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Carlito's Way is a tale of a former hood trying to escape his former life. Al Pacino is Carlito Brigante, a high-level Puerto Rican drug dealer sprung from a three-decade jail sentence after only five years, thanks to a technicality and his sleazy, cocaine-addled lawyer, Dave Kleinfeld (Sean Penn). Carlito renounces his previous ways and takes a job as the manager of a club that Kleinfeld has invested in, planning to save enough money so that he can eventually move to the Caribbean. But no sooner is Carlito back on the streets of New York than his old life claws at him in the form of both old partners (Luis Guzman) and vicious up-and-comers (John Leguizamo). Nevertheless, Carlito stays clean and even restarts his relationship with a dancer named Gail (Penelope Ann Miller), until he is finally led astray by Kleinfeld, who manipulates Carlito into participating in the murder of a Mafia don from whom Kleinfeld has stolen a million dollars. At that point, the race is on to see whether Carlito and Gail can escape his world for good. The film is based on two novels about Carlito written by New York State judge Edwin Torres. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

  • Release date:November 10, 1993

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Sean Penn Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1993 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Penelope Ann Miller Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1993 Nominee

Cast

Al Pacino
as Carlito Brigante
Sean Penn
as David Kleinfeld
Penelope Ann Miller
as Gail
Luis Guzman
as Pachanga
John Leguizamo
as Benny Blanco
Viggo Mortensen
as Lalin
Ingrid Rogers
as Steffie
James Rebhorn
as Norwalk
Joseph Siravo
as Vinnie Taglialucci
Richard Foronjy
as Pete Amadesso
Jorge Porcel
as Saso
Adrian Pasdar
as Frankie
Bo Dietl
as Casino Man
John Hoyt
as Club Bouncer
Gene Canfield
as Train Conductor
Joe Conzo
as Club Patron
Anthony Catanese
as Bodyguard
Sharmagne Leland-St. John
as Woman at Grand Central
Garry Blackwood
as Copa Wiseguy
James Bulleit
as Louie
Marc Anthony
as Band Member
Richard Council
as Diamond Room Man
Vincent Pastore
as Copa Wiseguy
Bonnie Timmermann
Chuck Zito
as Club Bouncer
Owen Hollander
as Cab Driver
Tony Cucci
as Club Bouncer
Jaime Tirelli
as Valentin
Luke Toma
as Cop
Rene Rivera
as Bartender
Vincent Jerosa
as Cop
John Ortiz
as Guajiro
John Michael Bolger
as Cop
Frank Minucci
as Tony Taglialucci
Michael Hadge
as Diamond Room Man
Frank Ferrara
as Manzanero
Brian Tarantina
as Speller
Rick Aviles
as Quisqueya
Al Israel
as Rolando
Jon Seda
as Dominican
Mel Gorham
as Pachanga's Date
Rocco Sisto
as Panama Hatman
Nelson Vasquez
as Blanco Associate
Steven Puente
as Club Bouncer
Michael P. Moran
as Party Guest
Caesar Cordova
as Barber
Angel Salazar
as Walberto
Orlando Urdaneta
as Bartender
Tera Tabrizi
as Club Date
Paul Mazursky
as Judge Feinstein
John Finn
as Duncan
Christopher Bregman
as Club Patron

Crew

Brian De Palma
Director
Michael S. Bregman
Producer
Martin Bregman
Producer
David Koepp
Screenwriter
Stephen H. Burum
Cinematographer
Patrick Doyle
Composer (Music Score)
Jellybean Benitez
Musical Direction/Supervision
Kristina Boden
Editor
Bill Pankow
Editor
Richard Sylbert
Production Designer
Judith Stevens
Production Designer
Gregory W.M. Bolton
Art Director
Judith Stevens
Associate Producer
Louis A. Stroller
Executive Producer
Ortwin Freyermuth
Executive Producer
Leslie Pope
Set Designer
Nancy Deren
Set Designer
Aude Bronson-Howard
Costume Designer
Les Lazarowitz
Sound/Sound Designer
Chris Soldo
First Assistant Director
Jeffery Hornaday
Choreography
Peter Odabashian
Sound Editor
Michael Laudati
Makeup
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