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R| 2 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana (Al Pacino) stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.

Cast: Al Pacino , Michelle Pfeiffer , Steven Bauer , Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio , Robert Loggia , Miriam Colon , F. Murray Abraham , Paul Shenar

Director: Brian De Palma

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Scarface (1983)

Release Date: December 9th, 1983|2 hr. 50 min.

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  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Scarface is one of those special movies, like "The Godfather," that is willing to take a flawed, evil man and allow him to be human. show more

  • 100
    TV Guide

    A beautiful, at times poetic exercise in excess from Brian De Palma. show more

  • 63
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Scarface is a B- movie with singularly silly psychological pretensions: its neo-primitivism is to the complex moral cosmos of Francis Coppola's "Godfather" saga as Disney is to Dickens. [09 Dec 1983] show more

  • June 07, 2012 dg00000000125361
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    out of the 2.5 hrs the last 5 min was the only part worth watching.

  • October 09, 2009 Karatekid8296
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    look, it does not get better than this. Filled with action, and well written. long movie but well worth it. Many memorable lines. of course"Say hello to my little friend." Worth every penny

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The 'Scarface' Remake Has a Director, and It's Not Who You'd Expect

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Drew Taylor on Mar 24th, 2014 3:30PM

Well, this is pretty cool: Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain, whose last film was the deeply brilliant (not to mention Academy Award-nominated) "No," has been tasked with helming the upcoming big...

'Scarface': 25 Things You Didn't Know About Al Pacino's Classic Crime Drama

Posted by
Gary Susman on Dec 9th, 2013 12:30PM

AP Photo/HO/Courtesy Universal Studios Home Entertainment "Scarface" co-star Steven Bauer recalled a decade ago that, during the 1983 premiere for the over-the-top epic of the rise and fall of a...

Universal Hopes to Reboot 'Scarface' With New Film

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Christopher Rosen on Sep 21st, 2011 9:30PM

If Moviefone were a hacktastic entertainment website, you might see a reference here to the infamous Tony Montana line, "Say hello to my little friend!" For your sake, however, we're not....

New on DVD & Blu-ray, Week of September 6: 'X-Men: First Class,' 'Hanna' and 'Scarface' Blu-ray

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Harley W. Lond on Sep 6th, 2011 7:00AM

Summer is officially over -- which means that the hot summer films and blockbusters will finally wend their way to DVD. And kicking off September is 'X-Men: First Class,' director Matthew...

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