• Scarface (1983)


Release Date: 1983

DVD Release Date: March 31st, 1998

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: Drama , Crime drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Rise , Friend , Girlfriend , Intense , 1980s , Dark , Fall ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Jay ScottThe 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]

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago 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 Magazine

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

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture