"The dominant mood of the film is anything but funny. It is bleak and futile: What goes up must always come down. When it comes down in SCARFACE, the crash is as terrifying as it is vivid and arresting."
-NEW YORK TIMES
Rarely to remakes achieve the title of classic, but Brian De Palma's blood-drenched and profanity laced update of Howard Hawk's 1932 film is now iconic. Al Pacino stars as Tony Montana, an exiled Cuban criminal who goes to work for a Miami drug lord. Montana rises to the top of Florida's crime chain. Filled with excessive violence and depravity, SCARFACE has become a cornerstone of the American Gangster film. Written by Oliver Stone, the film also stars Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, F. Murray Abraham, Robert Loggia, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Print provided from Universal Pictures.
Directed by Brian De Palma.
USA. 170 minutes. 35mm Film
1983. Color. English.