Carlito's Way is a 1993 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma, based on the novels Carlito's Way (1975) and After Hours (1979) by Judge Edwin Torres. The film adaptation was scripted by David Koepp. It stars Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, Luis Guzman, John Leguizamo, Jorge Porcel, Joseph Siravo, and Viggo Mortensen.
In 1975 New York, after having served five years of a 30-year prison sentence, career criminal Carlito Brigante is freed on a legal technicality exploited by his close friend and lawyer, Dave Kleinfeld. Carlito vows to end his unlawful activities but is persuaded to accompany his young cousin Guajiro to a drug deal held at a bar. Guajiro is betrayed and killed by his suppliers and Carlito is forced to shoot his way out. Later, Carlito takes Guajiro's $30,000 from the botched deal and uses it to buy into a nightclub owned by a gambling addict named Saso with the intention of saving $75,000 to retire to the Caribbean.
|author||David Koepp Edwin Torres|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|director||Brian De Palma|
|events||organized crime revenge|
|keywords||ambush american mafia assassination attempt ballet dancer betray break out bronx business partner buy in carlito brigante cocaine district attorney drug deal east harlem purple gang east river float force gamble grand central terminal group of east harlem italian gangsters island prison kill love interest mafia boss miami new life new york nightclub one night prison break prison sentence rikers island prison barge serve silence silenced gun suppressor train ticket vernon c. bain correctional center wait|
|recordedAt||New York City|