CARLITO’S WAY, 1993
- Al Pacino
- Sean Penn
- Penelope Ann Miller
- John Leguizamo
- Luis Guzman
- James Rebhorn
- Viggo Mortensen
- Adrian Pasdar
- John Ortiz
- Paul Mazursky
- Jaime Sánchez
visit the film locations
New York: Flights: JFK Airport
Carlito’s Way location: Carlito and Gail talk over old times: Figaro Cafe, Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village
In Brian De Palma's gutsy thriller, Al Pacino is ex-con Carlito Brigante trying to go straight, until scuzzy lawyer David Kleinfeld (Sean Penn) involves him in a crazy plot to spring a client from the notorious Riker's Island Prison Barge.
The island, in the East River north of Astoria, Queens, is reached by the Riker's Island Bridge from Hazen Street in Steinway just west of La Guardia Airport. Sean Connery is released from Riker’s Island at the beginning of Sidney Lumet’s The Anderson Tapes, and the facility later stood in for ‘Sing Sing’ prison in Analyze That.
Carlito’s Way filming location: Kleinfeld gets coked up at the club: Copacabana: 10 East 60th Street, New York
The nightclub, where the coked-up Kleinfeld lets slip about the prison break, was the, now-closed, Copacabana, 10 East 60th Street at Madison Avenue on the east Side – site of the famous tracking shot in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas.
Carlito’s Way location: Carlito watches the dance class: Joffrey Ballet School, Sixth Avenue, Greenwich Village
Brigante, released from prison, watches old flame Gail (Penelope Ann Miller) from a rainswept roof. The dance class is at the Joffrey Ballet School on the corner of Sixth Avenue and 10th Street in Greenwich Village. Nearby, the turreted Gothic building past which Brigante follows Gail is the old New York Public Library on Sixth Avenue.
Carlito’s Way location: Gail’s apartment: Gay Street, Greenwich Village
It’s in Le Figaro Cafe, 168 Bleecker Street at MacDougal Street, that the pair talk over old times.
Gail's apartment is 17 Gay Street, also in the village, and it's at the end of Gay Street, at the junction with Waverly Place, that Brigante is arrested.
Carlito’s Way location: Carlito gets arrested: Waverly Place, Greenwich Village, New York
Dodging the bad guys, Brigante jumps onto the South Ferry subway train at 125th Street Station on Park Avenue in Harlem.
The final bravura confrontation takes place all over Grand Central Station, 42nd Street at Park Avenue, with a shoot-out on the Park Avenue elevator.