For His Last Act, Gaddafi Plans Reenactment of Final Scene from “Scarface”

Posted on February 23, 2011


EP: Tripoli – Muammar Gaddafi, facing the greatest challenge to his 42 year rule of Libya, explained to reporters that when he said he would “fight to the last drop of blood” and “die as a martyr” during his wide-ranging and discursive 70 minute address to the nation, he was actually reflecting on the iconic final scene from the film Scarface.

Long time leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, is a big fan of the 1983 film Scarface, and is reported to a poster from the film hanging in his office.

The 1983 American epic crime drama, directed by Brian De Palma and starring Al Pacino,   tells the story of Tony Montana (Pacino), a fictional Cuban refugee who comes to Miami and joins a drug cartel during the 1980’s cocaine boom. The movie chronicles his rise to the top of city’s drug empire. The final scene depicts Montana, in a cocaine-fueled rage, making his last stand with an M-16 and grenade launcher. Montana is eventually killed after being shot multiple times by rival drug lords.

Gaddafi informed reporters that he prepared for his speech to the nation by watching a continuous loop of his favorite scenes from the film. When asked how he expects to govern Libya when large swaths of the country are now under the control of opposition forces, Gaddafi wiped excess powder from his nose and responded “In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.”

Aides to the embattled leader said Gaddafi is preparing to defend himself from all possible attacks by murdering all opposition members. As a means of galvanizing his supporters, he is expected to release video of himself indiscriminately firing at pedestrians while yelling the phrase “You wanna play rough?! Okay! Say ello to my lil friend!”

Hillary Clinton responded to Gaddafi’s comments by joining the international community in condemning violence in all its forms and reiterated her belief that making this statement will bring an end to the bloodshed.