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Encyclopedia > Rocco Lampone

Rocco Lampone is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and the first two installments of the Godfather trilogy. He was played by actor Tom Rosqui. Mario Puzo Mario Puzo (October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author known for his fictional books about the Mafia. ... The Godfather is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name, written by Mario Puzo, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. ...


Lampone begins in Peter Clemenza's regime and "makes his bones" assassinating the treacherous Paulie Gatto in The Godfather. He subsequently becomes caporegime to Michael Corleone after the family's relocation to Nevada, and arranges security for the Lake Tahoe compound, but is unfortunately unable to prevent the attempted assassination of Michael at the hands of two mobsters hired by mob rival Hyman Roth and allowed in by fellow conspirator Fredo Corleone. When the time comes to take revenge on Roth, it is Rocco who opines that assassinating him would be "difficult, not impossible", and is personally entrusted with the hit. Disguised as a reporter, Rocco successfully approaches Roth at Miami Airport and shoots him, but despite the ensuing panic and confusion, he is in turn shot by a police officer while fleeing the scene. Peter Clemenza is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and two of the three films based on it. ... The Godfather is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name, written by Mario Puzo, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. ... Michael Corleone, as portrayed by Al Pacino (right) with his fathers consigliere Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) in The Godfather. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Carson City Las Vegas Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 7th 110,567 sq mi  286,367 km² 322 miles  519 km 490 miles  788 km 0. ... Lake Tahoe Emerald Bay State Park Lake Tahoe is a freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada, on the border between California and Nevada, near Carson City. ... Hyman Roth 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 very first screen roles. ... In Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and its 1972 movie adaptation, Fredo Corleone is the middle brother to older brother Sonny Corleone and younger brother Michael Corleone. ...

The Godfather
Films
The Godfather (1972) | The Godfather Part II (1974) | The Godfather Part III (1990) | The Godfather Saga
Novels
The Godfather | The Sicilian | The Godfather Returns | The Godfather's Revenge
Soundtracks
The Godfather | The Godfather Part II | The Godfather Part III
Video Games
The Godfather: The Game
Corleone Family
Vito Corleone | Carmella Corleone | Tom Hagen | Sonny Corleone | Fredo Corleone | Michael Corleone
Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone | Kay Adams | Anthony Corleone | Mary Corleone | Vinnie Mancini-Corleone
Members of Other Families
Emilio Barzini | Ottilio Cuneo | Victor Stracci | Bruno Tattaglia | Philip Tattaglia
Other Characters
Genco Abbandando | Don Altobello | Luca Brasi | Pete Clemenza | Don Fanucci | Johnny Fontane | Moe Greene | Lucy Mancini | Rocco Lampone
Captain McCluskey | Al Neri | Frank Pentangeli | Hyman Roth | Carlo Rizzi | Virgil Sollozzo | Sal Tessio | Don Tommasino | Jack Woltz | Joey Zasa
Related Articles
Mario Puzo | Francis Ford Coppola | Albert S. Ruddy | Nino Rota | Gangster film | Crime | The Mafia | Five Families | Sicily | Corleone

 
 

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