Academy Award® winner Al Pacino is an ex-druglord fighting to
escape his violent, treacherous past in this crime-action tour de force from acclaimed director Brian De Palma.
Sprung from prison on a legal technicality by his cocaine-addled attorney (Sean Penn), former drug
kingpin Carlito Brigante (Pacino) stuns the local underworld when he vows to go straight. Taking a job
managing a glitzy low-life nightclub, he tracks down his onetime girlfriend (Penelope Ann Miller) and
rekindles their romance, promising he's changed for good. But Carlito's dream of going legitimate is
undermined at every turn by murderous former cronies and even deadlier young thugs out to make a name for
themselves. Ultimately, however, his most dangerous enemy is himself. Despite good intentions, Carlito's
misguided loyalties and an outmoded code of "honor" will plunge him into a savage life-or-death battle against
the relentless forces that refuse to let him go.