Carlito's Way: Rise to Power

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Carlito's Way: Rise to Power ★★ 2005 (R)

Depicts the early years of Puerto Rican drug dealer Carlito Brigante (Hernandez), who wants to become the crime kingpin of New York's Spanish Harlem in the '70s. Carlito is drawn into an alliance with numbers runner Earl (Van Peebles) and mobster Rocco (Kelly) despite Harlem boss Hollywood Nicky (Combs) and various crooked cops. Hernandez does what he can with Pacino's shadow looming over him but this is familiar territory. Adapted from a book by Edwin Torres. 100m/C DVD, UMD, HD DVD . Jay Hernandez, Mario Van Peebles, Sean (Puffy, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy) Combs, Michael Kelly, Luis Guzman, Jaclyn DeSantis, Giancarlo Esposito, Burt Young, Domenick Lombardozzi, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Mtume Gant, Tony Cucci; D: Michael Scott Bregman; W: Michael Scott Bregman; C: Adam Holender; M: Joe Delia. VIDEO