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Carlito's Way

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Universal Released 1993

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Director:
Brian De Palma
Released:
1993
Rating:
R

Carlitoâ��s Way is a crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma that focuses on Carlito Brigante (Al Pacino), a former gang member, who decides on his release from prison to cut out from his old life of crime and make it straight. It is a tough life choice to live with, as his old neighborhood has become a distant memory of what he remembers with barely a few friends left, including gangster Pachanga (Luis Guzman) and sleazy lawyer David Kleinfeld (Sean Penn). It is even harder when he starts falling into the old patterns â�� joining in on drug deals, buying into nightclubs with shady origins, and dealing with a young Benny Blanco (John Leguizamo) who wants to beat Carlitoâ��s old reputation. Still determined to run it straight, he runs his club and tries to start a relationship with his ex Gail (Penelope Ann Miller). As Kleinfeld breaks down in a coke-induced state and Pachanga starts working for a competitor, Carlito discovers that it is a dog eat dog world where no one can be trusted.

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    Al Pacino

    Al Pacino

    Carlito 'Charlie' Brigante

    Viggo Mortensen

    Viggo Mortensen

    Lalin

    John Leguizamo

    John Leguizamo

    Benny Blanco

    Adrian Pasdar

    Adrian Pasdar

    Frankie Taglialucci

    Luis Guzman

    Luis Guzman

    Pachanga

    Sean Penn

    Sean Penn

    David Kleinfeld

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    mob mentality, end of the world, illegal activities, gritty crime scenarios, fight for survival