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10 Pieces Of Wisdom From American Gangster


If you've seen American Gangster already, you'll know that the film contains some of the best performances of both Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe's careers. Telling the true story of drug kingpin, Frank Lucas (Washington) and the law enforcer trying to bring him to justice (Crowe), its 1970s New York backdrop and sharp performances make it one of the best gangster/crime films of the last ten years. Easily. If you haven't - what the hell have you been doing for the last eight years?

Even if strip away the vintage cars, the 70s hair and the ostentatious fur coats you've still got 10 pieces of wisdom you can apply to daily life.

Okay maybe not daily life but they're still pretty great.


"The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room"

‒ Frank Lucas


"The number one fear of people isn't dying, it's public speaking."

‒ Richie Roberts


"The most important thing in business is honesty, integrity, hard work... family... never forgetting where we came from"

‒ Frank Lucas


"You think you're goin' to heaven because you're honest, but you're not. You're goin' to the same hell as the crooked cops you can't stand."

‒ Laurie Roberts


"Even a fool gets to be young once."

‒ Frank Lucas


"Success. It's got enemies. You can be successful and have enemies or you can be unsuccessful and have friends."

‒ Dominic Cattano


"More important than one man's life is order"

‒ Rossi


"When you own something, you can call it what you want."

‒ Frank Lucas


"...quitting while you're ahead, is not the same as quitting."

‒ Chinese General


"See, ya are what ya are in this world. That's either one of two things: Either you're somebody, or you ain't nobody."

‒ Frank Lucas


(Images: All Star)



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