Al Pacino's iconic turn as the Cuban immigrant turned crime lord in Brian De Palma's Scarface has been influential across all realms of pop culture. Since the Scarface's release in 1983, countless gangster film have emulated a Tony Montana mannerism in one way or another; crime writers have found inspiration in the film's narrative arc and themes; rappers from all regions seem to have the movie on constant loop in the studio (but you won't see any classic referential bars on this list, that's its own undertaking), and at least two action movies per year feature a character asking another to say hello to their little friend before they brandish a very large gun.
For a film that received mixed to negative reviews upon its initial release, Scarface has infiltrated pop culture to an astounding level, to the point of cliche. But we're not interested in the weak shit.
Complex has decided to comb through the myriad of allusions in film, TV, video games and more to rank the 25 Best Scarface References In Pop Culture.
Written by Frazier Tharpe (@The_SummerMan)
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