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Scarface Movie Analysis Abnormal Psych.

  • Submitted by: BBeech
  • on May 3, 2012
  • Category: Psychology
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Abnormal Psychology
A Movie Analysis on Scarface
A great movie to see that shows Abnormal Psychology is Scarface, released in 1983.   The main character of the movie is Al Pacino as Tony Montana. Tony Montana a ruthlessly violent Cuban refugee arrives in Miami, Florida during the 1980 Mariel boatlift. He and his best friend, Manny Ribera (Steven Bauer), are sent to a refugee camp, but wealthy drug dealer Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia) arranges for them to obtain green cards in return for the assassination of a former Cuban government official. Tony Montana becomes a drug cartel kingpin during the cocaine boom of the 1980s. Tony, having consolidated power, takes over Frank's empire, marries Michelle Pfeiffer as (Elvira hankcock), and becomes incredibly wealthy, with Manny as his second-in-command.   Tony is eventually charged with money laundering and tax evasion after police stage a sting operation in his house. Tony Montana business goes wrong with Alejandro Sosa (The head man) which causes major trouble eventually ending his life.
The character in the movie with the DSM-IV-TR diagnoses is Tony Montana. Montana is Latino male, who is in his late twenties early thirties. Tony was a man that was involved in criminal activities his mother knew about and did not support it at all. He also had a younger sister, Gina (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), of whom he is fiercely protective. Tony Montana was a person of criminal business always involve in some type of activity.

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition text revision (DSM-IV TR) the primary psychological disorder expose by Tony Montana is Substance-Related Disorders. This disorder is relating to consumptions of drug and other chemical substance (David H. Barlow, V. Mark Durand 2009). Tony Montana would be diagnosed with substance-use Disorder because the use of “Illegal substance” cocaine and “Legal Substance” Alcohol (David H. Barlow, V. Mark Durand 2009)....

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