Best Scarface Movie Quotes
There are a lot of things that make a good film stand the test of time, and that’s a combination of performances, set pieces, cinematography, directing, and most importantly the script. Without standout dialogue and clever writing, a film won’t ever have a chance amongst the greats. Some of my favorite films are the ones that I remember key scenes from and quote almost on a daily.
Directed by the legend that is Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone, the 1983 crime epic known as Scarface is perhaps one of the most quoted films of all time. Inspired by the 1929 novel that bears the name title, the film follows a determined Cuban immigrant who takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to the evils of greed. The film is a true contemporary tragedy in one of the bloodiest of ways.
The film stars Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Loggia, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and more. Scarface since its release has been nominated for a Golden Globe award, has been parodied by dozens of other works, is quoted constantly, and remains one of the best crime movies of all time. With the amount of research that went into making Scarface, some say it’s one of the most accurate portrayals of the Miami criminal underground during the 1980s. Without further ado, let’s take a look at twenty of the best and most iconic quotes from Scarface. Enjoy!
Best Tony Montana (Al Pacino) Quotes
When you close your eyes to envision the cinematic drug lord, what do you imagine? To some, it’s Tony Montana covered in blood while he wields his custom-made M203 grenade launcher replica attached to a Colt AR-15 assault rifle. Okay… maybe not for everyone but it’s an iconic image regardless. Tony’s greed gets the best of him and his new start in life and that feels like the true tragedy of the film. Al Pacino delivers a bombastic and vile performance as Tony, he’s a character you just love to hate.
“You wanna fuck with me? Okay. You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend!“
“I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.”
“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.”
“You’re not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie.”
“I’m Tony Montana! You fuck with me, you fuckin’ with the best!”
“You know what? Fuck you! How about that?”
“I never fucked anybody over in my life didn’t have it coming to them. You got that?”
“All I have in this world is my balls and my word and I don’t break them for no one. Do you understand?”
“Me, I want what’s coming to me… The world, chico, and everything in it.”
“Go ahead! I take your fucking bullets! You think you kill me with bullets?”
“You know what capitalism is? Getting fucked!”
“Every dog has his day.”
“The eyes chico, they never lie.”
“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.”
“Why don’t you try sticking your head up your ass? See if it fits.”
“We’re not fucking hungry anymore.”
Best Elvira Hancock (Michelle Pfeiffer) Quotes
Elvira Hancock is played by Michelle Pfeiffer and begrudgingly throughout Scarface becomes Tony’s girlfriend of sorts. Michelle Pfeiffer delivers a cold, calculated, and livid performance throughout the film. It’s her disdain for Tony as she tries to ground him in this fantasy life he’s conjured that just adds to the film’s tragic nature.
“Don’t call me ‘baby’. I’m not your ‘baby’.”
“Nothing exceeds like excess.”
“So do you want to dance, Frank, or do you want to sit there and have a heart attack?”
“God, I’ve got enough friends. I don’t need another.”
What Is The Best ‘Scarface’ Movie Quote?
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