A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, November 2, 2015
11/2/2007 American Gangster is sprung loose
November 2, 2007. This date saw the release of American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington as a top Harlem drug dealer, and Russell Crowe as the cop who tries to bring him down. Based on a true story, it involved smuggling drugs with military planes from Vietnam and nasty stuff happening to bad people. It received two Oscar nominations, uncluding a Best Supporting nod for Ruby Dee.