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beachmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-30-08 01:37 PM
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35. I found this synopsis of American Gangster. It's on DVD for $24.95
http://streetgangs.com/movies/agbetone.html

'Freeway' Ricky Ross was the first crack king of Los Angeles, a hustler whose product fed the violent streets of his city. Ross didn't start out bad -- he was a charming and athletic kid who was once an all-city tennis champ. But when his dreams of earning a tennis scholarship evaporated, Ross took to the streets and began to sell drugs. But his life was truly changed when he got involved with the '80s fastest growing product -- crack cocaine. At the height of his career, Ross was selling $2 to $3 million of coke a day. Ross's dealings not only impacted the local community, but the international drug trade as well. This episode will chronicle Ross' rise and fall in narcotics distribution, as well as discuss his unwitting connection to the infamous Reagan-era CIA/Iran-Contras scandal.
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