'Scarface Nation' details film's effe...

'Scarface Nation' details film's effect on hip-hop

There are 19 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 2, 2008, titled 'Scarface Nation' details film's effect on hip-hop. In it, Newsday reports that:

Nearly 25 years after its release on Dec. 9, 1983, the movie "Scarface" has become a pop-culture phenomenon, profoundly influencing hip-hop style and attitude.

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Tony

New York, NY

#1 Dec 2, 2008
Al Pacino to Michelle Pfeiffer: "You now wa' you problem is? You goh nuthin' ta do. Why don' you get a job...Why don' you be a nurse or somethin'..."

LMFAO!

Freaking classic.

Since: Nov 07

Port Jefferson Station, NY

#2 Dec 2, 2008
One of the best movies of all time!!
patriot

Rockville Centre, NY

#3 Dec 2, 2008
that movie ruined the lives of millions of teens who thought being a drug dealer was the ultimate,it would be interesting to look at the stats for drug dealing arrests for the period before and after the movie
Truth Teller

Roslyn, NY

#4 Dec 2, 2008
Yep, that's what Hip Hop and rap is all about these days...Boxer shorts and pillows.

Since: Nov 08

Port Washington, NY

#5 Dec 2, 2008
"Make way for the bad guy!"

Great movie. Cheesefest all the way, but that's why we love it...
Dan

United States

#6 Dec 3, 2008
"So say hello to the bad guy"?

correct me if im wrong but im about 99.9% positive that it was "so say goodnight to the bad guy"

if people are going to vote on their favorite lines in this article at least give them the right ones to vote for
tony montana

United States

#7 Dec 3, 2008
patriot wrote:
that movie ruined the lives of millions of teens who thought being a drug dealer was the ultimate,it would be interesting to look at the stats for drug dealing arrests for the period before and after the movie
cry me a river people dealt coke before scarface and would have continued to do so after
USArmyInfantryAf ghanistan

Columbus, OH

#8 Dec 3, 2008
Easily one of the most overrated films of all time. Right up there with Pulp Fiction. Anyone who idolizes Tony Montana portrayed by Al Pacino and his TERRIBLE latin performance, should be evaluated by a psychiatrist. However, the fact that this film has "inspired" so many people, famous as well as Joe Schmoe, to the point of ridiculous merchandizing not unlike what your children might have of their cartoon heroes, is a frightening testiment to the mental health of society. Has anyone ever seen Idiocracy? Absurd movie, but I'm afraid it's dead on.

Since: Nov 08

Port Washington, NY

#9 Dec 3, 2008
Dan wrote:
"So say hello to the bad guy"?
correct me if im wrong but im about 99.9% positive that it was "so say goodnight to the bad guy"
if people are going to vote on their favorite lines in this article at least give them the right ones to vote for
We were both correct. Here's the scene in its entirety:

"Tony Montana What you lookin' at You all a bunch of f***ing assholes. You know why You don't have the guts to be what you wanna be You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your f***ing fingers and say, That's the bad guy. So... what that make you Good You're not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. So say good night to the bad guy Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There's a bad guy comin' through Better get outta his way" -- Scarface
GMAB

Chesterfield, MO

#10 Dec 3, 2008
I guess most of the gansta crowd who used this as a textbook for their life style did not pay enough attention to what happened to Tony at the end. Truly pathetic movie.
ummmm

Kings Park, NY

#11 Dec 3, 2008
GMAB wrote:
I guess most of the gansta crowd who used this as a textbook for their life style did not pay enough attention to what happened to Tony at the end. Truly pathetic movie.
my thoughts exactly. But all everybody remembers is Tony living it up in the hot tub with booze. New Jack City is pretty much the same film except in Harlem with the same stupid idea of drug dealer "blowing" up. How can it be a movie of message when for 1.30 minutes of the film is about the glorification lifestyle of illegal monetary gains and the flauting of it and the last 5 minutes of the movie the "hero" dies? One would walk out of the theater and think, hey I would do the same thing EXCEPT I do it a little different...this way I won't get caught.
2Str8ChipsforDaJ ints

Hicksville, NY

#12 Dec 3, 2008
What a pointless article!!
What A Country

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Dec 3, 2008
Scarface is arguably the worst movie Pacino ever made. It is little wonder that the savages are so fond of it. As I recall it was three hours of profanity, violence and all the reason this country ever needed to close the southern border forever.

Since: Nov 08

Port Washington, NY

#14 Dec 3, 2008
I think everyone is unnecessarily vilifying 'Scarface' and its influence on drug culture or what we term modern-day ‘gangstas’.

I seriously doubt it can be proven that hordes of kids, either back in ’83 or now, used this movie as a lifestyle model.‘Scarface’ and its snap-shot of drug cartels and culture for that time period, wasn’t the beginning of anything; it merely mirrored a cross-section of the drug lifestyle that had been going on since forever. The rest of the movie was a grand soap opera and a fun ride.

As far as Pacino and his acting—yes, he is unintentionally funny as hell and because of this, it is worth watching. Let’s face it, arguably even bad Pacino is good Pacino, lol, and I think fans of this film are fans of the actor by default. It is hard to imagine anyone else in this role.

It is campy, it is cheesy, it is hilariously violent, it is over-the-top and much too much of everything. It was directed by Brian De Palma and we would have expected nothing less. The scene where Tony is sitting at his desk trying to snort the mountain of coke is pee-your-pants funny because…Well, it is.

The one-liners, the bad disco music, the outfits, Mary E. Mastrantonio’s friggin’ hair! and the use of the term ‘mang’—All classically funny. It is for this reason that ‘Scarface’ has stood the test of time. The marketing of T’s and pillows speak to the love of the MOVIE, not the lifestyle. I really don’t it’s anyone’s fantasy to die in a haze of bullets ala Tony.

So, pour the wine, pass the munchies and enjoy the movie.
;-)
BILL

United States

#15 Dec 3, 2008
This is unlike brother Snoop Dogg to say someething so stupid as to the movie giving all sorts of ideas as to being a gangster,Snoop don't give credit to this Bull S h i t. It's a movie if you think that these fools out here won't kill the man and his family you need a refresher course. look at the fool that stabbed a bus operator for a transfer that he got ffrom the driver after sneaking in the back door of the bus, Is this the code you speak of. Because if it is then i have a bunch of rounds i'd like to get rid of all into these fools. By the way where are Sharpton, and M. Baisden
Silas Barnaby

Bronx, NY

#16 Dec 3, 2008
Another Pulitzer Prize winning story from Newsday. I'm glad I don't pay to have this drek delivered to my home anymore.

“Rockin' in the Free World”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#17 Dec 3, 2008
FRANK: No Tony don't kill me.....I beg of you....

TONY: I'm not going to kill you FRank...

TONY: Hey Manny....shoot that pig

Since: Nov 08

Port Washington, NY

#18 Dec 3, 2008
Tired of the nonsense wrote:
FRANK: No Tony don't kill me.....I beg of you....
TONY: I'm not going to kill you FRank...
TONY: Hey Manny....shoot that pig
Lol! Ya gotta love Tony.
fran

Warrenton, VA

#19 Dec 9, 2008
where can i get michelle pfeiffer's outfit from tub scene etc?

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