Carlito's Way 
Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Runtime: 144 min
Director: Brian De Palma
Writers: Edwin Torres, David Koepp.
Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo, Ingrid Rogers
Carlito Brigante is released from jail after serving five years of a much longer stretch. He vows to go straight and to live life as a fine, upstanding citizen. He even rekindles a romance with his ex-lover. However, Carlito's associates cannot seem to leave him in peace...his nephew involves him a pool-room gunfight, his lawyer asks him for "favours" which spiral out of control, and even an old friend (now a wheelchair bound paraplegic) tries to get him into trouble with the law. Carlito decides to make a run for Florida and the promise of a new life, but has one final dramatic escape to make from some hoods who believe (wrongly) that he was behind the murder of their boss.
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power 
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Runtime: 100 min
Director: Michael Bregman
Writers: Michael Bregman, Edwin Torres
Starring: Jay Hernandez, Mario Van Peebles, Luis Guzmán, Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs
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 Badalato 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.