PUBLIC ENEMIES: From visionary director Michael Mann comes the film inspired by one of the most captivating and infamous outlaws - John Dillinger. Johnny Depp stars as the charismatic and elusive bank robber marked by the FBI as America's “Public Enemy Number One.” Marion Cotillard plays Billie Frechette, the only woman capable of capturing his heart. Hunted relentlessly by top FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale, Dillinger engages in an escalating game of cat and mouse that culminates in an explosive legendary showdown.
AMERICAN GANGSTER: Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe team with director Ridley Scott in this powerful, epic story. Armed with ruthless, streetwise tactics and a strict sense of honour, crime boss Frank Lucas (Washington) rules Harlem's chaotic drug underworld. When outcast cop Richie Roberts (Crowe) sets out to bring down Lucas's multimillion-dollar empire, it plunges both men into a legendary confrontation.
American Gangster is “a brutal and brilliant film” (Pete Hammond, Maxim).
SCARFACE: Al Pacino gives an unforgettable performance as Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film, in this gripping crime epic inspired by the 1932 classic of the same title. Directed by hit-maker Brian DePalma and produced by Martin Bregman who brought both Godfather legends to the screen, Scarface follows the violent career of a small-time Cuban refugee hoodlum who guns his way to the top of Miami's cocaine empire. With its intense screenplay by Oliver Stone, driving musical score by Giorgio Moroder and superb insights into Miami's Latin lifestyle, Scarface joins the ranks of Hollywood's greatest underworld dramas, as it lays bare the sordid power of the American drug scene.
Time Magazine calls it “Exhilarating,” while the New York Times' Vincent Canby applauds the picture as “Stylish and Provocative.”