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Carlito's Way


Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, Luis Guzmán View All


David Koepp (Screenplay), Brian De Palma (Director) View All

Release: Nov. 10th, 1993
Runtime: 2 hours, 24 minutes
A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him, and lead a better life outside NYC.
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11 Carlito's Way: The Beginning
I'm trying desperately to be optimistic. It isn't working. (In other new's De Palma is making an adaptation of James Ellroy's "The Black Dahlia".)...
17 Scarface or Carlito's Way
Honestly, is there anybody who prefers Scarface? I know it's the more famous of the two among the mainstream, but personally, I don't feel it's close. I feel Carlito's Way is better by a wide margin. ...
6 Prequels to Carlito's Way and The Untouchables.
Who says there is no originality in Hollywood? Brian De Palma has just been confirmed to direct the prequel to his 1986 film The Untouchables. The film will focus on Al Capone's rise, so it will be...
14 Carlito's Way: The Rise to Power
The prequel to 1993' Carlito's Way starring Al Pacino and Sean Penn, now officially has it's full title, studio, plot summary and -although there is not much there as of yet - the official site is up ...
6 Carlito's Way - Poster request
Hi guys, today I've a weird request for you, I hope this is the right place for asking this. I always loved the final frame of Carlito's Way, the one at the sunset with the saying "Escape to p...

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But here comes De Palma, reuniting with an older, wiser Al Pacino, clearing the air and assuring us that no, crime actually does not pay (a lesson which should have been clear to anyone who paid attention to the other movie's ending.) Pacino plays Carlito Brigante, a former drug dealer with a formid....
But as for this movie, Carlito's Way proves that de Palma matured a lot in his time as a director, and even after making the almost brilliant Carrie.