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Writers (WGA):
Steven Zaillian (written by)
Mark Jacobson (article)
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Release Date:
2 November 2007 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
There are two sides to the American dream.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 30 nominations See more »
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A great homage to the American cinema of the seventies and a paradoxical appraisal of American black culture See more (440 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Denzel Washington ... Frank Lucas

Russell Crowe ... Richie Roberts

Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Huey Lucas

Josh Brolin ... Detective Trupo

Lymari Nadal ... Eva

Ted Levine ... Lou Toback

Roger Guenveur Smith ... Nate

John Hawkes ... Freddie Spearman

RZA ... Moses Jones

Yul Vazquez ... Alfonso Abruzzo

Malcolm Goodwin ... Jimmy Zee

Ruby Dee ... Mama Lucas

Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Doc

Carla Gugino ... Laurie Roberts

Skyler Fortgang ... Michael Roberts

John Ortiz ... Javier J. Rivera

Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Nicky Barnes

Armand Assante ... Dominic Cattano

Kathleen Garrett ... Mrs. Dominic Cattano

Joe Morton ... Charlie Williams

Ritchie Coster ... Joey Sadano
Bari K. Willerford ... Joe Louis

Idris Elba ... Tango

Common ... Turner Lucas
Warner Miller ... Melvin Lucas

Albert Jones ... Terrence Lucas
J. Kyle Manzay ... Dexter Lucas

T.I. ... Stevie Lucas (as Tip Harris)
Melissia Hill ... Redtop

Quisha Saunders ... Darlynn

Kevin Corrigan ... Campizi

Robert Funaro ... McCann

Jon Polito ... Rossi

Tom O'Rourke ... Banker

Robert C. Kirk ... Police Captain
Tom Stearns ... 2-Star General

KaDee Strickland ... Richie's Attorney (as Kadee Strickland)
Jon DeVries ... Judge James Racine (as John Devries)

Jim R. Coleman ... Bailiff
Lee Shepard ... Laurie's Attorney (as Lee Shepherd)

Gavin Grazer ... Mike Sobota

Linda Powell ... Social Worker

Roxanne Amandez ... Paramedic

Norman Reedus ... Detective in Morgue
Pierra Francesca ... Stewardess

Eddie Rouse ... Detective at Party
Maryann Urbano ... Real Estate Broker (as Mary Ann Urbano)

Cedric Sanders ... Serviceman in Cafe
Jason Veasey ... Serviceman in Cafe
Roosevelt Davis ... Army Captain

Roger Bart ... US Attorney

Eric Silver ... White Kid
Mitchell Green ... Tango Bodyguard

Saycon Sengbloh ... Tango's Woman

Conor Romero ... Tough Teenager
Daniel Hilt ... Tough Teenager
Daniel Farcher ... Tough Teenager
David Spearman ... Civilian Cleaning Staff
Maurice Ballard ... Civilian Cleaning Staff
Paul Doherty ... TV Newscaster
William C. Tate ... Baptist Minister (as William Tate)
George Lee Miles ... Frank's Lawyer

Jason Furlani ... Bailiff

Chris McKinney ... Reporter on TV

Ric Young ... Chinese General
David Wayne Britton ... Army Colonel

Tommy Guiffre ... Medical Examiner
Laurence Lowry ... Paramedic

Dan Moran ... Army Captain
Marjorie Johnson ... Charlene

Larry Mitchell ... FBI Agent

Chuck Cooper ... Private Doctor
Kevin Geer ... Law School Professor

Chance Kelly ... MP

Hamilton Clancy ... Seller
Sam Freed ... Judge

Joey Klein ... Chemist

Scott Dillin ... 4th Amigo (as Scotty Dillin)

Anthony Hamilton ... Funk Band Singer
Sarah Hudnut ... Assistant Prosecutor
Jeff Greene ... Metal Door Worker

Tyson Hall ... Drug Dealer
Kirt Harding ... Drug Dealer

Bryant Pearson ... Drug Dealer

Al Santos ... Mechanic (as Alfredo Luis Santos)

Lil Chuuch ... Dealer
Christopher A. Sawyer ... Dealer
Dylan Gallagher ... Casket Loader
Jehan-Pierre 'The Preacher' Vassau ... Narc Officer (as Jehan-Pierre Vassau)

Dawn Douglas ... Narc Officer (as Dawn A. Douglas)
Robbie Neigeborn ... Cop in Narc Headquarters
Clinton Lowe ... Man Arrested in Elevator

Wilhelm Lewis ... Head Wedding Photographer
James Hunter ... Deacon

Neville White ... Deacon
Lonnie Gaetano ... Prison Guard
Jeff Mantel ... Officer Walsh
Serena Joan Springle ... The Proctor
Ron Piretti ... Judge
Nino Del Buono ... Announcer
Arthur Mercante ... Referee (as Arthur M. Mercante)

Panama Redd ... Policeman
Robert Wiggins ... Piano Player

Fab 5 Freddy ... Smalls Patron
Jonah Denizard ... Store Manager
Steve McAuliff ... Mounted Policeman
Fatima Robinson ... Dancer
Karen Adisson ... Dancer
Autavia Bailey ... Dancer
Candyce Barnes ... Dancer
Janelle Cambridge ... Dancer
Cicily Daniels ... Dancer (as Cicely Daniels)
Andrea Edmead ... Dancer (as Andrea Rose Edmead)
Ortos J. Gutierrez ... Dancer

Celestine Rae ... Dancer (as Celestina Henry)
Luam Keflezgy ... Dancer (as Luam Keflezghi)

Monique Lea-Gall ... Dancer (as Monique Lea)
Flavia Tamara Livolsi ... Dancer
Tamara Marrow ... Dancer

Shannon MacMillan ... Dancer (as Shannon McMillan)
Jonathan Medero ... Dancer
Marielys Molina ... Dancer

