Tough Guy Cinema

Summer of ‘83: SCARFACE

Director Brian De Palma
Year 1983
Starring Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer
Rating R
Run Time 170min
Age Policy

17 and up; Children 5 and up will be allowed only with a parent or guardian. No children under the age of 5 will be allowed.

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He loved the American Dream. With a Vengeance.

Brian De Palma, Oliver Stone...Al Pacino: it doesn’t get much tougher than that. When it came to celebrating the year 1983 and singling out just ONE tough guy, how could it not be cocaine- snorting, grenade-launching, assault rifle-shooting Tony Montana?

The tale of a determined Cuban immigrant taking over a drug cartel in 1980s Miami while succumbing to greed was originally given an X rating three times over when first submitted to the ratings board. It wasn’t until Brian De Palma got professional narcotics officers involved to claim this film was a realistic depiction of the drug underworld and should be widely seen that the ratings board lamented and gave the film an R. De Palma then distributed his preferred director’s cut with an unapproved R rating.

So, this month, Tough Guy Cinema is asking you to party like it’s 1983 as we walk the thin white line between moral drama and celebratory excess with SCARFACE.

“You wanna fuck with me? Okay. You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend!” (Greg MacLennan)

Look for more Summer of '83 titles all through June!

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