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Carlito's Way -- A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.

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Writers (WGA):
Edwin Torres (novels)
David Koepp (screenplay)
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Release Date:
12 November 1993 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Mind blowing story See more (277 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Al Pacino ... Carlito

Sean Penn ... Kleinfeld

Penelope Ann Miller ... Gail

John Leguizamo ... Benny Blanco

Ingrid Rogers ... Steffie

Luis Guzmán ... Pachanga (as Luis Guzman)

James Rebhorn ... Norwalk

Joseph Siravo ... Vinnie Taglialucci

Viggo Mortensen ... Lalin
Richard Foronjy ... Pete Amadesso
Jorge Porcel ... Saso (Ron)
Frank Minucci ... Tony Taglialucci

Adrian Pasdar ... Frankie

John Ortiz ... Guajiro (as John Augstin Ortiz)
Ángel Salazar ... Walberto
Al Israel ... Rolando

Rick Aviles ... Quisqueya
Jaime Sánchez ... Rudy (as Jaime Sanchez)
Edmonte Salvato ... Joe Battaglia (Big Guy)

Paul Mazursky ... Judge Feinstein
Tera Tabrizi ... Club Date
Víctor Sierra ... Kid
Caesar Cordova ... Barber

Jon Seda ... Dominican
Ruben Rivera ... Dominican
Sherie Mambru ... Girlfriend
Brenda Hernandez ... Girlfriend
Elliot Santiago ... Knifeman

Frank Ferrara ... Manzanero

John Hoyt ... Club Bouncer

Chuck Zito ... Club Bouncer

Steven Puente ... Club Bouncer

Tony Cucci ... Club Bouncer
Alfred Sauchelli Jr. ... Bodyguard
Anthony Calanese ... Bodyguard (as Anthony Catanese)
Sam Weber ... Bodyguard
Sonny Zito ... Bodyguard
Walter T. Meade ... Jackson Corrections Officer
Michael Hadge ... Diamond Room Man

Richard Council ... Diamond Room Man
Lindsay Lombardi ... Diamond Room Dancer
James Bulleit ... Louie
Crystal Haney ... Estate Party Woman
Gregory Misciagno ... Italian at Copa
Mel Gorham ... Pachanga's Date

Rocco Sisto ... Panama Hatman

John Finn ... Duncan

Brian Tarantina ... Speller

Jaime Tirelli ... Valentin
Owen Hollander ... Cab Driver
John Michael Bolger ... Cop
Ralph Destino Jr. ... Cop
Vincent Jerman-Jerosa ... Cop (as Vincent Jerosa)
Luke Toma ... Cop
Frank Pietrangolare ... Cop
Mike Sheehan ... Cop

Dean Rader-Duval ... Med Tech

Gene Canfield ... Train Conductor
Sharmagne Leland-St. John ... Woman at Grand Central

Rene Rivera ... Bartender

Orlando Urdaneta ... Bartender
Troy A. Hawes ... Solicitor at Go-Go Club
Kim Rideout ... Gail's Friend at Dance Studio
Drita Barak ... Club Patron
Christopher Bregman ... Club Patron
Natalia Ray ... Club Patron
Joe Conzo ... Club Patron
Gaetano Lisi ... Club Patron (as Gaetano 'Tom' Lisi)
Debra Niewald ... Club Patron
Christina Murphy ... Waitress
Julieta Ortega ... Waitress (as Juliette Ortega)
Mary Hammett ... Waitress (as Mary C. Hammett)
Debbie Benitez ... Dancer
Roberta Mathes ... Dancer
Freddy Rios ... Dancer
Mike Ramos ... Dancer
Yelba Osorio ... Blanco's Girlfriend (as Yelba Matamoros)

Nelson Vasquez ... Blanco Associate
Jason Daryn ... Party Waiter
Dan Brennan ... Party Guest
Michael P. Moran ... Party Guest (as Michael Moran)

Vincent Pastore ... Copa Wiseguy

Garry Pastore ... Copa Wiseguy (as Garry Blackwood)

Cynthia Lamontagne ... Woman at Elevator

Bo Dietl ... Casino Man
Kato ... Casino Man
James V. Miller ... Black Jack Dealer

Marc Anthony ... Latin Band at Disco
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cindy Birch ... Afro Waitress (uncredited)

David Boston ... Convention Delegate (uncredited)
Robert DaGasta ... Hippie (uncredited)
Jaclyn Dietl ... Lead Salsa Dancer (uncredited)

Garlan Green ... On-Air Personality (uncredited)

