Scarface (1983) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Scarface

Brian De Palma, 1983

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Scarface
Armitage Trail, 1929

Scarface is a movie directed by Brian De Palma in 1983 and based on the book of the same name by Armitage Trail, first published in 1929. The movie features Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, Miriam Colon, and others.

What users say

“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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Book cover
Scarface (1983)
Book by Paul Monette

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RATING

8.3

/ 10

Movie Poster: Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983)

7.4

/ 10

Book Cover: Scarface (Armitage Trail, 1929)

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Storyline

In 1980, Cuban refugee and ex-convict Tony Montana arrives in Miami, Florida, as part of the Mariel boatlift, where he is sent to a refugee camp with friends Manny Ray, Angel, and Chi Chi. Angel is dismembered with a chainsaw, while Manny and Chi Chi rescue Tony and kill the Colombians.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Scarface, the 1983 movie by Brian De Palma

Year

1983

Minutes

170

Movie Rate

8.30

Source: IMDb

Cover of Scarface, the 1929 book by Armitage Trail

Year

1929

Pages

186

Book Rate

7.46

S: Goodreads

Book

Scarface

Country: USA

First published in: 1929

Length: 186 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
Scarface (1932)
Movie by Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson

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Poster of Scarface, the 1983 movie by Brian De Palma

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Cover of Scarface, the 1929 book by Armitage Trail

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