Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem. He does so by buying heroin directly from a source in South East Asia. He comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. Richie Roberts is a dedicated and honest policeman who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government. Based on a true story.
Detectives -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Drug traffic -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Gangsters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Heroin industry -- Fiction.
Jacobson, Mark. Return of Superfly -- Film adaptations.
Lucas, Frank, 1930-2019 -- Fiction.
Crowe, Russell, 1964- actor.
Ejiofor, Chiwetel, actor.
Grazer, Brian, 1953- film producer.
Hawkes, John, 1959- actor.
Imagine Entertainment (Firm), production company.
Levine, Ted, actor.
Nadal, Lymari, 1978- actor.
RZA (Rapper), actor.
Relativity Media, production company.
Scott Free Productions, production company.
Scott, Ridley, film producer, film director.
Smith, Roger Guenveur, actor.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm), film distributor.
Washington, Denzel, 1954- actor.
Zaillian, Steven, screenwriter.
motion picture adaptation of (work): Jacobson, Mark. Return of Superfly.