General Info

Year: 1993
Runtime: 144'
Genre: action, drama
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Cast: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo, Ingrid Rogers, Luis Guzman, James Rebhorn, Joseph Siravo, Viggo Mortensen.

Carlito Brigante (Al Pacino), a Puerto Rican drug dealer, after being released from jail thanks to a technicality, tries hard to escape his former life of crime. He starts a club, planning to make enough money to eventually move to live to the Caribbeans. But as for classic romantic heroes, anything seems to go wrong, and Carlito finds himself even more entangled to his old way: because of people from his past, new dealers and his cocaine-addict lawyer Dave Kleinfeld, Carlito will find himself involved in not-so-legal affairs. Despite his original intentions to stay clean, Carlito will have to face his old way of life, his old partners, struggling against betrayals and malicious tricks. Carlito, completely alone and unable to trust anyone apart from his lover Gail, will race against time and dangers to protect his new moral integrity, his life and the one of Gail.


"If I ever, I mean if I ever see you here again, you die!" - Carlito

"Yeah, well I ain't dealin'. I ain't goin' back to prison no matter what!" - Carlito

"I'm rejuvenated, rehabilited, reassimilated, and it didn't take no 15 years like your honor said!" - Carlito

"A favor will kill you faster than a bullet." - Carlito

"If you can't see the angles no more, you're in trouble." - Carlito

"Don't take me to no hospital, please. Fuckin' emergency rooms don't save nobody. Som-bitches, always pop you at midnight, when all they got is a Chinese intern with a dull spoon." - Carlito

"Do what you gotta do to survive." - Carlito

"You think you're like me? You ain't like me motherfucker. I've been with made people, connected people. Who've you been with? Chain snatching, jive talking, malicolm motherfuckers! Why don't you get out of here and go snatch a purse?!" - Carlito

"No room in this city for big hearts like us." - Carlito

"The street is watching..she is watching all the time" - Carlito

"Here comes the pain!" - Carlito

"You think you're big time? You gonna fuckin' die - big time! " - Carlito

"I swore I'd never break her heart, but you know, things happen." - Carlito

"You always say that you'll be fine, but then I'll be next to your bed in the emergency room at 3:00 a.m." - Gail

"Fuck you and your self-righteous code of the goddamn streets. Did it pull you out of a 30 year stint in only 5 years? No, it didn't, I did. Did it get you acquitted 4 fucking times? No, it didn't, I did, so fuck you, fuck the streets, your whole goddamn world is this big, and there's only one rule, you save your own ass!" - Dave Kleinfeld

"Maybe you don't remember me..."
"Maybe I don't remember the last time I blew my nose either!" - Benny Blanco & Carlito