Ultimate Gangster Collection

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Collection of contemporary gangster films. In 'Mean Streets' (1973) four Italian-Americans from New York's lower East Side hang around at a local bar. Charlie (Harvey Keitel), the most responsible of the group, tries to protect his girlfriend's cousin, Johnny Boy (Robert De Niro), from the local debt collectors, but his young charge seems determined to live fast and die young. Heavily influenced by the French New Wave, 'Mean Streets' provided the first high-profile success for director Martin Scorsese and star De Niro. In 'Scarface' (1983), up-and-coming gangster Tony Montana (Al Pacino) arrives in Miami as a Cuban refugee. With his friend Manny (Stephen Bauer), Tony carries out a hit on a politician, earning him the gratitude of drug dealer Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia). Tony rises rapidly in the 'organization', but courts disaster when he becomes involved with Lopez's cocaine-addicted wife, Elvira (Michelle Pfeiffer). In 'Carlito's Way' (1993), Carlito (Pacino) is a Hispanic drugs boss just released from prison. Determined to go straight and move to the Bahamas with his girlfriend, Gail (Penelope Ann Miller), Carlito is tempted back to the wrong side of the law by his lawyer, nerdish coke-head David Kleinfeld (Sean Penn), for 'one last job'. Brian De Palma directs this visually eloquent film about a man's inevitable tragic demise with his familiar penchant for the big set piece and violent action.

In 'Casino' (1995), Sam 'Ace' Rothstein (De Niro) is the mob's frontman for a billion dollar Las Vegas casino. The story begins in 1973; Ace falls for hooker Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone), while boyhood companion Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) is appointed as his muscle at the club. Over the years various jealousies surface and erupt in a series of violent betrayals and, ultimately, the destruction of Rothstein's empire. In 'American Gangster' (2007), when his boss dies, underworld driver Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) seizes his chance and begins to build his own criminal empire. Utilising the bodies of dead US soldiers, Lucas begins importing heroin direct from South-East Asia, increasing purity on the street, and undercutting his rivals in one swoop. Before long he's amassed a fortune, bringing him to the attention of maverick policeman Ritchie Roberts (Russell Crowe), an honest cop in an otherwise corrupt force, who makes it his business to shut Lucas down. Finally, in 'Public Enemies' (2009), set in 1930s gangland America, Johnny Depp stars as the charismatic bank robber John Dillinger. Dillinger's audacious raids and subsequent jailbreaks thrilled the American public as their sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into Depression reached an all-time low. Despite his status as a folk hero, Dillinger was declared 'Public Enemy Number One' by J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) and became the prime target of Hoover's fledgling FBI, headed by Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale). Marion Cotillard co-stars as gangster's moll Billie Frechette.

Director: Ridley Scott
Director: Brian De Palma
Director: Martin Scorsese
Director: Michael Mann
Producer: Brian Grazer
Producer: Ridley Scott
Producer: Martin Bregman
Producer: Peter Sapher
Producer: Barbara de Fina
Producer: Willi Baer
Producer: Michael Scott Bregman
Producer: Jonathan T. Taplin
Producer: Michael Mann
Producer: Kevin Misher
Writer: Steven Zaillian
Writer: Oliver Stone
Writer: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Nicholas Pileggi
Writer: David Koepp
Writer: Mardik Martin
Writer: Ronan Bennett
Writer: Michael Mann
Writer: Ann Biderman
Music: Marc Streitenfeld
Music: Giorgio Moroder
Music: Patrick Doyle
Music: Elliot Goldenthal
Cinematographer: Kent Wakeford
Cinematographer: John A. Alonzo
Cinematographer: Stephen H. Burum
Cinematographer: Robert Richardson
Cinematographer: Harris Savides
Cinematographer: Dante Spinotti
Actor: Denzel Washington
Actor: Russell Crowe
Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Actor: Josh Brolin
Actor: Lymari Nadal
Actor: Ted Levine
Actor: Roger Guenveur Smith
Actor: John Hawkes
Actor: RZA
Actor: Yul Vazquez
Actor: Al Pacino
Actor: Steven Bauer
Actor: Michelle Pfeiffer
Actor: Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Actor: Robert Loggia
Actor: Miriam Colon
Actor: F. Murray Abraham
Actor: Paul Shenar
Actor: Harris Yulin
Actor: Angel Salazar
Actor: Robert De Niro
Actor: Joe Pesci
Actor: Sharon Stone
Actor: James Woods
Actor: Don Rickles
Actor: Alan King
Actor: Kevin Pollak
Actor: L.Q. Jones
Actor: Frank Vincent
Actor: John Bloom
Actor: Sean Penn
Actor: Penelope Ann Miller
Actor: Luis Guzman
Actor: Viggo Mortensen
Actor: John Leguizamo
Actor: Ingrid Rogers
Actor: James Rebhorn
Actor: Joseph Siravo
Actor: Richard Foronjy
Actor: Harvey Keitel
Actor: Amy Robinson
Actor: David Proval
Actor: Richard Romanus
Actor: Cesare Danova
Actor: Victor Argo
Actor: George Memmoli
Actor: Lenny Scaletta
Actor: Jeannie Bell
Actor: Murray Mosten
Actor: Robert Carradine
Actor: Lois Walden
Actor: Harry Northup
Actor: Martin Scorsese
Actor: David Carradine
Actor: Johnny Depp
Actor: Channing Tatum
Actor: Christian Bale
Actor: Billy Crudup
Actor: Leelee Sobieski
Actor: Emilie de Ravin
Actor: Giovanni Ribisi
Actor: Marion Cotillard
Actor: David Wenham
Actor: Stephen Dorff
Actor: John Ortiz

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Keyword Index
Ultimate Gangster Collection|Denzel Washington
Keyword Index
Ultimate Gangster Collection|Denzel Washington
Alternative Title
Public Enemies/American Gangster/Casino/Carlito's Way/Scarface...
Region B
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High Definition extras tbc
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Languages(s): English, Interactive Menu
Extras 2
Languages(s): English, Interactive Menu
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