Carlito's Way, Rise To Power (2005)

Original Title : Carlito's Way: Rise to Power
Director : Michael Scott Bregman
Writer : Michael Bregman
Edwin Torres
Genre : Action
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Martin Bregman , Michael Bregman , Jay Cannold , Nick Raynes
Music : Joe Delia
Patrick Doyle
Photography : Adam Holender
Distributor : Argentina Video Home
MPAA Rating : Rated R for language, violence, sexual content and drug material.
IMDB ID : 0427038
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Jay Hernandez Carlito Brigante
Mario Van Peebles Earl
Luis Guzmán Nacho Reyes
Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs Leroy "Hollywood Nicky" Barnes (as Sean Combs
Michael Kelly Rocco
Giancarlo Esposito Little Jeff
Jaclyn DeSantis Leticia
Burt Young Artie Bottolota Sr.
Mtume Gant Reggie
Domenick Lombardozzi Artie Bottolota, Jr.
Juan Carlos Hernández Sigfredo
Eric Nieves Chucho
Jaime Tirelli Leticia's Father
Nelson Vasquez Manny Sanchez
Casper Martinez Colorado
Stu 'Large' Riley Tiny
Edmonte Salvato III Gino
Chuck Zito Buck
Mary Hammett Artie Jr.'s Wife
Tony Cucci Detective Big Jeff
Chad Coleman Clyde
Jaime Sánchez Eddie the Bartender
Carmen López Leticia's Mother
Jaime Velez Drunk Hood
Gene Canfield Guard
Ramon Rodriguez Angel Rodriguez
Annette Rosario Rocco's Date
Marian Pinchoff Colorado's Date
Chris Bergman Vallet Attendant
Nicholas Kepros Tailor
Wass Stevens Jerry
Misha Sedgwick Ginger
Chandler Parker Tenement Guy
Gary Swanson Doctor
Chris Chalk Shad
Mandell Butler Lee
Janet Sarno Artie Sr.'s Wife
Ron C. Jones Activist (as Ron Cephas Jones
Greg Flippen Co-Activist
Duke Valenti Inmate
Ruperto Vanderpool Drug Dealer
Omar Evans Young Runner
Amanda Loncar Woodstock Girl
Erin Williams Woodstock Girl
Victor Pagan Delivery Guy
Frank Pellegrino Crooning Wiseguy
Jaime Lee Kirchner Female Club Goer
Pete Colapietro Father Pete
Julie McNiven Carlito's Dancer
Roger Bonds Hollywood Nicky's Bodyguard
Raquel Alessi Rocco's Date
Jordan Testay Earl's Fiancee
Joe Conzo Bar Patron
Jewlisa Bermuda Carlito's date (as Julissa Bermuda
Walter Nichols Street Dealer
Pierra Francesca Street Dealer (as Pierra Calozzo
Aubrey Benné Lead Stripper
Charlene Biton Ginger (as Kristy Redford
Louis Ciardy Dancer
Edgar Felix Club Patron
Jennifer Green Dancer
Jessica Leigh Johnson GoGo Club Dancer (as Jessica Johnson
Christie Redford Dancer
Mimi Rodriguez Drunk Hood's Date
Edmonte Salvato Wiseguy
Julie J. Torsiello GoGo Bar Dancer (as Julie Torsiello
Amanda Usher Club goer
Veronica Alvez Lead Salsa Dancer (uncredited
Cheryl Cosenza Go-Go Club Dancer (uncredited
Greg D'Agostino Wiseguy (uncredited
Onika Day Young Runner's Girlfriend (uncredited
Vinny DeGennaro Clyde's friend (uncredited
Alexis Delarosa Dancer/Clubgoer (uncredited
Jaclyn Dietl Lead Salsa Dancer (uncredited
Shyheim Franklin (uncredited
Rick Kain Wiseguy (uncredited
Jimmy King Jimmy (uncredited
Dolores McDougal Shocked Woman on Elevator (uncredited
Javier Merida Salsa Dancer (uncredited
Gregory O'Connor Lolita Businessman (uncredited
Maria Olivares Salsa Dancer (uncredited
Jennifer Pedersen Dancer (uncredited
Al Serrano Club Patron (uncredited
Troy Smith Pedestrian (uncredited
J.B. Soler Club patron (uncredited


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 Bottolota 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.


For Those Who Aren',t Ignorant., 5 August 2006 Author: SCVUnlimited101 from United States The movie wasn',t bad. This comment isn',t for people who haven',t seen the movie, its for people who didn',t understand the movie, like a number of the people commenting this board.The movie is called "Carlito',s Way: RISE TO POWER," hence why it displayed him rising to power. Had it been called something like, "Carlito',s Way: Rise to Power and The His Arrest," or something to that extent I Would have been disappointed in the lack of jail time at the end of the movie too.This movie did just what it had planned to do, it showed Carlito',s Rise to Power which involved pushing heroin, dealing with Nicky, dating Leticia, and his involvement with the Italians. Basically, him rising to power, and gaining his immense wealth. That',s the movie. It',s a prequel because it comes before Carlito',s Way, the sequel.It obviously didn',t tell of his relationship with Gail, or what put him in jail. Perhaps that',s for a story of another movie. Say Carlito is in his late 20s to early 30s, I don',t know his age, and then say he',s in his late 40s when played by Al Pacino. Therefore there',s still about 15 years unexplained if not more. I can',t recall how many years he was in jail before "Carlito',s Way" but if it was less than ten they',d have to skip around 5 years at the end of "Rise to Power" to get to him being put in jail. That would have confused you even more.If you happen to think that a prequel MUST lead up to a sequel, you',d be incorrect. One of the most popular sagas of all time shows you this. In Star Wars Episode 1, Anakin is a child, next thing you know he',s a grown man. What happened in between? How was puberty for a Jedi? All the questions in between are unanswered, whether you ask them or not. The prequel did not simply lead you through every second until the sequel. Episode 3 is the prequel to Episode 4, but Luke',s entire life is unanswered. Doesn',t make Episode 3 a horrible prequel does it?If you want, make up your own "Carlito',s Way: Downfall," I don',t care, but don',t say it was a horrible movie. It was a well done movie and well acted. It showed you a portion of Carlito',s life you hadn',t seen before. If you can',t get over the fact that they didn',t lead up to his arrest, then you',re missing out on a good movie for a dumb reason.