Scarface, Brian De Palma’s epic crime thriller from 1983, is full of interesting little nuances, and the range of quotes is just one of the things that helped the movie become a cult favorite, and so do its best quotes.
The notorious Al Capone, who inspired the entire event, is where Scarface got his start.
Like many other characters in the movie, Tony Montana or Antonio Montana sometimes makes questionable decisions, but his comments are frequently wise.
There is a ton of stuff available to choose from when it comes to quotes, but these are some of the greatest. The way Tony Montana lingers in the memory, taking on the characteristics of a genuine, tormented person, is interesting.
The majority of gangster films and thrillers feature interchangeable characters and are more concerned with action than character development, but “Scarface” is one of those few films, like “The Godfather,” that is ready to take an awful, flawed character and let them be human.
Al Pacino, who portrayed Michael Corleone in the film, plays Montana, so it may not be a fluke.
One of Al Pacino’s most well-known roles is Scarface, and the movie includes many famous lines. Five more phrases from the enduring classic Scarface have been added to this site, but there are still many more that fans can discover by re-watching the film.
Now is the chance for people who have never bothered to try it.
20. Sure, Mel. Maybe you can hand yourself one of them first-class tickets to the Resurrection.
Tony had little use for go-betweens and avoided hiding his dislike of the law.
He desired everything, and anyone who stood without his consent wouldn’t last long.
19. Lesson number two: Don’t get high on your supply.
The new Scarface is a small-time Cuban punk, one of approximately 125,000 genuine exiles that the Castro government permitted to travel to Florida in the spring of 1980. There are reportedly hundreds among them.
Although Tony Montana is quick-witted, hollow-eyed, and without any redeeming qualities, his avarice and ambition are so overwhelming that they are heroic in scope, even if not in quality.
Elvira was somewhat of a tragic figure since she desired an excellent life but lacked the judgment to know who she should stick with to have it.
18. You little cockroaches… come on. Wanna you play games?
Several sequences of slaughter are so numerous and graphically violent that the movie narrowly avoided earning an X classification instead of the R it now has before the final gunfight at Tony’s Miami house, which resembles a little bigger Fontainebleau (the chateau, not the hotel).
These scenes feature beheadings, hangings, knifings, and pretty typical shootings with both small and large weaponry.
17. Me, I want what’s coming to me.
Because he was so ambitious, Tony had the entire world in sight before reaching halfway there.
What’s intriguing is how Tony Montana lingers in the memory, taking on the characteristics of a natural, tormented person.
Like “The Godfather,” “Scarface” is a unique film willing to take an evil, imperfect man and allow him to be human. Most thrillers utilize interchangeable characters, and most gangster pictures are more interested in action than individuality.
Al Pacino, who portrayed Michael Corleone in the film, may have intentionally chosen to represent Montana.
16. Are You a communist? Huh? How’d you like it, man? They always tell you what to do, think, and feel. Do you want to be like a sheep? Like all those other people? Bah! Bah!
This is because it portrays its offender so plainly as someone who has a hot commodity to sell and works in a market. In the past, it was alcohol. Then, it was prostitutes and gambling for the Corleone family.
Cocaine is now used. The trader still needs to hear that only fools become dependent on their goods.
The options for Tony Montana initially appear straightforward. He can be diligent and honest while earning a meager salary as a dishwasher.
Or, he might join organized crime, become more violent than his rivals, and attract boot-licking attention from nightclub doorkeepers while driving flashy automobiles and dating attractive women. But unfortunately, he doesn’t do much dishwashing.
15. All I Have In This World Is My Balls And My Word, And I Don’t Break them For No One!
Drug lord Alejandro Sosa interrogates Tony to determine whether he is the genuine deal or just another narc in disguise after revealing Tony’s partner Omar as a police informant and hanging in from a chopper.
This quotation is the first thing Tony says in response before daring Sosa to either cooperate with him or take action against him.
Even though Sosa has less than favorable thoughts for Tony’s boss, it’s enough to persuade him that Tony is a man of his word.
14. Every Dog Has His Day.
To safeguard his empire, Tony’s drug lord employer, Frank, intends to have him eliminated once he grows weary of his newfound freedom and ambition.
Following a botched assassination operation, Tony returns to confront Frank and the corrupt police officer Bernstein who planned the hit. Manny kills Frank after being forced to beg for his life to the point where he is licking Tony’s shoes and after being temporarily granted the illusion of a second chance.
Tony says this quote marks the end of an era after the deed is completed.
13. [Manny] Well, What’s Coming To You, Tony? [Tony] The World, Chico, And Everything In It.
Tony’s ambition and conceit increased as he ventured into a much more challenging environment, leading him to believe he was unstoppable.
This was demonstrated when Tony was driving, and Manny was in the passenger seat. They were talking about their new employer.
Tony expressly states that he wants what is coming to him, which prompts Manny to inquire. Tony is dissatisfied with what he now has.
One of the most well-known quotes from the movie comes next.
12. You Don’t Have The Guts To Be What You Want to Be! You Need People Like Me So You Can Point Your Fuck In’ Fingers And Say, ‘That’s The Bad Guy!
Amid supper, a drunk and angry Tony loses it, causing his wife Elvira to storm out in wrath.
When the commotion has subsided, and the remaining customers are sitting there gaping in shock at what has just happened, Tony turns and quotes them. Tony is reflecting on himself at the time, which he bends to support his criminal actions.
Instead of accepting responsibility for his failure to live out the American dream, he criticizes people who hold him in low regard.
