Movie Scarface (1983)

20180531:
This movie was expiring 20180601, but I was luck enough to begin the movie just before midnight.

Tony Montana (Al Pacino)

Unlike The Godfather Part II (1974), the plot of Scarface moves fast and is constantly aggressive making it more appealing. As such, even though the movie is also quite long (though short of The Godfather Part II by thirty minutes), I was much more interested. In different words, the movie had more outwardly intense moments, especially with respect to dialogue.

Due to the different tones of the two movies, it's hard for me to compare Al Pacino's performance in the two movies. I suppose Pacino tended to display a calmer anger in The Godfather Part II and a more aggressive, outspoken anger in Scarface; with the opposite anger occurring in less scenes.

Manny Ribera (Steven Bauer)

In the end, if you enjoy more thrilling crime movies like The Departed, and can handle strong language, then I would highly recommend this movie. And if you partially meet those prerequisites, then I would recommend the movie, because there's a good chance you will enjoy it. Note, however, that not everybody enjoys movies that end the way this movie ended.

I vaguely recall that Netflix determined the movie for me as a 90% match. But by the time I went to double-check, the movie had been removed.


Elvira Hancock (Michelle Pfeiffer)

Instant Comments:
how would they know if he's telling the truth
interesting interrogation scene to start off the movie
haha, "I have it close by too."
"Lesson number one: Don't underestimate the other guy's greed!"

Tony, his mother Mama Montana (Miriam Colon), and his sister Gina Montana (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio)

"Lesson Number two: Don't get high on your own supply."
Haha. The tongue. Quite a conversation between friends. Reminds me of some conversations between me and my friends.
"You calling me a liar? That what you calling me?"
She's wearing green again.
What a shitty hit attempt.

Tony starts ranting in a public restaurant.

"I don't want to kill you. Manolo. shoot that piece of shit." (said with an accent: sounds like "Chot dat piss of chit.")
Ha. He got a tiger.
I was wondering why she both sniffs the cocaine and places some in her mouth. [apparently it's to maximize the absorption: through nose and gums which are thin so it'll go to the blood]
Caught for laundering money
"Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie."

Frank Lopez (front, Robert Loggia) and Ernie (back, Arnaldo Santana)


Watched 20180531 (Netflix, Instant) (Streaming until 20180601)
Scarface (1983) Brian De Palma. 170 min [remake otfotsn (1932)]

Relevant Links:
Scarface (IMDb.com)
Scarface (RottenTomatoes.com)
Scarface (1983 film) (Wikipedia.org)

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