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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. Some have suggested that the character is based on Patrick A. McCarran, who represented Nevada in the U.S. Senate from 1933 to 1954 or Arizona's Barry Goldwater. Nevada's two U.S. Senators at the time of Godfather II were Alan H. Bible (D-NV), and Howard W. Cannon (D-NV). Bible, Cannon and Nevada Governor Grant Sawyer were friendly with the Teamsters in Las Vegas, William Harrah, Harvey Gross, The Smith Family of Reno's Harold's Club, Howard Hughes and brothel owner Joe Conforte. Greenwald Donald Spradlin (born August 31, 1920 in Daylight Township, Garvin County, Oklahoma, USA) is an American character actor. ... Al Pacino as Don Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II The Godfather, Part II is the 1974 sequel to The Godfather. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Pat McCarran Patrick Anthony McCarran (August 8, 1876 – September 28, 1954) was a Nevada senator for 22 years and noted for his strong anti-Communist stance. ... Barry Morris Goldwater (January 1, 1909 – May 29, 1998[1]) was a five-term United States Senator from Arizona (1953–1965, 1969–87) and the Republican Partys nominee for President in the 1964 election. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Alan Harvey Bible (November 20, 1909 _ September 12, 1988) was a United States politician who served as a Democratic Senator from Nevada. ... Howard Walter Cannon (January 26, 1912–March 5, 2002) was an American politician. ... Frank Grant Sawyer (December 14, 1918 - February 19, 1996) was a Governor of Nevada. ... Harrah may refer to: Harrah, Oklahoma Harrah, Washington This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. ...

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At the beginning of the movie, set in 1958, Geary and his wife (played by Patricia Kilbourn Walton) attend the First Holy Communion party of the son of Michael Corleone, the head of the Corleone crime family, who has moved his base of operations to Nevada in order to begin easing his way out of crime. Geary publicly accepts a contribution in the name of Vito Corleone intended as a donation for the local public university. While speaking before the large gathering, Geary slaughters the pronunciation of Vito's name, saying VI-TOE [vaɪ toʊ kɒɹ li 'ɑn] (to rhyme with "Right, Ho, for Dion"), and misnames Michael Corleone's wife Kay as Pat. Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The First Communion (First Holy Communion) is a Roman Catholic ceremony. ... Michael Corleone, as portrayed by Al Pacino (right) with his fathers consigliere Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) in The Godfather. ... Vito Corleone (December 7, 1891 - June 25, 1955) (Born: Vito Andolini), aka The Godfather, is the fictional head of one of the five New York Mafia families (the Corleone family, the others being Stracci, Barzini, Cuneo and Tattaglia) in Mario Puzos novel, The Godfather and its 1972 film adaptation. ...


After the public ceremony, Geary met with Michael in his office. The Corleone family had obtained control of several casinos in Nevada. However, with respect to one of the casinos, Corleone was having trouble obtaining a gambling license from the state authorities. Geary offered to help Michael obtain the license in exchange for a substantial bribe. Michael asked Geary why he should pay so much money when the license fee is only $20,000. Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas The Las Vegas Strip has one of the worlds highest concentrations of casino resort hotels. ...


At that point, Geary launched into a vindictive attack on Michael, the Corleone family, and Italian-Americans in general, calling them "greasy-haired" and "dirty." He said he despises Michael and all he stands for and that he "intend[s] to squeeze" the Corleone family for all he can get. He also demonstrated that he is capable of pronouncing the "Corleone" name reasonably well in the Italian manner, even adding a trill to the R ([kor li 'o ne]), in contrast with his previous public performance. He gave Michael a day to respond to his offer. Logo of Sons of Italy, which is the largest Italian American fraternal organization in the United States. ...


As Geary headed for the door, Michael offered his response: Geary will obtain the gambling license for the Corleones for free, with no bribe. Indeed, Michael expects Geary to pay the $20,000 licensing fee out of his own pocket. Geary laughs and leaves, Mr. Core-lee-own-E. Bribery is a crime implying a sum or gift given alters the behaviour of the person in ways not consistent with the duties of that person. ...


