Carlito's Way (1993) Poster



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Followed by 

Remade as 

Nagaram (2010)
Unnofficial remake

Edited into 

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.


Casablanca (1942)
Gilda (1946)
Moulin Rouge (1952)
The Godfather (1972)
Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
Marquee title
The Shining (1980)
Carlito's smiling face framed behind the locked door resembles the famous "Here's Johnny!" shot.
Scarface (1983)

Referenced in 

Carlito's Backway (1993) (Video)
title reference
At the Movies: 8 Seconds/You So Crazy/Sugar Hill/On Deadly Ground/Fiorlie (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Sugar Hill" review.
Blue Tiger (1994)
There is a poster on the wall from Carlito's Way, which was in theatres at the time of the shooting of this movie.
Spawn (1997)
The clown said to Spawn "you're HellSpawn to the max, that's who you are!" the same way Benny Blanco said to Carlito (Another movie with John Leguizamo).
Mafia! (1998)
Snake Eyes (1998)
Scene by Scene: Brian De Palma (1998) (TV Episode)
Pictures shown.
Empire (2002)
It is referenced.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (Video Game)
The character of Ken Rosenberg is based on David Kleinfeld from Carlito's Way (1993). In addition to the physical similarities, both are cocaine addicts. Furthermore, Rosenberg's office looks just like Kleinfeld's.
Wasabi Tuna (2003)
When Gabriella confronts Emme, Emme recognizes Gabriella's line as being from 'Carlito's Way'.
The Making of 'Carlito's Way' (2003) (Video)
Behind the scenes documentary about this film.
Masti (2004)
"Here comes the pain" quoted as wife elbow drops husband.
Michael Blanco (2004)
The name of the main character Michael Blanco comes from "Benny Blanco", an important character in Carlito's Way
Fade to Black (2004)
Pharell compares Jay's career to the movie
Upa! An Argentinian Movie (2007)
Poster is seen on the background behind Fer when he's writing on his computer.
Daymaker (2007)
benny blanco is mentioned
Aída: Atrapado por su pasado (2008) (TV Episode)
Title (Spanish aka) reference.
Screenwipe: Episode #5.4 (2008) (TV Episode)
Fired Up! (2009)
Dr. Rick calls Carly "Carlito's Way"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $1,000 question
You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush (2009) (TV Special)
Bush says that, during his frequent vacations, he watched this film over 800 times.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Equilibrium (2009) (TV Episode)
is said to be better than Equilibrium
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (2009) (TV Movie)
under David Koepp's name in graphic
Community: Advanced Criminal Law (2009) (TV Episode)
Abed says he wants to ask Luis Guzman about this film.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways (2010) (TV Episode)
Joey Vosevich says "Repo Men" steals from this movie.
Easy A (2010)
Olive says that she tries to talk cool like Carlito
Robot Chicken: Terms of Endaredevil (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the Jake Gyllenhaal/Tobey Maguire movie trailer
White Collar: Countermeasures (2011) (TV Episode)
Ford asks, "You don't use wires anymore?" Peter responds, "Not since 'Carlito's Way.'"
Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour (2011) (TV Special)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Psych: True Grits (2012) (TV Episode)
Gus says, "And a chance at a new life, like in 'Carlito's Way.'"
Blood Ties (2013)
Just like Benny Blanco in Brina de Palma's film, Anthony Scarfo has his life spared by the main character (after being subdued) only to pursue revenge later. Moreover, in both films this shared plot device culminates in a climatic final sequence at Grand Central Terminal at New York's Grand Central Station.
Looking Back at 'The Shadow' (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Family Guy: Once Bitten (2015) (TV Episode)
The image of Sean Penn in the "Jewfro" is from the film Carlito's Way.
Love: Closing Title Song (2016) (TV Episode)
The group creates a missing soundtrack for Carlito's Way.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 14 June 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Molly Qerim
Luke Cage: Moment of Truth (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as an Al Pacino film.
Spielberg (2017) (TV Movie)
Poster is shown.
Last Call with Carson Daly: Danny Trejo/Lucy Dacus/Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jorge Lendeborg as a movie that got him into film

Featured in 

At the Movies: Red Rock West/Clifford/Threesome/Silent Tongue/The Blue Kite (1994) (TV Episode)
The Video Pick of the Week.
The Making of 'Scarface' (1998) (Video)
Clips from Carlito's Way (1993)
The Making of 'Carlito's Way' (2003) (Video)
Shows film clips from this motion picture.
Bullets Over Hollywood (2005) (TV Movie)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Al Pacino Performances (2014) (TV Episode)
Carlito Brigante is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Bad Guys Gone Good in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Carlito Brigante gets an honorable mention.
De Palma (2015)
Numerous clips are shown through the film.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Mob Hits in Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
David Kleinfeld is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 WTF Hairstyles in Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
David Kleinfeld's hairstyle is #9.

Spoofed in 

Very Important Pennis: Very Important Pennis: Part 2 (1996) (TV Episode)
Mike Strutter is based on David Kleinfeld (Sean Penn).
Dennis Pennis R.I.P. (1997) (Video)
Mike Strutter is based on David Kleinfeld (Sean Penn).
South Park: Fishsticks (2009) (TV Episode)
The scene where Carlos Mencia is pleading with Kanye West and his crew and says his dick doesn't work is a spoof of the scene with Viggo Mortenson's character Lalin in Carlito's Way.
How to Do Impressions (2013) (Video)
Al Pacino character: "when the shit hits the fan, some guys run and some guys stay"

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