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Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Details

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In this belated prequel to director Brian De Palma's 1993 crime drama, gangster Carlito Brigante (Jay Hernandez) rises through the ranks of the New York underworld to establish himself as Spanish Harlem's most powerful kingpin. As the intoxication of ultimate power tightens its firm grip on the rising heroin czar, he soon learns that greed and deception are the unspoken laws of the street. With no one to trust except for his two brothers in crime, Carlito begins building an empire founded on supplying the city's addicts with the one product that is always in demand. His dreams of ruling the city finally becoming a reality, Carlito soon learns that the only way to sustain his power is through loyalty and respect. Adapted from author Edwin Torres' acclaimed novel, Carlito's Way: Rise to Power also stars Mario Van Peebles, Luis Guzmán, and Sean Combs. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast

Jay Hernandez
as Carlito Brigante
Mario Van Peebles
as Earl
Luis Guzman
as Nacho Reyes
Sean Combs
as Hollywood Nicky
Michael Kelly
as Rocco
Giancarlo Esposito
as Little Jeff
Jaclyn DeSantis
as Leticia
Mtume Gant
as Reggie
Burt Young
as Artie Sr.
Juan Carlos Hernandez
as Sigfredo
Domenick Lombardozzi
as Artie Jr.
Tony Cucci
as Big Jeff

Crew

Michael S. Bregman
Director
Martin Bregman
Producer
Michael S. Bregman
Screenwriter
Adam Holender
Cinematographer
Janice Ginsberg
Musical Direction/Supervision
David Ray
Editor
Dan Leigh
Production Designer
Bo Dietl
Executive Producer
Jay Cannold
Executive Producer
Sandra Hernandez
Costume Designer
Michael Barosky
Sound/Sound Designer
David Wechsler
First Assistant Director
Will Cantler
Casting
Bernie Telsey
Casting
David Vaccari
Casting
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