A Harlem heroin kingpin, Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) smuggles the drug into America by hiding it in the coffins of American soldiers returning from the Vietnam War. Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) is a detective who works to bring down Lucas.
I haven't seen many movies this year, but I refuse to believe that there were many better than this film. Mr. Denzel Washington, my favorite actor, puts another believable performance together, all ah "Training Day". It also helps to have watched "American Gangster" on BET. It features some of black America's most infamous and powerful gangsters.