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Carlito’s Way (1993)

(R) 145 mins

Synopsis: From the director of Scarface comes the critically acclaimed crime thriller Carlito’s Way. Oscar winner Al Pacino gives on electrifying performance as former drug kingpin Carlito Brigante, who is sprung from prison by his high-powered attorney (Academy Award winner Sean Penn). He stuns the New York underworld by vowing to go straight from a history of violence, but his plans are undermined by misguided loyalties and an outmoded code of honor. In a life-or-death battle, Carlito takes on the relentless forces that refuse to let him go. Co-starring John Leguizamo and Luis Guzmán, Carlito’s Way is a powerful, action-packed ride all the way to its explosive conclusion.

Additional supporting actress: Penelope Ann Miller

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Studio: NBC Universal

Serious Jest:  (Must Own)  I have watched this movie too many times to remember, and I always love it.  The script and story are awesome, the actors are great, from the stars to the small roles, like Viggo Mortensen as Lalin, and the soundtrack is happ’nin, Jack!  As always, Pacino gets a pass for his terrible Spanish; having played two Latino icons, Tony Montana and Brigante, Pacino is basically an honorary Latino.  If you have not seen this movie yet, this should be the next one you watch…might as well buy it, too, because you’ll enjoy watching it more than once.  It is truly a classic.


About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

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