R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C.
Al Pacino originally wanted to grow a ponytail to play Carlito. But when he visited East Harlem, he saw that none of the men wore their hair that way.
Somebody's pulling me close to the ground... I can sense, but I can't see. I ain't panicked. I've been here before. Same as I got popped on 104th street. Don't take me to no hospital, please. Fuckin' emergency rooms don't save nobody. Sons of ...
Kleinfeld visits the Rikers Island Prison Barge. It wasn't open until 1992.
$9,116,675 (USA) (14 November 1993)
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