Kesha Nichols ... Dancer
Nefertiti Robinson ... Dancer
Krista Saab ... Dancer

Luis Salgado ... Dancer
Carlos Sierra Lopez ... Dancer (as Carlos Sierra-Lopez)
Latonya Tolbert ... Dancer (as LaTonya Tolbert)
Sandra Park ... Singer
Yuri Kamino-Fennell ... Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Albanese ... Spectator (uncredited)
Jonathan Aldridge ... Spectator (uncredited)
Mauricio Alexander ... Cop in Squad Room (uncredited)
Ephraim Benton ... Thug #4 (uncredited)
Myo Campbell ... Red Carpet Walker (uncredited)

Ismael Peter Casillas III ... Baseball Player (uncredited)

Kal Cauthen ... Restaurant Ambassador (uncredited)

John Cenatiempo ... Cop #1 (uncredited)

Daniel R Cooper ... Checker Player (uncredited)

J.W. Cortes ... Narc Officer in Hallway (uncredited)

Cris D'Annunzio ... Frank McNamara (uncredited)

Ernest Dancy ... Hustler (uncredited)

Michael Den Dekker ... Undercover Cop (uncredited)

Mark DiConzo ... Soldier (uncredited)

Kevin Van Doorslaer ... Student (uncredited)

Monique Dupree ... Club Dancer (uncredited)

Sharlene Falls ... Club Dancer (uncredited)

Joseph Ferrante ... Gangster at Funeral (uncredited)
Wanda Ferreiras ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)

Eddie Goines ... Hallway Guy (uncredited)

Anthony L. Gurino ... Soldier (uncredited)

Kelvin Hale ... Drug room door security (uncredited)

Johnathan Hallgrey ... 1971 Penthouse Party Guest (uncredited)

Jermel Howard ... Kid gangster #1 (uncredited)

Hristo Hristov ... Bookie / Soldier (uncredited)
Brevard Hudson ... Lucas - Drug Enforcer (uncredited)

Joe James ... Nicky Barnes Right Hand Man (uncredited)
Mark A. Keeton ... Rock Star - Ali-Frazier Match (uncredited)

Atif Lanier ... Frank Lucas Bodyguard (uncredited)
Tina Lorraine ... Harlem Junkie (uncredited)

Shawn Luckey ... Nicky Barnes' Guy (uncredited)
Racheline Maltese ... Dying Junkie (uncredited)

Nick Mastromarco ... Bystander (uncredited)

Frances Mignano ... Marie Saldano (uncredited)

Robert Nicotra ... Gangster (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Daniel Nugent ... Newark Detective (uncredited)

Jerrod Paige ... Muhammad Ali (uncredited)
Michelle Joan Papillion ... Smalls Patron (uncredited)

Artie Pasquale ... Mobster (uncredited)
Tasha Perri ... Factory Worker (uncredited)

Kevin Pinassi ... Building Maintenance Guy (uncredited)

Nick Poltoranin ... Mobster (uncredited)
Bartolo Raffaele ... Gangster (uncredited)
Paula Rittie ... Maid of Honor (uncredited)
Enrique Sebastian Rivas ... Narc Detective (uncredited)

Germir Robinson ... Elevator Kid with Mom and Sister (uncredited)
Louis Rosario ... Teenage Vandal (uncredited)
Vincent James Russo ... Corrupt Undercover Detective (uncredited)

Aija Terauda ... Nicky's Girl (uncredited)
Karl Thwaites ... Street Kid (uncredited)

Brigid Turner ... Wilt Chamberlain's Girl / Waitress (uncredited)

Evelyn Vaccaro ... Nicky's Girl (uncredited)
Tacuma Vanterpool ... Junkie (uncredited)
Philippe Vonlanthen ... Skeet Shoot Handler (uncredited)

Julian Walker ... Smalls Doorman (uncredited)

Adrian Washington ... Detective Reynolds (uncredited)
Craig Weintraub ... MSG Spectator (uncredited)

Clarence Williams III ... Bumpy Johnson (uncredited)

Ray Wineteer ... Photographer (uncredited)

Dolores Winn ... Funeral Mourner (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ridley Scott 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Steven Zaillian (written by)

Mark Jacobson (article "The Return of Superfly")

Produced by
Sarah Bowen .... co-producer
Michael Costigan .... executive producer
Jonathan Filley .... co-producer
Brian Grazer .... producer
Branko Lustig .... executive producer
Nicholas Pileggi .... executive producer
Ridley Scott .... producer
James Whitaker .... executive producer (as Jim Whitaker)
Steven Zaillian .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Marc Streitenfeld 
 
Cinematography by
Harris Savides (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Pietro Scalia 
 
