Carlito's Way


Carlito's Way

Infobox Film
name = Carlito's Way


image_size =
caption = Theatrical poster
director = Brian de Palma
producer = Martin Bregman
Michael Scott Bregman
Willi Bär
writer = Edwin Torres (novel)
David Koepp (screenplay)
starring = Al Pacino
Sean Penn
Penelope Ann Miller
Luis Guzmán
John Leguizamo
music = Patrick Doyle
cinematography = Stephen H. Burum
editing = Kristina Boden
Bill Pankow
distributor = Universal Pictures
released = November 10, 1993
runtime = 144 minutes
country = USA
language = English
budget = $30,000,000
gross = $36,948,322 (USA)
preceded_by =
followed_by = ""
website =
amg_id = 1:119006
imdb_id = 0106519

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

The film is based on "After Hours", but used the title of the first novel to avoid it being confused with Martin Scorsese's 1985 film of the same name, and focuses on Carlito's activities once he is released from prison. Carlito Brigante, a fictional Puerto Rican criminal vows to go straight and to live life as a law-abiding citizen. However, his past will not let him, and he unwittingly ends up being dragged into the same criminal activities that got him imprisoned in the first place.

The film received a mixed response from critics, with a similar lukewarm result at the box office, but has subsequently been better received by both critics and film fans. Both Sean Penn and Penelope Ann Miller received Golden Globe nominations for their performances. A prequel called "", based on the first novel, was filmed and released direct-to-video in 2005.

Plot

The story takes place in 1975 as Carlito Brigante (Al Pacino) is released from prison with the help of his close friend, and lawyer, Dave Kleinfeld (Sean Penn). Carlito makes a surprising announcement to Kleinfeld: he intends to go straight. Carlito visits his old neighborhood and is disturbed by how much has changed during his years in jail and how few people he knows. He runs into Pachanga (Luis Guzmán), a friend and fellow gangster, who runs down a laundry list of their friends who have either died or been sent to prison. Carlito, reluctantly, accompanies his young cousin, Guajiro (John Augstin Ortiz), on his way to a big drug deal. However, the gang have already killed Guajiro's boss, and betrays and kills him as well. Carlito ends up having to shoot his way out and once the dust settles he flees from the scene, taking the money from the deal. He buys into a nightclub owned by a gambling addict named Saso (Jorge Porcel) and acting as a nightclub promoter, begins to save every penny possible. He brings in his friend Pachanga as his right hand man and encounters Benny Blanco (John Leguizamo), a young gangster from the Bronx.

Away from the club, Carlito looks up Gail (Penelope Ann Miller), a former girlfriend, and they meet up with some awkwardness. Lalin (Viggo Mortensen), a former friend, arrives in the club wearing a "wire" in an attempt to get evidence against Carlito. This is dealt with quickly, and Carlito follows up on a comment made by Lalin about Gail in a stage show. Gail is discovered dancing, not in a play but rather on stage, in a strip show. Their relationship eases somewhat after that, as Carlito proves tolerant of it and some of the anxiety Gail had is lifted.

Kleinfeld, now doing cocaine and drinking extensively, meets with a mob boss client, Tony "Tony T" Taglialucci (Frank Minucci). He believes that Kleinfeld stole a million dollars from him that was supposed to be used for a payoff. He gives Kleinfeld an ultimatum; help him break out of prison, or have a mob hit put on him. Meanwhile, Blanco grows frustrated with Carlito's rejection of champagne, and events escalate when Kleinfeld sparks a love-interest with Blanco's girlfriend, Steffie (Ingrid Rogers). After Carlito tells Benny what he thinks of him, Benny manhandles Steffie, spurring Kleinfeld to pull out a gun in Benny's face and threaten to kill him on the spot, causing chaos. Carlito is forced to take action and, with the help of Pachanga, takes Benny out the back where Pachanga and one of the guys from the club (Jon Seda) beat him up. Carlito threatens to kill Benny if he is seen in the club again, and then orders Pachanga to let him go, as Carlito has rejected the violence of his youth.

