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Scarface (1983)

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Scarface Poster.jpg
Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Brian De Palma
Release Date 1983
Language English
Studio Universal Pictures
Distributor Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Tony Montana Al Pacino
Manny Ribera Steven Bauer
Elvira Hancock Michelle Pfeiffer
Gina Montana Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Frank Lopez Robert Loggia
Omar Suarez F. Murray Abraham
Mel Bernstein Harris Yulin
The Skull Geno Silva

Scarface is the 1983 remake of the 1932 Paul Muni film of the same name. The remake updates the setting to the early 1980's and to the trafficking of cocaine from South America. The film follows the rise of Tony Montana (Al Pacino), from a refugee from Cuba to a major drug trafficker based in Miami. The film, which was directed by Brian De Palma from a screenplay written by Oliver Stone, continues to enjoy a cult following and is remembered best by some for Montana's uttering of the line "Say hello to my little friend!" prior to using a rifle-mounted grenade launcher. Despite the film's ending, the story of Tony Montana would be continued in the 2006 videogame, Scarface: The World is Yours.

The following weapons were used in the film Scarface (1983):



Beretta Model 81

When going to a drug deal with Hector the Toad (Al Israel), Tony Montana (Al Pacino) carries a Beretta Model 81 with Pachmayr grips in with him. But when the drug deal goes wrong, Hector takes the gun from Tony and uses it to threaten him, and then proceeds to put it in a suitcase with the drugs and grab his chainsaw. Tony Montana carries this same model Beretta throughout the rest of the film, which he carries in a holster in the small of his back, fixing it with a suppressor when he visits Frank Lopez. This weapon was previously misidentified as the similar Model 84 BB, but the records for the weapons sent to the production indicate that an 81 was used.

Screenwriter Oliver Stone felt that Tony's Beretta was integral to the character's image. Tony's carrying of an Italian pistol could also be a reference to the original 1932 film, where the main character was an Italian immigrant. A specific reference to Tony's Beretta or "Baretta" (sic) appears on page 158 of the assistant property master’s working production script describing Manny’s death scene. The assistant property master circled “Baretta” (sic) in red ink to be sure that exact gun was the one to be used by Mr. Pacino in the film. The Beretta also appears briefly onscreen lying on Tony’s desk next to his enormous pile of cocaine during the climactic ending of the film. (IMFDB thanks The Golden Closet for providing the documentation on this gun, as well as the images seen below.)

World IMFDB Exclusive: A Beretta Model 81 (.32 ACP) as used by Al Pacino in Scarface. The weapon pictured here is the actual screen-used gun used by Al Pacino in the film. The gun is in good overall condition with some minor scratches and wear caused by its repeated use in numerous action scenes from the film and on subsequent productions. The black Pachmayr grips have been replaced with a newer identical version as the original pair was switched out a number of years ago. The gun has been modified to fire blank rounds only and the barrel has some very minor oxidation/rust spotting that may have resulted from its onscreen use in other productions.
Beretta Model 81 fitted with a suppressor - .32 ACP. This is one of the screen-used Berettas carried by Al Pacino in Scarface (1983). Thanks to James Georgopoulos.
Hector (Al Israel) intimidates Tony with his own Beretta Model 81 Cheetah.
Hector puts Tony's Cheetah with his cocaine and chainsaw.
Tony (Al Pacino) fires his Beretta Cheetah at the hitmen at the Babylon Club.
Tony sits in Lopez's office with his suppressed Cheetah.
"I won't kill you. Manolo shoot that piece of shit."
Tony leans in to talk to Mel.
"So long, Mel, have a good trip!" Tony aims his Cheetah at Mel.
Tony with his holstered Beretta Cheetah (circled in red) as he meets with his lawyer.

Beretta M951

When the drug deal with Hector the Toad goes wrong, a few Colombian thugs storm the room. One thug armed with a Beretta M951 takes Angel (Pepe Serna) into the bathroom at gun point, and also forces Tony Montana (Al Pacino) to watch as his friend is cut up with a chainsaw. A few minutes later when Manny (Steven Bauer), and Chi Chi (Ángel Salazar) come into the room to save Tony, Tony takes the gun from the thug and kills him with it, and then uses it to kill Hector in the street. Manny later uses a suppressed Beretta M951 to kill Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia).

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
A thug puts his Beretta M951 in Tony's face.
The thug forces Tony to watch Angel Fernandez (Pepe Serna) get his arm sawed off.
Tony shoots one of Hector's thugs.
"Die!" Tony confronts Hector.
Manny (Steven Bauer) shoots Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia).

