80+ Most Memorable Scarface Quotes

Scarface Quotes

Scarface is a 1983 American crime movie that was written by Oliver Stone and directed by Brian De Palma. The film stars Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Robert Loggia, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and others. In this article, we are sharing with you some of the best and most memorable Scarface quotes.

The movie tells the story of Tony Montana (played by Al Pacino), a Cuban refugee who during the 1980s arrives to Miami, Florida without a dime on him and his way to becoming an extremely powerful drug lord.

Production of Scarface costed $24-$37 million, with the movie earning $45 million in US movie theaters and $66 million worldwide. At first, critics gave negative reviews for the film due to its excessive violence, graphic use of drugs, and profanity. However, over the years critics changed their minds and began praising the movie. Today it is considered as one of the best movies ever made.

Here is a sneak peek at the quotes in this article:

Scarface Tony Montana Quotes (Al Pacino)

Tony Montana: I’m Tony Montana! You fuck with me, you fuckin’ with the best!


Tony Montana: What you lookin’ at? You all a bunch of fuckin’ 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 fuckin’ 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!


Tony Montana: You wanna fuck with me? Okay. You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend!


Tony Montana: I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.


Tony Montana: That’s history. I’m here, he’s not. Do you wanna go on with me? You say it. You don’t, then you make a move.


Frank Lopez: Tony, don’t kill me, please!

Tony Montana: I ain’t gonna kill you.

Frank Lopez: Oh Christ, thank you! Thank you!

Tony Montana: Manolo, shoot that piece of shit!


Tony Montana: The only thing in this world that gives orders…is balls.


Tony Montana: You know what capitalism is? Getting fucked!


Tony Montana: Go ahead! I take your fucking bullets! You think you kill me with bullets? I take your fucking bullets! Go ahead!


Tony Montana: Me, I want what’s coming to me.

Manny Ribera: Oh, well what’s coming to you?

Tony Montana: The world, Chico, and everything in it.


Tony Montana: This is paradise, I’m tellin’ ya. This town like a great big pussy just waiting to get fucked.


Tony Montana: You know what? Fuck you! How about that?


Tony Montana: In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.


Tony Montana: Every dog has his day.


Tony Montana: Who put this thing together? Me, that’s who! Who do I trust? Me!


Hector the Toad: You want to give me the cash, or do I kill your brother first…before I kill you?

Tony Montana: Why don’t you try sticking your head up your ass? See if it fits.


Tony Montana: Is this it? That’s what it’s all about, Manny? Eating, drinking, fucking, sucking? Snorting? Then what? You’re 50. You got a bag for a belly. You got tits, you need a bra. They got hair on them. You got a liver, they got spots on it, and you’re eating this fuckin’ shit, looking like these rich fucking mummies in here… Look at that. A junkie. I got a fuckin’ junkie for a wife. She don’t eat nothing. Sleeps all day with them black shades on. Wakes up with a Quaalude, and who won’t fuck me ’cause she’s in a coma. I can’t even have a kid with her, Manny. Her womb is so polluted, I can’t even have a fuckin’ little baby with her!


Tony Montana: All I have in this world is my balls and my word and I don’t break them for no one.


Tony Montana: Chi Chi, get the yeyo.


Tony Montana: Hey, baby, what is your problem? Huh, you got a problem? You’re good looking, you got a beautiful body, beautiful legs, beautiful face, all these guys in love with you. Only you got a look in your eye like you haven’t been fucked in a year!


Tony Montana: Okay Sosa; You wanna fuck with me? You fucking with the best! You wanna fuck with me? Okay. You little cockroaches…come on. You wanna play games? Okay, I play with you; come on. Okay. You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend!


Immigration Officer #1: Have you ever been to jail in Cuba, Tony?

Tony Montana: Me? Jail? No way. No.

Immigration Officer #1: Been in a mental hospital?

Tony Montana: Oh, yeah. On the boat coming over.


