The story tells of a Cuban refugee who comes to Miami in the 1980 as a result of the Mariel Boatlift, and becomes the drug a drug cartel kingpin during the cocaine boom of 1980. The film mainly centers on Tony Montana and shows how he rises to the top of Miami's cocaine empire. The film was dedicated to Howard Hawks and Ben Hecht, the director and principle screenwriter of the original 1932 film.
- -Wikipedia has an article about the film, see Scarface (1983 film)
Relations to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
The Rockstar Games game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, is primarly based off of the film, as some characters, and features in the game relate to those that are in the film.
The protagonist of the game, Tommy Vercetti, is clearly based off of Tony Montana. They both owned a large mansion and became the drug kingpins of the city that they're in. The only difference between them is that Tommy never became addicted to his own narcotics.
The Vercetti Estate on Starfish Island is clearly based off of Tony's mansion, although the two mansions are different on the outside. The walls inside of the estate shares the same design of Tony's mansion. Only difference is the absence of "The World Is Yours" fountain. The fight that Tommy was in at the end of the game is clearly based off of the fight scene at the end of the film. Difference in this is that Tommy survives while Tony gets killed.
Other features that are seen in the games is the famous bloody bathroom in the abandoned apartment in Ocean Beach. The Malibu Club is based on the Babylon Club. Other similarities includes a drugs deal that goes wrong, and a mission that involves killing a cocaine-dealing boss, who is similar to Frank.