Detective Richie Roberts: Good work Frank. You... want a drink or something? Celebrate?
Frank Lucas: You got any holy water?

Frank Lucas: It don't mean nothing to me for you to show up tomorrow morning with your head blown off.
Detective Richie Roberts: Get in line. That one stretches around the block.

I swear, I will pull out my gun and put a bullet in your fuckin' head!

Detective Richie Roberts

Judges, lawyers, cops, politicians. They stop bringing dope into this country, about a hundred thousand people are gonna be out of a job.

Detective Richie Roberts

Frank Lucas is the most dangerous man walking the streets of our city.

Detective Richie Roberts

The number one fear of people isn't dying, it's public speaking.

Detective Richie Roberts

Detective Richie Roberts: My investigation indicates that Frank Lucas is above the Mafia.
District Attorney: Who does he work for? Which family?
Detective Richie Roberts: He's not Italian, he's black.
District Attorney: No black man has accomplished what the American Mafia hasn't in a hundred years!

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Richie Roberts

Richie Roberts Picture

Richie Roberts is the police officer who brings down Frank Lucas in American Gangster. He's a former Marine and New Jersey Police Detective for Essex County and eventually became an Essex County Assistant Prosecutor, heading the Bureau of Narcotics after passing the New Jersey Bar Examination.

Played By
Russell Crowe
Full Name
Richie Roberts