Casting by
Avy Kaufman 
 
Production Design by
Arthur Max 
 
Art Direction by
Nicholas Lundy 
 
Set Decoration by
Leslie E. Rollins  (as Leslie Rollins)
Beth A. Rubino 
 
Costume Design by
Janty Yates 
 
Makeup Department
Belinda Anderson .... assistant hair stylist
Jutiporn 'Pie' Aranyaputi .... makeup artist: Thailand (as Pie Arunyaphuti)
Qodi Armstrong .... assistant hair stylist: second unit
John Caglione Jr. .... makeup artist: Mr. Crowe
Carol 'Ci Ci' Campbell .... key hair stylist: second unit (as Cici Campbell)
Larry M. Cherry .... hair stylist: Mr. Washington
Carl Fullerton .... makeup artist: Mr. Washington
Watana Garum .... department head makeup: Thailand (as Geng Garum)
Don Kozma .... assistant makeup artist
Bernadette Mazur .... department head makeup
Diana Sikes .... hair stylist: Mr. Crowe
Dina Sliwak .... makeup artist
Maneerath Vijob .... department head hair (as Tom Vijob)
Kenneth Walker .... department head hair
Supakarn Yindee .... hair stylist: Thailand (as Pui Yindee)
Bert Reo Anderson .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Brian Badie .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Robin Day .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Robin Day .... wig stylist (uncredited)
Felice Diamond .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Christine Domaniecki .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Christine Fennell .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Valerie Gladstone-Appel .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Lorraine Godfrey .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Thom Gonzales .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Paula Kelly .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Tina LaSpina .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Linda Lazar .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Craig Lindberg .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Craig Lyman .... makeup supervisor: background (uncredited)
Craig Lyman .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Nzingha .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Susan Schectar .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Vincent Schicchi .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Linda Schonning .... additional hair stylist: crowd (uncredited)
Michael R. Thomas .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Taurance F. Williams .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Leo Won .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jonathan Filley .... unit production manager
Teresa Kelly .... post-production supervisor
Branko Lustig .... unit production manager
Piya Pestonji .... production manager: Thailand
Santa Pestonji .... production supervisor: Thailand
Lyn Pinezich .... production supervisor
Sean T. Stratton .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Noreen R. Cheleden .... second assistant director
Apichart Chusakul .... first assistant director: Thailand (as Muek Jusakul)
Betsy Friedman .... second assistant director: second unit (as Betsy Friedman-Palmieri)
Greg Gilman .... additional second assistant director
Kali R. Harrison .... second second assistant director (as Kali Harrison)
Jason Hightower .... dga trainee
Christo Morse .... first assistant director: second unit
Darin Rivetti .... first assistant director
Phattana Sansumran .... third assistant director: Thailand (as Na Sansumran)
Nick Vanderpool .... second second assistant director: second unit
Veeranand Vanijaka .... second assistant director: Thailand (as Kong Vanijaka)
Alexander Witt .... second unit director
Guy Efrat .... additional second second assistant director (uncredited)
Aaron D. Forste .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Nate Grubb .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Lawrence Amanuel .... lead greensman
Peter Baran .... assistant art director
Charley Beal .... assistant art director (as Charles V. Beal)
Roland Brooks .... charge scenic artist
Garf Brown .... scenic artist
Peter Bundrick .... head carpenter
Patrice Canfield Longo .... set dresser (as Patricia Canfield-Longo)
Deborah Canfield .... set dresser (as Debbie Canfield)
Kelly Canfield .... set dresser (as T. Kelly Canfield)
Philip Canfield .... leadman (as Phil Canfield)
Stephen H. Carter .... assistant art director
Carolyn Cartwright .... assistant set decorator
Paul Cheponis .... assistant set decorator
Eric Cheripka .... assistant property master
Lek Chaiyan Chunsuttiwat .... art director: Thailand (as Lek Chunsuttiwat)
Jim Cook .... set dresser
Kaem Coughlin .... scenic artist: secomd unit (as K.M. Coughlin)
Ruth Deleon .... on-set dresser (as Ruth Ann DeLeon)
Thierno Diallo .... set decorating production assistant
Tara DiGerlando .... art department production assistant
Liza Donatelli .... property assistant
Maus Drechsler .... assistant props (as Ana Katharina Drechsler)
Cyd Fenwick .... scenic artist
Chris Ferraro .... set dresser (as Christopher Ferraro)
Ed Ferraro .... standby carpenter: second unit (as Eddie Ferraro)
Kelly Foley-Devitt .... scenic artist
Emily Gaunt .... camera scenic
Peter Gelfman .... property master
Gordon Gertsen .... additional set dresser
Scott Gertsen .... foreman (as K. Scott Gertsen)
Scott Getzinger .... props
Alison Gilham .... scenic artist
Anthony Gonzalez .... on set dresser: second unit
W. Steven Graham .... assistant art director (as Steven Graham)
Greco .... set dresser
Robert Griffon Jr. .... picture car coordinator (as Bob Griffon)
Tim Grimes .... assistant property master: second unit
Damon Hahn .... set dresser
Matthew Hansel .... scenic artist (as Matt Hansel)
Chris Heaps .... set dresser
Richard Hebrank .... construction coordinator (as Rich Hebrank)
Julia G. Hickman .... art department coordinator
Richard Hoppe .... set dresser (as Richard K. Hoppe)
Doug Huszti .... assistant art director (as Douglas Ruszti)
Caroline Irons .... scenic artist
Kevin Jackson .... set dresser
Peak Jeanphetch .... construction foreman: Thailand
Brian Jones .... set dresser
Vasu Kantatham .... construction coordinator: Thailand (as A-Vasu Kantatham)
Derrick Kardos .... graphic artist
Susan Kaufman .... assistant set decorator
Greg Kester .... art department production assistant
Hinju Kim .... assistant art director
Sonja Klaus .... set decorator: Thailand
Erik Knight .... set decorating coordinator
Julie Marr .... scenic artist
Dawn Masi .... graphic artist
Jennifer Massi .... set decorating production assistant
Alexandra Mazur .... assistant set decorator (as Alex Mazur)
Robin McAllister .... property master: second unit (as Robin Voth)
Charles E. McCarry .... assistant art director
Jeffrey D. McDonald .... assistant art director
John McDonnell .... assistant picture car coordinator
Edward Menashy .... props
