DIRECTOR: BRIAN DE PALMA
CAST: AL PACINO, SEAN PENN, PENELOPE ANN MILLER, JOHN LEGUIZAMO
SCREENPLAY - DAVID KOEPP
Al Pacino returns to the world of De Palma for this exquisitely crafted drama about a Puerto Rican gangster trying to go straight and those who won’t let him, including John Leguizamo’s Benny Blanco (“from the Bronx”) and, most dramatically, a bald-pated Sean Penn as the scuzziest lawyer in movie history. Down and dirty and luxurious all at once, featuring a climactic chase through New York’s labyrinthine subways and Grand Central Terminal that’s among De Palma’s great sequences, Carlito’s Way was voted the best movie of the nineties by Cahiers du cinéma.