Scarface Casino

  |  Buy to Own: 14/08/2006
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Double bill of classic mob films featuring; 'Scarface' (1983) the re-make of the 1932 Howard Hawks classic featuring up-and-coming gangster Tony Montana (Al Pacino) arriving in Miami as a Cuban refugee. Along with his friend Manny (Stephen Bauer), Tony carries out a hit on a politician, earning him the gratitude of drug dealer Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia). Tony rises rapidly in the 'organization', but courts disaster when he becomes involved with Lopez' cocaine-addicted wife, Elvira (Michelle Pfeiffer). In 1995's 'Casino', director Martin Scorsese casts Robert De Niro as Sam 'Ace' Rothstein, the mob's frontman for a billion dollar Las Vegas casino. The story begins in 1973; Ace falls for hooker Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone), while boyhood companion Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) is appointed as his muscle at the club. Over the years jealousies surface and erupt in a series of violent betrayals and, ultimately, the destruction of Rothstein's empire.