TONY MONTANA -THE OUTFIT
" I AM THE REAL TONY MONTANA "
R.I.P - Tony Montana
11/13/1933 - 4/18/2019
You've seen Casino based off Tony Montana's good friend Tony Spilotro and Michael Spilotro. Tony Montana was investigated for his friends murders but was in prison at the time of the murders for other conspiracy charges. He hoped his good friends had left the country but you know the story they ended up buried in the cornfield.
Tony Montana talks only good about his business partner Tony Spilotro. The real guy who popped the guys eyes out with the vice grip that was redone in the movie casino - Played by Joe Pesci
Tony Montana, said Capone had no choice but to incorporate Giancana after he helped start a rival Chicago syndicate called the 42 Gang ( a gang Tony Montana's older brother was apart of ).
“He was into some things with a bunch of guys, including Milwaukee Phil and the English brothers, and they were robbing and shaking down so many joints that Capone took notice of them,” he said. “They were young and he figured he’d better bring them on board.”
Giancana soon became the new face of U.S. organized crime, leading the criminal infiltration of labor unions, gambling casinos and legitimate businesses, relying more on corrupt politicians and police than on his own thugs.
Early on, Giancana developed a reputation as a killer. During World War II the draft board labeled him “a constitutional psychopath with an inadequate personality.” In a military interview, when asked what he did for a living, Giancana matter-of-factly replied, “I steal.”
Officials sent him home as unfit for service. And they didn’t know half of it, unaware of the illegal mayhem Giancana would eventually inflict.
Years later, in Las Vegas, he bragged about rubbing elbows with Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack as he ran various casinos. He once told an FBI agent: “I own Chicago. I own Miami. I own Las Vegas.”
Michael Green, a historian at UNLV, said Giancana’s power in Sin City was shadowy but very real. “As Woody Allen once said, ‘Organized crime figures saved a lot of money on office space.’”
Giancana was one of the first inductees into the so-called Black Book, a list of undesirables compiled by the Nevada Gambling Commission, and he had an invisible hand in running “almost certainly the Riviera and possibly the Sands,” Green said.
His criminal career included a shadowy relationship with the CIA. In exchange for his help organizing a plot to kill Castro, experts say, agents tapped the hotel room of comedian Dan Rowan, who Giancana suspected was interested in his then-girlfriend, Phyllis McGuire -- the youngest member of the McGuire Sisters -- whom he met in Las Vegas in 1960.
Montana said his job for Giancana was to help set up new bars and restaurants. “He had to make money somewhere legitimately and he couldn’t legally get a liquor license,” he said.
Giancana lived most of his final years in Mexico, on the lam from federal authorities, but was deported back to the U.S. in 1974. Within a year, he was dead. As federal authorities pressured him to open up to a newly formed grand jury, the aging mob boss was shot six times at close range late one night, before he got to enjoy his midnight snack – his end as violent as his life.
Dressed in a sports shirt and slacks, he was found lying face-up in a puddle of blood. His wife was on the second floor of the fortress-like home in Oak Park, and told police she heard nothing.
Experts say mob figures believed Giancana, 67, was planning to talk to federal authorities about their activities. He was set to appear before a Senate committee in Washington a few days later.
Montana then launched into a brief history of which figures “got whacked” and why, including a list of their crimes.
“We all committed crimes,” he said. “If we didn’t, we wouldn’t have anything to talk about.”
Not to be confused with Al Pacino’s character in the movie “Scarface,” the existing Tony Montana is not Cuban, he’s Italian. You see, a lot of confusion about the real organized crime member began some time ago. As it turns out, the original Scarface, created in 1932, was a depiction of Al Capone because he had a scar on his face. It was a film about moonshining during the prohibition era, but the 1983 remake of the film switched the product from alcohol to cocaine. “Al Pacino was not supposed to be Al Capone because he was Cuban,” confirms Tony. “It’s a misleading thing. My name was taken because they liked my name and because I knew all of the players in the movie.” Furthermore, the authentic Tony Montana wants to make it clear that he nor the Chicago Outfit were ever involved in any drug trafficking.
“I am the real Tony Montana, I’m not a generic one. It’s an Italian name, not a Cuban name. Cuban names are Montaña, not Montana,” he declares.
Tony certainly rose to the top. Before the law took him down, he owned between 30 and 40 night clubs, restaurants and clothing stores in Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. He made sure not to intertwine his home life with his work. When Tony was married, his wife only knew that he owned a night club and nothing more. It was a private world. In fact, Tony says Outfit members never entered his home.
One West Magazine phone interview with Tony Montana
One West Magazine full interview with Tony Montana
Tony Montana is also portrayed in the movie "Casino" and whose name Pacino used in "Scarface" 1983
Tony Montana is known as the silent strength, participating in his role without the customary fanfare and notoriety. He laid low for all the other wise guys in the Chicago Outfit. From 15 years of age, he worked with Sam Giancana, Fat Leonard Caifano, Jimmy Allegretti, Joe DiVarco, Joe the Jap -- Eto, Milwaukee Phil, FiFi Buccieri and Tony Spilotro.
The Outfit kept Tony very close to the vest and protected Tony so he could operate in the business world for them. Tony was untarnished and could do their bidding. He is talented and could operate a company as good, if not better, than a business school graduate.