Synopsis: Tony Montana manages to leave Cuba during the Mariel exodus of 1980. He finds himself in a Florida refugee camp but his friend Manny has a way out for them: undertake a contract killing and arrangements will be made to get a green card. He's soon working for drug dealer Frank Lopez and shows his mettle when a deal with Colombian drug dealers goes bad. He also brings a new level of violence to Miami. Tony is protective of his younger sister but his mother knows what he does for a living and disowns him. Tony is impatient and wants it all however, including Frank's empire and his mistress Elvira Hancock. Once at the top however, Tony's outrageous actions make him a target and everything comes crumbling down.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Brian De Palma
Production: Universal Films
  Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
170 min

In May 1980, Fidel Castro opened

the harbor at Mariel, Cuba,

with the apparent intention

of letting some of his people

join their relatives

in the United States.

Within seventy-two hours, 3,000

U.S. Boats were headed for Cuba.

It soon became evident that Castro

was forcing the boat owners

to carry back with them

not only their relatives

but the dregs of his jails.

Of the 125,000 refugees

that landed in Florida,

an estimated 25,000

had criminal records.

...they are unwilling to adapt

to the spirit of our revolution.

We don't want them!

We don't need them!


What do you call yourself?

Antonio Montana.

And you, what you call yourself?

Where'd you learn English, Tony?

In school.

And my father,

he was from the United States.

Just like you, you know?

He was a Yankee.

He used to take me a lot

to the movies.

I learned.

I watch the guys

like Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney.

They teach me to talk.

I like those guys.

I always know one day

I'm coming here, United States.

So where's your old man now?

He dead. He die.

Sometime. Somewhere.


She dead, too.

What work you do in Cuba?

You know, things.

I was this, that.

Construction business.

I work a lot with my hands.

I was in the Army.

Any family in the States?

Cousins, brother-in-law?

Nobody. Everybody's dead.

You ever been to jail, Tony?

Me? Jail? No way, no.

Been in a mental hospital?

Yeah. On the boat coming over.

What about homosexuality, Tony?

You like men?

You like to dress up like a woman?

What is wrong with this guy?

He kidding me or what?

Just answer the questions, Tony.

Okay. No.

F*ck, no.

Arrested for vagrancy? Marijuana?

Never, man.




Where'd you get the beauty

scar, tough guy? Eating pussy?

How am I gonna get a scar like that

eating pussy?

This was when I was a kid, you know?

You should see the other kid.

You can't recognize him.

And this?

What? That's nothing.

That's from my sweetheart.

Sweetheart, my ass! We've

been seeing more and more of these.

Some kind of code

these guys used in the can.

Pitchfork means an assassin

or something.

You want to tell us about it...

or you want to take a trip

to the detention centre?

Okay, you got me.

I was in the can one time.

For buying dollars. Big deal.

That's pretty funny, Tony.

That's true.

It was a Canadian tourist.

Did you mug him first?

Get him out of here!

Come on!

So I f*ck up!

Let me talk to this guy. Please!

Let me talk to him a minute.

You a Communist?

How'd you like it?

They tell you always what to do,

what to think, what to feel.

Do you want to be like a sheep?

Like all those other people?

I don't have to listen to this!

You wanna work 8, 10 fucking hours?

You own nothing, you got nothing!

Do you want a chivato

on every corner...

watching everything you do?

Everything you say, man?

You know I eat octopus

three times a day?

I got fucking octopus

coming out of my ears.

I got fucking Russian shoes,

my feet's coming through.

How'd you like that?

You want me to stay there

and do nothing?

I'm no fucking criminal, man.

I'm no puta or thief.

I'm Tony Montana,

a political prisoner from Cuba.

I want my fucking human rights, now!

Like President Jimmy Carter says.


Carter should see this human right.

He's really good.

- What do you say?

- I don't believe any of this shit!

They all sound alike to me.

That Castro is shitting all over us.

Send the bastard to Freedom Town.

Let them see him.

Get him out of here.

Know something?

You can send me anywhere.

Here, there, this, that.

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