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    Suzanne C
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    Hey Scot in S.C. Welcome to our forums (sorry about the two day delay but I was visiting Orlando's newest theme park!!!)

    I went to grade school with a lovely gal, Vanessa Ortega, who lived in the house where Scarface was filmed. I can tell you that residents on Key Biscayne HATED the added traffic from cast + crew buses and cars and nosey ass people just wanting to catch a quick glimpse.

    The movie wasn't really about Miami or even drugs in Miami per se. The movie is actually about Cuban drug running in Miami. Cubans had a bigger problem with this movie than 'Miamians' did. I can tell you that the Cubans who didn't come here to scam people (you know, the HUGE MAJORITY OF THEM), were offended by the movie and rightly so; It made it seem as if every Cuban arriving courtesy of the Mariel boat lift was a shady drug dealers/users.

    Lastly, the fashion (e.g. pastel colors, members only jackets) didn't come about because of the movie- or any show in Miami for that matter. It was actually the current fashion back then so the movie's costume designers had to keep with the times. If you're making a movie about a specific time period, you better make your characters wear clothing from that period if you want it to be believable.

    I will tell you that NOBODY rocks a pink tee like Crockett did! lol

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    Thanks for the welcome and comments Suzy! I understand the sentiment of Cubans in general about the film, but I have to admit, it ranks as one of my favorite movies.

    By the way Suzy, have you seen me in a pastel tee underneath a cool blazer? I (in my own mind) like to think I look as cool as Crockett....okay, maybe almost as cool?

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    Just a quick bump to see if any new or old members had anything to add. I actually check this thread every couple of weeks just to see. So if you have any "Miami Vice" (the television series) or "Scarface" experiences, pictures (of locations back then or now), or just anything related, please share!

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    Nice comments...

    Well,Scarface actually glamourizes Mi but defames Cubans...

    They were right to protest

    As a foreigner,I could not understand many words from Pacino,I had to use subtitles...

    I heard ...Sello to my liffe...

    I had to check the subtitles,to understand that it was the famous slogan,
    Say hello to my little friend...

    Also,we should not forget the Specialist with Stallone,
    the mob boss uses the same mansion as Lopez in Scarface...

    Last but not least,Miami Vice -the movie,with nice photography of Mi & boats which cost...as much as a house...

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    Yeah, the movie of "Miami Vice" disappointed me due to it only being related to Vice in name, but I did like the scenery. At least they didn't remake it as a comedy like they did with so many remakes (think "Starsky and Hutch"...ugh).

    I love playing "Scarface" on the PS2 and cruising around 80s Miami jamming to some 80s tunes. It sounds dorky, but it is fun.

    I do the same thing on "Vice City".

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    Michael Mann,the director of the movie Miami Vice,is famous for his excellent photography,many scenes are work of art...

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    Yes, he is certainly talented with his vision and the way he portrays scenes (colors, lighting, etc.); he was also instrumental in the television series which I love.

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    Here is a link to Tony's mansion from the movie--

    http://trends.move.com/scarface-home-for-sale/

    It has a neat history to it!

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    Any link for Lopez's mansion,which actually is in Mi...

    It was used in the " Specialist " too,

    with Stallone

    & his famous line to Eric Roberts...

    " No,I don't like u..."

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    I think this is what you are talking about--

    http://www.forbes.com/2002/04/26/0426how.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scot in S.C.
    I think this is what you are talking about--

    http://www.forbes.com/2002/04/26/0426how.html

    U got it,thanx !

    17m ...

    Now,if only they develop a really good program for lottery...

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    Hey if you do, let me know! I desperately need a new Ferrari and a mansion to match.

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    A Porsche Panamera,
    a Ferrari California,
    a Lincoln Navigator,
    a limo,

    a family can do with only 4 cars...

    That's why the 17m mansion has only a 4 -car garage...

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