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Carlito's Way / Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)  link to Carlito's Way / Carlito's Way: Rise to Power on IMDb

Number: 90

cover Carlito's Way / Carlito's Way: Rise to Power

IMDB Rating: star star star star star star star star star star

Country: USA, 100 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director: Michael Bregman

Cast: Jay Hernandez, Mario Van Peebles, Luis Guzmán, Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, Michael Kelly

Medium: Original DVD

Plot Outline:

Carlito's Way
A Puerto Rican ex-con pledges to stay away from his former drug dealing ways but finds himself being dragged back by his past connections and the naive machinations of his lawyer and best friend. Hoping to raise enough money to get away from New York, Carlito Brigante takes on the job of running a nightclub, renews an affair with a dancer but old associates and old instincts suck him back into a world of violence and mistrust.

Carlito's Way: Rise to Power
In the 60's, the Puerto Rican Carlito Brigante, the Afro-American Earl and the Italian Rocco become best friends while in prison. When they are released, Rocco intermediates a heroin business with a family of the Italian Mafia leaded by Artie Badalato Sr. Carlito negotiates with the lord Leroy "Hollywood Nicky" Barnes the area where the trio could operate in his neighborhood and sooner the three friends become powerful. Later, Carlito dates and has an affair with the beautiful Leticia. When Earl decides to move to Barbados with his girlfriend and leave the heroin business, his stupid younger brother causes a situation with the Italian mobsters, and Carlito and Rocco have to resolve the mess to save their lives.

Comments: Universal Studio Home Entertainment;UPC025195003001;;2-Disc Crime Saga Collection;

Loaned: No

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