R | | Crime, Drama
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
Lillian Michelson, an uncredited movie researcher from the 1960s to the early 2000s, did research for the drug gangs for the movie. She interviewed a retired drug boss, and a DEA agent, and one day visited with both at the same time, and neither knew anything about the other. She spoke with a drug lord who she described as 'a nice Jewish boy', who offered to send her his private jet and bring her down to Bolivia for some hands on experience in the drug world. Lillian went home and excitedly told her husband, Hollywood art director and production designer, Harold Michelson, 'Harold, I'm going to Bolivia!' The two had a heated fight, ending with Harold asking her, 'Don't you have an obligation to your children to stay alive?' She finally agreed not to go.
...los que no se adapten... al esfuerzo y al heroísmo de una revolución... ¡No los queremos! ¡No los necesitamos!
In the scene where Tony's tiger is first shown, there is a billboard in the background showing the "New Corvette" The first '84 vettes where not released until '83.
SCARFACE is a fictional account of the activities of a small group of ruthless criminals. The characters do not represent the Cuban-American Community, and it would be erroneous and unfair to suggest that they do. The vast majority of Cuban-Americans have demonstrated a dedication, vitality, and enterprise that has enriched the American scene.
Much of the chainsaw murder and the shootout at the end of the movie was cut in Norway before its cinema release; later video versions are uncut.
£33,362 (UK) (5 February 1984)