Catherine Miller .... additional set dresser
Michael Miller .... key construction grip
Douglas A. Mowat .... assistant set decorator (as Douglas Mowat)
Rob Muia .... art department production assistant (as Robert Muia)
Kia Pakornchaikul .... construction foreman: Thailand
Robert Paquette .... set dresser
Beer Phetchdee .... associate art director: Thailand
Marc Anthony Polizzi .... scenic artist (as Anthony Polizzi)
John Pollard .... assistant art director
John Ralbovsky .... scenic foreman (as John A. Ralbovsky)
Wang Rattanasirivanich .... associate art director: Thailand
William E. Redd .... sign shop foreman
Gail Reilly .... additional set dresser
Steven Richetts .... scenic artist (as Steve Richetts)
Sarah Riggs .... picture car assistant
Lawrence Robinson .... scenic artist (as R. Lawrence Robinson)
Giovanni Rodriguez .... scenic artist
Katherine Rondeau .... scenic artist
Kathrine Rondeau .... scenic artist
Sam Rosedietcher .... greensman
Amy Safhay .... lead greensman
Sorayuth Sagrikananda .... art department coordinator: Thailand (as Nam Sagrikananda)
Diana Salzburg .... assistant set decorator
Karl Shefelman .... storyboard artist
Chris Shriver .... assistant art director
Koi Sinlapachan .... leadman: Thailand
Paul Steinberg .... key construction electric
Carol Suchy .... scenic artist
Gob Tangtham .... set decorator: Thailand
Joy Thongprachan .... assistant set decorator: Thailand
Sylvia Trapanese .... scenic artist
Omar Vaid .... additional set dresser
War Waruttamangkoon .... leadman: Thailand
Terry Wells .... property master: Thailand
Alyssa Winter .... assistant set decorator
John Wolanczyk .... scenic artist
Madeline Austin-Kulat .... art department intern (uncredited)
Jasmine E. Ballou .... set dresser (uncredited)
Nattavut Buranakij .... stand-by props: Thailand (uncredited)
Nate Cohen .... art department intern (uncredited)
Kaem Coughlin .... assistant camera scenic: first unit (uncredited)
Jen Day .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Miguel De Jesus .... industrial shop person (uncredited)
Daniel Geary .... carpenter (uncredited)
Apache Gonzalez .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jorge Luis Gonzalez .... key scenic industrial (uncredited)
Ken Goodstein .... greensman (uncredited)
Luke Malloy .... greens (uncredited)
Ramona Messina .... picture cars assistant (uncredited)
Sorayuk Mookleemas .... stand-by props (uncredited)
Christine Moosher .... buyer (uncredited)
Don O'Reilly .... greens department (uncredited)
Randy L. Parisian .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Eric Pastore .... set dresser (uncredited)
Leetal Platt .... art intern (uncredited)
Chidchanok Plodripu .... action vehicle: Thailand (uncredited)
Boonsong Promjarune .... painter (uncredited)
Max Sherwood .... set dresser (uncredited)
Andrew Spagnoli .... set dresser (uncredited)
Joanna Tillman .... art intern (uncredited)
Greg Voth .... graphic artist: props (uncredited)
Lance R. Walters .... set dresser (uncredited)
Joel Weaver .... props: second unit (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Christopher Assells .... sound effects editor
Karen Baker Landers .... co-supervising sound editor
Bob Beemer .... sound re-recording mixer
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Jim Caruana .... engineer
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor (as Dino R. Dimuro)
Per Hallberg .... supervising sound editor
Dan Hegeman .... sound effects editor (as Daniel Hegeman)
Chris Hogan .... adr editor (as Christopher W. Hogan)
Charles R. Hunt .... production sound mixer: second uhit (as Charles Hunt)
Craig S. Jaeger .... supervising foley editor
Chris Jargo .... supervising adr editor
Craig Kyllonen .... ADR recordist
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
George Leong .... boom operator
Howard London .... adr mixer
Kimaree Long .... dialog editor
Jen McLaughlin .... boom operator: second unit
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist
Scott Morgan .... foley recordist
Philip D. Morrill .... assistant sound editor
Richard Murphy .... production sound mixer: second uhit
Douglas Murray .... adr mixer (as Doug Murray)
Tony Negrete .... assistant sound editor (as Tony R. Negrete)
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Michelle Pazer .... adr editor
Schavaria Reeves .... utility sound
John Roesch .... foley artist
William Sarokin .... production sound mixer
Frederick H. Stahly .... dialogue editor
Peter Staubli .... sound effects editor
Jon Title .... sound effects editor
David Young .... audio engineer (as David M. Young)
Eddie Bydalek .... sound mix technician (uncredited)
Mik Cribben .... sound: second unit (uncredited)
Xavier Horan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Michael Bird .... special effects foreman
Connie Brink .... special effects coordinator (as Conrad Brink Sr.)
Edward Drohan IV .... special effects technician (as Edward A. Drohan IV)
Ittipol Kaweprapurt .... special effects technician: Thailand (as Ex Ittipol)
Sarawut Moonpol .... special effects senior technician: Thailand (as M. Moonpool)
Wiroj Nuansri .... special effects senior technician: Thailand (as Roj Nuansri)
Watcharachai Panichsuk Sam .... special effects supervisor: Thailand (as Samson Panichsuk)
Kevin Zack .... special effects technician
Phillip Beck .... unit coordinator (uncredited)
Herbert Blank .... special effects armourer: Thailand (uncredited)
Doug Facciponti .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Peter Regnier .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Matt Vogel .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
John Cairns .... compositor: Gray Matter FX
Monika Chvatikova .... visual effects coordinator: Gray Matter FX
Ashley Clark .... visual effects producer: Gray Matter FX
Dick Edwards .... visual effects producer: Invisible Effects
Eric Jordan .... systems administrator: Gray Matter FX
Myung Kim .... compositor: Gray Matter FX
Myung Kim .... rotoscope artist: Gray Matter FX
Colin Liggett .... lead compositor: Gray Matter FX
Margaux Mackay .... supervising visual effects producer: Gray Matter FX
Gray Marshall .... visual effects supervisor: Gray Matter FX
Manuel Plank-Jorge .... matte painter: Invisible Effects
Christian Severin .... cg artist: Gray Matter FX
Wesley Sewell .... visual effects supervisor
Trent Shumway .... lead compositor: Gray Matter FX
Kathryn Bolt .... senior compositor (uncredited)
S. Kai Bovaird .... digital artist (uncredited)
Sarah Coatts .... visual effects producer: main title sequence: yU+co. (uncredited)
Christopher Cram .... visual effects associate producer (uncredited)
Diego Galtieri .... matchmove artist (uncredited)
Brian Hanable .... digital effects compositor: Pacific Title (uncredited)
Mattana Suthammasa .... visual effect assistant: Thailand (uncredited)
 
