The term "Scarface" at first showed up as a nick name for Al Capone, infamous prohibition gangster. It was used originally as a movie title in 1932 which was loosely based on Al Capone's character. The movie was considered an instant hit back in 1932. In 1983 there was another "Scarface" movie made which was a remake of the 1932 original except in the 1983 version depicts a Cuban Refugee from the Mariel boat lift. This version was critically panned but nevertheless spectacular. As the years passed by, the 1983 version of the movie Scarface found a cult following. It is now considered a successful movie and usually compared to The Godfather movies, which both feature Al Pacino.
Today the name is used by rapper Brad Jordan, member of the Geto Boys. Subsequently the 1983 movie has also inspired many rappers, rap songs, TV shows, and a Playstation game. Many quotes are also used in mass media today, notably the ending and the dinner scene.
1. Al "Scarface" Capone went to jail for tax evasion, leading to his fall. He died later due to a stroke.
2. "Scarface" was a movie that came out in 1932 which was loosely made around Al Capone's persona.
3. "Scarface" was a remake of the 1932 movie which was made in 1983. By the critics, it was a flop originally, but financially did very well. It now enjoys critical acclaim by today's critics and inspires many other entertainment venues.
4. Scarface is a Houston area rapper, member of the Geto Boys. He is known as "Your rapper's favorite rapper." He has many albums out but isn't widely known due to low radio and TV play. He is nevertheless a very influential rapper.
5. South Park's "Medicinal Fried Chicken" and The Boondock's "The Fund Raiser" both have elements of Scarface (1983) in their plot. South Park's Cartman has a subplot in the "Medicinal Fried Chicken" episode where he relives the Scarface movie based on trafficking KFC. Likewise Boondock's Riley sells candy bars and goes from rags to riches in the same manner as Tony from Scarface. This episode went as far as having a desk with nothing but candy bars in one of his rooms.
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