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The Other American Gangster Tells It Like It Was, for Real

In October we talked with two of the seventies’ most notorious drug kingpins: Frank Lucas, the heroin statesman ennobled by Denzel Washington in American Gangster, and Nicky Barnes, the flashy, pimp-suited dealer who spills his guts in this new-to-DVD documentary. Mark Levin's fascinating film is practically a how-to business disc, in which Barnes philosophizes at length on the art and science of slinging powder — and hurries through a quick explanation of why he ratted out his pals.

Mr. Untouchable

Magnolia Home Entertainment

Out Jan. 29