11. Every Day Above Ground Is A Good Day.
Harris Yulin’s Mel Bernstein doesn’t play a significant part in the film, yet it has one of the most intriguing lines.
It can be seen as both upbeat and downbeat at the same time. On the plus side, having such a positive outlook on life and appreciating every day you are alive is wonderful.
On the other hand, prioritizing survival over leading a healthy life might not be the most excellent course of action.
10. Okay, Here’s The Story. I Come From The Gutter. I Know That. I Got No Education, But That’s Okay. I Know The Street, And I’m Making All The Right Connections. With The Right Woman, There’s No Stopping Me. I Could Go Right To The Top.
In addition to being the ideal way for Tony to communicate his tale, this speech also resonates with many spectators.
Understandably, not everyone is born into a decent family or has access to the best opportunities and education. However, you can get far in life if you know your surroundings and the proper people.
Additionally, Tony emphasizes the value of having a partner by your side who gives you affection, attention, and encouragement, making you invincible.
9. Who Put This Thing Together? Me, That’s Who! Who Do I Trust? Me!
You can only trust yourself, which is a sad fact about the world, especially the criminal world.
The society Tony is familiar with is undoubtedly much harsher, but there are also many unreliable people in the natural, off-screen, and non-criminal world.
You are probably the best candidate to do a task if you want it done correctly. After all, only you are aware of what you intend to achieve.
You are the only one you can always totally trust because you are the only one who can arrange things your way.
8. The Only Thing In This World That Gives Orders Is Balls.
It’s interesting how current this quote is in light of all the feminist movements bringing up patriarchy-related issues.
Tony declares that it is apparent that man is in charge of the world. The odd thing is that, even though most films don’t bother to mention it, such a manly film decides to draw attention to this viewpoint.
It’s a fascinating nuance that few people take the time to consider.
7. [Frank Lopez] Lesson Number One: Don’t Underestimate The Other Guy’s Greed! [Elvira Hancock] Lesson Number Two: Don’t Get High On Your Supply.
A brief conversation between two characters, but it is astonishingly valuable.
First, Robert Loggia’s portrayal of Frank Lopez warns against underestimating your opponent’s greed (or capabilities).
The actress Michelle Pfeiffer’s character Elvira Hancock continues by saying that you should also avoid getting wasted on your supplies.
Don’t undervalue yourself or overvalue your opponent, in other words.
6. Do You Know What Capitalism Is? Getting FuckEd!
Following up on the supply and demand discussion, Tony Montana has a nice saying about capitalism.
He is not discovering America here, but his words are also quite direct and to the point. You could claim with a high degree of certainty that not everyone benefits from capitalism.
However, this method still has a lot of positive aspects.
5. I’m Tony Montana! You Fuck With Me, You FuckIn’ With The Best!
This may be less relevant to our reality and more useful for understanding Tony Montana as a person.
Tony brags about his greatness just before he is fatally wounded while still attempting to shoot the wrong men.
It’s unclear whether he is courageous or has nothing to lose. In any event, the phrase is among his most well-known ones; he was upset when he had his friend Angel Fernandez killed.
4. In This Country, You Got to Make Money First. Then When You Get The Money, You Get The Power. Then When You Get The Power, You Get The Women.
The order in which a guy might obtain the best things in life is the first highly intriguing revelation Tony Montana shares about “this country.”
He has to start earning money first. It is crucial for ensuring his family’s future well-being and his survival. He can then use this money to gain power.
And once he gains control, he will be able to attract women and, as a result, have a family if he so chooses.
3. I Always Tell The Truth even When I Lie.
After Elvira leaves, Tony mutters these two sentences in his drunk monologue. People in the café where he sits have just seen him fight Elvira.
He talks about how everyone needs someone like him to point to and declare that he is a terrible man while trying to leave while intoxicated.
He cannot conceal himself or tell lies as the others do. He never lies; he always tells the truth.
2. You want to Fuck With Me? Okay. Do you want a Play Rough? Okay! Say Hello To My Little Friend!
This is, without a doubt, the most well-known and famous line from the entire movie.
Even if you’ve only seen the movie once, you’ll still remember this sequence since it is amazing. Tony decides to take down as many bad guys as he can before they take him because he knows he will not last.
He uses an M16A1 outfitted with a grenade launcher to fire at numerous before being killed himself.
1. In this country, you have to make money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, you get the women.
Tony views people as vicious predators who are fundamentally selfish and greedy. He hates communism for insisting on the contrary and respects America for, in his opinion, creating a whole economy based on his ideals. In the existentialist sense of the term, Tony is a “genuine human being.”
He rejects to wear a mask of “the nice, prosperous citizen,” in contrast to the other wealthy diners at the restaurant (many of whom may have amassed their fortune through shady business dealings).
He is what we see when we look at him. Although he occasionally kills or lies, he is always authentically truthful.
With its connections between lethargy and brutality, grandiosity and low self-esteem, pipe fantasies, and a persistent inability to be happy, “Scarface” comprehends this criminal type.
In the style of the 1932 film, it is also a thrilling crime drama.
Like the “Godfather” films, it also features a gallery of excellent supporting performances from actors like Steven Bauer as a sidekick, Michelle Pfeiffer as a woman whose drug addiction causes her to choose the wrong men, Robert Loggia as a mob boss who isn’t quite vicious enough, and Mary Elizabeth Marcantonio as Pacino’s younger sister, who wants the freedom to self-destruct in the way she sees fit.