Pete Macnamara ... Brazilian Band Member (uncredited)
Charles Malota ... Party Attendee By Pool (uncredited)

Daniel Margotta ... Monchin (uncredited)
Daisy Martinez ... Party Extra (uncredited)

Mike Mitchell Jr. ... Kid On Train (uncredited)

Coati Mundi ... Street Musician (uncredited)

Ángel Ramírez ... Club Dancer (uncredited)

Cice Rivera ... Waitress (uncredited)
Ron Rivera ... Latino (uncredited)

Saundra Santiago ... Club Patron Dancing with Carlito (uncredited)
Alberto Suarez ... Thug On Train (uncredited)
Denise Vasquez ... Salsa Dancer / Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
Enrique Veloz ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Bill Weeden ... Party Animal (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian De Palma 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Edwin Torres (novels "Carlito's Way" and "After Hours")

David Koepp (screenplay)

Produced by
Martin Bregman .... producer
Michael Bregman .... producer (as Michael S. Bregman)
Willi Bär .... producer (as Willi Baer)
Ortwin Freyermuth .... executive producer
Judith Stevens .... associate producer
Louis A. Stroller .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Patrick Doyle 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen H. Burum (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kristina Boden 
Bill Pankow 
 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
 
Production Design by
Richard Sylbert 
 
Art Direction by
Gregory Bolton 
 
Set Decoration by
Leslie A. Pope 
 
Costume Design by
Aude Bronson-Howard 
 
Makeup Department
Lydia Bensimmon .... hair stylist
Margot Boccia .... makeup artist
Milton Buras .... hair stylist
Michael Kriston .... key hair stylist
Michael Laudati .... key makeup artist
Craig Lyman .... makeup artist
Cynthia Mudd .... makeup artist
John Quaglia .... hair stylist
Peggy Schierholz .... hair stylist (as Peggy Shierholz)
 
Production Management
Judith Stevens .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Greenhaus .... dga trainee
Sam Hoffman .... second second assistant director
Jerry Leeds .... assistant director: second unit
Eric Schwab .... second unit director
Chris Soldo .... first assistant director
Daniel M. Stillman .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
William Armstrong .... scenic artist
Shirley Belwood .... assistant property master (as Shirley J. Belwood)
Martin Bernstein .... construction coordinator
Roland Brooks .... chargeman scenic artist
Sam Burrell .... construction grip
Deborah Canfield .... props (as Deborah Canfield Devlin)
Philip Canfield .... props
Thomas Costabile .... construction foreman (as Tom Costabile)
Michael Curry Jr. .... carpenter (as Mike Curry Jr.)
Katy Dilkes .... scenic artist
Joseph Garzero .... stand-by scenic
Laura Iler .... props
Barbara A. Kastner .... property master
Robin Koenig .... set dresser
Michael Leather .... props (as Mike Leather)
Todd MacNicholl .... construction grip
Chris T. Nelson .... set dresser (as Chris Nelson)
Carl Prinzi .... key construction grip
John Ralbovsky .... scenic foreman (as John A. Ralbovsky)
Bruno Robotti .... scenic artist
Joseph Sciretta .... shop electrician (as Joe Sciretta)
Bruce Swanson .... set dresser
Jonathan Sylbert .... art department assistant
Sylvia Trapanese .... shop person
Anne Wenniger .... set dresser
Denis Zack .... set dresser (as Dennis Zack)
Henry Antonacchio .... carpenter (uncredited)
Jacqueline Arnot .... set dresser (uncredited)
Nancy Deren .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Bruce Lee Gross .... lead man (uncredited)
John Merrick .... construction grip (uncredited)
Mary Prlain .... assistant set dresser (uncredited)
Chris Shriver .... first assistant art director (uncredited)
Patricia Woodbridge .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Louis Bertini .... assistant sound editor
Kristine Bulakowski .... assistant sound editor (as Kris Bulakowski)
Richard P. Cirincione .... sound editor
Sara Corrigan .... assistant sound editor
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Neil Fallon .... sound playback
Susan Sklar Friedman .... sound editor
Tony Grocki .... assistant sound editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... assistant sound editor
Dan Korintus .... assistant sound editor
Les Lazarowitz .... sound mixer
Hal Levinsohn .... adr editor
Tony Martinez .... adr editor
Jane McCulley .... adr supervisor
Eytan Mirsky .... assistant sound editor
Branka Mrkic .... sound editor
James H. Nau .... sound editor
T.J. O'Mara .... boom operator (as Terence J. O'Mara)
Peter Odabashian .... sound editor
Anthony Ortiz .... sound recordist
Maurice Schell .... supervising sound editor
Ira Spiegel .... sound editor
Stuart Stanley .... foley editor
Bill Sweeney .... assistant sound editor
Maurice Schell .... foley artist (uncredited)
Brian Vancho .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mark Bero .... special effects assistant
Wilfred Caban .... special effects assistant
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects coordinator
Bill Traynor .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Isa Alsup .... compositor (uncredited)
Daniel Chuba .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Steven T Puri .... visual effects & main/end title coordinator (uncredited)
Rebecca Ramsey .... title producer (uncredited)
Linda Renaud .... I/O manager (uncredited)
Wendy Rogers .... lead animator: PDI (uncredited)
 