Stunts
G.A. Aguilar .... stunt coordinator (as George Aguilar)
Bill Anagnos .... stunt performer
Roy T. Anderson .... stunt performer
Chris Barnes .... stunt performer
Jonathan Baston .... stunt performer
Joseph Baston .... stunt performer
Philip C. Beck Jr. .... stunt performer (as Philip Beck Jr.)
Bobby Beckles .... stunt performer
Jill Brown .... stunt performer
Scott Burik .... stunt performer
Jared Burke .... stunt performer
Nicole Callender .... stunt performer
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunt performer
John Cenatiempo .... stunt performer
Victor Chan .... stunt performer
Rory Clarke .... stunt double: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Lisa Cohen .... stunt performer
Bob Colletti .... stunt performer
Blaise Corrigan .... stunt performer
William Cote .... stunt performer (as William Cote Kruschwitz)
Douglas Crosby .... stunt performer
Cris D'Annunzio .... stunt performer
Peter Epstein .... stunt performer
James Francis II .... stunt performer
Aja Frary .... stunt double: Lymari Nadal
Jason Garcia .... stunt performer
Jeffrey Lee Gibson .... stunt performer
Eddie Goines .... stunt performer (as Eddie Goins)
Gabriel Hansen .... stunt performer
Hollis Hill .... stunt performer
Cheryl Lewis .... stunt performer
David S. Lomax .... stunt performer (as David Lomax)
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunt performer
Curtis Lyons .... stunt performer
Daniel Maldonado .... stunt performer
Paul Marini .... stunt performer
Tim McAdams .... stunt performer
Devon McKenzie .... stunt performer
Corey McKinney Jr. .... stunt performer
Angela Meryl .... stunt performer
Kimberly Shannon Murphy .... stunt performer (as Kimberly Murphy)
Malcolm Murray .... stunt performer
Janet Paparazzo .... stunt performer
Christopher Place .... stunt performer
Thomas Place .... stunt performer (as Tom Place)
Dave Pope .... stunt performer (as David Pope)
Stephen A. Pope .... co-stunt coordinator (as Stephen Pope)
Robert Powell .... stunt performer
Jodi Michelle Pynn .... stunt performer (as Jodi Pynn)
Sean Ringgold .... stunt performer
J.C. Robaina .... stunt performer
Jeremy Sample .... stunt performer
Jason Silvis .... stunt performer
Derrick Simmons .... stunt performer
Manny Siverio .... stunt performer
Billy Smith .... stunt performer
Brian Smyj .... stunt performer
Erik Solky .... stunt performer
Jay Spadaro .... stunt performer
D.J. Surgent .... stunt performer
Aaron Vexler .... stunt performer
Caroline Vexler .... stunt performer
Jeff Ward .... stunt performer
Copes White .... stunt performer
Gus Williams .... stunt performer (as Gus G. Williams)
Jacob Williams .... stunt performer
Jared Williams .... stunt performer
Christiana Zephir .... stunt performer
Christiana Blain .... stunts (uncredited)
John Cenatiempo .... stunt driver (uncredited)
John Cenatiempo .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Erik Solky .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Caroline Vexler .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tamura Bakr .... lamp operator (as Tamu-ra Bakr)
Matt Blades .... key grip: second unit
Eric Boncher .... lamp operator
Peter Bulavinetz .... grip
Ronald Burke .... dolly grip (as Ron Burke)
Geb Byers .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Jeb Byers)
Travis Cadalzo .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Travis Cadalzo .... second assistant camera: steadicam
Michael Cambria .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
David M. Carr .... rigging best boy grip (as David Carr)
Sean Cassidy .... grip
Fred Cohen .... construction electric (as Frederick Cohen)
Alisa M. Colley .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Alicia Colley)
Devin Donegan .... video assist: second unit
David M. Dunlap .... camera operator: "c" camera
Edwin Effrein .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Eddie Effrein)
Edwin Effrein .... first assistant camera: steadicam (as Eddie Effrein)
Greg Finkel .... second assistant camera (as Gregory Finkel)
McCord Fitzsimmons .... video assist operator
Kevin Flynn .... rigging key grip
Richie Ford .... rigging gaffer (as Richard Ford)
Don Glen .... dolly grip
Gerald Gloster .... grip
Gob .... steadicam operator: Thailand
Scott Gregoire .... lamp operator
Joseph Grimaldi .... best boy (as Joe Grimaldi)
Craig Haagensen .... camera operator
Elizabeth Hedges .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit (as Liz Hedges)
Joel Holland .... key video assist operator
Chien Huey .... camera production assistant
Dang Karunpaisarn .... grip: Thailand
Meg Kettell .... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Chris Kilduff .... best boy grip
Jeremy Knaster .... lamp operator
Jason Lanci .... rigging electric
David Lee .... still photographer
Brian C. Mackey .... camera loader: second unit (as Brian Mackey)
John McAleer .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit
Larry McConkey .... camera operator: "b" camera
Larry McConkey .... steadicam operator
Keith McNicholas .... lamp operator (as Keith McNichols)
William D. Moran .... dolly grip (as Bill Moran)
Francine Natale .... rigging electric
Bill O'Leary .... gaffer
Andrew Peck .... loader
Louis Petraglia .... best boy rigging electric
Balint Pinczehelyi .... grip
Tom Prate .... key grip
Sam Rosedietcher .... grip: new york
Michael Rudolph .... generator operator (as Mike Rudolph)
Nat Russell .... rigging grip (as Nathaniel Russell)
Mark Schmidt .... camera operator: second unit
George Selden .... lamp operator
Chesda Smithsuth .... gaffer: Thailand (as Pop Smithsuth)
Robert Stevers .... generator operator (as Bob Stevers)
Eric Swanek .... first assistant camera
Phil Testa .... best boy: second unit (as Phillip Testa)
Bob Van Heek .... best boy grip: second unit
Robert Vuolo .... gaffer: second unit (as Rob Vuolo)
Michael Wacks .... lamp operator
Franz Yeich .... rigging grip
Michael Arisohn .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Mark Beattie .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Adam Benlifer .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Matt Blades .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Phil Bradshaw .... grip (uncredited)
Christopher Cannucciari .... additional electrician (uncredited)
James Casey .... grip (uncredited)
Andrew Cavagnet .... additional video assistant (uncredited)
Rashad Clinton .... grip (uncredited)
Chris Drechsler .... electrician (uncredited)
Micah Eisenmann .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Lauren E. Enfield .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Ted Erne .... crane technician: SuperTechno 30 (uncredited)
Daniel Feighery .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Timothy Flynn .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Patrick Fontana .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Patrick J. Galvin .... electrician (uncredited)
Dennis Green .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
Shawn Greene .... electrician (uncredited)
David Kurt Harris .... electrician (uncredited)
Larry Huston .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit (uncredited)
Jarrod Kloiber .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Lou Massa .... grip (uncredited)
Mark McDevitt .... assistant camera (uncredited)
William Moore .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Jeff Muhlstock .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Paul Niccolls .... grip: second unit (uncredited)
Monty Nielsen .... electrician (uncredited)
Anna Novick .... grip (uncredited)
Wayne Paull .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Michael J. Prate .... grip (uncredited)
Brian Raby .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Daniel D. Sariano .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, day player (uncredited)
