- Director Ridley Scott
- Runtime 2 hours 37 minutes
- Genres Drama, Crime
- Language English
There are two sides to the American dream
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.