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Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)
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Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jay Hernandez (Friday Night Lights), Mario Van Peebles (Ali), Luis Guzmán (Carlito's Way) and Sean Combs (Monster's Ball) star in the gripping tale of the early years of gangster legend Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal New York underworld, he enters a deadly circle of greed and retribution. Assisted by his two brothers-in-crime, Carlito is on the fast track to becoming Spanish Harlem's ultimate kingpin. He quickly learns, however, that the only way to survive at the top is through loyalty to his friends and respect for the rules of the street. (FILMAFFINITY)
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, puerto rican, gang, drug dealing, crimes, vengeance, best friends, betrayal, police corruption, master criminal, ambition, dishonesty, law enforcement, rise to the top, criminal heroes, rivalry, tragic hero, police investigation, drug lord, corrupt cop, heroin, gangster boss, crime, interracial relations, blind ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, new york state

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Carlito's Way (1993)
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Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
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Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, crime, vengeance, gang, investigation, best friends, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, deadly ...
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Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Place: europe, england
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
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Duration: 86 min.
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 5.5
 755
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 7.1
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.1
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⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.8
 1K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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