Brian De Palma’s iconic 1983 film “Scarface” has impacted popular culture far more than even its best supporters could have imagined when it was released. In fact, the film was largely regarded as a critical flop and it wasn’t until years later that the movie gained its notoriety and popularity. The themes, styles, colors, and overall tone of the film have infiltrated hip-hop and drug culture, and even inspired the smash-hit video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, where you get to play Tommy Vercetti who bares more than a striking resemblance to Al Pacino’s Scarface. Whether drawn to the story, the music, the visuals, or the characters, needless to say Scarface has an enormous following.
Would-be Tony Montanas can now add another impressive Scarface artifact to their collection: the infamous mansion where the movie’s final brutal scene unfolds. The home is on 10 acres, has 4 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, an 18-foot high dome adorned with 24k gold leaf, and of course heated floors. And even though the film takes place in Miami, the house is actually in Montecito, CA.
All this can be yours for a cool $34M. I’m thinking this would make a great West Coast Smokers Clubhouse. Who wants to contribute to our kickstarter??? Let’s be real for a second too – while it’s fun to root for Tony in the movie, he’s actually a total dickhead. He killed Manolo!! WHY!!! And unfortunately, unlike when Tony Montana moved in, Elvira doesn’t come with the house.
The masterful score to the movie was created by the inimitable Giorgio Moroder, who more recently produced a track on Daft Punk’s extremely bumpable album Random Access Memories. Mobb Deep (remember them!) & Nas sampled one of Moroder’s tracks from the movie for their track “It’s Mine.” Any fan of Scarface will recognize this homage to the words “The World Is Your’s” plastered across a blimp in the movie. Nas was apparently a big fan of Scarface, because in addition to his work with Mobb Deep, you can here him reference the movie in his track “If I Ruled the World” with the classic lyrics “I take a glimpse into time, Watch the Blimp read “the world is mine.”
Everyone should take the time to listen to Moroder’s entire score of the film because it’s filled with instrumental gems like this: