Scarface

Question: Was the double cross with the chainsaw scene a set up by F.Murray Abraham? Or was it a genuine deal and did he just suspect it may be dangerous, and sent Tony because he annoyed him?

The_Iceman

Chosen answer: While it is never really mentioned I think it is a safe bet that it was a double cross. F. Murray Abraham was seen later in the film to be an informant and killed because of it.

oddy knocky

Question: Can anyone please tell me what Tony says to Rebenga as he is stabbing him in the prison camp? It sort of sounds like, "I'm gonna pay you f***." But that doesn't make sense.

Chosen answer: He said, "From a friend you fu**ed."

T Poston

Question: In the scene where Scarface shoots Frank and then Mel, right before he shoots Mel, The dialog goes as follows: Mel- you can't shoot a cop. Tony- Who said you were a cop? Mel- Wait a minute, I can fix this.This is said as though Tony wasn't supposed to know Mel was a cop, but did anyway. Even though Tony already knew this as evidenced by the fact that Tony said to Mel earlier, "How do I know you're the last pig I'm going to have to grease?" Why would this dialog take place if Scarface already knew?

Chosen answer: Montana replies "who said you were a cop" as sarcasm. Tony knows Mel is a police officer but insinuates that because he is shady and corrupt, Mel doesn't deserve the title. Tony sees Mel as another criminal, not as a police officer.

Question: When being questioned by police at the beginning, Tony says he did time for 'buying dollars'. Does this mean he traded for US dollars, and if he did, what did he hand over in exchange?

Chosen answer: It meant that he was buying US dollars from tourists or businesspeople and selling them to refugees who are willing to pay far above the normal exchange rate to have American money for when they attempt to flee Cuba to America. It's a "safe crime" to tell them he was in prison for, rather than being a killer.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: I've had arguments with one of my friends about this line in the film when Scarface says "the only thing in this world that gives orders is balls", my friend thinks he says "the only thing in this world that gives orders is BOSS" (which wouldn't make much sense). What does he say, balls or boss?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: You are correct. It's balls. You can find it in the script.

MasterOfAll

Answer: The official script says "Boss". It's a reference to Frank Lopez not being Tony's boss anymore. "Balls" is completely incorrect and out of context.

Question: Does anyone know the approximate timeline of the movie? I noticed shortly after Tony kills Frank (I think it was the scene when he meets with his lawyer), he and Manny walk near a billboard advertising the "all-new 1984 Corvette". The '84 Corvette went into production in March 1983, so I don't want to call it a mistake in case it is factually correct.

Chosen answer: Early 80's is about right. That billboard wouldn't constitute a mistake either way. That same billboard could still be visible years after the car was released.

Phixius

Question: Do we ever find out how, when or why Tony got his scar? Or is it of no significance?

Chosen answer: No, he never reveals how he got the scar. However he stated to the police chief upon arrival in the United States how he may have got it. Not sure whether it was said as an intimidation statement or whether it is true. The police chief asks Tony, "Where'd you get the beauty scar tough guy, eating pussy?" Tony replies "how am I gonna get a scar like that eating pussy?" He states right after that comment, "This was when I was a kid ya know? You should see the other kid... You can't recognize him."

T Poston

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Tony Montana: In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.

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When the first deal goes wrong and the man with the chainsaw jumps out the window you can clearly see him land on a grey crash mat because it lifts up at the corners.

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The Playstation 2/PC game "Grand Theft Auto - Vice City" by Rockstar Games, is modeled exactly after the movie Scarface; the mansion, the cars, the environment, buildings, the Babylon Club (in the game it's called the Malibu Club), even some of the game scenarios are similar (for instance, the take over the mansion and the chainsaw scene).

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