Carlitos way rise to power
Carlitos Way: Rise to Power by Edwin Torres (5 star ratings)This powerful, gritty, and vivid novel is the unforgettable story of Carlito Brigante, a Harlem drug dealer in the 1960s, and his rise to the top. Drug dealer, thief, and murdered, Carlito Brigante was once just another Spanish Harlem street punk with a poor boys dream of flash and fast money -- but as he gets older he determines that its either take or be taken, and he knows which role he intends to play. Soon hes a mob-connected professional with an easy charm, joie de vivre, stubborn pride, and hair-trigger temper. But the rules change rapidly in a sudden-death world of scams, sell-outs, and payback, where only the strongest and smartest predator can be king of the barrio. And when theres a major changing of the guard in the top echelons of the mob, Carlito will have some hard choices to make. Taut, thrilling, and a joy to read, Carlitos Way established a voice that has lost none of its vivid color or power to enthrall.
Carlito's Way: Rise To Power
Sign in. Get a quick look at the the week's trailers, including Villains , Countdown , Like a Boss , and more. Watch now. 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. Butch "Bullet" Stein, a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison. Butch rips off a runner for local drug dealer, Tank, and is soon right back A vengeful New York City transit cop decides to steal a trainload of subway fares.
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It was written and directed by Michael Bregman, a producer whose only previous writing and directing credit is "Table One," a comedy about a topless bar. The plot, recounting the early days of Carlito's career, is a little unfocused. In the course of events, Carlito falls in love with a gorgeous coatroom attendant Jaclyn DeSantis who doesn't believe his lie that he makes a living booking musical acts. Meanwhile, Earl Mario Van Peebles , a big-time dealer whom Carlito met in prison, decides to retire to Barbados, which means changes in the organization chart in New York. The most interesting character is Reggie Mtume Gant , one dealer's belligerent little brother, who has a bad habit of deliberately egregiously insulting important people.