American Gangster quotes

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An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.

Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson (article)
Production: Universal Pictures
Year: 2007
MetaScore: 76/100
ImdbRating: 7.8
BoxOffice: $130,127,620
Released: 02 Nov 2007
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 35 nominations.

59 Clips & Quotes

Ya are what ya are in this world - American Gangster 00:29 Ya are what ya are in this world It's got enemies - American Gangster 00:27 It's got enemies The most important thing in business is honesty - American Gangster 00:24 The most important thing in business is honesty The man I worked for - American Gangster 02:03 The man I worked for What is that you got on - American Gangster 01:06 What is that you got on It's not in my best interest to say this Frank - American Gangster 00:28 It's not in my best interest to say this Frank Knocking it off - American Gangster 01:28 Knocking it off Frank Lucas don't run from nobody - American Gangster 00:22 Frank Lucas don't run from nobody It's public speaking - American Gangster 00:20 It's public speaking Ya understand - American Gangster 00:34 Ya understand What are you saying - American Gangster 02:53 What are you saying You got any holy water - American Gangster 00:20 You got any holy water What's this - American Gangster 00:54 What's this Get in line - American Gangster 00:34 Get in line I got Harlem - American Gangster 00:21 I got Harlem In front of everybody - American Gangster 00:22 In front of everybody North Carolina - American Gangster 03:32 North Carolina All right - American Gangster 01:48 All right This is the problem - American Gangster 02:01 This is the problem It employs too many people - American Gangster 00:42 It employs too many people Simple Simon ass motherfuckers - American Gangster 00:13 Simple Simon ass motherfuckers Why they all naked - American Gangster 00:30 Why they all naked What do you think of monopolies - American Gangster 06:23 What do you think of monopolies That's right - American Gangster 00:45 That's right Like a shepherd - American Gangster 00:57 Like a shepherd Is that true - American Gangster 00:30 Is that true What are we gonna do about this - American Gangster 01:06 What are we gonna do about this What do you want - American Gangster 00:27 What do you want You don't know - American Gangster 01:01 You don't know I asked you - American Gangster 00:47 I asked you This is the newly formed Essex County narcotics squad - American Gangster 01:19 This is the newly formed Essex County narcotics squad That's not the problem - American Gangster 00:55 That's not the problem How would you get it into the States - American Gangster 00:48 How would you get it into the States Even a fool gets to be young once - American Gangster 00:14 Even a fool gets to be young once I ain't goin' nowhere - American Gangster 00:24 I ain't goin' nowhere You know what it says - American Gangster 00:22 You know what it says Happy Thanksgiving - American Gangster 00:11 Happy Thanksgiving I got possession - American Gangster 01:39 I got possession When was the last time I was in New Jersey - American Gangster 01:10 When was the last time I was in New Jersey Or it was a rival - American Gangster 00:52 Or it was a rival Joe Louis shook his hand - American Gangster 00:29 Joe Louis shook his hand I'm a leper - American Gangster 00:33 I'm a leper They basically control the market with it - American Gangster 00:47 They basically control the market with it Who can live like that - American Gangster 00:32 Who can live like that What you want - American Gangster 01:37 What you want Bumpy ain't hardly ever go out no more - American Gangster 00:55 Bumpy ain't hardly ever go out no more But he wasn't white man rich - American Gangster 00:23 But he wasn't white man rich Who does he work for - American Gangster 00:47 Who does he work for Why would you trust these people - American Gangster 00:41 Why would you trust these people Check your property - American Gangster 00:11 Check your property If you want - American Gangster 00:26 If you want We need to keep this cash cow alive - American Gangster 00:14 We need to keep this cash cow alive They will catch up with you - American Gangster 00:17 They will catch up with you This is the French connection dope - American Gangster 00:56 This is the French connection dope You want to be like Nicky - American Gangster 00:28 You want to be like Nicky What are you talking about - American Gangster 01:27 What are you talking about Understand what I'm saying - American Gangster 00:29 Understand what I'm saying What the fuck is a microwave - American Gangster 00:13 What the fuck is a microwave They can't trust - American Gangster 00:10 They can't trust