Kleinfeld begs Carlito for his help with the escape attempt for Tony T. However, in the escape attempt, the increasingly erratic Kleinfeld kills both Tony T. and his son. Carlito realizes the severity of the transgression and decides that the only thing to do is to grab the money and leave town with Gail. Carlito is taken into Norwalk's office where he hears a tape of Kleinfeld offering to testify against Carlito. They know that Kleinfeld and Carlito were involved in the incident with Tony T., and in fact there was already an attack on Kleinfeld, which has put the lawyer in the hospital. The prosecutor offers Carlito a deal; testify against Kleinfeld and he can walk. Carlito refuses and goes to the hospital to learn the truth from Kleinfeld. On the way in he notices a suspicious man dressed as a police officer. Kleinfeld admits to selling out Carlito and while pretending to help Kleinfeld with his gun, Carlito deftly unloads it and leaves. The police officer turns out to be Tony T.'s other son, Vincent "Vinnie" Taglialucci (Joseph Siravo), who has come to finish off Kleinfeld. With his gun unloaded, Kleinfeld has no chance, and is fatally shot in the head.

Carlito returns to the club intent on getting the money and getting out. Once there, however, he is greeted by a group of Italian gangsters led by Pete Amadesso (Richard Foronjy), and Vinnie Taglialucci, who spotted Carlito earlier in the hospital. The Italians know that he is involved, but before they have a chance to do anything, Carlito manages to slip out through a back way. A wild chase ensues where the Italians pursue him throughout the city subway system and into Grand Central Station, where the train Carlito and Gail will be taking is waiting. Carlito nearly manages to give them the slip, but is spotted and drawn into a wild gunfight where he manages to kill off all of his pursuers, except Vinnie, who is then shot by police. However, as he meets up with Pachanga and Gail, Carlito is ambushed by someone he did not expect: Benny Blanco, who shoots him in the abdomen with a silenced gun. Pachanga admits to be working with Blanco to set Carlito up, to lookout for his own future, just before he himself is shot by Blanco, who then runs off.

A dying Carlito hands Gail the money and tells her to escape with their unborn child, and live a new life elsewhere. The film ends with Carlito being wheeled away on a gurney as he stares at a billboard with a Caribbean beach and a dancing woman frozen in shot. He thinks about his wishes for Gail to get out and his own death. The billboard then comes to life and the woman, who is Gail, starts dancing as he slowly closes his eyes.

Production

Pacino first heard about Carlito Brigante in a YMCA gym in New York back in 1973. Pacino was working out for his movie "Serpico" when he met Supreme Court Judge Edwin Torres (the author who was writing the novels "Carlito's Way" and "After Hours"). When the novels were completed Al read them and liked them, especially the character of Carlito."Hot Dog" magazine, August 2000, P. 30.] Inspiration for the novels came from Torres' background, things that were most familiar to him: the East Harlem barrio where he was born and raised in an atmosphere of racial gangs, drugs and poverty."Carlito's Way" Press Pack, p. 2.] In 1989, Pacino faced a $6 million lawsuit from producer Elliott Kastner. Kastner claimed Pacino had gone back on an agreement to star in his version of a Carlito movie with Marlon Brando as criminal lawyer David Kleinfeld. The suit was dropped and the production was abandoned."Hot Dog" magazine, August 2000, p. 30.]

Pacino went to producer Martin Bregman with a view of getting a Carlito film made.cite video | people =Bregman, Martin | title =The Making of Carlito's Way | medium =DVD | publisher =Universal | location = | date =2004 ] First thing on the list was to get a script written that would portray Carlito Brigante's world and provide a suitable showcase for Pacino's talents. David Koepp had just finished writing the script for Bregman's forthcoming "The Shadow" when producer Michael S. Bregman suggested him to write the script for "Carlito's Way"."Carlito's Way" Press Pack, p. 4.] The decision came that the screenplay would be based on the second novel "After Hours". Carlito at this stage would match closer with Pacino's age.cite video | people =Torres, Edwin | title =The Making of Carlito's Way | medium =DVD | publisher =Universal | location = | date =2004 ] Although based on the second novel, the title "Carlito's Way" remained, mainly because of the existence of Martin Scorsese's movie "After Hours". Bregman would work closely with Koepp for two years to develop the shooting script for "Carlito's Way".

Koepp wrestled with the voice-over throughout the writing process. Initially the voice-over was to take place in the hospital, but De Palma suggested the train station platform.cite video | people =Koepp, David | title =The Making of Carlito's Way | medium =DVD | publisher =Universal | location = | date =2004 ] The hospital scenes were written 25, 30 times because the actors had trouble with the sequence, with Pacino even thinking that Carlito would not go to the hospital. With one final re-write Koepp managed to make the scene work to Pacino's satisfaction. In the novels Kleinfeld does not die, but De Palma has a huge sense of justice and retribution. He could not have Carlito killed off and have Kleinfeld live.

