The Terminator, Aliens, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Lost Highway, and Grand Theft Auto are all influenced by Scarface (Brian De Palma)

Pulp Fiction–John Travolta must entertain the pretty, aloof drug dealer’s wife who acts cool and sniffs cocaine and has a bob haircut, like Tony and Elvira in Scarface. In both movies the end up dancing together at a club/restaurant.

Terminator (1983)–The entire Terminator character (shades, buff, slow, intentionally moving, with a shotgun) appears in the last scene of Scarface, the character who kills Tony with the shotgun; Arnold’s Terminator character is totally based on this gunman.

Aliens (1986)–The parts where Ripley has that machine gun with the rocket/grenade launcher totally mirrors the part in Scarface where he shoots through the door with the machine gun/rocket launcher and yells “Say hello to my little friend”

Lost Highway–The car repair kid must entertain the pretty, aloof drug dealer’s wife who acts cool and has a bob haircut, like Tony and Elvira in Scarface. Of course, the drug dealer is the same actor as Frank from Scarface!

Reservoir Dogs–highly influenced by the ultra violence, the chainsaw scene, etc.

Grand Theft Auto–it goes with out saying that Grand Theft Auto Vice City is entirely based on Scarface.

The Big Lebowski–I thought I saw some connection, I forgot. But I think the Dude’s character is based in part on the drug dealer with the adrenalin syringe in Pulp Fiction.

By the way, the Giorgio Moroder soundtrack to Scarface is AMAZING!!!

From Wikipedia:
“De Palma has encouraged and fostered the filmmaking careers of directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Mark Romanek and Keith Gordon. Tarantino said – during interview with De Palma, that Blow Out is one of his all time favourite films, and that after watching Scarface he knew how to make his own film.”

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