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Hyman Roth (December 28, 1892-March 6, 1959) is a fictional character (based heavily on real-life gangster Meyer Lansky), who plays a pivotal role in the film The Godfather Part II. He was portrayed by Lee Strasberg, a well-respected acting teacher, in one of his few screen roles. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Godfather Part II is a 1974 motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script he co-wrote with Mario Puzo. ... January 20, 1978: Greg talks about his craft during a two-week seminar in Germany. ...

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As of Godfather II, Hyman Roth has long been a friend and associate of the Corleone family, though he is not mentioned in the first film or in the book on which it is based. The Corleone family is a fictional Mafia family of Mario Puzos The Godfather. ...


The character's original name, based on Lansky's birth name of Suchowliński, is thought unsuitable for the Corleone family. Clemenza suggests "Johnny Lips" as his new name, but Vito Corleone feels that the young man should have some say in the choice. When Vito discovers that Hyman greatly admires gambler Arnold Rothstein, he is given the name Hyman Rothstein, which is later shortened to Roth. Though this scene was cut from the theatrical version of the film, the Roth character makes reference to the conversation in another scene, one that takes place much later in his life, in which he tells Michael Corleone, "I've loved baseball ever since Arnold Rothstein fixed the World Series in 1919." Vito Corleone (December 7, 1891 - June 25, 1955), born as Vito Andolini, aka The Godfather or The Don, is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather, as well as Francis Ford Coppolas trilogy of films based on it. ... Arnold Rothstein Arnold Rothstein (January 17, 1882 - November 4, 1928) was a New York businessman and gambler, chiefly famous for his role as a kingpin of organized crime. ... Michael Corleone (December 25, 1920 – December 29, 1997) is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novels, The Godfather and The Sicilian. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The 1919 World Series was played between the Chicago White Sox of the American League and the Cincinnati Reds of the National League. ...


The young Hyman Roth (who, in the theatrical release, can be spotted as the curly-haired young man outside Genco headquarters when the company’s sign is being put into place), was played by John Megna, best known for his portrayal of Dill in the film To Kill a Mockingbird. John Megna (November 9, 1952 - September 5, 1995) was an American actor whose Broadway success at the age of seven in 1960s All the Way Home led to his being cast as Charles Baker Dill Harris, the toothy young summer visitor in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird. ... To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 film directed by Robert Mulligan and based on the novel of the same name by Harper Lee. ...


Roth worked diligently for the Corleone Family during Prohibition, and was a close friend and ally of Moe Greene, a character based on Bugsy Siegel, the "inventor" of Las Vegas. It is also suggested, however, that Vito Corleone never fully trusted Roth. The term Prohibition, also known as Dry Law, refers to a law in a certain country by which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ... Moe Greene is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the first installment of the Godfather trilogy. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


As Part II opens, Roth is based in Miami and lives like a typically quiet, middle-class Jewish man approaching old age — though in reality he is by now a wealthy and very powerful crime boss. His right hand man is the Sicilian Johnny Ola, played by Dominic Chianese. Roth, though in ill health, is about to enter into an extraordinarily profitable business partnership with the corrupt Cuban government, but is thwarted by Fidel Castro’s Communist revolution. At about this time, Roth manipulates Michael's brother Fredo into giving him information he uses to make an attempt on Michael's life. This article is about the city in Florida. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian and Sicilian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,708 km² (9,926 sq. ... Johnny Ola is a fictional character appearing in Francis Ford Coppolas and Mario Puzos film The Godfather Part II. Ola was portrayed by actor Dominic Chianese. ... Dominic Chianese (born February 24, 1931) in Bronx, New York, is an Italian-American actor and performer. ... Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... Federico Fredo Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather. ...


During the last night of Batista's leadership, Michael, who has known that Roth has betrayed him, decides that "Roth would not see the New Year." After ordering the murder of Johnny Ola in the same night, Michael has his bodyguard try to kill Roth. Roth is ill and lying in bed when Michael's bodyguard sneaks in and tries to suffocate Roth with a pillow. Fortunately for Roth, members of the military storm the hospital and kill the bodyguard. General Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar (pronounced ) (January 16, 1901 – August 6, 1973) was the de facto military leader of Cuba from 1933 to 1940, and thus the eminence grise of Cuban politics for that period of time, and the de jure President of Cuba from 1940 to 1944 after...


