Carlito's way

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  1. STEVEHOLT

    STEVEHOLT There are FIVE letter in the name BLAIN.

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    Ok, I know, this movie has been out for 25 years but I just saw it again on the tube tonight in passing and got sucked in. I believe we are well past the statute of limitations regarding spoiler alerts ..

    suffice to say, Carlito is made an offer by the DA to testify against his friend and dirtbag lawyer played by sean penn. ...Carlito and lady friend will be set up in the Bahamas and protected from possible mob retribution for his role in the killing of a mob boss escaping Rikers prison barge (long story)

    The DA played a tape in which the dirt bag lawyer stabbed Carlito in the back and told the DA Carlito was back in the drug dealing game (not true)

    so despite hearing this tape, and the great offer..Carlito refuses the DA's offer. why? because he is from the streets and its against his code to turn on his associate, EVEN after the associate tried to hoze him first.

    I can sort of buy all that. Maybe. BUT, later in the movie, after the lawyer was nearly stabbed to death by the mob in a revenge attack, Carlito visits him in the hospital and clandestinely removes the bullets from his gun so when his hospital room is attacked, he will not be able to defend himself.

    SO...let me get this straight. Turning state's evidence against a scum bag who already tried to screw you over...AGAINST the code of the streets...

    BUT...removing bullets from the scum bag's gun so he cannot defend himself against an inevitable attack. NOT against the code?

    discuss

     
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  2. PhatOrange

    PhatOrange Living Legend

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    of course that's not against code. being a a rat is against code
     
  3. STEVEHOLT

    STEVEHOLT There are FIVE letter in the name BLAIN.

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    but in this case, being a rat was less of a dick move because the lawyer would have done his time and lived. now he's dead. stupid code.
     
  4. PhatOrange

    PhatOrange Living Legend

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    there is nothing worse than being a rat so it's not less of a dick move. being a rat gets you put into the ground.
     
  5. tbonezone

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    screw the damn rats. if i taught grade school the tattler pays same the same price as the tattled.
    brotherhood. we're one team. they do however suffer with a nobler sense of justice .
     
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  6. STEVEHOLT

    STEVEHOLT There are FIVE letter in the name BLAIN.

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    I don't have an issue with him not ratting him out , my issue is that taking the bullets out of his gun is worse