Stephen Burum."Carlito's Way" Press Pack", p. 7.]

had viewed a cut of the pool hall sequence, a note was passed onto the crew stating that they felt the scene was too long. De Palma spent more time adding to the sequence and with the help of editor Bill Pankow made it work. The producers came back saying "much better shorter."

Apart from that poster sequence (shot in Florida), the entire movie was filmed on location in New York. De Palma roamed Manhattan, searching for suitable visual locations. A tenement on 115th Street became the site of Carlito's homecoming; the barrio scene. The courtroom, in which Carlito thanks the prosecutor, was shot in Judge Torres's workplace, the State Supreme Court Building at 60 Centre Street."Hot Dog" magazine, August 2000, p. 33.] The Club Paradise was initially in a West Side brownstone as the model for the book's postprandial premises. But this was considered too cramped for filming. A multi-level bistro club designed by De Palma took shape at the Kaufman-Astoria Studios in Long Island City, in a style of 1970's art deco disco."Carlito's Way" Press Pack", p. 8.]

Tony Taglialucci's escape from Rikers Island, a night shoot mid-river was considered impossible. Instead, the production used a Brooklyn shipyard where Kleinfeld's boat was lowered into an empty "lock" into which river water was pumped. Smoke machines and towers of space lights were installed. To achieve the rough and choppy nature of the East River a WOW Wave Ball (a sophisticated Belgian device, which churns up controlled waves) was used."Carlito's Way" Press Pack", p. 9] The ZOW Wave Sphere from Portugal was originally considered, as it is a far more sophisticated device and can shape waves based on the target water temperature, salinity and ocean floor depth. However, the CEO of ZOW Waves, Fernando Trerrero, was indicted on (what some considered trumped-up) conspiracy charges just before principal shooting of the Rikers Island escape scene was to begin, and as such the ZOW Sphere was unable to be delivered on time. Belgian's WOW team was ready to take over, and eventually became the de facto wave generating spherical device supplier to the film industry."Carlito's Way" Press Pack, p. 8.]

For a climactic finale, De Palma staged a chase from the platform of the 125th Street IRT Station to the escalators of Grand Central Terminal. For the shoot, trains were re-routed and timed so that Pacino and his pursuers could dart from car to hurtling car."Carlito's Way" Press Pack, p. 8.] The length of the escalator scene during the climactic shoot out at Grand Central Station caused a headache for editor Pankow. He had to piece together the sequences so that the audience would be so tied up in the action that they would not be thinking about how long the escalator is going on for.cite video | people =Pankow, Bill | title =The Making of Carlito's Way | medium =DVD | publisher =Universal | location = | date =2004 ]

