Carlito's Way Movie Review Summary

Actors: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, Luis Guzmán, James Rebhorn, John Leguizamo, Viggo Mortensen

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Carlito, a reformed drug dealer tries to stay straight after getting out of prison. Trying hard to be legit,he gets caught up in a deal gone wrong. He plans to runaway with his one time girlfriend to escape all of those trying to kill him. LIttle does he know he's in for the fight of his life.
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The review of this Movie prepared by brown rob

This is a tragic story of a gangster (hitman, drug dealer) released from prison on a technicality, who is determined to turn his back on crime.
His one dream is to retire to the Bahamas with his girlfriend and rent cars much to the chagrin of his former criminal associates.
The review of this Movie prepared by Garry White

CARLITO'S WAY is a movie directed by Brian de Palma in 1993.

NYC, 1975. Al -Carlito Brigante- Pacino, a puerto rican ex-heroin big shot has just been released from prison. He should have served 30 years but thanks to his lawyer Sean Penn, he could get out after a 5 years term.

Pacino has decided to retire from the drug dealing business and just needs $75,000 in order to begin a new life in the Bahamas in the company of his girl-friend Gail. He runs a club partly owned by Sean Penn and tries not to get involved in any criminal business. But Sean Penn asks him for help and protection when the italian mob wants the jewish lawyer dead for having stolen money from a capo.

In 5 years, the barrio has changed. Will Pacino be able to survive when even his blood brothers don't respect their words anymore ?

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Carlito's Way

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   criminal becomes sensitive    -   bodyguarding VIP Criminal enemy is...    -   Mafia conflict If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals killing each other

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   dangerous    -   rude people

Writing Style

Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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