In De Palma's film, Al Pacino plays the title Puerto Rican hood less broadly than he played his famed Cuban creep in the director's remake of Scarface â€" though, come to think, how many performances can you name that are more broad than the actor's coke-fiendish take on Miami mob kingpin Tony Montana? In terms of arguable ham that never bothers me here, Pacino definitely floors his accelerator from time to time, yet it's a performance of immense charm and certainly one that puts the audience in his pocket. The movie is, in fact, crammed with memorable turns all the way down to Paul Mazursky's opening cameo as a disgusted judge forced by prosecutorial missteps to abort one of his most personally satisfying sentencings. But it's the photographic interiors that make it this movie an enticing Blu-ray candidate, even though a fresh remastering wouldn't have hurt.
John Leguizamo,Luis Guzman,Penelope Ann Miller,Al Pacino,Sean Penn
A drug lord, freed from prison on a technicality, agrees to do one more job for his drug-addicted lawyer before retiring. DePalma and Pacino formerly teamed up for the equally bloody 'Scarface'!