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  • If you are a fan of true-crime dramas or documentaries, this is a must-see

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      Many people were up in arms about “American Gangster” starring Denzel Washington. The story of Frank Lucas is quite fascinating. But then later on, months after the movie’s hype had died down, I started hearing some things about Frank Lucas and Nicky Barnes.

      In American Gangster, Barnes is shown as a buffoon, a clown, a court jester in his cheap looking suits. That movie makes it seem as if Nicky was nothing more than a nuisance to Frank Lucas.

      I also started hearing tales that Nicky was actually more


      powerful than Lucas—that Frank was nothing more than a country boy with a mean temper. I will agree that Lucas was country.

      In fact, it has been revealed that he didn’t even know how to read as an adult. But anyway, Mr.

      Untouchable is a documentary which details Barnes’ rise to power, and how his organization worked. I was fascinated that Barnes himself was interviewed and was able to give his version of the story.

      But what really interested me was the fact that his attitude ...


      • regarding the drug scene was quite differenct from Lucas’. I was even more surprised to learn that Barnes was an abuser of drugs before he became a kingpin.

        Intriguing also was the fact that a woman basically brought down the entire empire. Oh sure, the police had been building a case against many of the dealers.

        But had it not been for someone shooting Barnes’ girlfriend in the head twice, he probably would not have snitched on all of those people, including his wife. The

        documentary was really engrossing.

        And I was enlightened to discover that Nicky still seems to hold some ill feelings towards a lot of the people, while the other gangsters had learned their lesson, and had moved on in their hearts (even though they’d never get out of jail. ) All in all, this was a fascinating little piece of filmmaking.

        The soundtrack was also on point, as I heard tons of songs which eventually were sampled for hip-hop records. If you are a fan of true-crime dramas or documentaries, this is a must-see.




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