Cast

*Al Pacino as Carlito Brigante. Pacino came to "Carlito's Way" directly from his Oscar-winning role in "Scent of a Woman"."Carlito's Way" Press Pack, p. 4.] To get into the character of Carlito, Pacino accompanied Torres through the dark passages of East Harlem. There he could absorb the sights and atmosphere of the street, virtually living and breathing in these characters. Pacino first thought of Carlito with a pony tail. But after his visits to Harlem he quickly realized these guys were not into wearing pony tails. The beard was Pacino's idea. The black leather coat was something that just fit into the period setting."Hot Dog" magazine, August 2000, p. 30.]
*Sean Penn as David Kleinfeld. For the pivotal role of Kleinfeld, Carlito's greasy lawyer and best friend, the filmmakers chose Penn, whose talents as an actor, writer and director impressed them. Penn was lured back from early retirement by the challenge of playing the corrupt, ambitious lawyer. Plus taking the role meant that he could finance his movie "The Crossing Guard" and to work with Pacino."Hot Dog" magazine, August 2000, p. 33.] De Palma and Penn sat down and discussed what seventies mob lawyers looked like. Often businessmen in the entertainment business can look more bizarre than the talent they represent."Hot Dog" magazine, August 2000, p. 33.] Penn had his hair shaved at the front to give him a receding hairline and permed it.
*Penelope Ann Miller as Gail. Carlito's girlfriend and one of the few people he truly trusts. She is the only person who has ever seen Carlito's goodness and she helps balance out the negative influences in his life. She is a dancer dreaming of the big time, but is reduced to working in a strip club to make ends meet. Although the film is a suspenseful crime thriller, their doomed romance is at the heart of the film. In real life at the time, Miller was 29 years old to Pacino's 53. Casting for Gail proved difficult mainly because of the character's dancing scenes in the night club. The character needed someone who was capable of doing these scenes plus act.
*John Leguizamo as Benny Blanco. Leguizamo completed the main cast as Benny Blanco "from the Bronx", an up-and-coming young gangster who is determined to exceed Carlito's reputation but lacks a personal sense of ethics."Carlito's Way" Press Pack, p. 6.]
*Luis Guzmán as Pachanga. One of the few remaining old time friends of Carlito. He works with Carlito as his right hand man at the Club Paradise. He would eventually betray Carlito in favor of working with Benny Blanco. In Koepp's first draft of the screenplay, Pachanga spoke in a very heavy slang style. Following rumbles from the Latino cast and crew, Koepp toned this down to leave Pachanga with a heavy accent.
*Jorge Porcel as Saso. Saso, or Ron as he likes to be called, was the owner of Club Paradise before Kleinfeld asked Carlito to take charge.
*Ingrid Rogers as Steffie. Rogers makes her feature debut as Steffie who works in the Club Paradise. She was initially Benny Blanco's girlfriend before she set her sights on David Kleinfeld and his riches.
*James Rebhorn as Norwalk. Norwalk is the District Attorney involved with Carlito's conviction case. He tries, unsuccessfully, to get Carlito's help to put convict Kleinfeld who has since become a big fish.
*Joseph Siravo as Vincent "Vinnie" Taglialucci. The elder son of Tony T and older brother of Frankie. When he hears about his father and brother's deaths, he leads a group of gangsters and hunts down Kleinfeld and then Carlito.
*Frank Minucci as Tony Taglialucci. Known as Tony T and is the father of Vinnie and Frankie. He is sprung from prison with the help of his son Frankie, Kleinfeld and the reluctant Carlito. Just as he is rescued from a buoy Kleinfeld kills him.
*Adrian Pasdar as Frankie Taglialucci. The youngest son of Tony T and younger brother of Vinnie. He accompanies Kleinfeld and Carlito on the fateful boat trip to spring his father out of prison.
*Richard Foronjy as Pete Amadesso. An old acquaintance of Carlito and, as it turns out, a close friend of Tony T and Vincent. Part of the gang that helps chase Carlito through to Grand Central.
*Viggo Mortensen as Lalin. An old time gangster friend of Carlito's who has also been released from prison. He arrives, in a wheelchair, at Carlito's Club Paradise with a hidden wire. It turns out he was released from prison, by Norwalk, so he could spy on Carlito.
*John Augstin Ortiz as Guajiro. Carlito's young cousin. He convinces Carlito to make a stop at a pool hall as back-up for a drug deal. The deal goes wrong and he loses his life to one of the gang members, while Carlito survives with a bullet wound on the arm.

*Jon Seda as Dominican-pool hall drug dealer

*Steven Puente as Club Bouncer-Friend of Pachanga helps beat up Benny Blanco

Reception

"Carlito's Way" wrapped on July 20, 1993, and was released on 3 November 1993."Hot Dog" magazine, August 2000, p. 34.] Critical response to the theatrical release was somewhat lukewarm. The film was criticized for re-treading old ground,cite web | last =Seitz | first =Matt Zoller | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Carlito's Way | Reverse Shot | work = | publisher =www.reverseshot.com | date = | url =http://www.reverseshot.com/article/carlitos_way | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-03-26 ] mainly De Palma's own "Scarface" and "The Untouchables".cite web | last =Berardinelli | first =James | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Review by Berardinelli | work = | publisher =www.reelviews.net | date =1993 | url =http://www.reelviews.net/movies/c/carlitos.html | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-03-26 ] cite web | last =Ebert | first =Roger | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Roger Ebert review | work = | publisher =rogerebert.com | date =1993-12-11 | url =http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19931112/REVIEWS/311120302/1023 | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-03-26 ] Roger Ebert stated in his review that the film is one of De Palma's finest with some of the best set-pieces he has done.cite web | last =Ebert | first =Roger | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Roger Ebert review | work = | publisher =rogerebert.com | date =1993-12-11 | url =http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19931112/REVIEWS/311120302/1023 | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-03-26 ] Patrick Doyle was praised on his scoring of the film soundtrack, which was described as "elegiac" and "hauntingly beautiful," which "displays Doyle as one of the major talents of modern film scoring."cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Carlito's Way score | work = | publisher =www.soundtrack-express.com | date =| url =http://www.soundtrack-express.com/osts/carlito.htm | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-03-26 ] Peter Travers (of Rolling Stone) criticised the film for Pacino's "Rican" accent slipping into his "Southern drawl from "Scent of a Woman", "De Palma's erratic pacing and derivative shootouts" and "what might have been if "Carlito's Way" had forged new ground and not gone down smokin' in the shadow of "Scarface"."cite web | last =Travers | first =Peter | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Rolling Stone review | work = | publisher =Rolling Stone | date = | url =http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/movie/5947281/review/5947282/carlitos_way | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-04-16 ]