Colt Python

When Manny and Chi Chi (Ángel Salazar) come to rescue Tony from being chainsawed, Chi Chi uses a Colt Python to put a bullet into the chest of one of the Colombian thugs. One of Tony's (Al Pacino) men uses a Colt Python at the end of the film, before being killed by Sosa's men.

Colt Python with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
Chi Chi (Ángel Salazar) picks up a wounded Manny with his Colt Python in hand.
One of Tony's men fires his Colt Python (circled in red) at Sosa's men.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

The undercover cops led by "Seidelbaum" (Ted Beniades) that arrest Tony Montana for tax evasion are armed with Smith & Wesson Model 36 snubnoses. Gina Montana (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) later shoots at Tony with a Model 36 when confronting him in his office. Mel Bernstein (Harris Yulin) has a Model 36 in his holster when he is shot by Tony. Tony Montana (Al Pacino) also carries a Model 36 in a shoulder holster throughout the film.

Smith and Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Mel (Harris Yulin) leans over with his Smith & Wesson Model 36 in his holster.
"Seidelbaum" (Ted Beniades) draws his Model 36 to arrest Tony.
Tony's Model 36 (circled in red) in his shoulder holster as he meets with his lawyer.
Gina Montana (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) wields her Model 36 at Tony.
Gina fires her Model 36 at Tony.


Both Ernie (Arnaldo Santana) and Nick the Pig (Michael P. Moran) carry M1911A1 variants.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Commercial Satin Nickel M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP. Manufactured on license by Remington Rand.
Ernie (Arnaldo Santana) holds his M1911A1 when convincing Tony to leave Manny and Gina's house.
Nick the Pig (Michael P. Moran) fires his M1911A1 at Sosa's men before "The Skull" (Geno Silva) creeps up behind him.

Submachine Guns


During the chainsaw scene, some of the Colombian thugs including Marta (Barbra Perez) wield suppressed MAC-10s. Manny (Steven Bauer) also uses a MAC-10 when coming to rescue Tony. The two hitmen at the Babylon Club also use MAC-10s, as well as some of Sosa's men during the finale.

MAC-10 submachine gun with Sionics Two-Stage Sound Suppressor - .45 ACP
Marta (Barbra Perez) holds a suppressed MAC-10 on Tony.
Marta aims her MAC-10 on Tony.
A Colombian thug with his MAC-10 during the chainsaw scene.
Ingram MAC-10 - 9x19mm
Manny (Steven Bauer) fires his MAC-10 at the Colombians.
Manny (Steven Bauer) tries to reload his MAC-10.
The Babylon Club hitmen's MAC-10s under the table.
The hitmen raise their MAC-10s above the table.
The hitmen (Gregory Cruz) (left) and (Gary Cervantes), reload their MAC-10s during the Babylon Club shootout.
Shooter #1 (Gary Cervantes) continues to fire his MAC-10 at Tony Montana, after his partner is killed.
One of Sosa's assassins fires a MAC-10 at Chi Chi (Angel Salazar).


When Tony visits Sosa's cocaine factory, one of the guards is armed with a full size Uzi. Many of the men Sosa sends to kill Tony Montana are armed with Uzis as well. Tony takes one from the assassin that shot his sister and uses it against him. Chi Chi (Ángel Salazar) also can be seen using an Uzi during the final battle scene. A few Uzis can also be seen in the display case in which Tony retrieves his M16.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
The factory guard stands behind Tony with an Uzi.
Sosa's man shoots Gina with his Uzi.
Tony stands on his balcony with the assassin's Uzi.
Chi Chi runs down the stairs with an Uzi.
Chi Chi fires the Uzi at Sosa's men.
Two of Sosa's men with Uzis get shot by Tony's M16.


Colt AR-15 with Fake M203 grenade launcher (a.k.a. "My Little Friend")

Tony Montana (Al Pacino) uses a full auto converted Colt AR-15 with a Fake M203 Grenade Launcher attached during the final battle. In one of the film's more memorable moments Tony yells out "Say hello to my little friend!" and blows a door down with a 40mm grenade, killing several of Sosa's men. Also of note is that he has two magazines taped together 'jungle style'. After expending his first two magazines, he inserts a single 30-round magazine before the end.

