February 7, 2004 at 7:00 and 10:30pm in 26-100, and
February 8, 2004 at 10:00pm in 26-100.
Re-issued for its twentieth anniversary in the full glory of new 35mm
prints, this is truly a modern-day classic, far surpassing the 1932
original in style and popularity. It has been referenced in everything
from rap songs to The Simpsons to numerous other films, so if you've
never seen it, here's your chance to see it on the big screen as it
was meant to be experienced!
Al Pacino, in his second most career-defining performance (after Michael
Corlione in the Godfather movies), stars as Tony Montana, an exiled Cuban
criminal who goes to work for Miami drug lord Robert Loggia. Montana rises
to the top of Florida's crime chain, appropriating Loggia's cokehead mistress
(Michelle Pfeiffer) in the process. Meanwhile, his incestuous yearnings
for his sister Gina (Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio) influence his actions
more than he would like to admit. We are inundated by blood by the
bucketful as Al Pacino shines in one of the most famous of many
"The most stylish and provocative - the most vicious - serious
film about the American underworld since Godfather."
-- Vincent Canby, New York Times. Read this review.