American Gangster

Factual error: As Lucas is leaving the bar to make a call to Saigon, a modern blue car passes outside, seen through the curtains. (01:51:55)

Factual error: When Ritchie was following the driver with $20k into NYC, the scene shows the GWB entrance heading to NJ.

Richie Roberts: This man murdered thousands, and he did it from a penthouse and driving a Lincoln.

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Trivia: Ruby Dee was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role as Mama Lucas, even though she's only on screen for less than 10 minutes.

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Question: What was the whole thing of not wanting to turn in the $987,000 they found in the car because it would make them appear untrustworthy? Why would all cops distrust them for handing it in? I get that dirty cops would be annoyed but when they were counting it in the precinct, every cop was drawing them daggers.

The_Iceman

Answer: The idea is if cops wouldn't take a million dollars for themselves, free and clear without risk, they are impeccably honest. Therefore, they wouldn't accept bribes and probably not hold still for shakedowns or payoffs. They wouldn't cover up drug or weapon planting and would testify against crooked cops.

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