Simon Shen .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Travis Tips .... additional rigging electrician (uncredited)
Alexander Witt .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
J. Dan Wright .... electrician (uncredited)
Franz Yeich .... grip (uncredited)
Chris Zizzo .... electrician: action unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Cody Beke .... casting assistant (as Cody P. Beke)
Shaun Duffy .... extras casting: Billy Dowd Casting
Elizabeth Greenberg .... casting associate
Sondra James .... adr voice casting
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting (as Caitlin McKenna)
Jim Suthisrisinlapa .... casting: Bangkok, Thailand
Jolanda Anthony .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Billy Dowd .... extras casting (uncredited)
Richard Kathlean .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Terry L. Lamfers .... casting administrator (uncredited)
Yves Wilson .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Leeba Zakharov .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Adkins .... background costume supervisor
Joanna Brett .... costumer
Dan Bronson .... assistant costume designer
Adam Butera .... costume department production assistant
Michael Castellano .... costumer: Mr. Crowe
Trenee Clayton .... costumer
David Crossman .... costume supervisor: Thailand
Kimmie Dellechiaie .... costume department production assistant
Yvens DeThelismond .... set costumer: second unit (as Yvens de Thelismond)
Kevin P. Faherty .... costumer
Laura Figueiredo .... costume department production assistant
Risa Garcia .... costumer
Jessica Glenn .... costume department production assistant
Staci Greenbaum .... costume department production assistant
Emily Gunshor .... costume coordinator
Darlene Jackson .... costume supervisor: second unit
Eric Andre Johnson .... costume department production assistant
Vern Malone .... set costumer: second unit
Carmia Marshall .... costumer
Mario Martines .... costume buyer
Winsome G. McKoy .... costumer (as Winsome McKoy)
Neil Murphy .... costumer: Thailand
Robert Noonan .... costume department production assistant
Aissatou Parks .... costumer (as Alssatou Parks)
Frank Perry Rose .... costumer: Mr. Washington (as Frank Rose)
Amy Roth .... assistant costume designer
Brian Russman .... assistant costume designer
Autumn Saville .... assistant costume designer
Paul A. Simmons Jr. .... set costume supervisor (as Paul Simmons Jr.)
Omar J. Simmons .... costumer (as Omar Simmons)
Thomas M. Smalley .... costume production assistant: second unit (as Tom Smalley)
Mutita Na Songkla .... costume supervisor: Thailand
Hartsell Taylor .... costumer
Mark Willis .... costume department production assistant
Pattie J. Barbosa .... costumer (uncredited)
Laurie Buehler .... costume shop supervisor (uncredited)
Danielle Cadorette .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Debbe DuPerrieu .... set costumer (uncredited)
Courtney Aura Freeman .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Jared B. Leese .... costume shopper (uncredited)
Estella Marie .... set costumer: Ruby Dee (uncredited)
Tim McKelvey .... additional wardrobe (uncredited)
Elizabeth Muxi .... seamstress (uncredited)
Elizabeth Muxi .... tailor (uncredited)
David Paulin .... chief costume dyer/ager (uncredited)
Suzanne Pettit .... costume fitter (uncredited)
Andy Plovnick .... wardrobe production assistant (uncredited)
Chuck ReCar .... costume ager/dyer (uncredited)
Lora E. Revitt .... costume illustrator (uncredited)
Yolanda Rodney .... set costumer (uncredited)
Jennifer Schilling .... costume production assistant (uncredited)
Christine Schultz .... costume fitter (uncredited)
Laura Sewrey .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Sarah Shears .... costume production assistant (uncredited)
Thomas Stokes .... costumer (uncredited)
Michelle Elaine Teague .... costumer (uncredited)
Peter White .... costumer (uncredited)
Pamela Wint .... wardrobe production assistant (uncredited)
Jeffrey Wirsing .... costume ager/dyer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Noah Amos .... apprentice editor
Robert Drwila .... assistant editor (as Bob Drwila)
Robert Mead .... apprentice editor
David Orr .... color timer
Billy Rich .... first assistant editor
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor (as Joey Violante)
Chisako Yokoyama .... first assistant editor
Chris Jacobson .... colorist (uncredited)
Scot Starbuck .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Julian Bratolyubov .... music preparation
Peter Cobbin .... score recordist
Debbi Datz-Pyle .... orchestra contractor
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Steven Fowler .... orchestrator (as Steve Fowler)
Walt Fowler .... orchestrator
Rick Giovinazzo .... orchestrator
Luana Jackman .... vocal contractor
Greg Loskorn .... scoring crew
Jamie Luker .... digital music recordist
David Marquette .... scoring crew (as Dave Marquette)
Julianne McCormack .... scoring crew
Adam Michalak .... scoring crew
Yvonne S. Moriarty .... orchestrator (as Yvonne Moriarty)
Kathy Nelson .... music supervisor
Mike Nowak .... orchestra conductor
Hank Shocklee .... composer: additional source music
Hank Shocklee .... music producer: additional source music
Del Spiva .... music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Gina Zimmitti .... orchestra contractor
Jeremy Borum .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Bryan Clements .... scoring crew (uncredited)
Nick Delaplane .... music assistant (uncredited)
Jamie Luker .... music scoring engineer (uncredited)
Craig Mann .... score mix technician (uncredited)
Goh Nakamura .... musician: bass & guitars (uncredited)
Sandra Park .... music contractor (uncredited)
Tim Rodier .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Nui Em-Eam .... transportation manager: Thailand
Ambika Fairfield .... transportation department coordinator
Mo Fitzgerald .... transportation captain
Brent Godek .... picture car assistant
Russ J. Griffin .... picture car assistant
Tan Kaewlai .... transportation captain: Thailand
David Kruk .... picture car assistant
Billy McFadden .... transportation co-captain
Nitad 'Lek' Srisomsap .... action vehicles: Thailand (as Lek Srisomsub)
Doug Wright .... driver
Frank Bonsangue .... driver (uncredited)
John 'Detroit' White .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Kimi Armstrong Stein .... executive assistant to: Mr. Grazer (as Kimi Armstrong)
Amal Baggar .... assistant: Mr. Scott
Brian K. Barnes .... location assistant (as Brian Barnes)
Garrett Basch .... assistant: Mr. Zaillian
Deborah Becker .... second assistant accountant
Lola Belsito .... production coordinator: Thailand
Mirashyam Blakeslee .... set production assistant (as Mirasham Blakeslee)
Antonio Bonilla .... office production assistant
Jeff Brannon .... script production assistant
Alexander Burns .... location department production assistant
Shari L. Carpenter .... script supervisor: second unit (as Shari Carpenter)
Frank Cattano .... location assistant
Jared Cauliffe .... set production assistant: second unit
Audrey Chon .... assistant: Mr. Whitaker
Darin Collins .... office production assistant
Katherine DeJesus .... accounting clerk
Judy Dickerson .... dialect coach
Guy Efrat .... assistant location manager
Fletcher Elkington .... location assistant
Abby Eon .... location assistant
Fab 5 Freddy .... production consultant
Jason Farrar .... location manager: second unit
Ryan Ferguson .... location assistant
Nicole E. Ferrari .... assistant production coordinator (as Nicole Ferrari)
Daniel Fine .... second assistant payroll accountant (as Dan Fine)
Dan Gates .... assistant: Mr. Scott
Oorlagh George .... assistant: Mr. Filley
Samuel Glen .... weapons specialist
Jose F. Guerrero .... location assistant (as Jose Guerrero)
