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Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Quotes

Carlito's Way: Rise to Power is a television program that was first aired in 1970 . Carlito's Way: Rise to Power completed its run in 1970.

It features Martin Bregman as producer, Joe Delia in charge of musical score, and Adam Holender as head of cinematography.

Carlito's Way: Rise to Power is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Carlito's Way: Rise to Power is 93 minutes long. Carlito's Way: Rise to Power is distributed by Universal Studios.

The cast includes: Jay Hernandez as Carlito Brigante, Sean Combs as Hollywood Nicky, Michael Kelly as Rocco, Mtume Gant as Reggie, Luis Guzmán as Nacho Reyes, Burt Young as Artie Bottolota Sr., Burt Young as Artie Jr., Mario Van Peebles as Earl, Jaclyn DeSantis as Leticia, Juan Carlos Hernández as Sigfredo, and Giancarlo Esposito as Little Jeff.

Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Quotes

Jay Hernandez as Carlito Brigante

  • (Jay Hernandez) "Sooner or later, a thug will tell his tale. We all want to go on record. So let's hear it for all the hoods. The Jews out of Brownsville, the blacks on Lennox Avenue, the Italians from Mulberry Street, the Irish in Hell's Kitchen. Like that. Meanwhile, Puerto Rican's been getting jammed since the fortys, and ain't nobody said nothing. Well, I'm gonna lay it on you one time, for the record. My people. They hit New York and filed into the roach stables in Spanish Harlem and the South Bronx. They sat behind the sewing machines, stood behind the steam tables and marched behind the brooms. In other words, they busted their ass. How did I survive growing up? Hustling, thieving, break-in's. Anything for dollars in them days. This here is the story of East Harlem. Blacks on one side, Italians on the other, and Puerto Ricans stuck right there in the middle. And any way you cross the line could get your ass killed."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "For thirty years, Italians, Puerto Ricans, and Blacks all in a three-sided war. No winners but the funeral parlours. And then one day the Italians should up with the dope. That's what made the peace, the heroin business. I hit twenty one in the Elmira Pen, upstate in New York. First whiff of country air for this Puerto Rican."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "I'm Carlito Brigante. You ever heard of me? Then you know I ain't no fucking dry cleaner. Now, you can leave like you came in. Or you can go in the trunk of my car. All up to you. Comprende?"
  • (Jay Hernandez) "For thirty years, man, we've been at war in Harlem. Blacks, Ricans, and Italians. So, here, me, Rocco and Earl put something together, and you want to mess it all up? That ain't right."
  • (Mtume Gant) "What do you think you're doing? Putting up schools and nursing homes? You motherfucker's are heroin dealers."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "Walk away, Nacho. Just walk the fuck away."
  • (Buck) "You're gonna bring down Hollywood Nicky?"
  • (Jay Hernandez) "Look, he's got three tones of pure uncut heroin stashed in his safe house."
  • (Michael Kelly) "Charlie, nobody knows where that is."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "I do."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "Now, this is historical. A Puerto Rican, a brother, an Italian, all bunking together in the joint."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "All we gotta do is kill them all and take it all."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "You know, Nicky, I'd never bother you with something like this, but if we don't find them cats soon, those crazy-ass Italians are gonna come over and start shooting up the black side of Harlem."
  • (Sean Combs) "Carlito. If you don't find the motherfucker's that snatched Arties kid, you the one that's getting shot up."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "Yeah, well, that too."
  • (Sean Combs) "And as far as them Italians coming my way, if one of them even set foot across Lenox Avenue, the next time you gonna see a live guinea is again is on the leaning tower of Pisa. Now I believe I've been very nice about this situation. I let you and them set up across town from me."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "I appreciate that."
  • (Sean Combs) "Cause one day, you and them wal-yos, you're gonna run out of dope. And all them junkie motherfucker's you all done raised gonna come scurrying over to me like a bunch of starved cockroaches."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "If we run out of dope, you run out of dope too, Nicky."
  • (Sean Combs) "I got me a safe house with over three tones of pure Persian. That's enough to keep this city nodding for the next six months."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "Earl was the brains. One of the top numbers guys in Harlem. Inside or out, nothing ever went down without discussing it with Earl. Rocco had all the connections. He was mobbed up with the Pleasant Avenue crew. Rocco didn't talk like no wiseguy. He spoke nice and soft. Dignified."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "That kind of macho shit don't fly with what we got here. We can't go to war with this guy."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "I'm only letting you out of here, if you have dinner with me. Otherwise, I'm coming into the house, I'm gonna wake everybody up, introduce myself, maybe uh make some coffee."
  • (Jaclyn DeSantis) "I'm off Thursday."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "Everyday, I want you to remember one thing. You still alive 'cause of me."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "Let me just give you a ride home."
  • (Jaclyn DeSantis) "I like to take the train."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "No, tonight you're getting a ride."
  • (Jaclyn DeSantis) "No, thank you."

