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Scarface

He loved the American Dream. With a Vengeance. 

Year: 1983 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: Unknown 
Certificate: BBFC 18 Cert – Not suitable for under 18s 
Subtitles: The level of subtitling in this film is unknown to WSC 
Directed by Brian De Palma 
Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Loggia  
An image from Scarface

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19:30 Thursday 20th October 2022

Review:

Scarface is no film for the faint hearted but for any fan of gangster films it is an absolute must-see. Al Pacino stars in one of his most famous roles as the eponymous hero, a Cuban refugee who arrives in Miami to be picked up by drug lord Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia). Lopez offers Tony (Pacino) and his friends a green card in exchange for an assassination. However, the deal falls through at the last minute leading to one of the deaths of Tony’s friends. Tony and his best friend Manny take matters into their own hands and deliver the drugs and money back to Lopez who then decides to hire them as part of his gang. However, tensions continue to run high as Tony opens pursues Lopez’s wife (played by Michelle Pfeiffer) whilst his best friend Manny pursues Tony’s younger sister Gina. Drug infused violence soon ensues as Lopez betrays Tony and his friends; a betrayal which costs him his life. Tony takes over the drug business, sinking heavily into the world of drugs, women and violence and becoming increasingly paranoid and aggressive. Yet more conflict arises between Tony and the people around him causing more blood to be spilt, bullets to be fired and lives to be lost. So get ready to hear those famous words “say hello to my little friend” and watch the brilliance of the movie legend that is Scarface.

Lauren Howard

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Screenings of this film:

2014/2015 Spring Term (digital)
2022/2023 Autumn Term (digital)