By the end of the movie, Roth publicly states that he wishes to retire and live the twilight of his life in Israel — which is a sign that he gives up the feud against the Corleones. But Michael is not satisfied yet. As Roth returns from Israel, having had his request to live there as a returned Jew rejected, he arrives at the airport and prepares to be taken into Federal custody in the US. However, he is assassinated by Corleone caporegime Rocco Lampone, posing as a reporter, who is in turn shot by police as he attempts to flee the scene. The camera shot of Roth's last moments of life is based on a photograph of Meyer Lansky taken in his old age. The staging of his assassination also appears to have been based on Jack Ruby's assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald, including Rocco's posing as a reporter. Rocco Lampone is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the first two installments of the Godfather trilogy. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the song Jack Ruby by Camper Van Beethoven, see Key Lime Pie. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Lee Harvey Oswald diary Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was, according to four United States government investigations, responsible for the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. ...

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The GodfatherThe Godfather Part IIThe Godfather Part IIIThe Godfather Saga The Godfather is a three-time Academy Award-winning 1972 crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Mario Puzo — Puzo and Coppola collaborated on the screenplay. ... The Godfather Part II is a 1974 motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script he co-wrote with Mario Puzo. ... The Godfather Part III (1990) is the third and final film in the Godfather trilogy written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. ... The Godfather Saga is a made for TV movie that combines The Godfather Part I and The Godfather Part II into one movie playing in chronological order. ...

Novels

The Godfather (novel)The SicilianThe Godfather ReturnsThe Godfather's Revenge The Godfather is a novel written by American author Mario Puzo and which was originally published in 1969 by G. P. Putnams Sons. ... The Sicilian is a novel written by American author Mario Puzo and published in 1984 by Random House Publishing Group (ISBN 0-671-43564-7). ... The Godfather Returns is a novel written by author Mark Winegardner, published in 2004. ... The Godfathers Revenge is a novel written by author Mark Winegardner. ...

Corleone family The Corleone family is a fictional Mafia family of Mario Puzos The Godfather. ...

Vito CorleoneCarmella CorleoneTom HagenSonny CorleoneFredo CorleoneMichael CorleoneConnie Corleone-Rizzi • Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone • Kay AdamsAnthony CorleoneMary Corleone • Vinnie Mancini-Corleone • Vito Corleone (December 7, 1891 - June 25, 1955), born as Vito Andolini, aka The Godfather or The Don, is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather, as well as Francis Ford Coppolas trilogy of films based on it. ... Carmella Mama Corleone (born December 8, 1900-.1959) is a fictional character in Mario Puzos The Godfather. ... Thomas Tom Hagen (1917-1964) is a fictional character in the Godfather books and films. ... Santino Sonny Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and its 1972 film adaptation. ... Federico Fredo Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather. ... Michael Corleone (December 25, 1920 – December 29, 1997) is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novels, The Godfather and The Sicilian. ... Constanzia Connie Corleone-Rizzi (born December 25, 1920) And died on June 7 2000 is a fictional character from The Godfather by Mario Puzo. ... Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos The Godfather saga. ... Kay Adams in the final shot of The Godfather. ... Anthony Vito Corleone is the fictional son of Don Michael Corleone and Kay Adams and grandson of Vito Corleone in the Godfather trilogy of films. ... Sofia Coppola as Mary Corleone Mary Corleone is a fictional character in the Godfather saga, portrayed by Sofia Coppola. ... Vincent Vinnie Mancini-Corleone became the succeeding Don and head of the fictional Corleone mafia family in the film, The Godfather Part III. Bio Spoiler warning: Vincent was born the illegitimate son of Sonny Corleone and Lucy Mancini (Connies bridesmade, seen in The Godfather Part I) in 1948. ...

