Carlito's Way (1993) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Carlito's Way

Brian De Palma, 1993

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Carlito's Way
Edwin Torres, 1982

Carlito’s Way is a movie directed by Brian De Palma in 1993 and based on the book of the same name by Edwin Torres, first published in 1982. The movie features Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, James Rebhorn, John Leguizamo, Luis Guzmán, and others.

What users say

“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

The Movie is also based on

Book cover
After Hours (1982)
Book by Edwin Torres

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RATING

7.9

/ 10

Movie Poster: Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma, 1993)

8

/ 10

Book Cover: Carlito's Way (Edwin Torres, 1982)

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Storyline

In 1975 New York, after having served five years of a 30-year prison sentence, career criminal Carlito Brigante is freed on a legal technicality exploited by his close friend and lawyer, Dave Kleinfeld. Carlito vows to end his unlawful activities but is persuaded to accompany his young cousin Guajiro to a drug deal held at a bar.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Carlito's Way, the 1993 movie by Brian De Palma

Year

1993

Minutes

144

Movie Rate

7.90

Source: IMDb

Movie

Carlito's Way

Country: USA

Year: 1993

Length: 2h24m

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Cover of Carlito's Way, the 1982 book by Edwin Torres

Year

1982

Pages

173

Book Rate

8.00

S: Goodreads

Book

Carlito's Way

Country: USA

First published in: 1982

Length: 173 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)
Movie by Michael Bregman

User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of Carlito's Way, the 1993 movie by Brian De Palma

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Cover of Carlito's Way, the 1982 book by Edwin Torres

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IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of Carlito's Way, the 1993 movie by Brian De Palma

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Yes

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15% No

11 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Carlito's Way, the 1982 book by Edwin Torres

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36% No

9 votes

5 votes

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