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Taglines: He was Tony Montana. The world will remember him by another name…SCARFACE.
In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
Throughout its history, America has taken refugees under their banner who want to find a better life for themselves and their families. The American dream was a kind of landmark, a kind of guiding star that led the lost travelers around the world.But once in the country of their dreams, they very quickly realized that in reality everything was not as rosy as it seemed to them. In fact, even in the most wonderful country there are also disadvantages, there are flaws. It is very difficult to become someone on a foreign land, especially if you are going to go only through legal paths.
The protagonist of this story is an ordinary Cuban who escaped from the terrible dictates of the new government. In America, he wanted to continue his family business, but the government was not going to somehow help migrants. Then the young man decided to take power into his own hands, and to lead his own fate. No one could stand in his way, and pay for this act with blood. The ruthless gangster did not spare even small children, killing them on an equal basis with adults.His name was Tony Montana, and he was the usual brutal thug. An unscrupulous killer who appreciated only one thing around the world – money.But the lives of such people almost never last forever.
Creators: Oliver Stone
Director: Brian De Palma
Star Cast: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer,
Producer (s): Martin Bregman
Cinematographer: John A. Alonzo
Music: Giorgio Moroder
Production House: Universal Pictures
Original network / Official Sites: Universal Pictures
Release Year: 9 December 1983 (USA)
Runtime: 170 min
Genres: Crime, Drama
Language: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Bengali
In 1980, Cuban refugee and ex-convict Tony Montana arrives in Miami, Florida, as part of the Mariel boatlift, where he is sent to a refugee camp with friends Manny Ray, Angel, and Chi Chi. The four are released and given green cards in exchange for murdering a former Cuban general at the request of Miami drug lord Frank Lopez. They become dishwashers at an eatery, but a dissatisfied Tony proclaims that he is meant for bigger things.
Frank’s right-hand man, Omar, sends the four to purchase cocaine from Colombian dealers, but the deal goes bad. Angel is dismembered with a chainsaw, while Manny and Chi Chi rescue Tony and kill the Colombians. Suspecting that Omar set them up, Tony and Manny insist on personally delivering the recovered drugs and money to Frank. During their meeting, Tony is attracted to Frank’s trophy wife, Elvira. Frank hires Tony and Manny. Tony reunites with his mother and younger sister Gina, of whom he is overprotective. Disgusted by his life of crime, his mother throws him out. Manny is attracted to Gina, but Tony tells him to stay away from her.
Frank sends Tony and Omar to Cochabamba, Bolivia to meet with cocaine kingpin Alejandro Sosa. Tony negotiates a deal without Frank’s approval, angering Omar. Sosa claims that Omar is a police informant and that Frank has poor judgement; Tony witnesses a beaten Omar hanged from a helicopter. Tony vouches for Frank’s organization, and Sosa, taking a liking to Tony, agrees to the deal, but not before warning Tony never to betray him.
Back in Miami, Frank is infuriated by Omar’s demise and the unauthorized deal struck by Tony, while Tony starts his own independent cocaine operation. At a nightclub, Bernstein, a crooked cop on Frank’s payroll, attempts to extort money from Tony in return for police protection. In the club, Tony spots Gina fraternizing with a man and beats them both when he sees him grope her. Hitmen then attempt to assassinate Tony as he sits in the club, but he escapes. Tony, certain that Bernstein and the hitmen were sent by Frank, confronts him. At gunpoint, Frank confesses to the attempted hit and begs for his life, but he and Bernstein are killed by Manny and Tony, respectively. Tony marries Elvira and becomes the distributor of Sosa’s product. He builds a multi-million-dollar empire, living in a vast, heavily guarded estate.
By 1983, a sting by federal agents results in Tony being charged with tax evasion, with an inevitable prison sentence. Sosa offers to use his government connections to keep Tony out of prison, but only if Tony assassinates a journalist intending to expose Sosa’s drug operations. During a public dinner, Tony accuses Manny of causing his arrest and Elvira of being an infertile junkie, causing Elvira to leave him.
Tony travels to New York City to carry out the assassination with Sosa’s henchman, Shadow, who plants a radio-controlled bomb under the journalist’s car. However, the journalist is unexpectedly accompanied by his wife and children. This revelation causes Tony to call off the hit, but as Shadow continues, Tony kills him before he can detonate the bomb. Tony returns to Miami, where an enraged Sosa calls Tony to promise retribution after the journalist exposes his drug operations. Tony, at his mother’s behest, tracks down Gina and finds her with Manny; in a fit of rage, Tony shoots Manny dead, after which Gina tearfully tells Tony that they were married the day before. A distraught Tony returns to his estate with Gina, and begins a massive cocaine binge in his office.
While dozens of Sosa’s men begin their infiltration of the estate, Gina accuses Tony of wanting her for himself while shooting at him, but she is slain by one of Sosa’s men, who is in turn killed by Tony. All of Tony’s men are killed. With assassins outside his office, Tony turns a grenade launcher-equipped rifle on them, mowing down many. Tony is repeatedly shot by the remaining attackers, but continues to taunt them until he is fatally shot from behind by The Skull. Tony’s corpse falls into a fountain below, in front of a statue with the inscription “The World is Yours”.