Joe Guest .... assistant location manager
Rob Harris .... unit publicist (as Robert Harris)
Hassan Heyward .... location department production assistant
Susan Humphrey .... animal trainer
Jule Ann Jappe .... location assistant (as Jule Jappe)
Kate Johnson .... additional accounting clerk
Timothy S. Kane .... set production assistant (as Tim Kane)
Matthew Kania .... location assistant (as Matthew E. Kania)
Mary A. Kelly .... script supervisor
Michael Kriaris .... location manager
Matt Lake .... set production assistant
Kendra Levenberg .... location coordinator
Kirstin Liu .... production secretary
Faya Madrid .... set production assistant: second unit
Natascha Maksimovic .... assistant: Mr. Scott
Luke Marion .... set production assistant
Theresa Marsh .... first assistant accountant (as Theresa L. Marsh)
Jacob Mathis .... set production assistant
Elizabeth Maxwell .... assistant chef
Michael Maxwell .... head chef
Victoria Brown McCready .... accounting clerk
David M. McGuire .... location assistant (as David McGuire)
Héctor E. Meza .... location department production assistant (as Hector Meza)
Bruno Michels .... set production assistant
Jennie Myers .... accounting clerk
Mario Nila .... production assistant
Tjamal Noni .... location assistant
Nancy A. Pavia .... key production assistant: second unit (as Nancy Pavia)
Rita Pearson .... executive assistant: Mr. Washington
Monica Perez Gelbman .... post-production accountant
Tom Pestonji .... military coordinator: Thailand
Patrick Tendai Pfupajena .... assistant: Mr. Grazer (as Patrick Pfupajena)
Phuong-Thuy Pham .... location assistant
Mike Phillips .... production accountant
Jeremy D. Pratt .... construction accountant
Maresa Pullman .... assistant: Mr. Costigan
Hakim Quest .... product placement
Hakim Quest .... researcher
Angela Quiles .... production coordinator
Bill Richards .... helicopter pilot (as William Richards)
Olimpia T. Rinaldi .... assistant accountant
Lance Rizzo .... additional accounting clerk
Jennifer Roberts .... set production assistant
Keith Rodger .... assistant: Mr. Crowe (as Keith W. Rodger)
Chris Rodriguez .... office production assistant (as Christopher Rodriguez)
Justin Rosini .... location assistant
Somchai Santitharangkun .... location manager: Thailand (as Somchai Santitharangkul)
Jamie Schulari .... set production assistant: second unit
Clint Scott .... office production assistant
Jordan Sheehan .... assistant: Mr. Scott
Neville Shulman .... special advisor: Mr. Scott
George Sims .... set production assistant
Darryl A. Smith .... payroll accountant (as Darryl Smith)
Nitad 'Lek' Srisomsap .... animals: Thailand (as Lek Srisomsub)
Lora Marie Taylor .... accountant: client services
Thomas Tobin .... set production assistant (as Tom Tobin)
Kai Van Der Putten .... unit location assistant (as Kai Van De Putten)
Jamie Vermilye .... set production assistant
Ricky R. Weaver .... assistant: Mr. Washington (as Rick R. Weaver)
Heather Weeks .... assistant: Mr. Grazer
Matthew H. Wiesner .... location department production assistant (as Matt Wiesner)
Goi Wongwatawat .... production coordinator: Thailand
Dudley Arbaugh .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Francis Arpaia .... production assistant (uncredited)
Megan Asbee .... production assistant (uncredited)
Katie Bassham .... production assistant (uncredited)
Greg Bator .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lola Belsito .... executive assistant: B. Lustig (uncredited)
Alexander Bergman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Craig Bilsky .... digital laboratory project manager (uncredited)
Nick Bommer .... production assistant (uncredited)
Travis Burdick .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Myo Campbell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Neil Carter .... technical advisor: police (uncredited)
Cindy Carvalho .... contact lens technician (uncredited)
Andrew Cavagnet .... production assistant (uncredited)
Rich Cohen .... photo double (uncredited)
Richard Connors .... location scout (uncredited)
Nicole Cotton .... payroll assistant (uncredited)
Scott Dillin .... police technical advisor (uncredited)
Uzoma Emukah .... stills intern (uncredited)
Francisco Escobar .... production assistant (uncredited)
McCord Fitzsimmons .... additional video technician (uncredited)
Sky Gewant .... additional set production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Audra Gorman .... location scout (uncredited)
Jonathan Hoeg .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Heather Holty .... digital laboratory project manager (uncredited)
Nick Houy .... production assistant (uncredited)
Pino Insegno .... voice dubbing: Denzel Washington (uncredited)
Molly Irwin .... set intern (uncredited)
Phyllis Johnson .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Russ Klein .... office production assistant (uncredited)
William Laviano .... production assistant (uncredited)
Christopher J. Leone .... production assistant (uncredited)
Phillip Leung .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael C. Lizzio .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Lloyd .... runner (uncredited)
J.D. Marlow .... production assistant (uncredited)
Terry McAllister .... security: Mr. Crowe (uncredited)
Kerri McDermott .... production assistant: inflatable mannequins (uncredited)
Timothy McGroarty .... set boy (uncredited)
Ademola McMullen .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Alex Mechanik .... production assistant (uncredited)
Carlos Medeiros .... production assistant (uncredited)
J.C. Mendoza .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Bradley Miles .... production assistant (uncredited)
Heidi Brook Myers .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Kate Newbold .... assistant: Janty Yates, UK (uncredited)
Anil Patadé .... location accountant: Thailand (uncredited)
Melanie Patterson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Perkins .... production assistant (uncredited)
Wayne Petrucelli .... security: Mr. Crowe (uncredited)
Patricia Porter .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Guillaume Renberg .... remote head technician (uncredited)
Julie Retzlaff .... additional location scout (uncredited)
Michael A. Rizzo .... production assistant (uncredited)
Steven Robbins .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Peter Pamela Rose .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Patricia Rybarczyk .... production assistant (uncredited)
Teddy Schenck .... production assistant (uncredited)
Daryl Sledge .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Jeff Solano .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Amy Teitter .... production assistant (uncredited)
Don Thai Theerathada .... dialect coach: adr (uncredited)
Rachel Townsend .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ingrid Urich-Sass .... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Fernando Vallejo .... production assistant (uncredited)
Christopher Van Jura .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jason Viera .... production assistant (uncredited)
Denise Violante .... production assistant (uncredited)
Carolyn Erika Walter .... stand-in: KaDee Strickland (uncredited)
Neil Winterlich .... research consultant (uncredited)
Jason Working .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Anthony Wright .... production assistant (uncredited)
Garson Yu .... title designer and supervisor (uncredited)
Tasha Zamsky .... animal trainer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Muhammad Ali .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Joe Frazier .... the filmmakers wish to thank
George Kalinsky .... acknowledgement: photograph, © 2006 used by permission
LeRoy Neiman .... acknowledgment: artwork, © 2006 used by permission
 

