Sunday, June 7, 2009

American Gangster (2007)

American Gangster, brings out the real life gangster of 1970, Harlem, smuggled heroin from Vietnam to United States on American service planes in the form of Frank Lucas. The story is about the rise and fall of Frank Lucas, who lived up a rich life and gave up by an illegal business.

Following lines uttered by Bumpy Johnson, it’s the good one I like in this movie, mentioning that the world is getting changed day to middlemen’s are companies are changing the way they sell and the way others buy.

“This is the problem. This is what's wrong with America. It's gotten so big, you just can't find your way. The grocery store on the corner is now a supermarket. The candy store is a MacDonald's. And this place, a super f**king discount store. Where's the pride of ownership? Where's the personal service? .......See what I mean? Shit. I mean, what right do they have, of cutting out the suppliers? Pushing out all the middlemen. Buying direct from the manufacturer. Sony this. Toshiba that. All them Chinks putting Americans out of work. That's the way it is now. You can't find the heart of anything to stick the knife.”

The other good one is below, uttered by Frank Lucas regarding the ownership.

The man I worked for had one of the biggest companies in New York City. He didn't own his own company. White man owned it, so they owned him. Nobody owns me, though.”

Hats off to Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe for their wonderful acting.

I got the movie 7 months back, but I didn’t see this movie thinking that it will a documentary. But I think now that I missed out the movie for months.