Director: Brian De Palma
In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant (Al Pacino) takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed.
- F. Murray Abraham [Omar Suárez]
- Steven Bauer [Manny Ribera]
- Rene Carrasco [Shooter]
- Gary Carlos Cervantes [Shooter #1]
- Roberto Contreras [Emilio Rebenga]
- Gregory Cruz [Shooter #2]
- Wayne Doba [Octavio the Clown]
- Al Israel [Hector the Toad]
- Henry Kingi [Colombian Hitman]
- Robert Loggia [Frank Lopez]
- Mark Margolis [Alberto the Shadow]
- Richard Mendez [Gina's Killer]
- Michael P. Moran [Nick The Pig]
- Al Pacino [Tony Montana]
- Angel Salazar [Chi Chi]
- Arnaldo Santana [Ernie]
- Pepe Serna [Angel Fernández]
- Harris Yulin [Mel Bernstein]
- Scarface was actually a nickname of Al Capone who was an Italian-American gangster.
- Al Pacino reportedly stated that Tony Montana was one of his favorites of all the characters he's played.
- To help stay in character, Al Pacino asked director of photography John A. Alonzo to speak to him only in Spanish.
- Michelle Pfeiffer accidentally cut Al Pacino's face during production.
- When director Brian De Palma submitted the film to the MPAA, they gave it an "X rating". He then made some cuts and resubmitted it a second time; again the film was given an "X rating" (one of the reasons apparently being that Octavio the clown was shot too many times). He yet again made some further cuts and submitted it a third time; yet again it was given an "X". De Palma refused to cut the film any further to qualify it for an R. He and producer Martin Bregman arranged a hearing with the MPAA. They brought in a panel of experts, including real narcotics officers, who stated that not only was the film an accurate portrayal of real life in the drug underworld, but ultimately it was an anti-drug film, and should be widely seen. This convinced the arbitrators that the third submitted cut of the film deserved an "R rating" by a vote of 18-2. However, De Palma surmised that if the third cut of the film was judged an "R" then the very first cut should have been an "R" as well. He asked the studio if he could release the first cut but was told that he couldn't. However since the Studio execs really didn't know the differences between the different cuts that had been submitted, De Palma released the first cut of the film to theaters anyway. It wasn't until the film had been released on videocassette months later that he confessed that he had released his first unedited and intended version of the film.
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