Tony Montana: You wanna waste my time? Okay. I call my lawyer. He’s the best lawyer in Miami. He’s such a good lawyer, that by tomorrow morning, you gonna be working in Alaska. So dress warm.


Tony Montana: You wanna work eight, ten fucking hours? You own nothing, you got nothing! Do you want a chivato on every corner looking after you? Watching everything you do? Everything you say, man? Do you know I eat octopus three times a day? I got fucking octopus coming out of my fucking ears. I got the fuckin’ Russian shoes my feet’s comin’ through. How you like that? What, you want me to stay there and do nothing? Hey, I’m no fuckin’ criminal, man. I’m no puta or thief. I’m Tony Montana, a political prisoner from Cuba. And I want my fuckin’ human rights, now!


Tony Montana: 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.


Tony Montana: You know what your problem is, pussycat?

Elvira Hancock: What is my problem, Tony?

Tony Montana: You got nothing to do with your life, man. Why don’t you get a job? Do something, be a nurse. Work with blind kids, lepers, that kind of thing. Anything beats you waiting around all day, waiting for me to fuck you, I’ll tell you that.


Omar Suarez: Watch my back.

Tony Montana: Better than your front, let me tell you. That’s easier to watch.


Tony Montana: You think you can take me? You need a fucking army if you gonna take me!


Hector the Toad: Where are you from, Tony?

Tony Montana: What the fuck difference does that make on where I’m from?

Hector the Toad: Coño, Tony! I’m just asking just so I know who I’m doing business with.

Tony Montana: Well, you can know about me when you stop fucking around and start doing business with me, Hector!


Tony Montana: What you tell ’em?

Manny Ribera: I told ’em what you told me to tell ’em, I told ’em I was in sanitation. They didn’t go for it.

Tony Montana: Sanitation? I told you to tell ’em that you was in a sanatorium. Not sanitation, sanatorium.


Tony Montana: Look at this. Fuckin’ onions. They oughta be pickin’ gold from the street. Ay, cabrón.


Tony Montana: Look at that…that cable truck there. Since when does it take three days to hook up cable?

Manny: What, you’ve been watching it for three days?

Tony Montana: The fuckin’ thing has been there for three days! What am I gonna do? Not look at it?


Tony Montana: That prick. Fucking WASP whore. Thinking I’m some marìcon coming off a banana boat.


Tony Montana: I’d kill a communist for fun, but for a green card…I’m gonna carve him up real nice.


Tony Montana: Maybe you can hand yourself one of them first-class tickets to the Resurrection.


Manny Ribera: Don’t fucking go crazy on me, okay? Just remember, this time last year we were in a fucking cage.

Tony Montana: You remember. I like to forget that.


Elvira Hancock: In that thing? You must be kidding.

Tony Montana: What you talking about? That’s a Cadillac.

Elvira Hancock: I wouldn’t be caught dead in that thing.

Tony Montana: Oh, come on. I mean, it’s got a few years. But it’s a cream puff.

Elvira Hancock: It looks like somebody’s nightmare.


Tony Montana: You should have kept your mouth shut, they’d have thought you was a horse and let you out.


Tony Montana: Thirteen-five a key? What are you? Nuts? We’ve still got to take that shit to Florida. Do you know what that’s like these days? We’ve got the fucking U.S. Navy all over the place. You got frogmen. You got EC-2 aircraft with satellite tracking shit. You got fucking Bell 2-09 assault choppers up our asses, man. We are losing one out of every nine loads. That’s no duck walk anymore, let me tell you. Forget about thirteen-five a key.


Tony Montana: I work hard for this. I want you to know that.


Tony Montana: Fuck Gaspar Gomez and fuck the fucking Diaz brothers! Fuck ’em all! I’ll bury those cockroaches!


Scarface Elvira Quotes (Michelle Pfeiffer)

Frank Lopez: Lesson number one: Don’t underestimate the other guy’s greed!

Elvira: Lesson number two: Don’t get high on your own supply.


