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The Best Episodes of American Gangster

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Below is a complete American Gangster episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual American Gangster episodes are listed along with the American Gangster episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. American Gangster episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. Items on this list include “Leroy "Nicky" Barnes” and “"Freeway" Ricky Ross.” Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the American Gangster episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.
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    Troy & Dino Smith

    Dec 19 2006
    This installment explores the Smiths' rise from teen criminals to masterminds of some of Bay...
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    Melvin Williams

    Oct 17 2007
    Before he was old enough to shave, “Little Melvin” Williams possessed a genius I.Q. and was a...
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    "Freeway" Ricky Ross

    Dec 05 2006
    This installment chronicles Ross' rise and fall in narcotics distribution and his unusual...
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    The Chambers Brothers

    Dec 26 2006
    Billy Joe, Larry, Willie and Otis Chambers are some of the most notorious drug lords in...
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    Leroy "Nicky" Barnes

    Dec 12 2006
    This installment chronicles Barnes' life addiction to heroine beginning in the 1950s. He is...
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    Stanley "Tookie" Williams

    Nov 28 2006
    He was a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, he worked with troubled youth and he co-founded one of the...
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    2

    Lorenzo "Fat Cat" Nichols

    Jan 02 2007
    This installment shows what Queens, NY was really like when Nichols roamed the streets.
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    Willie Lloyd

    Dec 11 2008
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    Chaz Williams

    Nov 21 2007
    In the 1970s, Charles “Chaz” Williams went well beyond traditional hustles by robbing over 60...
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    Philly Black Mafia

    Oct 03 2007
    Black Mafia was the most feared force in Philadelphia’s criminal Black underworld. One of the...
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    Kenneth McGriff

    Dec 05 2007
    Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff's long, strange journey led him to form a Queens-based drug ring,...
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    Larry Hoover

    Oct 10 2007
    “King” Larry Hoover is the architect of Chicago’s largest and most powerful street...
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    2

    The D.C. Snipers

    Oct 24 2007
    In October, 2002, the ‘D.C. Snipers’ introduced a new kind of terror to the US. public. For...
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    Rayful Edmond III

    Nov 28 2007
    To many in his home town of Washington D.C., he was public enemy No. 1 during his 1980s reign...
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    Midget Molley

    Nov 06 2008
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    J. Edgar Hoover & COINTELPRO

    Nov 20 2008
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    Before there were Crips and Bloods, there were the Blackstone Rangers – and Jeff Fort was the...
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    Guy Fisher

    Dec 04 2008
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    Frank Lucas

    Oct 31 2007
    Frank Lucas is the subject of a blockbuster movie, also titled "American Gangster," starring...
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    Cornell Jones

    Nov 13 2008
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    Felix Mitchell

    Nov 07 2007
    Felix Mitchell, Jr. was Oakland, California’s first major heroin kingpin – and in 1986 he had...
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    Mutulu Shakur

    Jan 22 2009
    This group of notorious homegrown bank robbers, from the troubled Bay Area suburb of Vallejo,...
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    Romper Room Gang

    Jan 15 2009
    This group of notorious homegrown bank robbers, from the troubled Bay Area suburb of Vallejo,...
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    J. Edgar Hoover

    Nov 20 2008