The grenade launcher used is a 39mm smooth bore "Fake M203" used to imitate the M203 in the 1980s before the advent of the Cobray CM203 Flare Launcher, and is also used in films such as Predator and Heartbreak Ridge. The Fake M203 grenade launcher was custom made for use on the film and the firing pin has been removed to prevent the use of live rounds. The launcher was fabricated because the property master was unable to locate any live firing grenade launchers for production. He had this M203 grenade launcher hand crafted (not molded) by the studio prop department. The launcher was created with an extra large trigger guard and wider ribbing on the barrels than are found on the traditional M203 design.

Originally an M16A1 was used with the grenade launcher and the full auto converted AR-15 was substituted after cinematographer John Alonzo determined that the AR-15’s firing sequence could be timed to synchronize with the Arriflex cameras, which would result in elongating the duration of muzzle flashes seen on film. In the film's script, Tony is described as using an Uzi alongside an unspecified rocket launcher as his "Little Friend" in the final shootout.

TRIVIA: Not only is the launcher used in this movie the same type used in Predator, but the particular launcher used in Scarface is the exact same launcher used in Predator.

World IMFDB Exclusive: Screen used Faux M203 Launcher with M16A1 with Quadrant and Front ladder sight - 5.56x45mm. This is verified screen used from the film Scarface. Photographed exclusively for IMFDB by MoviePropMaster2008. Two 30 round magazines have been taped together with black gaffer's tape to emulate the way Tony Montana loaded his weapon in the film. What is interesting is that the tape in the movie does really appear to be motion picture gaffer's tape, which would only be common on... a movie set.
Tony prepares to assume position in his office with his M16A1 while slamming a grenade round into the launcher.
"You wanna play rough?" Tony waits for the men to gather outside his office door.
"Say hello to my little friend!".
Tony steps out of his office to shoot Sosa's men.
Tony fires the M16A1 on full auto at one of Sosa's men.
Tony continues to pour it on with his M16A1 at the assassins climbing his stairs.
Tony turns to shoot at more assassins.
Tony drops his weapon as he's hit. Note that the launcher is now separated from the M16A1.
Tony has trouble loading a new magazine into his M16A1 (the magazine is backwards). Note the Fake M203's large square trigger guard.
Tony loads a grenade into the launcher.
"Kayyyyy!" Tony after he launches the grenade. Note the blank firing adapter is visible in the AR-15 barrel.


Some of Sosa's assassins sent to kill Tony carry actual M16A1 assault rifles.

M16A1 with 30-round magazine - 5.56x45mm
One of Sosa's men ducks behind a wall with his M16A1.


One of the men Sosa sends to kill Tony can be seen holding an FN FAL battle rifle while going up the stairs to Tony's room.

FN FAL 50.00 Battle Rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO
The man closest to the top of the stairs has an FN FAL.
A thug drops his FN FAL on the stairs.

Heckler & Koch HK93A3

The collapsible stock Heckler & Koch HK93A3 can be seen hanging in the case where Tony pulls his M16 from.

Heckler & Koch HK93A2 Full Stock Rifle with 25-round magazine - 5.56x45mm
The HK93A3 is briefly glimpsed in Tony's gun case.

Valmet M82A

Hanging next to Tony's HK93A3 in the gun case is a Valmet M82A bullpup rifle.

Valmet M82A Bullpup rifle - 5.56x45mm
Next to the HK93A3 is the Valmet M82A, recognizable by its magazine housing and pistol grip.


Remington 870

One of Sosa's men uses a Remington 870 shotgun with a sawn-off stock at the end of the film.

Remington 870 - 12 gauge
One of Sosa's men fires at Chi Chi with his Remington 870 (circled in red).

Spanish Zabala Sawed-off Double-barreled Shotgun

The Skull (Geno Silva) uses a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun, known in Italy as 'Lupara', to kill Tony Montana. It was a 12 gauge side-by-side double barreled shotgun manufactured by Zabala Hermanos, S.A. that had its stock cut down.

World IMFDB Exclusive: Screen used Zabala Double-Barreled Shotgun. This is verified screen used by The Skull (Geno Silva) in the film Scarface. Photographed exclusively for IMFDB by MoviePropMaster2008. The shotgun was the only one of its type rented to and used onscreen during the filming of Scarface. This exact weapon was also rented to film and television productions prior to and after the release of Scarface.
Closeup of the top of the screen used Spanish Zabala Shotgun held and used by The Skull (Geno Silva) in the film - 12 gauge. This shows the manufacturer's markings.
The Skull (Geno Silva) walks through Tony's office carrying the Zabala.
The Skull levels his Spanish Zabala shotgun at Tony. You can clearly see how it was sawed off, the open rib left unsoldered, and the left barrel is assymetric.

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