Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma, written by Oliver Stone, produced by Martin Bregman and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is a remake of the 1932 film and tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony Montana (Al Pacino) who arrives in 1980s Miami with nothing and rises to become a powerful drug lord. The cast also features Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Robert Loggia.
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.
|author||Ben Hecht Howard Hawks Oliver Stone|
|contentLocation||Bolivia Florida Mariel Miami metropolitan area New York City|
|director||Brian De Palma|
|editor||David Ray Jerry Greenberg|
|events||cocaine drug lord grandiose delusions illegal drug trade Mariel boatlift organized crime Rags to riches|
|keywords||alejandro sosa cochabamba cochabamba bolivia colombia crooked cop cuba elvira elvira hancock federal agent green card green cards grenade launcher kill life of crime married meet police informant police protection prison sentence refugee camp shoot tax evasion tony montana trophy wife united states permanent resident card warn wife and child|
|nomination||Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director|
|recordedAt||Florida Los Angeles Miami New York City Santa Barbara|