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A determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed in this adaptation of "Scarface" (1932).
After years of diplomatic silence between the United States and Cuba, Castro opens the port of Mariel Harbor, Cuba, to thousands emmigrating to the United States in search of the American dream. Shrewdly, Castro also unlocks the overpacked prisons, allowing hordes of criminals to join the refugees. Tony Montana, a small time hood, is one of them. In Florida, Montana connects with gangster Frank Lopez, and guns his way through the sun washed streets of Miami where he finds power, wealth and passion. He kills Lopez and marries his mistress, Elvira. Montana, better known as "Scarface," soon becomes the leader of a bloody cocaine-smuggling empire but at a terrible cost to his sister, Gina and his loyal friend, Manny. However, like that of others before him, Montana's reign is brief and a violent end is guaranteed as rival gangster compete to become the next drug lord.
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|MPAA Ratings:||R||Premiere Info:|
|Release Date:||1983||Production Date:|
|Color/B&W:||Distributions Co:||Universal Pictures, Universal Pictures|
|Sound:||Production Co:||.....Production Company, Universal Pictures .....Studio, United International Pictures .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Universal Pictures .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Mca Home Video .....Domestic Video Distributor|
|Duration(mins):||Country:||United States (USA)|
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