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Tony Montana

Tony Montana was born in  Havana, Cuba, and served as a soldier in the 1970s. In 1980, Cuban President Fidel Castro relaxed the stringent laws governing Mariel Harber in Cuba, allowing thousands of Cubans, many of them former convicts, to emigrate to Florida. Tony is one of the many who travels to Florida, and upon arrival he is questioned by U.S. officials; he lies about his life, telling them that his entire family is dead and that he is a "political prisoner". However, because of a tattoo on his left hand which indicated that he was once an assassin, he is not granted a green card.

Tony and his friend Manny Ribera are then shipped to "Freedomtown", a refugge camp that holds Cuban immigrants without green cards. Whilst there, Manny explains to Tony that he knows a man, Frank Lopez, that could get them out of the camp and acquire green cards for them. In return, Lopez wants Emilio Rebenga, a former politician who worked for Fidel Castro and gave information to U.S. authorities, killed. Manny and his accomplies cause a riot, and Tony stabs Rebenga in the confusion.

Tony and Manny are released, and Manny gets them jobs as cooks for a small foodstand. Soon a man named Omar Suarez, who works for Frank Lopez and Alex Grudov, arrives and explains to Tony and Manny that they could make $500 working for Lopez. Tony, however, wants more money and insults Omar, leading to Omar threatening Tony's life. Eventually, Omar says that for more money, Tony could do a cocine deal for him, for $5,000, an offer Tony accepts.

A few days later, Tony and Manny, along with Angel and Chi Chi, two other associates from Cuba who spent time in Freedomtown, drive to a small hotel in Miami Beach to meet with a man named Hector for the drug deal. Tony meets with Hector, but Hector says he doesn't have the cocaine with him; Tony replies that he doesn't have the money. Suddenly, the deal goes bad and Angel and Tony are handcuffed to a shower pole. Hector demands the money, but Tony refuses. Hector then kills Angel with a chainsaw. Manny approaches the hotel, and upon hearing the commotion bursts through the door with a submachine gun. After a short gunfight, Tony, Manny, and Chi Chi escape with the cocaine and the money after killing Hector and his associates. Instead of allowing Omar to take the cocaine to Frank, however, Tony takes it to Frank personally. Frank and Tony take a liking to each other, but Tony later points out to Manny that he may be too "soft" to be a major player for long. Tony and Manny end up working under Frank in the drug dealing business. Meanwhile, Tony takes an interest in Frank's girlfriend, Elvira Hancock. Frank takes Tony, Manny and his associates out to the Babylon Nightclub, a high-class venue which Frank frequents. Although Tony flirts with Elvira, she doesn't show any interest in him.

A few months later, Tony pays a visit to his estranged family's home. It is implied that Tony's father left the family years ago, but his mother and his younger sister Gina are home. Gina is excited to see Tony, who has been away from them for five years, but his mother isn't as thrilled, aware and ashamed of his criminal history. When he offers his mother $1,000 while claiming he is involved in running an "Anti-Castro" group, his mother angrily rejects the gift, believing he's become a criminal, and asks him to leave. Tony leaves, but Gina runs after him; he slips her the $1,000 secretly, and tells her to spend it on whatever she wants and to give his mother a little from time to time.

Some time later, while in Bolivia, Tony and Omar begin discussing business plans with plantation owner and major drug kingpin Alejandro Sosa on behalf of Frank, who couldn't travel due to a pending criminal trial. Tony begins independently making major decisions about the distribution of the drugs, angering Omar, who believes only Frank has authority to make such decisions. Omar and Tony begin arguing over the matter, while Sosa offers Omar a quick helicopter ride back home to talk over the transaction with Frank. Sosa then orders his enforcer, the Skull, to hang and kill Omar, explaining to Tony that he was a police informant some years back. However, Sosa believes that Tony is trustworthy and makes him one of his business partners, warning Tony never to cross him. After returning to Florida, Tony is berated by Frank, who is angry about what happened to Omar, as well as Tony's new setup with Sosa. Frank warns Tony that Sosa is a traitor and cannot be trusted; Tony and Frank subsequently terminate their business relationship, while Tony begins making bolder passes at Elvira, one of them right in front of Frank.

At the Babylon Nightclub, Tony is shaken down by a corrupt Miami narcotics detective, Mel Bernstein, who informs him he has evidence linking Tony to the murders of Rebenga and the Colombian drug dealers. Forced to talk with Bernstein, the crooked cop proposes to "tax" Tony on his transactions in return for police protection and information. Bernstein immediately negotiates himself a large bribe and two first-class airline tickets to London. Tony is convinced Frank sent Bernstein because only Frank would know details about the murders. While talking to Bernstein, Tony is distracted by the sight of his sister Gina dancing with a low-level drug dealer. Tony sees him take her into the men's restroom to make out with her in the stall, prompting him to beat the man and berate Gina. Gina tells Tony that she is old enough to do whatever she wants, including going into the men's restroom with a man, which prompts Tony to slap her.

