Tony Montana (Al Pacino) is a Cuban exile who arrives in Miami seeking fortune in the US. He and his friend Manny (Steven Bauer) jump at the chance to perform a drug handover for Miami mobster Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia). Tony's elimination of his bos gives him a prominent role in the organization.
Meanwhile, his sister Gina (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) is getting into cocaine herself. She and Manny are in love, but Tony is determined to the point of psychosis to protect her innocence. Tony becomes a slave to his lust for power and money and so his over-confidence soon brings about his blood-soaked downfall.
Within 16 days it would have been Paul Shenar`s (Alejandro Sosa) 79th birthday.
* February 12, 1936
† October 11, 1989
Release date: December 9, 1983
Real life Gangster Al Capone (1899-1947) was also known as Scarface because of a knife cut to his left cheek. He became the subject of the motion picture Scarface in 1932. The 1983 version is a remake, but due to budget constraints, the movie was set in Miami in present time.
Tony blows away a door with an M203 grenade launcher. It’s attached to the M16 assault rifle.
The word fuck is used 207 times. Source / More (Web)
The screenplay is by Oliver Stone (Director of Platoon).
Caracortada is Spanish for Scarface.
Pacino never married.
April 25, 1940
Alfredo was raised in New York (USA) by his mother and grandparents from age two. He dropped out of school at 17 and spent several years drifting from job to job. In 1966 Al was admitted to Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio. Making appearances in various plays, Pacino finally won an Obie award for “The Indian Wants the Bronx”.
The part of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972) changed his life. Instead of taking on easier projects for money, Pacino made films such as the true life crime drama Serpico(1973) and the tragic bank robbery film Dog Day Afternoon (1975).
In 1985 a monumental mistake, Revolution, kept him out of movies for the next four years. Despite his success in films Pacino considers himself first and foremost a stage actor, he remains commited to the theatre.
1993 Won Oscar Best Actor for: Scent of a Woman (1992)
1993 Nominated Supporting Role for: Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
1991 Nominated Supporting Role for: Dick Tracy (1990)
1980 Nominated Leading Role for: ...And Justice for All (1979)
1976 Nominated Leading Role for: Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
1975 Nominated Leading Role for: The Godfather: Part II (1974)
1974 Nominated Leading Role for: Serpico (1973)
1973 Nominated Supporting Role for: The Godfather (1972)