Other families

Emilio BarziniOttilio CuneoAnthony StracciBruno TattagliaPhilip TattagliaCarlo TramontiVincent ForlenzaLouie RussoJoe ZaluchiFrankie FalconeTony MolinariSam DragoPaulie FortunatoOzzie AltobelloRico Tattaglia Don Emilio Barzini is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the film based on it. ... Don Ottilio Cuneo is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather. ... Don Anthony Stracci (1894-1955) (Black Tony) is a fictional character appearing in the film The Godfather. ... Bruno Tattaglia is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the first installment of the Godfather trilogy. ... Philip Tattaglia is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the first installment of the Godfather trilogy. ... Carlo Tramonti (1885-1968) (the Whale) was the Don of the New Orleans syndicate from 1931 to 1968. ... Vincent Forleza (1890-1961) (the Jew) was the Don of the Cleveland syndicate from 1931 to 1961. ... Luigi Louie Russo (the Face) was the Don of the Chicago outfit from 1955 to 1961. ... Guissepe Joe Zaluchi (Joe Z) is the Don of the Detroit syndicate. ... Francis Frank Falcone (1883-1955) was the Don of the Las Angeles syndicate and features a prominent role in the novels, The Godfather and The Godfather Returns. ... Anthony Tony Molinari (1881-1955) was the don of the San Francisco syndicate and features a prominant role in the novels The Godfather and The Godfather Returns. ... Salvatore Drago (born 1917) (Slent Sam) is the current don of Tampa, Florida. ... Paul Fortunato (1910- ) (Fat Paulie) is a major charector in the novels The Godfather Returns and The Godfathers Revenge. ... Don Osvaldo Ozzie Altobello is a fictional character in The Godfather: Part III, portrayed by Eli Wallach. ... Rico Tattaglia (1895-1961) was the Don of the Tattaglia Family from 1955 to 1961. ...

Other characters

Luca BrasiDon CiccioPete ClemenzaDon FanucciJohnny FontaneSenator Pat GearyArchbishop GildayMoe GreeneFrederick KeinszigCardinal LambertoRocco LamponeLucy ManciniAl NeriJohnny OlaFrank PentangeliHyman RothCarlo RizziVirgil SollozzoSal TessioDon TommasinoJack WoltzJoey ZasaPaulie GattoNick GeraciEddie ParadiseTommy NeriJames SheaRitchie NobilioJoe LucadelloMomo BaroneSal NarducciCarmine MarinoDanny SheaBilly Van ArsdaleMickey SheaBud Payton Luca Brasi(1906-1945) is a character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather, as well as its 1972 film adaptation (portrayed by Lenny Montana). ... Don Ciccio (1837-1925) is a fictional mafia Don in the The Godfather Part II. He was portrayed by the actor Giuseppe Sillato who has only appeared in three movies to date. ... Peter Fat Clemenza (1895-1958) is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and two of the three films based on it. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Johnny Fontane is a character from The Godfather series of movies and books. ... Pat Geary is a character portrayed by G.D. Spradlin, in The Godfather, Part II. He is a corrupt Democratic U.S. senator from Nevada. ... Archbishop Gilday is a fictional character in The Godfather Part III. He is portrayed by Donal Donnelly. ... Moe Greene is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the first installment of the Godfather trilogy. ... Frederick Keinszig is a fictional character appearing in The Godfather Part III. He was portrayed by Austrian actor Helmut Berger. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... Rocco Lampone is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the first two installments of the Godfather trilogy. ... Lucy Mancini is a fictional character in Mario Puzos The Godfather. ... Albert Al Neri(1916-1990) is a character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the three films based on it. ... Johnny Ola is a fictional character appearing in Francis Ford Coppolas and Mario Puzos film The Godfather Part II. Ola was portrayed by actor Dominic Chianese. ... Frank Pentangeli (Frankie Five Angels) is a fictional character from the novel and film The Godfather Part II. In the film, he was portrayed by Michael V. Gazzo, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance. ... Carlo Rizzi is a fictional a character in Mario Puzos The Godfather. ... Virgil The Turk Sollozzo is a fictional character in Mario Puzos The Godfather. ... As Don Vito Corleone rose to prominence in the Mafia underworld, Tessio and Clemenza rose with him, eventually settling into the capo role. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jack Woltz is a fictional character from the novel The Godfather and the 1972 film adaptation. ... Joey Zasa is a fictional character appearing in the The Godfather, Part III. He was portrayed by Joe Mantegna. ... Paulie Gatto (1910-1945) is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the first part of The Godfather film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. ... Fausto Dominic Nick Geraci Jnr (informally known as Nick Geraci) is a central character in the Mark Winegardner novels The Godfather Returns and The Godfathers Revenge. ... Edward Eddie Paradise (the Turtle ) was a Corleone Soldato under Nick Geraci in the novels The Godfather Returns and The Godfathers Revenge. ... Thomas Tommy Neri (Tommy Scootch) was a soldato in the Corleone family and was a prominaent figure in the novels The Godfather, The Godfather Returns, and The Godfathers Revenge. ... James Kavanaugh Jimmy Shea (1919-1964) is the fictional president of the 1960 Presidential Election. ... Richard Nobilio (Ritchie-Two-Guns) is a Corleone soldato who has a pivitol role in the novels The Godfather Returns and The Godfathers Revenge. ... Joeseph P. Lucadello (AKA Ike Rosen) was a C.I.A agent in the novels, The Godfather Returns and The Godfathers Revenge. ... Cosimo Momo Barone (Momo the Roach) is a soldato in the novels The Godfather Returns and The Godfathers Revenge. ... Salvatore Sal Narducci (1887-1959) (Laughing Sal) is the scheming Consigliere to Vincent Forlenza and is a prominant figure in the novel, The Godfather Returns. ... Carmine Marino (1941-1963) was a third cousin to the Bochichioo family and played a prominant role in the novel, The Godfather Returns. ... Daniel Brandon Danny Shea (1921-1968) is the fictional Attorney General from 1960 to 1964 in the novels The Godfather Returns and The Godfathers Revenge. ... William Brester Billy Van Arsdale III (1935-1962) is the husband of Francesca Corleone in the novel, The Godfather Returns. ... Michael Corbatt Mickey Shea (1890-1961) is a fictional bootlegger and father of president James Shea and attorney general Danny Shea. ... Ambrose Bud Payton is a fictional charector appearing in the novel, The Godfathers Revenge. ...

