'Say Hello To My Little Friend' Quote From 'Scarface' (1983), With Photos, Context 

By | May 13, 2020

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Source: IMDB

When Al Pacino as Tony Montana says "Say hello to my little friend" toward the end of Scarface (1983), you can bet he's not introducing a personal acquaintance. No, he screams this famous movie line as an army of enemies have infiltrated his stronghold and are closing in to kill him. The "little friend" is an AR-15 assault rifle equipped with a grenade launcher. Tony knows he will not survive this battle -- and it's apparent to the audience as well -- but the brutal drug lord is going to take as many of his enemies out as he can. That's Tony Montana's style. He is a fighter who'd rather die in a hail of bullets than surrender.

What Is The Little Friend Anyway?

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Source: julienslive.com

When the "little friend" went up for auction in 2015, Darren Julien of Julien's Auctions described it as "a non-firing prop M203 grenade launcher mounted to a non-firing prop M-16 military style assault rifle." That's a little inaccurate; while the grenade launcher was initially attached to an M-16A1, cinematographer John Alonzo decided that the AR-15 would be easier to film. The weapon appeared in other films, most notably the 1987 action hit Predator, in which Arnold Schwarzenegger wields it against a deadly alien enemy. In both movies, the weapon fired live rounds, but the practice of using live rounds in filming was banned following the 1993 on-set death of Brandon Lee.

The winning bidder paid $54,000 for the gun.