Reprint Movie Still 8x10 Al Pacino (Tony Montana). ' Say Hello To My Little Friend '. Scarface is a 1983 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone, a remake of the 1932 film of the same name. The cast also features Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Steven Bauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Scarface was a box office success, grossing $44 million.Initial critical reception was mixed,with criticism over excessive violence and profanity and graphic drug usage.In the years that followed, the film received reappraisal from critics,considered by some to be the best mob film ever made.Screenwriters & directors such as Martin Scorsese have praised the film, which has been referenced extensively in rap music, comic books, & video games.