Public Enemies/American Gangster DVD 2Disc
From award-winning director Michael Mann (Heat, Collateral) comes the film inspired by one of the most captivating and infamous outlaws - John Dillinger. Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean) stars as the charismatic and elusive bank robber marked by the FBI as America's 'Public Enemy Number One'. Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose) plays Billie Frechette, the only woman capable of capturing his heart. Hunted relentlessly by top FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale, The Dark Knight ), Dillinger engages in an escalating game of cat and mouse that culminates in an explosive legendary showdown.
American Gangster tells the true story of drug Kingpin Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) who in the 1970's became the biggest heroin dealer in Harlem with a smuggling scheme that imported heroin out of Vietnam in the body bags of dead American GI's. Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) is the detective assigned to crack the mystery of who controls New York's drug trade. A dedicated officer who rose above the rampant corruption rife in the force, he found himself at war as much with his fellow officers as with the gangs on the street.