A cautionary tale of ambition, excess, and violence, Brian De Palma’s SCARFACE has become the definitive gangster film. It’s status as a classic is cemented both by it’s longevity and cultural impact. Essential about the rise and fall of a ‘great’ man, SCARFACE is an epic about hubris. The film traces the meager origins of a Cuban refugee, Tony Montana, as he chases the American dream in the great city of opportunity Miami. Tony works his way up in the underworld and establishes an empire to realize the price of power is greater than he imagined.
“SCARFACE is one of those special movies, like THE GODFATHER, that is willing to take a flawed, evil man and allow him to be human.”
-Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
“SCARFACE, Brian De Palma’s update of the 1932 classic directed by Howard Hawks and written by Ben Hecht, is the most stylish and provocative - and maybe the most vicious - serious film about the American underworld since Francis Ford Coppola’s GODFATHER.”
-Vincent Canby, NEW YORK TIMES
With standout performances by Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer, and a screenplay by Oliver Stone, Brian De Palma created an instant classic.
The 35mm Print of SCARFACE is direct from the Universal Pictures vault.
The Revival Premiere is Thursday August 30 at 7PM!
Directed by Brian De Palma. Rated R.
USA, 1983, 35mm Film, 170minutes, Color, English.