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American Gangster: Season 2

4.7 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

The record-breaking, suspense-filled American Gangster is back! See an in-depth look into the life and times of the 20th century’s most notorious African American crime figures. In a forensic survey of the rise and fall of these plagues to the community, American Gangster speaks to a generation who isn’t sure if crime pays. After viewing this hard-hitting show, there will be no doubt that the wages of sin are death.

Special Features

  • Melvin Williams extended interview
  • Frank Lucas extended interview
  • Frank Lucas, Jr. interview & tour
  • Bo Baines extended interview

Product Details

  • Actors: Too $hort, Davey D, Flores Forbes, Nelson George, Elihu Harris
  • Producers: Anthony Storm, Arthur Smith, Chris Mortensen, Curtis Scoon, Frank Sinton
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: June 10, 2008
  • Run Time: 420 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0014FAIV6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,144 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "American Gangster: Season 2" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

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Not only do you get a real look into the lives of mostly high profile drug dealers and those people and large communities (often metropolitan cities) affected by the drug dealers' actions, you also get an look at the corruption within the United States government, FBI, CIA, and other government divisions which is far too often kept under the radar by the mainstream media. It is very sad to know how corrupt the government is, how free speech within the United States media is just an illusion (you'll notice a reoccurring true life theme of how those journalists who exposed government corruption were always blackballed in their media careers and harassed by the government), AND have a close up into what some people would do to their own neighborhoods and families for money.

Not only do I highly recommend both the 1st and 2nd season DVDs but I would want every single American to view it. I WOULD REALLY URGE PARENTS TO VIEW THESE DVDs WITH THEIR CHILDREN (probably ages 13-17). These documentaries are that important!

In addition to being an excellent educational tool both DVDs are intense, thrilling, and easily kept the attention of myself and my friends. It is worth every penny of its price!
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This dvd is very informative on black gangters never knew we had so many.Well anyway one thing I learn from looking at this dvd it show me you can make all the money have the best things in life and than one day get killed or throw in jail for life.There no glory being a ex gangster living ing in jail for the rest of your life.
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My only gripe on this season is that the Chaz Williams episode was cut down to 35 minutes. I have the entire series and each other episode is 41 minutes long. Either they have the entire episode or don't make it available at all or give me a discount on buying the season, plain and simple.
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Awesome 3 seasons with great episodes and in-depth coverage of slightly less nationwide "kingpins". Just a warning, this series was produced and aired on BET, I am a regular white guy who literally bought these on DVD because like I said, how many more docs can I watch on La Cosa Nostra, these were street legends, who for reasons unclear, probably racial, did not get glamorized by The Godfather etc. That being said, some MIGHT look at it as from a point of view that can at times feel anti-white. Actually mainly just the one on J. Edgar Hoover. Nontheless, this entire series in my opinion was fascinating. In my line of work....I just recommend this to anyone who's intrigued by stories, forgive me here, about people who went from ashy to classy. And I don't care what race you are. Paper is Paper. Good series.
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great film just love all biographies they are real interesting to now about things that have happened in the past its apart of history. Its Like History Class In School Its knowing information that's soothing for the mind at least that's why I love them type of films. not saying all the information is good but its true to say the least.
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I have not completed each episode yet, however, so far I'm really enjoying the ones I have viewed - they really keep you interested and engaged and I'm shocked by some of the violence that has actually taken place here in the United States.
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I always watch this show on BET and all of the various storys and people are interesting and compelling,but the results are usually 3 choices: Dead, in Jail or in a Protection Program with hardly little to no money. but it is very educational and interesting.Ving Rhames does a Great job.
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American Gangster - Second Season - moves along with more stories
from modern America, that most peoplehave no idea about, never mind
those living in Europe. Here, we are dealing with criminology.

One of the episodes covers Rayful Edmonds III, suggesting he was a
kind of Mama's Boy, taking the lessons of his parents trafficking
diet pills mixed with heroin, but taking the ball the running with
it and creating his own empire. His business model involved
retailing crack in $25 doses across Washington, DC, sourced through
Grisela Blanco's son, Chiquito from Medellin, Colombia.

The story is one of impunity, and monumental levels of missing
scruples, not unlike Mount Everest, the outcome of which was over
400 homicides over a span of 10 years, with 100 being a special
number. There were 100 kg of cocaine per month and USD $100 million
in sales per week. The time period told is the mid-1980's to the
mid-1990's.

We all know of the strategic importance of the Panama Canal. Well.
comparably important, were the strip alley around Hanover Place,
used as escape routes from police operations. He overwhelmed
Cornell Jones' own modest retail operations for high-end narcotics
consumers, with a general market approach, the outcome of which was
a skyrocketed rate of homelessness, home invasions, strawberries,
citizens inability in holding a job, etc.
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