Two-bit Cuban hood Tony Montana (Pacino) lies his way into the US, where he and his friend
Manny (Stephen Bauer) soon enter the world of crime. They murder a political figure for
drug dealer Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia) to get their green cards and are soon on his
payroll. Tony's elimination of rival Colombian drug dealers gives him a more prominent
role in the organization. His duties include serving as chauffeur to Lopez's beautiful but
cocaine-addicted wife, Elvira (Michelle Pfeiffer). Tony's other female obsession is his
sister Gina (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). Tony's feelings for his sister are a bit on the
incestuous side, and he dominates the girl, refusing to let her date. After a bad business
deal and an argument over Elvira, Lopez attempts to have Tony killed. After killing the
assassins, Tony murders Lopez, marries Elvira, and becomes the most powerful drug lord in
Florida. The problems really begin to multiply then: Manny secretly dates Gina (though
warned not to), Elvira has become increasingly zombie-like, and Tony's money is not
earning the interest it should be. Moreover, he also has become a selfish, paranoid drug
addict. Movieguide Database, tvgen
STARRING: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Loggia, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Miriam Colon, Paul Shenar
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QUOTES ABOUT THE FILM
"I was terrified, so terrified," Pfeiffer says. "I couldn't say two words to him [Pacino]. We were both really shy. We'd sit in a room, and it was like pulling teeth to try to find any words at all. And the subject matter was so dark. There was a coldness in the [film] relationship."
Pfeiffer remembers De Palma's approach as stylistically obsessive. "I was objectified," she recalls. "If there was one hair out of place ... I remember once I had a
bruise or something on my leg, and he made me go back and take off my pantyhose and have makeup put on because he could see an imperfection."
She says Elvira was complex enough to be interesting. But her kind of glamour did not leave her longing to keep puttin' on the glitz.
"Basically, she's a character actress," says Pacino who now counts her as a pal. "I think that's a strength. She's someone who will endure because she'll find characters to play. And she happens also to be a leading-lady type, which is, I guess, glamorous. She has both." He laughs, then waxes a tad mystical. "I mean, is someone doing what they should be doing? That's the question." Rolling Stone, Sept 3rd 1992, by Gerri Hirshey
QUOTES FROM THE FILM
Tony: You fuck with me, you fuck with the best!
Tony: I kill a communist for fun. But for a greencard, I'll carve him up real nice.
Frank Lopez: You thought Omar was a stoolie because Sosa said so? You bought that line!
Bernstein: Every day above ground is a good day.
Tony: You wanna fuck with me? Okay. You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend.
Tony Montana: I never fucked anyone over in my life who didn't have it coming to 'em.
Tony: In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.
U.S. Officer: Where'd ya
get the beauty scar son, eating pussy?
Tony: You don't get a scar like this eating pussy.
Tony: Make way for the bad guy.
Tony: Why don't you try sticking your head up your ass? See if it fits!
Elvira: Don't toot your horn honey, you're not that good.
Tony: Who put this thing together? Me, that's who! Who do I trust? Me!
U.S. Officer:What about
homosexuality, Tony? You like men, huh? You like to dress up like a woman?
Tony: What the fuck is wrong with this guy, man, are you kidding me or what
U.S. Officer: Just answer the questions, Tony
Tony:OK, no! OK? Fuck, no!
Tony Montana: All I have in this world is balls and my word and I don't break 'em for no one. You understand?
Tony: You know what capitalism is? Getting fucked!
Tony: I want what's coming
Manny: What's coming to you, man?
Tony: The world, chico, and everything in it.
Tony:This is paradise, I'm tellin' ya. This town like a great big pussy jus' waitin' to get fucked.
Widescreen format, 2.25:1 ratio
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
Color, Closed-captioned, Dolby
Original documentary about the making of "Scaface" featuring new interviews with director Brian De Palma, producer Martin Bregman, actor Al Pacino, writer Oliver Stone, and cinematographer John A. Alonzo
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