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In Scarface, Tony Montana's Miami Was Mostly Filmed in LA

A key location in Miami movie history was just sold late last month, though it wasn't on Ocean Drive, Calle Ocho, or any of the city's iconic streets. It was in California, near Santa Barbara. The palatial estate from Scarface, which served as the backdrop for Tony Montana's famous headfirst dive into a pile of cocaine and his "say hello to my little friend"-shouting last stand, sold for $12.26 million, roughly a third of its asking price. Despite the movie's place in Florida and hip-hop lore, faux Miami locations are actually the rule, not the exception.

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