Saturday, February 11, 2017
Where: The Paramount Theater
2 hours, 50 minutes
Having found refuge from Cuba in Miami with his best friend Manny, Tony Montana (Al Pacino), with nothing to lose, agrees to work for a wealthy drug dealer, Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia). Though he’s thrown out by his disapproving mother, Tony finds himself to be well suited to his life of crime and his ambition guides him up the ranks, until he’s built a million-dollar empire. He becomes dangerously powerful and, with an excess of drugs at his disposal, wreaks havoc on those around him.
Despite the initial negative response to the film—due to the prominence of violence and graphic content—Scarface went on to be nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, including Best Actor for Al Pacino.
Did you know?
Steven Spielberg operated one of the cameras in the final scene because he happened to be on set the day the scene was filmed.
Director Brian De Palma was scheduled to direct Flashdance in 1983, but he dropped out because he liked the Scarface script so much.
Al Pacino was the one who had the idea to remake the 1932 film – he saw the movie at a revival screening in Los Angeles and suggested to producer Martin Bregman that he star in an updated version of Scarface.