Scarface Scarface

  |  Buy to Own: 09/10/2006
  |  212 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Both versions of the classic gangster film 'Scarface': the 1932 original and the 1983 Brian de Palma re-make. In 'Scarface' (1932), Tony Carmonte (Paul Muni) is a ruthless mobster intent on building his empire in prohibition-era Chicago. Fighting off all opposition, he manages to climb to the top of the heap, but thanks to an obsession with his own kid sister, his success will prove shortlived. Produced by the legendary recluse Howard Hughes and directed by Hollywood great Howard Hawks, this is often regarded to be the best of the classic gangster films, setting the standard for all subsequent efforts. 'Scarface' (1983) is the re-make of the 1932 classic. Up-and-coming gangster Tony Montana (Al Pacino) arrives in Miami as a Cuban refugee. 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 'organisation', but courts disaster when he becomes involved with Lopez' cocaine-addicted wife, Elvira (Michelle Pfeiffer).