Elvira: Hey, Jose. Who, why, when, and how I fuck is none of your business, okay?


Elvira: Can’t you stop saying fuck all the time?


Elvira: Don’t call me “baby”. I’m not your “baby”.


Elvira: You know what you’re becoming, Tony? You’re an immigrant spick millionaire, who can’t stop talking about money…

Tony Montana: Who the fuck you calling a spick, man? You white piece of bread. Get outta the way of the television.


Frank Lopez: Elvira! Baby! Where’ve you been? It’s 10:00, honey, I’m starving!

Elvira: You’re always hungry. You should try starving.


Tony Montana: I work hard for this. I want you to know that.

Elvira: It’s too bad. Somebody should have given it to you. You would have been a nicer person.


Elvira: Nothing exceeds like excess. You should know that, Tony.


Elvira: You deal drugs and you kill people. Oh, that’s wonderful, Tony. Real contribution to human history.


Elvira: Don’t toot your horn, honey. You’re not that good.


Elvira: So do you want to dance, Frank, or do you want to sit there and have a heart attack?

Frank Lopez: Me, dance? Hey, I think I wanna have a heart attack.


Tony Montana: I’m just trying to be friendly, girl.

Elvira: God, I’ve got enough friends. I don’t need another. Especially one who just got off a banana boat.


Elvira: Don’t get it confused, Tony. I don’t fuck around with the help.


Tony Montana: What you talking about? That’s a Cadillac.

Elvira: I wouldn’t be caught dead in that thing.

Tony Montana: Oh, come on. I mean, it’s got a few years. But it’s a cream puff.

Elvira: It looks like somebody’s nightmare.


Scarface Manny Ribera Quotes (Steven Bauer)

Gina Montana: I like Fernando. He’s a fun guy and he’s nice…and he knows how to treat a woman.

Manny Ribera: Knows how to treat a woman? By taking you to the toilet to make out?


Manny Ribera: I told ’em what you told me to tell ’em, I told ’em I was in sanitation. They didn’t go for it.


Manny Ribera: Ay, Dios mío! Mira eso! Look at that one. That one right there in the pink. She’s beautiful, man. Look at those titties.

Tony Montana: Look at that punk with her. What’s he got that I don’t have?

Manny Ribera: Well, he’s very handsome for one thing, you know? I mean, look at the way he dresses, man. Come on. That’s style. Flash, pizzazz. And a little coke money doesn’t hurt nobody.


Manny Ribera: I ran out of bullets, like an asshole. And while I’m standing there changing the clip, the little mother fucker, who I had killed already but was not dead, shot me!


Manny Ribera: Hey, come on, man, it ain’t that bad.

Tony Montana: Hey, what the fuck you talkin’, man?

Manny Ribera: The jails in this country are like hotels, man.

Tony Montana: You fuckin’ kiddin’ me, man? Are you fuckin’ high, man?


Manny Ribera: We can be outta this place in 30 days. Not only that, but we got a green card and a job in Miami. Now are we made or are we made, man?


Manny Ribera: Yeah. Well, he’s coming in here today, man. Castro just sprung him. This guy, man, was one of the top dogs for Fidel in the early days. But Castro felt like he couldn’t trust him anymore and threw him in jail. But while he was on top, he tortured a few guys to death. And one of the guy’s brother is a rich guy in Miami now, and he wants the favor repaid. That’s where we come in.


Scarface Alejandro Sosa Quotes (Paul Shenar)

Alejandro Sosa: I only tell you once. Don’t fuck me, Tony. Don’t you ever try to fuck me.


Alejandro Sosa: My partners and I are pissed off Tony.

Tony Montana: That’s okay, no big deal. There’s other Albertos, you know. We do it next month.

Alejandro Sosa: No, Tony. You can’t do that. They found what was under the car, Tony! Now, our friend has got security up the ass! And the heat is gonna come down hard on my partners and me…There’s not gonna be a next time, you fucking dumb cocksucker! You blew it!


