Saw American Gangster this weekend. Instant classic. Denzel and Russell Crowe acted their asses off.
Some favorite quotes:
Det. Richie Roberts (Crowe): “Sometimes I don’t think they want this thing to stop…Judges, lawyers, cops, politicians. They stop bringing dope into this country, about a hundred thousand people are gonna be out of a job.”
Frank Lucas (Denzel) on cleaning a blood stain: “Thats a $25,000 dollar rug, you don’t rub, you blot that!”
And anything said by the Rza, like: “He passin out Thanksgiving turkeys man!”
Definitely peep the New Yorker article that the movie is based on. I think this movie along with Bastards of the Party and every season of The Wire are essential viewing for trying to understand all the different angles of the “War on Drugs.”