On the Siskel & Ebert show, Ebert gave the film a rating of B+ while Siskel gave it a C+.cite web | last =Travers | first =Peter | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Rolling Stone review | work = | publisher =Rolling Stone | date = | url =http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,308779,00.html | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-04-16 ] Owen Gleiberman (from Entertainment Weekly) described the film as "a competent and solidly unsurprising urban-underworld thriller" and is "okay entertainment," but went on to say that the plot would have worked better "as a lean and mean Miami Vice episode."cite web | last =Gleiberman | first =Owen | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Entertainment Weekly review | work = | publisher =Entertainment Weekly | date = | url =http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,308638,00.html | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-04-16 ] The film currently has a fresh rating of 81% on the Rotten Tomatoes review site.cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Rotten Tomatoes | work = | publisher =Rotten Tomatoes | date = | url =http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/carlitos_way/ | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-04-16 ]

Bregman was surprised about some of the negative reviews, but stated that some of the same reviewers have since "retracted" their views upon further discussions of the film. A few weeks before the film's premiere, De Palma told the crew not to get their hopes up about the film's reception. He correctly predicted that Pacino, having just won an Oscar, would be criticized; Koepp, having just done "Jurrassic Park", would "suck"; Penn would be "brilliant" because he had not done anything for a while; and he himself, having not been forgiven for "The Bonfire of the Vanities", would not quite be embraced.

"Carlito's Way" premiered with an opening weekend box office taking of over $9 million. At the end of its theatrical run, the film had grossed over $36 million domestically and $63 million worldwide.cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Carlito's Way box office | work = | publisher =Box Office Mojo | date =| url =http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=carlitosway.htm | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-03-26 ] Sean Penn and Penelope Ann Miller both received Golden Globe nominations for their respective roles as Kleinfeld and Gail.cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Awards | work = | publisher =IMDb | date = | url =http://imdb.com/title/tt0106519/awards | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-03-26 ] The post cinematic appreciation of the film was later highlighted when the French publication "Cahiers du Cinema" named it as the Best film of the 1990s.cite web | last =Villella | first =Fiona A. | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =A Revelation: Carlito's Way | work = | publisher =www.sensesofcinema.com | date = | url =http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/00/6/carlito.html | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-03-26 ] cite web | last =Seitz | first =Matt Zoller | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Carlito's Way | Reverse Shot | work = | publisher =www.reverseshot.com | date = | url =http://www.reverseshot.com/article/carlitos_way | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-03-26 ]

Cultural influence

Although the film was not considered a success with its initial theatrical run the film was popular on home video and gained a growing fan base. "Carlito's Way"'s influence can be seen in many subsequent forms of media, be it music, television shows or video games. of and video games was based on Sean Penn's portrayal of Kleinfeld. They are both Jewish, have a similar build, have the same clothing style and display similar traits of drug use and increasing paranoia. [cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Carlito's Way movie connections | work = | publisher =IMDb | date = | url =http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106519/movieconnections | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-05-15 ] The character Benny Blanco is parodied in the MMORPG World of Warcraft with the Defias thug "Benny Blanco" in Westfall. [cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Benny Blanco reference | work = | publisher =Blizzplanet | date = | url =http://www.blizzplanet.com/content/91/ | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-05-15 ] A clip of Pacino (as Carlito) shouting "Here comes the pain!", from around 25 min, 52 sec into the movie, is used in the song (Sic) by Slipknot. [cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Slipknot reference | work = | publisher =Black Goat | date = | url =http://www.black-goat.com/facts.php | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-05-15 ]