Alejandro Sosa: I told you a long time ago, you fucking little monkey, not to fuck me!


Alejandro Sosa: Alberto is an expert in the disposal business.


Alejandro Sosa: I think you speak from the heart, Montana. So I say to myself, this Lopez, your boss, he had chivatos like that working for him, his judgment stinks.


Alejandro Sosa: So, this Frank Lopez guarantees to buy 150 kilos of cocaine every month of the year. I manufacture it. He sends you to pick it up down here. I can sell it to him for a little as $7,000 a kilo. You cannot do better than that.


Scarface Gina Montana Quotes (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio)

Gina Montana: I like Fernando. He’s a fun guy and he’s nice…and he knows how to treat a woman.


Gina Montana: You can’t tell me what to do, Tony. No more. I am not a baby anymore. I’ll do what I wanna do. I’ll see whoever I wanna see. And if I wanna fuck ’em, Tony, then I’ll fuck ’em!


Gina Montana: What are you saying? This is your son!

Mama Montana: Son? I have no son. I wish I had one.


Scarface Frank Lopez Quotes (Robert Loggia)

Frank Lopez: Lesson number one: Don’t underestimate the other guy’s greed!


Frank Lopez: Hey, Tony. Remember when I told you when you first started working for me, the guys that last in this business, are the guys who fly straight. Low-key, quiet. But the guys who want it all, chicas, champagne, flash…they don’t last.


Tony Montana: I got ears, ya know. I hear things.

Frank Lopez : Yeah? What do you hear about Echevierra and the Diaz brothers? What about them? What about Gaspar Gomez? What is he gonna do when you start moving 2000 kilos?


Frank Lopez: Me, dance? Hey, I think I wanna have a heart attack instead.


Frank Lopez: You know what a chazzer is?

Tony Montana: No, Frank, you tell me. What is a chazzer?

Frank Lopez: It’s a Yiddish word for “pig.” See, the guy, he wants more than what he needs. He don’t fly straight no more.


Frank Lopez: Please, give me a second chance, huh Tony? Will you do that, please? I – you gi – you give me a second chance, I’ll give you $10 million Tony. Ok? $10 million. I got it in a vault over there in Spain, Tony. We go – we go over there, we get on a plane, and it’s yours. Ok? All of it. $10 million. Ok, Tony? Huh? Please, Tony? Elvira? Elvira! You want Elvira? You can have her. I go away. I’m gonna disappear, Tony. You’ll never see me again, Tony. Please, Tony, I don’t want to die. I never did nothing to nobody.


Frank Lopez: Who would want to kill me?

Elvira Hancock: The catcher on your little league team.

Frank Lopez: That son of a bitch, he didn’t get a base hit all season! I ought to kill him!


Frank Lopez: You want me to believe Omar was a stoolie because Sosa said so? You bought that line?


Frank Lopez: I’m sorry about your friend, Tony. If people would do business the right way, they’d be no fuck-ups like this. Don’t think I don’t appreciate the gesture. You’re gonna find if you stay loyal in this business, you’re gonna move up. You’re gonna move up fast!


Frank Lopez: Where the hell’s Elvira? It’s late. Go find her, will you? Jesus! Fucking broad. She spends half her life dressing, the other half undressing.


Scarface Omar Suarez Quotes (F. Murray Abraham)

Omar Suarez: What’s with this dishwasher, Chico? Don’t he think we could’ve got some other space cadet to hit Rebenga cheaper, too? Fifty bucks.


Omar Suarez: All right! All right, big man? You wanna make some big bucks? Let’s see how tough you are. Do you know something ’bout cocaine?


Omar Suarez: There’s a bunch of Colombians coming in Friday. New guys. They say they have two kilos for us, for openers. Pure coke. Hotel in Miami Beach. I want you go over there. If it’s what they say it is, you pay ’em and bring it back. You do that, you get five grand!


Omar Suarez: Be at Hector’s Bodega at noon Friday. You get the buy money then. And Chico! If anything happens to that buy money, y pobreci! My boss is gonna stick your heads up your asses faster than a rabbit gets fucked!


