy, Monique Lea-Gall, Flavia Tamara Livolsi, Tamara Marrow, Shannon MacMillan, Jonathan Medero, Marielys Molina, Kesha Nichols, Nefertiti Robinson, Krista Saab, Luis Salgado, Carlos Sierra Lopez, Latonya Tolbert, Sandra Park, Yuri Kamino-Fennell, Brian Albanese, Jonathan Aldridge, Mauricio Alexander, Ephraim Benton, Myo Campbell, Ismael Peter Casillas III, Kal Cauthen, John Cenatiempo, Daniel R Cooper, J.W. Cortes, Cris D'Annunzio, Ernest Dancy, Michael Den Dekker, Mark DiConzo, Kevin Van Doorslaer, Monique Dupree, Sharlene Falls, Joseph Ferrante, Wanda Ferreiras, Eddie Goines, Anthony L. Gurino, Kelvin Hale, Johnathan Hallgrey, Jermel Howard, Hristo Hristov, Brevard Hudson, Joe James, Mark A. Keeton, Atif Lanier, Tina Lorraine, Shawn Luckey, Racheline Maltese, Nick Mastromarco, Frances Mignano, Robert Nicotra, Richard Nixon, Daniel Nugent, Jerrod Paige, Michelle Joan Papillion, Artie Pasquale, Tasha Perri, Kevin Pinassi, Nick Poltoranin, Bartolo Raffaele, Paula Rittie, Enrique Sebastian Rivas, Germir Robinson, Louis Rosario, Vincent James Russo, Aija Terauda, Karl Thwaites, Brigid Turner, Evelyn Vaccaro, Tacuma Vanterpool, Philippe Vonlanthen, Julian Walker, Adrian Washington, Craig Weintraub, Clarence Williams III, Ray Wineteershow all
“American Gangster” Quotes 22 quotes
“- Detective Richie Roberts: I want to know everyone you've met for the last twenty years. Everyone you sold to. Every cop you ever paid off. Every one who ever stole from you. Every one you remember.
- Frank Lucas: Oh, I remember them all. That's not the problem.
- Detective Richie Roberts: What is?
- Frank Lucas: The jails aren't big enough.”
“I always wonder if people know when history's being made, and what they're doing at the time. This, for instance, could be a historic moment, and you're sipping a glass of ice water.”
“You know what normal is to me? I ain't see normal since I was 6 years old. Normal is seeing the police ride up to my house, dragging my 12 year old cousin out and tying him to a pole, shoving a shotgun in his mouth so hard they bust his teeth, then they bust two shotgun shells in his head, knocking it off. That's what normal is to me.”
“What right do they have, of cutting out the suppliers? Pushing out all the middlemen. Buying direct from the manufacturer. Sony this. Toshiba that. All them Chinks putting Americans out of work. That's the way it is now. You can't find the heart of anything to stick the knife.”
“This is my home. My country. Frank Lucas don't run from nobody. This is America.”
“It's not in my best interest to say this Frank, but quitting while you're ahead, is not the same as quitting.”
“Ya are what ya are in this world. That's either one of two things: Either you're somebody, or you ain't nobody.”
“The number one fear of people isn't dying, it's public speaking.”
“This is the problem. This is what's wrong with America. It's gotten so big, you just can't find your way. The grocery store on the corner is now a supermarket. The candy store is a MacDonald's. And this place, a super fucking discount store. Where's the pride of ownership? Where's the personal service?”
“- Detective Trupo: What are we gonna do about this?
- Frank Lucas: We ain't gon' do shit about it. Close it up. Throw it back in the trunk. Everybody go home. Have some pumpin pie, warm apple cider...
- Detective Trupo: I got a better idea, or would you rather me throw you and your brother in the fuckin' river?
- Frank Lucas: Or, would you...” (continue)(continue reading)