It's the story of the rise of a small-time Harlem crook to African American drug baron. American Gangster tells the story of Frank Lucas - the first Harlem gangster to turn the tables on the mafia by creating a heroin network responsible for a statewide epidemic. But Hollywood got the wrong guy. The new supply-network was the brainchild of an ex-Army sergeant, smuggling huge quantities from South East Asia into the United States. In reality - Ike Atkinson was untouchable until Frank Lucas exacts revenge and brings him down. Ike Atkinson is the Real Story of American Gangster.
This film was first broadcast: 2016
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