Carlito's Way: Rise to Power

Carlito's Way: Rise to Power

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Director: Michael S. Bregman, Jay Hernandez, Mario Van Peebles, Luis Guzman

Cast: Michael S. Bregman, Jay Hernandez, Mario Van Peebles, Luis Guzman

     
 

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In this belated prequel to director Brian De Palma's 1993 crime drama, gangster Carlito Brigante (Jay Hernandez) rises through the ranks of the New York underworld to establish himself as Spanish Harlem's most powerful kingpin. As the intoxication of ultimate power tightens its firm grip on the rising heroin czar, he soon learns that greed and deception are the

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In this belated prequel to director Brian De Palma's 1993 crime drama, gangster Carlito Brigante (Jay Hernandez) rises through the ranks of the New York underworld to establish himself as Spanish Harlem's most powerful kingpin. As the intoxication of ultimate power tightens its firm grip on the rising heroin czar, he soon learns that greed and deception are the unspoken laws of the street. With no one to trust except for his two brothers in crime, Carlito begins building an empire founded on supplying the city's addicts with the one product that is always in demand. His dreams of ruling the city finally becoming a reality, Carlito soon learns that the only way to sustain his power is through loyalty and respect. Adapted from author Edwin Torres' acclaimed novel, Carlito's Way: Rise to Power also stars Mario Van Peebles, Luis Guzmán, and Sean Combs.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/2010
UPC:
0025192070501
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jay Hernandez Carlito Brigante
Mario Van Peebles Earl
Luis Guzman Nacho Reyes
Sean "Puffy" Combs Hollywood Nicky
Michael Kelly Rocco
Jaclyn DeSantis Leticia
Giancarlo Esposito Little Jeff
Mtume Gant Reggie
Burt Young Artie Sr.
Juan Carlos Hernandez Sigfredo
Domenick Lombardozzi Artie Jr.
Tony Cucci Big Jeff

Technical Credits
Michael S. Bregman Director,Screenwriter
Michael Barosky Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Bregman Producer
Jay Cannold Executive Producer
Jay Cannon Executive Producer
Will Cantler Casting
Joe Delia Score Composer
Bo Dietl Executive Producer
Janice Ginsberg Musical Direction/Supervision
Sandra Hernandez Costumes/Costume Designer
Adam Holender Cinematographer
Dan Leigh Production Designer
David Ray Editor
Nicholas Raynes Executive Producer
Bernie Telsey Casting
David Vaccari Casting
David Wechsler Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Carlito's Way: Rise to Power
1. For the Record (Main Title) [4:58]
2. In Business [4:50]
3. Hollywood Rules [5:21]
4. A Solid Citizen [6:30]
5. Tough Chick [2:43]
6. Dirty Hands [4:06]
7. Dividing Lines [5:13]
8. Changes Taking Place [4:15]
9. Meet La Familia [4:34]
10. Keep Dancing [7:13]
11. A Punk Is a Punk [4:31]
12. You've Been Warned [4:26]
13. One-Way Ticket Home [3:19]
14. Held for Ransom [2:11]
15. Under Contract [:54]
16. Brotherly Love [7:16]
17. Where's the Money? [4:21]
18. Make the Score [2:38]
19. Reformed & Retired [5:22]
20. End Titles [3:12]

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Carlito's Way: Rise to Power 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believe this is typical of the American film industry; glorify the criminals and make the police look worse than the criminals themselves. The movie starts with the three main criminals in prison. Two older criminals are talking to the younger criminal about moving up in the crime business, but they speak as if they are talking about starting a legitamate business. The rest of the movie continues to glorify the main character as if he lives a legitamate life style. He starts a drug ring in New York, gets the pretty latino girlfriend whom he lies to, but turns it around as if its no big deal. This film does nothing but portray the life of a selfish. greedy. murdering his own people drug dealer as if he is so helpless and harassed by the police. It sickens me that the film industry glorifies these scumbags as if we should feel sorry for them...I don't. What is even worse is they make puff daddy, who also plays a drug dealer, as if he is the hero who saves the day and keeps the main drug dealer from getting busted. They have the classic line between the two...Hey bro, thanks for everything, yeah, not a problem anytime. Do we not remember these are two scumbag drug dealers!!!!. Stupid movie, does nothing but glorify one of the major industry's that is tearing America and the world apart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are in to movie with lots of gun action this is the movie to watch.. It is a very good movie!!!