-Directed by Brian De Palma, produced by Martin Bregman
-Starring Al Pacino, Steven Bauer.
-Contemporary remake of the 1932 movie of the same name
|From the Scarface: The World is Yours video game|
-Known for it's graphic violence and language.
-Widely criticized by the Cuban community of Miami, basically they said the movie made it look like all Cubans were associated with drug traffickers and criminals.
-This movie has been made a particularly special icon in the hip hop community, inspiring posters, clothes, and other references. The grainy black and white poster is known worldwide
Did You Know?
-The character Tony Montana was named after Oliver Stone's favorite football player joe Montana
-In the final shootout scene, Tony grabs the gun by the barrel. Even though blanks were used, Al Pacino badly burned his hand and production was cut a few weeks to allow Pacino's hand to recover
-While writing this movie, Oliver Stone fought cocaine addiction
-Out of all the cast members, Steven Bauer is the only real Cuban born cast member along with Angel Salazar, who played Chi-Chi. Other than that, the majority of the cast is Italian-American, such as Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio and Robert Loggia. Salazar and Bauer were there to help coach on Cuban culture and attitudes
-The gun Tony uses in the end is an M16 with an M203 grenade launcher beneath the barrel
-In 1980, Tony Montana(Al Pacino), a Cuban refugee, arrives in Miami, Florida during the Mariel Harbor boatlift. He and best friend Manny Ribera(Steven Bauer), along with friends/associates Angel(Pepe Serna) and Chi-Chi(Angel Salazar) are sent to a refugee camp. But Manny manages to make a deal with a wealthy drug dealer named Frank Lopez(Robert Loggia) to obtain green cards in return for killing a former Cuban government employee who murdered Lopez's brother long ago. Following the murder and their release, they agree to take a job for Frank's henchman Omar Suarez(F. Murray Abraham) to buy cocaine from Columbian dealers. The deal goes bad, with the Columbians dismembering Angel in the bathroom of a motel with a chainsaw. Before they can do the same to Tony, Manny and Chi-Chi storm the apartment and kill the Columbians. Suspicious of a set up, their trust for Omar goes down. Tony and Manny take the money and cocaine to Frank personally. Frank likes their style and hires Tony and Manny to work for him. This is how Tony meets and develops a crush on Frank's girlfriend, Elvira Hancock(Michelle Pfeiffer)
-Tony arrives in New York with Chi-Chi, Ernie and Alberto. They sit outside the hotel where the journalist is staying and Alberto wires the man's car with a bomb. The next morning, upon seeing the journalist in his car with his family, Tony tries to call it off, at the sake of the wife and kids. Alberto states that Sosa's explicit rules are to tail the journalist and blow up his car in front of the United Nations building. Before Alberto hits the button to detonate the bomb, Tony shoots him in the head. Furious, Sosa calls Tony later that night and he reminds Tony of their first conversation, where he warned Tony to never betray him.
-Then Tony sets out to find Gina. Tony's mother tells him that Gina is now at an address in Coconut Grove. Tony finds there is a mansion at this address and when he rings the doorbell, Manny answers it. He finds Gina coming out of an upstairs bedroom and he immediately kills Manny in a fit of rage; unfortunately Gina has planned to tell Tony and surprise him with the announcement of their marriage. Tony and his men bring a nerve racked Gina back to his mansion. As Tony snorts a pile of coke, Sosa's men are busy surrounding the compound. They are heavily armed, and are quietly killing all guards on the premises. At this point, a heavily drugged Gina enters Tony's office with nothing but a robe on, and accuses Tony of wanting her for himself, before shooting him in the leg. One of Sosa's men busts in and opens fire on Gina. Tony kills the man and upon seeing Gina's corpse, falls in to heavy grief. Chi-Chi is then killed when Tony fails to open the door despite his pleas.
-Finally in a fit of cocaine controlled rage. he makes his last stand, using an M16 armed with an uner barrel M203 grenade launcher, and extended magazines, opens fire, saying the famous line "Say hello to my little friend!". Tony takes hit after hit, the only thing keeping him alive is the cocaine. But he takes one shot to the heart from a shotgun blast from the back by one of Sosa's hitmen, known simply as The Skull. tony falls into the fountain below in a splash of blood and water, near a statue that says "The World is Yours."
- Al Pacino as Tony Montana
- Steven Bauer as Manny Ribera (Credits list as "Manny Ray")
- Michelle Pfeiffer as Elvira Hancock
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Gina Montana
- Robert Loggia as Frank Lopez
- F. Murray Abraham as Omar Suárez
- Harris Yulin as Mel Bernstein
- Paul Shenar as Alejandro Sosa
- Ángel Salazar as Chi Chi
- Michael P. Moran as Nick "The Pig"
- Pepe Serna as Angel Fernandez
- Míriam Colón as Georgina Montana
- Al Israel as Hector "The Toad"
- Michael Alldredge as George Sheffield
- Mark Margolis as Alberto "The Shadow"
- Geno Silva as "The Skull"