Cast

Frank Lucas - Denzel Washington
Richie Roberts - Russell Crowe
Huey Lucas - Chiwetel Ejiofor
Detective Trupo - Josh Brolin
Lou Toback - Ted Levine
Freddie Spearman - John Hawkes
Alfonse Abruzzo - Yul Vazquez
Jimmy Zee - Malcolm Goodwin
Mama Lucas - Ruby Dee
Laurie Roberts - Carla Gugino
Michael Roberts - Skyler Fortgang
Javier J. Rivera - John Ortiz
Nicky Barnes - Cuba Gooding Jr.
Dominic Cattano - Armand Assante
Mrs. Dominic Cattano - Kathleen Garrett
Charlie Williams - Joe Morton
Joey Sadano - Ritchie Coster
Joe Louis - Bari K. Willerford
Tango - Idris Elba
Turner Lucas - Common
Melvin Lucas - Warner Miller
Terrence Lucas - Albert Jones
Dexter Lucas - J. Kyle Manzay
Redtop - Melissia Hill
Darlynn - Quisha Saunders
Campizi - Kevin Corrigan
McCann - Robert Funaro
Rossi - Jon Polito
Banker - Tom O'Rourke
Police Captain - Robert C. Kirk
2-Star General - Tom Stearns
Richie's Attorney - KaDee Strickland
Judge James Racine (as John Devries) - Jon DeVries
Bailiff - Jim R. Coleman
Laurie's Attorney - Lee Shepard
Mike Sobota - Gavin Grazer
Social Worker - Linda Powell
Paramedic - Roxanne Amandez
Detective in Morgue - Norman Reedus
Stewardess - Pierra Francesca
Detective at Party - Eddie Rouse
Real Estate Broker (as Mary Ann Urbano) - Maryann Urbano
Serviceman in Cafe - Cedric Sanders
Serviceman in Cafe - Jason Veasey
Army Captain - Roosevelt Davis
US Attorney - Roger Bart
White Kid - Eric Silver
Tango Bodyguard - Mitchell Green
Tango's Woman - Saycon Sengbloh
Tough Teenager - Conor Romero
Tough Teenager - Daniel Hilt
Tough Teenager - Daniel Farcher
Civilian Cleaning Staff - David Spearman
Civilian Cleaning Staff - Maurice Ballard
TV Newscaster - Paul Doherty
Baptist Minister (as William Tate) - William C. Tate
Frank's Lawyer - George Lee Miles
Bailiff - Jason Furlani
Reporter on TV - Chris McKinney
Chinese General - Ric Young
Army Colonel - David Wayne Britton
Medical Examiner - Tommy Guiffre
Paramedic - Laurence Lowry
Army Captain - Dan Moran
Charlene - Marjorie Johnson
FBI Agent - Larry Mitchell
Private Doctor - Chuck Cooper
Law School Professor - Kevin Geer
Judge - Sam Freed
Chemist - Joey Klein
4th Amigo (as Scotty Dillin) - Scott Dillin
Funk Band Singer - Anthony Hamilton
Assistant Prosecutor (as Sarah Hudnut) - Sarah Hudnut Brody
Metal Door Worker - Jeff Greene
Drug Dealer - Tyson Hall
Drug Dealer - Kirt Harding
Drug Dealer - Bryant Pearson
Mechanic (as Alfredo Luis Santos) - Al Santos
Dealer (as William Hudson) - Lil Chuuch
Casket Loader - Dylan Gallagher
Narc Officer (as Jehan-Pierre Vassau) - Jehan-Pierre 'The Preacher' Vassau
Narc Officer (as Dawn A. Douglas) - Dawn Douglas
Cop in Narc Headquarters - Robbie Neigeborn
Man Arrested in Elevator - Clinton Lowe
Head Wedding Photographer - Wilhelm Lewis
Deacon - James Hunter
Deacon - Neville White
Prison Guard - Lonnie Gaetano
Officer Walsh - Jeff Mantel
The Proctor - Serena Joan Springle
Judge - Ron Piretti
Announcer - Nino Del Buono
Referee (as Arthur M. Mercante) - Arthur Mercante
Policeman - Panama Redd
Piano Player - Robert Wiggins
Smalls Patron - Fab 5 Freddy
Store Manager - Jonah Denizard
Mounted Policeman - Steve McAuliff
Dancer - Karen Adisson
Dancer (as Cicely Daniels) - Cicily Daniels
