A gangster named Bumpy Johnson makes his way in Harlem during the 1960s. A TV prequel to the 2007 film, 'American Gangster', which centered on the criminal enterprise of Frank Lucas.
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This is (sort of) a prequel to the Denzel Washington 2007 movie 'American Gangster'. In that movie, Denzel Washington portrays Frank Lucas, who, in real life, ends up seizing control of the Harlem heroin market and all of Harlem from the 'retiring' Bumpy Johnson portrayed by Forest Whitaker in this 2019 made for EPIX movie 'Godfather of Harlem'. However, in the 2007 movie 'American Gangster' he was portrayed by The Mod Squad's own Lincoln 'Link' Hayes - Clarence Williams III. See more