Interesting Facts about Scarface

After we’ve said hello to Tony Montana’s little friend, it’s time to read some interesting facts about Scarface, that may have made the movie something else entirely…

  1. Oliver Stone Didn’t Want to Write the Script – You’ve read at the beginning of the article that Oliver Stone is the writer, yet he wasn’t interested at all in writing the script for Scarface. At that time, Oliver Stone was not yet familiar in the industry and was considered a newcomer. However, he did get the chance to write the script. He refused, since he was still disappointed from the failure of his own 1981 film – “The Hand”. Stone said that there were enough good Italian gangster movies already made, that he didn’t feel there was any point to make another one. When producer Marty Bergman called Stone again and informed him that Sidney Lumet was now involved in the movie, will probably direct it, and described the idea of the film, that’s when Stone changed his mind and agreed to be part of Scarface production. With that said, it turns out that Lumet hated Stone’s script, which made him leave the project, and get De Palma as the new director of the movie…
  2. There’s an Original Scarface Movie – The 1983 version is not the original one, as it’s a remake to the 1932 Scarface movie, which also tells the story about the rise and fall of an American immigrant gangster. One night, producer Marty Bergman watched the 1932 movie and thought to himself that it would be a good idea to shoot the movie again, only this time make it more modern and updated to the time (then 1983). The 1983 movie by Brian De Palma is dedicated to Howard Hawks (director of the 1932 movie) and Ben Hecht (screenwriter of the 1932 movie).
  3. Sidney Lumet Was the Original Director of the Movie – This was supposed to be a Sidney Lumet film with the environment of the film according to what was happening at the time in Miami. He even worked together with Oliver Stone on the script, but as you’ve just probably read, Lumet eventually hated Stone’s script and version to this movie, which led to his departure and the arrival of Brian De Palma as the new director of Scarface.
  4. Michelle Pfeiffer Was Almost Not Part of the Movie – Director Brian De Palma wasn’t sure about casting Michelle Pfeiffer for the movie, since she mostly known for Grease 2, which was a complete box office failure. Carrie Fisher, Glenn Close, Kelly McGillis, Geena Davis, Sigourney Weaver, and Sharon Stone were all considered to play the part of Elvira in the movie. However, producer Marty Bergman pushed De Palma to let Pfeiffer audition for the role, and eventually she got the part as well.
  5. Tony Montana is Named After a Joe Montana – Oliver Stone was a San Francisco 49ers fan and his favorite Football player was Joe Montana. So, he decided to name Al Pacino’s role after the player, and we got Pacino in the lead playing the role of Tony Montana.
  6. Tony is Referred to as “Scarface” Only Once in the Movie – Scarface is Tony Montana, the role played by Al Pacino. Only he is referred to as “scarface” only one time in the movie, when the Colombian gangster, Hector, threatens him with a chainsaw and refers to him as “cara cicatriz” which is Spanish for scar face. This chainsaw scene by the way, is based on a real event.
  7. Pacino Suffered from Problems in His Nasal Passages – You want to guess why? It’s because all of the “cocaine” in the movie. See, the “cocaine” in the movie wasn’t of course real cocaine, but powdered milk. Years after the movie was made, Pacino still suffered from “things” (his words) in his nasal passages and his nose might have suffered some changes due to all this use of powder.
  8. Steven Spielberg Directed One Shot for the Movie – Steven Spielberg and Brian De Palma were good friends and had a habit of visiting each other’s sets. And so, turns out the Spielberg directed the part where the Colombians attack Tony’s house by the end of the movie. Spielberg directed the part of the Colombians first entering Tony’s house.
  9. Only a Few Parts of the Movie Were Shot in Miami – The original intention was to film the entire movie in Miami, however, protests by the local Cuban-American community forced production to leave the city and shoot it elsewhere. And so, the movie was shot only two weeks in Miami, while the rest of it was shot in New York, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.

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