Music

The Godfather (soundtrack)The Godfather Part II (soundtrack)The Godfather Part III (soundtrack)Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather)Promise Me You'll Remember (Love Theme from The Godfather Part III) The Godfather is the soundtrack from the movie of the same name, released in 1972 by Columbia, USA and in 1991 on compact disc by MCA. Unless noted, the songs were perfomed and composed by Nino Rota. ... The Godfather Part II is the soundtrack from the movie of the same name, released in 1974 by MCA. Tracks Main Title/The Immigrant 3:27 New Carpet 2:00 Kay 3:00 Evry Time I Look in Your Eyes/After the Party 2:35 Vito and Abbandando 2... The Godfather Part III is the soundtrack from the movie of the same name, released in 1990 by Columbia, USA. // Tracks Main Title (Nino Rota) – 00:41 The Godfather Waltz (Rota) – 01:10 Marcia Religioso (Carmine Coppola, Rota) – 02:51 Michaels Letter (Coppola, Rota) – 01:08 The Immigrant/Love... Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather) is a song written for The Godfather (1972), the first film in the Godfather trilogy. ... Promise Me Youll Remember (Love Theme From The Godfather Part III) is a song written for The Godfather Part III (1990), the third film in the Godfather trilogy. ...

Related

Mario PuzoFrancis Ford Coppola • Albert Ruddy • Nino RotaCrime filmOrganized crimeMafiaLa Cosa NostraFive FamiliesSicilyCorleoneThe Godfather: The GameMark Winegardner Mario Gianluigi Puzo (October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author known for his novels about the Mafia, especially The Godfather (1969). ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Albert S. Ruddy (born March 28, 1930) is a Canadian filmmaker. ... Nino Rota (December 3, 1911 – April 10, 1979) was an Italian composer best known for his work on film scores, notably The Godfather series and the films of Federico Fellini. ... A crime film, in its most general sense, is a film that deals with crime, criminal justice and the darker side of human nature. ... Organized crime or criminal organizations are groups or operations run by criminals, most commonly for the purpose of generating a monetary profit. ... The Mafia (also referred to as Cosa Nostra or the Mob), is a criminal secret society which first developed in the mid-19th century in Sicily. ... Charles Lucky Luciano, one of the most famous American bosses (La) Cosa Nostra (our thing or this thing of ours in Italian) is a worldwide alliance of criminals, linked through both familial and conspiratorial ties, that is dedicated to pursuing crime and protecting its members. ... The Five Families are the major crime families of the Italian-American Mafia based in New York City which have dominated traditional organized crime in New York. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian and Sicilian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,708 km² (9,926 sq. ... Corleone is a small town of approximately 12,000 inhabitants in the province of Palermo in Sicily, Italy. ... Image:Mark Winegardner - photo by Michael Belk. ...


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