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118 out of 186 people found the following review useful.
A great homage to the American cinema of the seventies and a paradoxical appraisal of American black culture, 2 November 2007
Author: stalker vogler from Xanadu

By the time The French Connection hit the screens in the early seventies, blaxploitation movie was at its peak. At the same time, as this movie implies, a black drug dealer, Frank Lucas, was making a fortune. This movie is, in more than one ways, a tribute to the amazing American movie era of the seventies and a recognition of the situation of American black people in the same period when they were strong enough to fight for their rights but still had no place in the movies to make their point. Frank Lucas is a character who, by completely separating himself from the Italian Mafia and going directly to the source, manages to build a drug empire around Harlem. And who else to see the law is respected but the good old NYPD, only the drug squad is over its head in corruption and abuse. It's up to one guy (Russell Crowe) to set the record straight, make sure the streets are clean, and, what's more important, make sure the police is clean.

This is essentially the whole plot, there are many twists and subplots that keep everything going and give the characters depth. It's true that most of this is not original. The references to The French Connection are explicit in the plot, camera work (see the dynamics that brought Friedkin's movie its well-deserved fame), characters etc. But I think that the critics who said the movie was unoriginal are missing the point. Given that the whole thing starts from the premise of a true story it was only natural that nothing would be "original". But originality can also mean the way a story is told, and I can hardly believe that this amazing package of a story was delivered by Ridley Scott. Everything is very well balanced, the movie may seem baffling at times but nothing is left to chance and every shot in this long movie has a point to make. The dialogues are very well-written and seem quite natural. The "don't look at the camera in order to appear life-like" strategy that backfired in movies such as United 93 works perfectly here. Long continuous shots (sometimes filmed with a hand-held camera) are alternated with montages giving the movie a lot of spunk; the overall editing is very good. The music could have been better but I think the reality effect this movie is trying to produce is enhanced by a more discrete soundtrack. The acting is fine, Denzel is top notch and Crowe is much more refined in his acting than the 1997 LA Confidential cop.

I think that this movie tries, and succeeds, in being an homage to American cinema of the seventies and at the same time making a point about the black community (which was the subject of abuse in The French Connection). By choosing what is regarded as a black icon of Hollywood to play the part of the paradoxically progressive Frank Lucas, Hollywood is finally beginning to learn to be politically correct without rubbing your face into it. The movie clearly shows that drugs were the only solution for a discriminated against person living in a country that was fighting an absurd war. It also clearly shows the overwhelming corruption of the system and the consequences of abuse of power when being an American gangster was more honorable than being an American "cop". Great job for Ridley Scott, I wouldn't have put my money on it but it all worked out in the end...!

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