Scarface (1983)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama

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In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.



  • Al Pacino and Steven Bauer at an event for Scarface (1983)
  • Scarface (1983)
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Richard Delmonte in Scarface (1983)
  • Al Pacino in Scarface (1983)
  • Al Pacino and Brian De Palma in Scarface (1983)
  • Al Pacino in Scarface (1983)

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Did You Know?


When Scarface (1983) was re-released in theaters in 2003, the studio wanted Brian De Palma to change the soundtrack so that rap songs inspired by the movie could be used. De Palma refused.


Fidel Castro: ...los que no se adapten... al esfuerzo y al heroísmo de una revolución... ¡No los queremos! ¡No los necesitamos!


When Tony and Angel go up to Hector's apartment to make an attempted purchase of drugs, the sun is shining from the west side of the north-south street (an afternoon shot). In the next scene when a girl standing in the street is flirting with Manny in his get-away convertible, the sun is shining from the east (a morning shot). In the next scene when Tony chases Hector down to the street to finish Hector off, the sun is again on the west side of the street (a late afternoon shot).

Crazy Credits

In the opening we see a crawl text (with narrator) that reads: "In May of 1980, Fidel Castro in an effort to normalize relations with the Carter Administration opened the harbor at Mariel, Cuba with the apparent intention of letting some of his people join their relatives in the United States. Within seventy-two hours, 3,000 U.S. boats were headed for Cuba. In the next few weeks, it became evident that Castro was forcing the boat owners to carry back with them not only their relatives but the dregs of his jail population. By the time the port was closed 125,000 'Marielitos' had landed in Florida. An estimated 25,000 had criminal records. This is the story of that minority those they call 'Los Bandidos'."


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Crime | Drama


Release Date:

9 December 1983


English, Spanish

Country of Origin


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£33,362 (UK) (5 February 1984)


$45,598,982 (USA)

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