Written by:Steven Zaillian (Screenplay)
Script Synopsis: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.
American Gangster Script Resources:
- American Gangster Script PDF at Universal Pictures
- American Gangster Script - 2006-07 Shooting draft at IMSDb
- American Gangster Script PDF - FIRST DRAFT. 10/22/2002. at Script City ($)
- American Gangster Script PDF - Dec 19 2002 at Script Fly ($)
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