Haven't seen this amazing film? Below is an alternate opening not in the actual movie. This way you won't spoil the viewing experience
American Gangster (2007) is an adaptation from Marc Jacobson's article "The Return of Superfly." Denzel Washington stars as Franc Lucas in his rise to the top of the Harlem drug trade. After taking over his mentor Bumpy's position, Lucas quickly finds himself at the top of the heroin business and having difficulty staying clear of a detective team led by Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe). The scene below occurs around the middle of the movie. Pay careful attention to how the camera is able to zoom in and show us what Lucas is looking and thinking about as he pears out the window around the waitress.
A film about drugs.
But also about true love.
But mostly just thug.