Stunts
G.A. Aguilar .... stunts
Edward J. Aulisi .... stunts
Al Cerullo .... stunt pilot
E.J. Evans .... stunts
Frank Ferrara Jr. .... stunts
Gene Harrison .... stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
Jim Lovelett .... stunts
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunts
Mike Mirkin .... stunts
Chad Randall .... stunts
Dave Reilly .... stunts
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunt coordinator
Nancy Ellen Anzalone .... utility stunts (uncredited)
John Cenatiempo .... stunts (uncredited)
Mikal Kartvedt .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Adelman .... lighting designer: disco club
Stuart Allen .... crane operator: Louma crane
James R. Belletier .... second assistant camera (as James Belletier)
Michael J. Delaney .... gaffer
Craig DiBona .... camera operator (as Craig Dibona)
John Donohue .... grip
James W. Finnerty .... best boy (as Jimmy Finnerty Jr.)
James Fitzpatrick .... best boy
Kevin Fitzpatrick .... electrician
Harry Ford .... grip
Louis Goldman .... still photographer
Brad Goss .... grip
Petr Hlinomaz .... electrician
Larry Huston .... first assistant camera Steadicam
Tom Kerwick .... grip
Ondrej Kubicek .... camera trainee
Ed Larkin .... grip
Dave Lowry .... dolly grip (as David Lowry)
Jim Manzione .... electrician
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Jim McCullagh .... electrician
Michael 'Flash' McDonald .... electrician (as Mike McDonald)
Robert McGavin .... rigging gaffer (as Bobby McGavin)
Kevin McMahon .... grip
Billy Miller .... key grip
Jim Miller .... grip
Matt Miller .... rigging grip
Scott Rathner .... first assistant camera
Robert Sciretta .... best boy (as Bobby Sciretta)
Robert Stocklin .... electrician
Paul Colangelo .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Joe Collins .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Douglas Pellegrino .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Lance Rieck .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Frank Rinato .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Carrol Dorrian .... extras casting assistant
Fleet Emerson .... extras casting assistant
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting
Alison E. McBryde .... casting assistant
Timothy McDowell .... extras casting assistant (as Tim McDowell)
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill E. Anderson .... extras wardrobe supervisor
Mark Burchard .... wardrobe supervisor
Irene Ferrari .... costumer
Frank L. Fleming .... extras wardrobe assistant (as Frank Fleming)
Barbara Hause .... extras wardrobe supervisor (as Barbara J. Hause)
Askia Won-Ling Jacob .... costumer (as Askia Jacob)
David C. Robinson .... assistant costume designer
Patricia Sanftner .... extras wardrobe supervisor (as Pat Sanftner)
Laura Jean Shannon .... extras wardrobe assistant
Hartsell Taylor .... costumer
Lawrence Tarzy .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jennifer Apel .... assistant editor
Sue Blainey .... assistant editor
Patricia Bowers .... first assistant editor (as Trissy Bowers)
Keiko Deguchi .... assistant editor
Carol Hillson .... assistant editor (as Carol Ann Hillson)
Ray Hubley .... first assistant editor
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Keri Weisblum .... post-production assistant (as Keri Kravitz)
 