Some time later, Geary was spending the night with a prostitute in a brothel run by Fredo, Michael's brother. Geary had suffered from an alcoholic blackout, and he awoke in a bed covered in blood next to the woman, who is dead. The dead prostitute wrists are handcuffed; her legs spread wide. Geary had no memory of what happened, and was frantic with horror and worry. Tom Hagen arrived on the scene and promised Geary that since the woman has no family, the matter can be safely covered up. It is implied that the Corleones have engineered this situation, perhaps through drugging the senator. Michael's capo Al Neri is seen in the bathroom wiping his hands with a towel indicating that it was he that murdered the prostitute. Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) for cash or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. ... Federico Fredo Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather. ... King Alcohol and his Prime Minister circa 1820 Alcoholism is the consumption of or preoccupation with alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the alcoholics normal personal, family, social, or work life. ... Thomas Tom Hagen (November 30, 1916-1972) is a fictional character in the Godfather books and films. ... Al Neri is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the three films based on it. ...


Subsequently, it appears that the Corleone's help with the incident at the hotel swayed Geary to the family's side. When Michael goes to Havana to meet with Hyman Roth and other crime bosses, Geary is in the group, accompanying them to a live sex show. Havana (Spanish (IPA pronunciation: ) in full: Ciudad de La Habana, formerly named San Cristóbal de La Habana; UN/LOCODE: CU HAV) is the capital of Cuba. ... Hyman Roth (born 1879) 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. ... A sex show is a form of pornographic performance, where the customers pay to see live persons in the nude or perform sexual activity. ...


Later in the movie, when a U.S. Senate committee is investigating organized crime and subpoenas Michael and others to answer to charges of criminal activity, Geary spoke in defense of Italian-Americans, deploring the stereotyping of them as criminals. It has been suggested that Criminal organization be merged into this article or section. ... A subpoena is a writ commanding a person to appear under penalty (from Latin). ... For the term used in its original printing sense, see etymology below. ...


The Godfather

Films The Godfather is a 1972 crime film directed and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola based on the the novel of the same name authored by the screenplays co-writer Mario Puzo. ...

The GodfatherThe Godfather Part IIThe Godfather Part IIIThe Godfather Saga The Godfather is a 1972 crime film directed and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola based on the the novel of the same name authored by the screenplays co-writer Mario Puzo. ... 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 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: Vito Andolini), aka The Godfather, is the fictional head of one of the five New York Mafia families (the Corleone family, the others being Stracci, Barzini, Cuneo and Tattaglia) in Mario Puzos novel, The Godfather and its 1972 film adaptation. ... Carmella Mama Corleone (born December 8, 1900-.1959) is a fictional character in Mario Puzos The Godfather. ... Thomas Tom Hagen (November 30, 1916-1972) 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, as portrayed by Al Pacino (right) with his fathers consigliere Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) in The Godfather. ... 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 CuneoVictor StracciBruno TattagliaPhilip 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 Victor Stracci is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the first installment of the Godfather trilogy. ... 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. ...

Other characters

Don AltobelloLuca BrasiDon CiccioPete ClemenzaDon FanucciJohnny FontaneSenator Pat GearyArchbishop GildayMoe GreeneFrederick KeinszigCardinal LambertoRocco LamponeLucy ManciniAl NeriJohnny OlaFrank PentangeliHyman RothCarlo RizziVirgil SollozzoSal TessioDon TommasinoJack WoltzJoey Zasa Don Altobello (played in The Godfather: Part III by Eli Wallach) was an aging former gangster that attended the party hosted by Michael Corleone, and donated one million dollars so he could be a part of the Vito Corleone Foundation. ... Luca Brasi is a character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather, as well as its 1972 film adaptation (portrayed by Lenny Montana). ... Don Francesco Ciccio is a fictional mafia Don in the The Godfather Part II. Don Ciccio ruled over the small Sicilian city of Corleone, the birthplace of Vito Andolini, who would later grow up to be the great Don Corleone. ... 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. ... 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. ... Al Neri is a fictional 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. ... Hyman Roth (born 1879) 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. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... 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 played by Joe Mantegna. ...

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Mario PuzoFrancis Ford Coppola • Albert Ruddy • Nino RotaCrime filmOrganized crimeMafiaLa Cosa NostraFive FamiliesSicilyCorleoneThe Godfather (soundtrack)The Godfather Part II (soundtrack)The Godfather Part III (soundtrack)The Godfather: The Game Mario Puzo Mario Gianluigi Puzo (October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author known for his fictional books about the Mafia. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Criminal organization be merged into this article or section. ... The Sicilian Mafia (also referred to simply as the Mafia or Cosa Nostra), is a criminal secret society of men 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, Latin, Sicilian and Spanish, Σικελία in Greek, Sqallija Maltese) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,700 km² and 5 million inhabitants. ... Corleone is a small town of approximately 12,000 inhabitants in the province of Palermo in Sicily, Italy. ... 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...


 
 

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