And on the afternoon of Dec. 9, 1983, he was outside the Miracle Theater in Coral Gables interviewing folks who had just paid $4 to see the first screening of Scarface.
Putney ended his report with a little review of his own:
On Al Pacino's accent: "Dad never taught Tony [Montana] how to talk good. What a mumbler. And what an accent Al Pacino has here. A mongrel mixture of the South Bronx, Milan and Matanzas."
On the movie: "You can sum up Scarface in two words...bang bang, snort snort."
I wonder if Putney's opinion of the film has changed in 30 years? I'll contact him and ask. Stay tuned.
Dec. 9, 1983...'Scarface' hits Miami