Dancer (as Andrea Rose Edmead) - Andrea Edmead
Dancer (as Celestina Henry) - Celestine Rae
Dancer (as Luam Keflezghi) - Luam Keflezgy
Dancer (as Monique Lea) - Monique Gall
Dancer - Tamara Marrow
Dancer (as Shannon McMillan) - Shannon MacMillan
Dancer - Kesha Nichols
Dancer - Krista Saab
Dancer - Luis Salgado
Dancer (as Carlos Sierra-Lopez) - Carlos Sierra Lopez
Dancer (as LaTonya Tolbert) - Latonya Tolbert
Singer - Sandra Park
Spectator - Brian Albanese
Cop in Squad Room - Mauricio Alexander
Narc Squad Detective - Brian Keith Allen
Army Soldier - Tony Terrell Alston
Woman at the Club - Andrea Barnett
Wilt Chamberlain - Fred Benjamin
Thug #4 - Ephraim Benton
Spectator - Aj Billions
Neighborhood Man - Lloyd Booker
Pvt First Class Ward - Taylor Brandon
Red Carpet Walker - Myo Campbell
Bartender - Dj Nino Carta
Restaurant Ambassador - Kal Cauthen
Checker Player - Daniel R. Cooper
Narc Officer in Hallway - J.W. Cortes
Student taking bar exam - Tom Coughlin
Soldier - Dono Cunningham
Frank McNamara - Cris D'Annunzio
Hustler - Ernest Dancy
Nicky Barnes Bodyguard - Makeia Davis
Undercover Cop - Michael Den Dekker
Nicky's Girl - Ev Depaolis
Soldier - Mark DiConzo
Club Dancer - Monique Dupree
Housing Resident - Brian Edwards
Club Dancer - Sharlene Falls
Cop in Squad Car - Mark Falvo
Gangster at Funeral - Joseph Ferrante
Bridesmaid - Wanda Ferreiras
Hallway Guy - Eddie Goines
Soldier - Jeremy Good
Drug Room Door Security - Kelvin Hale
1971 Penthouse Party Guest - Johnathan Hallgrey
Mechanic Drug Dealer - Gabriel Hansen
Kid Gangster #1 - Jermel Howard
Bookie / Soldier - Hristo Hristov
Lucas - Drug Enforcer - Brevard Hudson
Nicky Barnes Right Hand Man - Joe James
Rock Star - Ali-Frazier Match - Mark A. Keeton
Pedestrian - Khafre King
Frank Lucas Bodyguard - Atif Lanier
Elevator Mom with Kids - Nikolett Lemmon
Harlem Junkie - Tina Lorraine
Nicky Barnes' Guy - Shawn Luckey
Dying Junkie - Racheline Maltese
Bystander - Nick Mastromarco
Marie Saldano - Frances Mignano
Baseball Player - Ismaelpeter Casillas Nelson
Bartender - Walter Wiz Nichols
Gangster - Robert Nicotra
Self (archive footage) - Richard Nixon
Newark Detective - Daniel Nugent
Muhammad Ali Trainer - Richard O'Brien
Muhammad Ali - Jerrod Paige
Smalls Patron - Michelle Joan Papillion
Mobster - Artie Pasquale
Factory Worker - Tasha Perri
Building Maintenance Guy - Kevin Pinassi
Drug Addict - Anthony Pittman
Mobster - Nick Poltoranin
Gangster - Bartolo Raffaele
Maid of Honor - Paula Rittie
Narc Detective - Enrique Sebastian Rivas
Elevator Kid with Mom and Sister - Germir Robinson
Teenage Vandal - Louis Rosario
Army Soldier - Niko Rusakov
Corrupt Undercover Detective - Vincent James Russo
Bookkeeper - Billy Smith
Nicky's Girl - Aija Terauda
Street Kid - Karl Thwaites
Wilt Chamberlain's Girl / Waitress - Brigid Turner
Diana Ross - Tammy Vaughn
Skeet Shoot Handler - Philippe Vonlanthen
Smalls Doorman - Julian Walker
Detective Reynolds - Adrain Washington
MSG Spectator - Craig Weintraub
Bumpy Johnson - Clarence Williams III
Trupo's Detective in Library - Brad Lee Wind
Photographer - Ray Wineteer
Funeral Mourner - Dolores Winn
Moses Jones -
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