Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Movie Review 2005

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Depicts the early years of Puerto Rican drug dealer Carlito Brigante (Hernandez), who wants to become the crime kingpin of New York's Spanish Harlem in the '70s. Carlito is drawn into an alliance with numbers runner Earl (Van Peebles) and mobster Rocco (Kelly) despite Harlem boss Hollywood Nicky (Combs) and various crooked cops. Hernandez does what he can with Pacino's shadow looming over him but this is familiar territory. Adapted from a book by Edwin Torres.


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Available on DVD
Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

New York, New York, Period Piece: 1970s, Urban Gangstas, Drug Use & Abuse, Urban Drama
Michael Scott Bregman
Jay Hernandez, Mario Van Peebles, P. Diddy) Combs Sean (Puffy Puff Daddy, Michael Kelly, Luis Guzman, Jaclyn DeSantis, Giancarlo Esposito, Burt Young, Domenick Lombardozzi, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Mtume Gant, Tony Cucci
Adam Holender
Michael Scott Bregman
Joe Delia

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