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12/05/2023 | Episode 181 | 37:53

Welcome to Florida: 'Scarface' (1983)

'Scarface' (1983)

We begin this episode with sad news and the passing of Florida author Tim Dorsey. Dorsey joined us on Episode 73. The Brian DePalma-directed "Scarface" from 1983, starring Al Pacino as Cuban immigrant turned Miami cocaine kingpin Tony Montana, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2023. Marking the occasion, movie critic and film historian Nat Segaloff has written "Say Hello to My Little Friend: A Century of Scarface." He's our guest this week. We have a number of wonderful episodes in our archives related to the drug trade in Miami in the 1980s, as well as Cuban immigration and the Marielitos. If you're interested in this topic, check them out.

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Craig Pittman is the award-winning author of Oh, Florida!: How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country, The Scent of Scandal, Cat Tale, Manatee Insanity and The State You’re In, and co-author of Paving Paradise. Born in Pensacola, he graduated from Troy State University in Alabama, where his muckraking work for the student paper prompted an agitated dean to label him “the most destructive force on campus.” Since then he has covered a variety of newspaper beats and quite a few natural disasters, including hurricanes, wildfires and the Florida Legislature. 

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