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Scarface: Origins of a Hip Hop Classic (2003)

Superstars of the hip-hop scene reveal their admiration for Brian De Palma's Scarface (1983) and how the movie and Al Pacino's memorable character were important to their lives, their ... See full summary »

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Benny Boom

Writer:

Julie Merson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Liles ... Himself, president, Def Jam Music Group
Capone Capone ... Himself
N.O.R.E. ... Himself
Mister Cartoon ... Himself, tattoo artist (as Mr. Cartoon)
Hassan Johnson ... Himself
Method Man ... Himself
Snoop Dogg ... Himself
Murphy Lee ... Himself, St. Lunatics
Prodigy ... Himself, Mobb Deep
Eve ... Herself
Mekhi Phifer ... Himself
Nas ... Himself
André Benjamin ... Himself (as Andre 3000)
Pusha T Pusha T ... Himself (as Clipse)
Jermaine Dupri ... Himself, CEO, So So Def
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Superstars of the hip-hop scene reveal their admiration for Brian De Palma's Scarface (1983) and how the movie and Al Pacino's memorable character were important to their lives, their careers, the lessons they got from it, and obviously how truly devoted fans they are from the classic film. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Def Jam Presents... Origins of a Hip Hop Classic See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This documentary is featured on the Anniversary Edition DVD for Scarface (1983), released in 2003. See more »

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References The Wire (2002) See more »

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Hard to See Tony As a Role Model
21 March 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Scarface: Origins of a Hip-Hop Classic (2003)

** (out of 4)

Sean Combs, Russell Simmons, Kevin Liles, Capone, N.O.R.E., Mr. Cartoon, Hassan Johnson, Method Mann, Snoop Dogg, Prodigy, Nas and Eve are among the people interviewed for this 20-minute featurette, which takes a look at SCARFACE and its influence on the ghetto. I'll admit that I'm probably not the targeted audience for this film but at the same time I must admit that I found a few of the comments rather scary. I can understand the fact that the hip-hop community loves this movie but I have to say that it was rather scary seeing certain people discuss this Al Pacino character as if he's something to look up to. The drug dealing, the killing and so on seems to be overlooked by most people or some even seem to not have any problem with it because he was doing what it took to get rich. I guess these people feel that it's okay to kill and sell drugs as long as you get rewarded. This is a well-produced feature and there's no question that it offers up an interesting insight into the film but I still can't say I felt too good at the end of it.


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