Music Department
Lawrence Ashmore .... orchestrator
Jellybean Benítez .... music supervisor (as Jellybean Benitez)
William Kraft .... conductor
Nicholas Meyers .... music editor
David Nadian .... music contractor
Roy Prendergast .... supervising music editor
John Richards .... music engineer
Maggie Rodford .... music coordinator
David Rogow .... assistant music editor
John Bell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Pete Macnamara .... music arranger (uncredited)
John Moses .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Francis Connolly Jr. .... picture cars
Steven R. Hammond .... transportation captain (as Steve Hammond)
Tom Heilig .... transportation co-captain
Richard Curry .... driver: Mr. Pacino (uncredited)
Patrick Hogan .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Price Abbott .... assistant: Al Pacino
Robert C. Albertell .... set production assistant (as Robert Albertell)
Brooks Baldwin .... dialect coach
Bridget M. Bardach .... craft service
Debbie Benitez .... choreographer
Paul F. Bernard .... set production assistant
Lyda Blank .... assistant location manager
Andy Bostinto .... physical trainer
Jeanne Brennan .... assistant production coordinator
Daniel Burns .... set production assistant
Charlie Candelario .... technical advisor
Bill Capucilli .... stand-in
Kevin Center .... office production assistant
Joseph Conzo .... technical advisor
Daniel Coss .... location scout
Lou Crisa .... assistant: Al Pacino
Lou Crisa .... security officer
Jennifer D'Angelo Kircher .... set production assistant (as Jennifer D'Angelo)
Bo Dietl .... security officer
Linda Dunn .... assistant: Martin Bregman
Michelle Erb .... set production assistant
David 'Flip' Filippi .... set production assistant
Jan Foster .... location manager
Ed Gleason .... video
Christina Green .... office production assistant
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialect coach
Ronnie Hisaw .... assistant auditor
Jeffrey Hornaday .... choreographer
Delroy Hunter .... parking coordinator
Sean Jablonski .... office production assistant
Cynthia Lamontagne .... production assistant: Brian DePalma
Geni Marino .... assistant: Martin Bregman
Jackie Martin .... production coordinator
Kathleen McGill .... production controller
Jenny Montalbano Hind .... assistant: Michael S. Bregman
Lisa Jeanne Ortiz .... set production assistant
Deborah Parker .... assistant location manager
Jennifer Nicholas Pinkham .... assistant: Louis A. Stroller
Morris Pliskow .... auditor: Bregman/Baer
Michael Risoli .... set production assistant
Ned Rosen .... assistant: Brian Depalma
Lapacazo M. Sandoval .... publicist
Mariano Schwed .... location scout
Hope Shaw .... assistant auditor
Jonathan H. Shaw .... set production assistant (as Jonathan Harris Shaw)
Norma Smith .... auditor
Hail Swam .... security officer
Edwin Torres .... technical consultant (as Judge Edwin Torres)
Karen Torres .... office production assistant
Arlene Trainoff .... assistant: David Koepp
Lynne Twentyman .... script supervisor
Kathy Welch .... payroll clerk
Bart Wenrich .... assistant location manager
John Cahill .... production assistant (uncredited)
Colleen Davie Janes .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jay Horne .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tim Judge .... executive assistant: Al Pacino (uncredited)
Michael Klawitter .... production executive (uncredited)
Christine Page .... acting and dialogue coach: Mr. Porcel (uncredited)
Bob Perkis .... production consultant (uncredited)
Shea Rowan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Maurice Schell .... adr loop group (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, drug content, sexuality and language
Runtime:
144 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Pacino first met Judge 'Edwin Torres' in 1973 while he was preparing for Serpico (1973). At the time, Torres was in the midst of writing the novels on which the film is based and discussed them with Pacino. Twenty years later, Torres took Pacino to East Harlem to help him prepare of the role of Carlito.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Benny Blanco introduces himself to Carlito, the cigarette in his left hand appears in the other hand in the some shots.See more »
Quotes:
Gail:Yeah, I had a dream Charlie. But now I'm awake, and I hate my dream.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Making of 'Carlito's Way' (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
TSOP - The Sounds of PhiladelphiaSee more »

FAQ

Why Did Saso Steal Carlito's $70,000 Dollars Out of The Safe?
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51 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Mind blowing story, 29 August 2001
Author: aphextwinx from Australia

What can I say about such a movie? Simply brilliant. I make a point of watching this movie each year and every time I watch it I simply fall in love with it even more. The direction is brilliant as is Pacino's superb on-time acting. Al deserves an Oscar for this flick. As human beings, we love story telling. It's in out nature, and this story is excellent. As mentioned before in a previous review, Carlito's way is Scarface with feeling. Simply involving. I would dare say it does leave you on the edge of your chair with great anticipation, probably due to Pacino's on screen presence and experienced acting mannerisms. Penn, once again is brilliant and shines through as the high-classed, cocaine addicted Kleinfeld. If you have not seen this movie, do yourself a favour. Rent it out, dim the lights, snuggle up tight with your loved one and enjoy one of the greatest movies of all time. 9 out of 10.

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