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How is Tommy a ripoff of Tony Montana?

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  • Cuthwy

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 11:06 AM

Tommy isn't a rip off of Tony Montana, but he is heavily influenced by him.

Here are similarities between Scarface and GTA: VC:

-Tony and Tommy both kill their ex-bosses (Frank and Sonny respectively) and take their empire

-Both build a powerful cocaine empire

-Their mansions are almost identical

-Malibu Club takes influence from the Babylon Club

-Tony and Tommy both arrive in Florida without any money in a Hawaiian t-shirt

-Last mission resembles last shootout in the film

-3C Apartment is modelled after Sun Ray apartment

-Tony and Tommy have similar outfits

-Both of them have a short temper and are intelligent

-And much more...

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 10:51 AM


It makes wonder if people who say this have ever seen Scarface. One distinct difference is Tony shows real morals. To be fair Tommy is 1 dimensional, but we can assume he would kill anyone for any reason. Tony only harms those that have it coming to them (he even says that in the movie).

Apart from living in a similar looking mansion and being kingpins they don't share a lot in common. So IMO people who say this don't have a clue what they're talking about.

Agree, except that Tommy isn't exactly heartless either. He was always loyal to his allies and those he helped and never betrayed anyone (except for Diaz, but Diaz was never his friend to begin with and he was responsible for ambushing the drug deal in the beginning, so he doesn't count). I agree with everything else you said. Tommy and Tony may have some similarities, but anyone who calls Tommy a ripoff of Tony Montana has absolutely no idea what the f*ck they're talking about. (I'm talking to you CJ fanboys who bash Tommy)



Actually that wasnt a betrayal, that was revenge.

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 06:48 AM

Until there`s a Scarface game coming out they can shut the f*ck up!

They already did that :p



And yeah, Tommy isn't a rip off of Tony Montana, and the game isn't a rip off either, it was just set in that time period because the 80's was a fun time, and very glamorous, Rockstar clearly just paid tribute to Scarface and Miami Vice since they were pieces of the 80's and very influential, I love Vice City for what it is. 

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 04:41 PM Edited by Deus Ex, 20 May 2015 - 08:09 AM.

Ripoff is such an ugly word. I prefer inspired. 

People work to create something, and sometimes it menages to inspire other people to create something new, it's an endless circle.

Scarface was great movie and Vice City a great game.


As i said, ripoff is an ugly word, GTA VC brought so much to gaming and i spend hours and hours having a lot of fun.


I even developed a terrible fear of deep water thanks to it, but it's ok i guess... 

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 09:59 PM

Um... Its common knowledge that the Tommy character is an inspiration of Tony Montana. I wouldn't say "ripoff", but definitely an inspiration. 

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 10:58 AM Edited by XTad, 20 May 2015 - 10:59 AM.



...To be fair Tommy is 1 dimensional, but we can assume he would kill anyone for any reason. Tony only harms those that have it coming to them (he even says that in the movie)...



I'd say it's exactly the opposite actually...

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