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Carlito's Way is a american film of genre Drama directed by Brian De Palma released in USA on 10 november 1993 with Al Pacino

Carlito's Way (1993)

Carlito's Way
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Released in USA 10 november 1993
Length 2h24
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Mob film,    Action,    Crime
Rating78% 3.9494453.9494453.9494453.9494453.949445

Carlito's Way is a 1993 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma, based on the novels Carlito's Way and After Hours by Judge Edwin Torres. The film adaptation was scripted by David Koepp. It stars Al Pacino and Sean Penn, with Penelope Ann Miller, Luis Guzmán, John Leguizamo, and Viggo Mortensen in supporting roles. The film's featured song, "You Are So Beautiful", was performed by Joe Cocker.

The film follows the life of Carlito Brigante after he is released from prison and vows to go straight and retire. Unable to escape his past, he ends up being dragged into the same criminal activities that got him imprisoned in the first place.

Penn and Miller received Golden Globe nominations for their performances. A prequel entitled Carlito's Way: Rise to Power, based on Torres's first novel, was filmed and released in 2005.

Synopsis

In New York City in 1975, after serving only five years of a 30-year prison sentence, Carlito Brigante is freed on a legal technicality exploited by his lawyer, Dave Kleinfeld, infuriating the district attorney. Brigante returns to his old neighborhood of Spanish Harlem, where he reconnects with old associates. Although he vows that he is finished with crime, Brigante is persuaded to accompany his cousin Guajiro to a drug deal at a bar. Guajiro is betrayed and killed while Brigante is forced to shoot his way out. He takes Guajiro's money and uses it to buy into a nightclub, with the intent of saving $75,000 to retire to the Caribbean.

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