I got Harlem. I took care of Harlem, so Harlem's gonna take care of me.

Frank Lucas

They tried to kill MY WIFE!

Frank Lucas

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

Nephew: I don't wanna play baseball no more.
Huey Lucas: Frank, we got a problem.
Frank Lucas: [looks at his brother, then his nephew] Well, what do you want?
Nephew: I want what you got Uncle Frank. I wanna be you.

This is my home. My country. Frank Lucas don't run from nobody. This is America.

Frank Lucas

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!

Frank Lucas: See, ya are what ya are in this world. That's either one of two things: Either you're somebody, or you ain't nobody.

The man I worked for had one of the biggest companies in New York City. He didn't own his own company. White man owned it, so they owned him. Nobody owns me, though.

Frank Lucas

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I got Harlem. I took care of Harlem, so Harlem's gonna take care of me.

Frank Lucas

20 Percent.

Frank Lucas