Scarface: Universal/MPTV
Tom Sinclair
May 20, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Why ”Scarface” is one of the top 10 cult movies

We suppose the saga of penniless Cuban refugee-cum-wealthy drug kingpin Tony Montana’s rise and fall has a moral, if you want to look for it. But frankly, it’s a lot more fun to simply enjoy this amazing Al Pacino vehicle for the bloody, politically incorrect, relentlessly macho potboiler that it is. Bodies are chainsawed, lines are snorted, boots are knocked, guns are fired; no wonder it’s the fave flick of 9 out of 10 gangsta rappers.
SIGNATURE LINE ”Shay ‘jello to my wittle vrend!”
REFERENCED BY Rock band Smash Mouth, who called their 1997 album ”Fush Yu Mang” in homage to Montana’s mangled speech patterns.

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