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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Al Pacino
Steven Bauer
Michelle Pfeiffer
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Directors
Brian De Palma
Screenwriters
Oliver Stone
Running Time
162 minutes

Scarface
Tony Montana arrives in America and develops a slight drug problem


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Plot
Tony Montana (Pacino), a Marielito freed from Castro's jails and sent to Florida along with the political prisoners taken in by the Carter administration. After a harrowing introduction to the US coke business he makes his way swiftly up the crime ladder, ruthlessly squashing anyone who dares to stand in his way, even bent cops.


Verdict
Perfomances are excellent, and despite its moralistic conclusion, the film has since become de rigueur viewing for crack barons, who know a good shoot-em-up when they see one.


Reviewed by Andy Gill

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