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Carlito's Way (1993) Poster

(1993)

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Continuity 

During the final shootout at Grand Central Carlito uses a Beretta 9mm pistol and fires more than 15 times without reloading. The Beretta 92F, which holds 15 rounds, was not available at the time the movie is set (as noted correctly in another goof in this section). The predecessor to the 92, the 951 Brigadier, was, but it only holds a maximum of 8 rounds and Carlito never reloads it.
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Anachronisms 

The Beretta 92F Carlito carries and uses during the Grand Central shootout is anachronistic due to the fact the 92F wasn't released until 1983, and the Beretta 92 had only just begun production in 1975.
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New York street signs at the time were black on yellow in Manhattan.
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Kleinfeld visits the Rikers Island Prison Barge. It wasn't open until 1992.
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Carlito is shown riding in a subway car that was refurbished in the late 1980s. It has a dark red exterior and a tan interior. In 1975 these cars were painted gray with a blue stripe on the exterior and light blue on the interior.
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In the mid 1970s, Grand Central Terminal was host to the Kodak Panorama, yet it can't be seen.
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None of the songs being played while Carlito is in Gail's club ("You Should Be Dancing", "Got to Be Real" and "I'm Your Boogie Man") had been released in 1975, when this movie takes place.
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Set in 1975, the movie soundtrack contains songs that weren't released at that time such as: "Disco Inferno" (1976) and "Got to be Real" (1978).
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Character error 

When Carlito and Gail are at Norwalks office Carlito's beard seems to be thick. In the next scene we see Carlito and Gail discussing about getting out of New York City, Carlito's beard somehow got shorter. When Carlito is in the hospital to see Kleinfeld his beard is all thick again.
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Continuity 

Carlito places his glass down twice when he first goes back to his old neighborhood.
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Quisqueya (Rick Aviles) is clearly seen arguing with the bouncer in the establishing shot of the El Paraiso, even after his death in the film.
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Near the start of the film, when Carlito goes with his nephew to drop off some money, one of the dealer's henchman is setting up the pool table. The Triangle is full of balls yet an additional two balls can be seen in the bottom right corner of the screen on the table. In the very next shot, those balls are gone, even though no one moved them.
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Kleinfeld's hand when attempting to vomit outside the prison.
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When Carlito goes to visit Kleinfeld in the hospital, the guard in the hallway is holding a newspaper with both hands. When the camera changes angles, the guard is holding the paper with one hand and pointing at Carlito with the other hand.
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In the café, Gail picks up the coffee cup using both hands. In the next shot she's holding it only in one hand.
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Gale's robe after their fight in her apartment just before Carlito leaves.
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When Benny Blanco introduces himself to Carlito, the cigarette in his left hand appears in the other hand in the some shots.
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Carlito waits for Gail in the pouring rain but is completely dry when he's in the café.
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In the café, Gale's hand moves up and down between shots.
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As Carlito is sitting at the cafe; table with Rolando, he picks up the beer to open it. In the next shot, the beer bottle is on the table.
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In the final shootout scene, Carlito shoots one gangster on the escalator and you see the bullets hit and the blood spurt out. In the immediate next scene the gangster is going down the escalator without a mark on his shirt but blood smeared on the back of the escalator.
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When Tony T. is threatening to snap Kleinfeld's neck, Kleinfeld has a pen in his right hand and it is resting on the table. When the scene shifts to Kleinfeld, he suddenly has his hand raised.
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When Carlito and Gail are talking after making love, Gail is holding a gold and orange deer motif pillow. The orientation of the pillow changes between shots.
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In the very beginning of the movie (In the seconds right before titles) - Benny Blanco is clearly shown shooting Carlito "2" times with his silenced gun. Yet, by the end of the movie you can clearly see and hear Benny shooting him 3 times.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Lalin first visit's Carlito in the club and they are sharing a drink, a crew member can be seen moving out of the way in a mirror behind Carlito's shoulder.
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Errors in geography 

A sign that reads "242nd Street Bronx/South Ferry Manhattan" is visible on the subway car when Carlito heads to Grand Central station. The sign indicates that he is on is the 1 line which does not go to Grand Central.
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Carlito gets off a #1 or #9 Broadway/Seventh Ave local train at 42nd Street/Times Square. He runs to a doorway marked "Grand Central Station". After arriving at Times Square, he would have to take a 42nd street subway shuttle train to 42nd Street/Lexington Ave before he could run into Grand Central Station.
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Factual errors 

In the final scenes of the movie, which take place in Manhattan's Grand Central Station, Carlito is attempting to take a train an Amtrak train to Miami. However, in 1975, the only trains that left from Grand Central beside commuter and subway trains were Amtrak trains going north to Albany and continuing west to Buffalo and Chicago. If Carlito wanted to take a train to the south, he would have needed to be at New York's Penn Station instead.
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The song "Got to Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn which plays in the nightclub where Gale works, is released in 1978 - While the evens of the film are based in 1975 as per the beginning of the film.
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Revealing mistakes 

Near the end of the film when Carlito is getting his money from the lockbox under the bar, he opens it to see 2 stacks of $100 bills. The face pictured on the bills is not Benjamin Franklin, but Ulysses S. Grant, who should be on the $50 bill.
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When Carlito and the mob guys are aboard the train toward the end of the movie, the doors close and the train starts up again and a continuous reflection of someone's hand can be seen in the outside of the train window while the train is moving.
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Sean Penn is clearly wearing a wig. The color of the skull cap altering his hairline is noticeably different from his skin.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

In the shootout at the train station, Carlito shoots Vinnie Taglialucci and blood is clearly visible on his chest and arm. Later as Vinnie pursues Carlito deeper into the station, the blood has disappeared.
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Factual errors 

After being recognized by the Italians, Carlito goes to Saso at his club to get his $70,000 in order to meet Gail at the train station, to which Saso tells Carlito the money is in a box under the till. Carlito takes two stacks of $100 bills, which would have been only $20,000. One hundred $100 bills is about 1/2" thick amounting to $10,000. Thus, $70,000 in cash in $100 bills would be nearly four inches thick, much thicker than the two stacks that Carlito took.
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At the end of the movie when Carlito is on the stretcher the IV is hooked up backwards. The part that is to be spiked into the bag is taped to his hand.
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