R | | Crime, Drama
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
Though there has long been a myth that Pacino snorted real cocaine on camera, the "cocaine" used in the movie was supposedly powdered milk (even if De Palma has never officially stated what the crew used as a drug stand-in). But whatever it was, it ... ...
...los que no se adapten... al esfuerzo y al heroísmo de una revolución... ¡No los queremos! ¡No los necesitamos!
Soza's agent had already used up most if not all of the ammo-clip in his Uzi to shoot Gina, so Tony could not have wildly blasted him with dozens of additional rounds from the same gun afterwards.
We see a proverb at the beginning of the movie that says: "Enjoy yourself, every day above ground is a good day." ANONYMOUS, MIAMI 1981
In 2003, the film was given a limited 20th anniversary theatrical re-release. Footage wise, the only difference was that the re-release replaced the original "Van Allen belts" Universal logo with the newer 3D logo. The audio however, was significantly different from the original 1983 mix. Most of the incidental music was remixed, and all of the film's gunshot sounds were replaced with newer ones. The audio in the film's final sequence in Tony Montana's mansion was completely revamped, deleting some sound effects that were previously incorrectly placed. In addition, Tony's dialogue during the gunfight was easier to hear, and some of the henchmen had alternate groans dubbed in. The 20th anniversary DVD, released shortly after, only has a Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS track of the original mix, but the 2006 Platinum Edition DVD re-release and the Blu-ray edition included the audio remix in both DD 5.1 and DTS formats. Though the original mix is also available on the Blu-ray release.
£33,362 (UK) (5 February 1984)