While at the Babylon, Tony is nearly killed by two hitmen. He escapes, wounded but alive, and is convinced that Frank is responsible for the hit. Tony instructs two of his men to call Frank at exactly 3 a.m. at his office with the words: "We fucked up. He got away." Tony and Manny track Frank down to his car dealership, and find Frank in the middle of a meeting with Bernstein. Using the phone call, Tony tricks Frank into confirming he was behind the attempted hit. Admitting what he did, Frank then begs for mercy at Tony's feet, even offering $10,000,000. Tony orders Manny to shoot Frank, and Tony proceeds to kill Bernstein. Afterward, Tony goes to Elvira's house, telling her that Frank is dead and that he wants to be with her. Stepping out onto Elvira's balcony, Tony looks into the sky and sees a blimp with the words "The World Is Yours" on the side.

Tony immediately makes $75,000,000 off of 2,000 kilos of cocaine, and is soon making 10-15 million dollars a month in profits from his business arrangement with Sosa. He marries Elvira and takes over Frank's empire, creating a large number of lucrative business fronts and purchasing a huge mansion, complete with luxury items, such as a tiger, as well as multiple surveillance camera monitors. He makes Manny his second-in-command and in charge of security at his warehouses and mansion. However, cracks in Tony's "perfect life" begin to form as both he and Elvira become heavily addicted to cocaine; he becomes more paranoid and distrusting of those around him, and she becomes bored and distant. Tony becomes greedy and selfish with his wealth, while the bank that launders his illegal money wants higher and higher fees. Manny and Gina begin dating behind Tony's back, afraid of what his reaction would be if he found out.

Tony is arrested for laundering $1,300,000 and tax evasion by Mel Seidenbaum, a local money launderer who turns out to be an undercover cop. Tony posts bail and is out of jail while awaiting trial. Tony's lawyer tells him that although he can plea bargain away most of the time Tony faces, he will still end up serving at least three years in prison for evading income taxes.

Sosa, not wanting to lose his main distributor, calls Tony down to Bolivia and asks him for help assassinating a Bolivian anti-government activist, who is exposing Sosa's dealings with Bolivian leaders on television. In exchange, Sosa will use his contacts in the United States Department of Justice to keep Tony out of prison. Tony is reluctant to kill a civilian, but seeing no other options, agrees to the deal. Manny tries to talk Tony out of going to New York, even though Tony doesn't tell him about the hit, because he has a bad feeling about it.

Not long after, Elvira leaves Tony for good after he insults her heavily in a restaurant. Later, an intoxicated Tony starts yelling at the patrons for looking at him in disgust. He tells them that they need to look down on a man like him — a "bad guy" — in order to feel better about themselves. After his tirade, Tony storms out of the restaurant with Ernie in tow.

Tony and Alberto, Sosa's most senior associate, travel to New York looking for the activist. Alberto plants a bomb under the activist's car, planning to detonate it before he drives to the  United Nations Building to give a speech about his activist work. On the day the assassination is to take place, Tony orders Alberto not to set off the bomb once he finds out the activist's wife and children are in the car as well. When Alberto tries to detonate the bomb anyway, Tony shoots him in the head, thus double-crossing Sosa in the process.

Tony returns to Florida to find his mother accusing Tony of corrupting Gina, and a furious Sosa threatening to kill him for not going through with the plan. During a heated telephone conversation, Tony and Sosa's relationship effectively breaks down. Tony attempts to locate Manny, and finds him and Gina together. Realizing Manny has slept with his sister, Tony shoots and kills him in a cocaine-fueled rage, before Gina reveals that they had just married. Tony and his men take a distraught Gina back to his mansion. Meanwhile, a large group of gun-toting assassins sent by Sosa surround the mansion. While Tony sits in his office, distraught at his actions and snorting vast quantities of cocaine, the gunmen begin quietly killing Tony's guards outside.

A grief-stricken Gina enters Tony's office wielding a gun, accusing him of wanting her for himself, before shooting him in the leg. Tony attempts to calm her down, before one of the assassins enters the office through the window and opens fire, accidentally killing Gina. Tony immediately throws the man out of the window, and shoots his body multiple times, creating a large commotion; robbed of the element of surprise, Sosa's gunmen launch an all-out assault on Tony's mansion. As Tony cradles Gina's body in his arms, Sosa's men fight their way through the mansion with ease. Tony bursts from his office wielding an M16 rifle with an M203 grenade launcher attachment, yells, "say hello to my little friend," and begins shooting wildly at the henchmen, killing dozens of them despite being mortally wounded himself. The carnage continues until the Skull, who had quietly broken into the back of the mansion, shoots Tony in the back with a sawed-off shotgun. Tony falls from his balcony into a small pool in the lobby below, floating face-down in the water beneath a statue carrying the inscription "The World Is Yours".