Carlito's opening monologue from the beginning of the film is used in Jay-Z's "Intro/A Million And One Questions/Rhyme No More" track off his sophomore album "In My Lifetime, Vol.1". Carlito's (Al Pacino) dialogue from the pool room sequence, "Okay I'm reloaded!", "Think you big-time?, You gonna die big time!" and "Here comes the pain!" are used in Jay-Z's "Brooklyn's Finest" track from his debut album "Reasonable Doubt" [cite web | last =O'Neal | first =Sean | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =(sic) Lyrics | work = | publisher =AV Club.com | date = | url =http://www.avclub.com/content/feature/random_rules_cadence_weapon | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-05-15 ] , and the Farmer Boys' single Here Comes the Pain.

Music

Patrick Doyle composed the original score, while Musical supervisor Jellybean Benitez supplemented the soundtrack with elements of salsa, merengue and other authentic styles."Carlito's Way" Press Pack", p. 7.]

core

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Type = Soundtrack
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Artist = Patrick Doyle


Released = 1993
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oundtrack

Infobox Album
Name = Carlito's Way: Music From The Motion Picture
Type = Soundtrack
Longtype =
Artist = Various Artists


Released = November 9, 1993
Recorded =
Genre = Soundtrack
Length =
Label = Sony
Producer =
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Releases

The film has been released on VHS standard and widescreen versions. It was later released on DVD in 2004,cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Carlito's Way at Amazon | work = | publisher =www.amazon.co.uk | date = | url =http://www.amazon.co.uk/Carlitos-Way-Al-Pacino/dp/B0001IMCRU | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-04-10 ] with an Ultimate Edition following in 2005.cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Carlito's Way at DVD Times | work = | publisher =www.dvdtimes.co.uk | date = | url =http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=57777 | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-04-10 ] The Ultimate Edition DVD includes deleted scenes, an interview with De Palma, a making-of documentary and more.cite web | last =Barsanti | first =Chris | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Film Critic DVD review | work = | publisher =Filmcritic.com | date = | url =http://www.filmcritic.com/misc/emporium.nsf/reviews/Carlitos-Way | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-04-10 ] In 2007 an HD DVD version was released, which features the same bonus material as the Ultimate Edition.cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =HD DVD review at High-Def Digest | work = | publisher =High-Def Digest | date = | url =http://hddvd.highdefdigest.com/1035/carlitosway.html | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-04-10 ]

Prequel

Edwin Torres' first novel "Carlito's Way" was filmed and released direct-to-video in 2005, under the title "Carlito's Way: Rise to Power". Although critically panned, Torres did give the film his blessing and considers it to be quite an accurate adaptation of the first half of his novel, with a planned sequel for the second half in the works.cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Carlito's Way Rise to Power | work = | publisher =Carlito's Way Rise to Power.com | date = | url =http://hddvd.highdefdigest.com/1036/carlitoswayrisetopower.html | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-04-10 ] It stars Jay Hernandez as Carlito, with Mario Van Peebles, Michael Joseph Kelly, Luis Guzmán, Jaclyn DeSantis, Sean Combs, Burt Young, and Domenick Lombardozzi also appearing. The story is set in 1969, as three prisoners, Earl (Van Peebles), Rocco (Kelly) and Carlito (Hernandez), control their criminal empire within their cell. Upon their release, they soon take control of the drug trade in Spanish Harlem.cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Rise to Power review at High-Def Digest | work = | publisher =High-Def Digest | date = | url =http://hddvd.highdefdigest.com/1036/carlitoswayrisetopower.html | format = | doi = | accessdate =2008-04-10 ]

Notes

References

*Universal Pictures, "Carlito's Way" "Press Pack", 1993.
*Highbury Entertainment, "The Making Of "Carlito's Way", "Hotdog Magazine", August 2000.

External links

*imdb title|id=0106519|title=Carlito's Way
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0410283/ The Making of 'Carlito's Way']
* [http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/carlitos_way/ "Carlito's Way"] at Rotten Tomatoes
* [http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/00/6/carlito.html A Revelation: Carlito's Way] Specific key moments and themes relating to "Carlito's Way".


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