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.
- Genre: Drama, Crime
- Studio: Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Relativity Media, Film Rites
- Keyword: underdog, black people, drug trafficking, ghetto, gangster, drug smuggling, society, ambition, rise and fall, cop, drug dealing, police corruption, police detective, family, law enforcement, aftercreditsstinger, dishonesty, criminal heroes
- Cast: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Ted Levine, Lymari Nadal