Scarface (1983)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Gangster Film, Crime Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 13, 2003 (USA - Rerelease)  |   Run Time - 170 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Al Pacino stars as Tony Montana, an exiled Cuban criminal who goes to work for Miami drug lord Robert Loggia. Montana rises to the top of Florida's crime chain, appropriating Loggia's cokehead mistress (Michelle Pfeiffer) in the process. Howard Hawks' "X Marks the Spot" motif in depicting the story line's many murders is dispensed with in the 1983 Scarface; instead, we are inundated with blood by the bucketful, especially in the now-infamous buzz saw scene. One carry-over from the original Scarface is Tony Montana's incestuous yearnings for his sister Gina (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). The screenplay for the 1983 Scarface was written by Oliver Stone.

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cocaine, drug-lord, drugs, gangster, gang-war, immigrant, mob-boss, sister, Cuba, addiction

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High Budget