Luis Guzmán as Nacho Reyes

  • (Luis Guzmán) "When you got 'em hanging on the meathook, they tell you everything."
  • (Luis Guzmán) "Carlito, Carlito. You listen to Nacho. This loyalty that you have for your friends, it's rare in this business. But someday, it's gonna get you killed."
  • (Tiny) "Don't touch the car, please."
  • (Luis Guzmán) "Don't touch me."
  • (Tiny) "Don't be touching my shit."

Jaclyn DeSantis as Leticia

  • (Jaclyn DeSantis) "So, what do you do, Carlito? Besides buy coats for people you don't even know."
  • (Jaclyn DeSantis) "Lies, lies, lies. You're a professional liar, huh?"

Burt Young as Artie Bottolota Sr.

  • (Burt Young) "Maybe you was in on it, maybe you wasn't. But Rocco brought you around us, and then the both of you brought those fucking niggers around. So you're responsible. I'm putting Nacho Reyes on you. Worked with me in Cuba. Did more hits than all my guys together. I'm giving him contracts on you, Rocco, and Earl. And the only way they're gonna be cancelled is if I find three dead niggers on my doorstep. And my two million back in my pocket."
  • (Burt Young) "You two faggots work for us. Now, get the spic squad in gear and start moving all that shit"
  • (Burt Young) "I do not give a shit if you knock over Fort Knox. If I don't get my two million back before the week's out, your testicles are gonna be jammed in your eye sockets. You get that? In you're fucking eye sockets."
  • (Burt Young) "You motherfucker's was in on it."

Mario Van Peebles as Earl

  • (Mario Van Peebles) "And I wanna propose another toast to my brothers of other colors, from other mothers. My two best frends in the whole world, Rocco, Carlito, I love you and I'm gonna miss you. I'm gonna miss all of you guys."
  • (Mario Van Peebles) "Now hold the fuck up. You making decisions for me and Rocco now? We work for you?"
  • (Mario Van Peebles) "Brother, relax. You come in next week, we'll work something out."
  • (Sean Combs) "First of all, I ain't your motherfucking brother. And there ain't gonna be no next week unless we work this shit out now. Right now."
  • (Mario Van Peebles) "Listen do me a favor with Reggie. Spend a little time with him. He ain't listening to me, I'm his brother. You hang out with him, you become his friend, maybe something rubs off. Teach him how to dress right, you know, command some respect. Maybe then he can work with me. Take over."
  • (Mario Van Peebles) "You ain't a street hood no more. You a businessman. You gotta start thinking like one."

Mtume Gant as Reggie

  • (Mtume Gant) "Fuck you, Carlito. You said next time you see me gonna be bad. Well, you shouldn't have come looking then, because you dying first."
  • (Mtume Gant) "Get in the trunk, you fat fuck."
  • (Mtume Gant) "Why don't you go fuck your dead mother?"
  • (Jay Hernandez) "Artie."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "Fuck."
  • (Burt Young) "Motherfucker."

Michael Kelly as Rocco

  • (Michael Kelly) "It went good. He likes you guys. He's getting us ten kilos on consignment. We're in business."
  • (Michael Kelly) "Want to start making some real money, Charlie?"
  • (Jay Hernandez) "Like, who don't?"
  • (Mario Van Peebles) "Heroin's taking over."
  • (Michael Kelly) "My people, they have a very dependable supply line."
  • (Mario Van Peebles) "The Italians see, they ain't going to 125th Street to deal with the brothers, and they ain't going West to deal with the Puerto Ricans. They need distributors in those neighbourhoods. Guys with heart. Guys with brains. Stand up motherfuckers."
  • (Michael Kelly) "You can be a part of this Charlie, or you can keep hustling quarters the rest of your life."
  • (Mario Van Peebles) "Think about it."

Sean Combs as Hollywood Nicky

  • (Sean Combs) "When you take something that's mine, that offends me. It's spitting in my face."
  • (Sean Combs) "What's the first rule in life? What's the first rule in life above all others? What is the first commandment the Lord God gave us? Don't mess with Hoppy. Just don't mess with him. May I please have a cream soda?"
  • (Sean Combs) "Do you know what this is? Do you know what this is? Chump change."

Juan Carlos Hernández as Sigfredo

  • (Juan Carlos Hernández) "I know who you are, Carlito Brigante. You think you own this neighborhood. And all the hard working people, they belong to you, but no. All you, all you own is the junkies."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "You got it all wrong, Sigfredo."
  • (Juan Carlos Hernández) "You stay away from him. You understand? He's the devil."

Giancarlo Esposito as Little Jeff

  • (Giancarlo Esposito) "Pleasure doing business with you, Carlito."
  • (Jay Hernandez) "Pleasure was all mine."

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