Superfly: The True, Untold Story of Frank Lucas, The American Gangster

Superfly: The True, Untold Story of Frank Lucas, The American Gangster

Director: Anthony Gonzalez

Cast: Anthony Gonzalez

     
 
This documentary focuses on legendary American gangster Frank Lucas, a Harlem drug dealer whose criminal empire eventually made him one of the most powerful figures in American organized crime. Through interviews with Lucas' own friends, colleagues and prosecutors, the film examines not only his career but also his controversial turn towards becoming a police

Overview

This documentary focuses on legendary American gangster Frank Lucas, a Harlem drug dealer whose criminal empire eventually made him one of the most powerful figures in American organized crime. Through interviews with Lucas' own friends, colleagues and prosecutors, the film examines not only his career but also his controversial turn towards becoming a police informant. The documentary also takes a look at American Gangster, a Hollywood movie based on the life of Frank Lucas, pointing out where the fictionalized account adhered to the truth, and where it took dramatic liberties.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/15/2008
UPC:
0689076177085
Source:
Street Certified

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Superfly: The True, Untold Story of Frank Lucas - The American Gangster
2. Superfly Comes to Harlem [3:04]
3. Civil Rights Movement [1:58]
4. Bumpy Johnson [5:27]
5. The Heroin Trade [11:48]
6. Heroin in Harlem [4:42]
7. The Drug Epidemic [4:12]
8. Lucas Vs. Barnes [2:07]
9. The Bust [6:03]
10. Becomes Informant [21:31]

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