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Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)

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In the late 1960s, Carlito Brigante (Hernandez) emerges as the heroin czar of Harlem.

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Michael Bregman (as Michael Scott Bregman)

Writers:

Michael Bregman (screenplay), Edwin Torres (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Hernandez ... Carlito Brigante
Mario Van Peebles ... Earl
Luis Guzmán ... Nacho Reyes
Sean 'Diddy' Combs ... Hollywood Nicky (as Sean Combs)
Michael Kelly ... Rocco
Giancarlo Esposito ... Little Jeff
Jaclyn DeSantis ... Leticia
Burt Young ... Artie Bottolota Sr.
Mtume Gant Mtume Gant ... Reggie
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Artie Bottolota, Jr.
Juan Carlos Hernández ... Sigfredo
Eric Nieves Eric Nieves ... Chucho
Jaime Tirelli ... Leticia's Father
Nelson Vasquez ... Manny Sanchez
Casper Martinez ... Colorado
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Storyline

In the 60's, the Puerto Rican Carlito Brigante, the Afro-American Earl and the Italian Rocco become best friends while in prison. When they are released, Rocco intermediates a heroin business with a family of the Italian Mafia leaded by Artie Badalato Sr. Carlito negotiates with the lord Leroy "Hollywood Nicky" Barnes the area where the trio could operate in his neighborhood and sooner the three friends become powerful. Later, Carlito dates and has an affair with the beautiful Leticia. When Earl decides to move to Barbados with his girlfriend and leave the heroin business, his stupid younger brother causes a situation with the Italian mobsters, and Carlito and Rocco have to resolve the mess to save their lives. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence, sexual content and drug material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Carlito's Way 2: Rise to Power See more »

Filming Locations:

Nevis, West Indies See more »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Luis Guzmán, who plays Nacho, also played Pachanga in Carlito's Way. See more »

Goofs

The posters in the barbershop include modern day haircuts. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Carlito Brigante: Sooner or later, a thug will tell his tale. We all want to go on record. So let's hear it for all the hoods. The Jews out of Brownsville, the blacks on Lennox Avenue, the Italians from Mulberry Street, the Irish in Hell's Kitchen. Like that. Meanwhile, Puerto Rican's been getting jammed since the fortys, and ain't nobody said nothing. Well, I'm gonna lay it on you one time, for the record. My people. They hit New York and filed into the roach stables in Spanish Harlem and the South...
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Connections

Follows Carlito's Way (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) & Leon Huff
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Performed by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Featuring Sharon Paige
Courtesy of Philadelphia International Records
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Hard act to follow
15 September 2005 | by delhart2001See all my reviews

Maybe the worst part of this film is the casting for the lead role Carlito Brigante, whichever way you look at it everybody expects a Pacino, but casting Jay Hernandez is a let down, even though he is a fine actor, he really had a lot to do to try and follow in Pacino's shoes, and i am afraid to say he failed dismally. Over all it is not a bad film, there is a lot worse out there, some nice acting from not so well known names, but i must say i was surprised by Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs performance, not your normal pop star turned pretend actor, he was really very good, and i for one will look forward to future work from him. I would suggest you take a look at this movie, forget about the original Carlito's Way, and just enjoy it for what it is.


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