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Encyclopedia > The Godfather Part II
The Godfather Part 2

original movie poster
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Produced by Francis Ford Coppola
Gray Frederickson
Fred Roos
Written by Mario Puzo
Francis Ford Coppola
Starring Al Pacino
Robert Duvall
Diane Keaton
Robert De Niro
John Cazale
Talia Shire
Lee Strasberg
Music by Nino Rota
Carmine Coppola
Editing by Richard Marks
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) United States:
December 12, 1974 (première)
Running time 200 min.
Language English
Sicilian
Budget $13,000,000 (est.)
Preceded by The Godfather
Followed by The Godfather Part III
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

The Godfather Part II is a 1974 Academy Award-winning motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script co-written with Mario Puzo. The film is both a sequel and a prequel to The Godfather, chronicling the story of the Corleone family following the events of the first film while also depicting the rise to power of the young Vito Corleone. The film stars Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire, and Lee Strasberg. Image File history File links Godfather_part_ii. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Fred Roos (May 22, 1934, Santa Monica, California) is a noted American film producer. ... 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. ... Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy, Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA, Emmy, and SAG award winning American actor who is best known for playing the roles of Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy . ... Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an Academy Award-, two-time Emmy Award-, and four-time Golden Globe Award-winning American film actor and director. ... Diane Keaton (née Hall; January 5, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress, director and producer. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... John Frank Charles Cazale (August 12, 1935 – March 12, 1978) was a distinguished Golden Globe Award nominated American film and stage actor whose brief career spanned several acclaimed films of the 1970s. ... Talia Shire (born April 25, 1946), is a two-time Academy-Award nominated American actress. ... Lee Strasberg (November 17, 1901 – February 17, 1982) was an American director, actor, producer, and acting teacher. ... 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. ... Carmine Coppola Carmine Coppola (born June 11, 1910 in New York City, died April 26, 1991 in Northridge, CA) was a composer, editor, musical director, and songwriter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Sicilian (, Italian: ) is a Romance language. ... This article is about the 1972 film. ... 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. ... See also: 1973 in film 1974 1975 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Blazing Saddles is released in USA May 1 - George Lucas creates the first draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Mario Gianluigi Puzo (October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author known for his novels about the Mafia, especially The Godfather (1969). ... For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ... A prequel is a work that portrays events which include the structure, conventions, and/or characters of a previously completed narrative, but occur at an earlier time. ... This article is about the 1972 film. ... Vito Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather, as well as Francis Ford Coppolas trilogy of films based on it. ... Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy, Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA, Emmy, and SAG award winning American actor who is best known for playing the roles of Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy . ... Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an Academy Award-, two-time Emmy Award-, and four-time Golden Globe Award-winning American film actor and director. ... Diane Keaton (née Hall; January 5, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress, director and producer. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... John Frank Charles Cazale (August 12, 1935 – March 12, 1978) was a distinguished Golden Globe Award nominated American film and stage actor whose brief career spanned several acclaimed films of the 1970s. ... Talia Shire (born April 25, 1946), is a two-time Academy-Award nominated American actress. ... Lee Strasberg (November 17, 1901 – February 17, 1982) was an American director, actor, producer, and acting teacher. ...


It is ranked as the third best movie of all time by the Internet Movie Database, with the movie's predecessor, The Godfather, ranked as #1, and the American Film Institute lists it as #32.[1][2] The Godfather Part II is considered by many as the greatest sequel of all-time, being nominated for 11 Academy Awards and winning 6, including the Best Picture Award[3] and the Best Supporting Actor Award on Robert De Niro's behalf. It is considered by some critics to be better than the original. The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ...


The Godfather Part II has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ...

Contents

Plot

The Godfather Part II presents two parallel storylines. One involves Mafia chief Michael Corleone following the events of the first movie; the other is a series of flashbacks following his father, Vito Corleone, from his childhood in Sicily (1901) to his founding of the criminal Corleone Family in New York City while still a young man (19171925). Michael Corleone is a fictional character and protagonist in Mario Puzos novels, The Godfather and The Sicilian. ... This article is about the 1972 film. ... In literature, film, television and other media, a flashback (also called analepsis) is an interjected scene that takes the narrative back in time from the current point the story has reached. ... Vito Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather, as well as Francis Ford Coppolas trilogy of films based on it. ... Sicily ( 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. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Corleone family is a fictional Mafia family of Mario Puzos The Godfather. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The film begins in 1901, in the town of Corleone in Sicily, at the funeral procession for young Vito's father, Antonio Andolini, who has been ordered killed by the local Mafia chieftain, Don Ciccio. During the procession, Vito's older brother Paolo is also murdered because he swore revenge on the Don. Vito's mother goes to Ciccio to beg him to let young Vito live. When he refuses, she holds a knife to his throat, sacrificing herself to allow Vito to escape, and Ciccio's gunmen shoot her. They scour the town for Vito, warning the sleeping townsfolk that they will regret harboring the boy. With the aid of a few of the townspeople, Vito finds his way by ship to New York. Arriving at Ellis Island, an immigration agent, mishearing Vito's hometown of Corleone as his surname, registers him as "Vito Corleone".

The film then moves into the late 1950s, to a scene similar to the opening of the first film, where Michael Corleone, Godfather of the Corleone Family, deals with various business and family problems at his Lake Tahoe, Nevada compound during an elaborate party celebrating his son's First Communion. He meets with Nevada Senator Pat Geary, who despises the Corleones, but has shown up with his wife to accept a large endowment to the state university. Senator Geary demands a grossly exaggerated price for a new gaming license and a monthly payment of 5% of the gross profits from all of the Corleone Family's Nevada gaming interests, to which Michael responds with a counter-offer of "nothing". Corleone is a small town of approximately 12,000 inhabitants in the province of Palermo in Sicily, Italy. ... Sicily ( 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. ... This article is about the criminal society. ... 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. ... Ellis Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor, was at one time the main entry facility for immigrants entering the United States from January 1, 1892 until November 12, 1954. ... This article is about the lake in California/Nevada. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... The First Communion (First Holy Communion) is a Roman Catholic ceremony. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... 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. ...


Michael also deals with his sister Connie, who, although recently divorced, is planning to marry a man with no obvious means of support, whom Michael disapproves of. He also talks with Johnny Ola, the right hand man of Jewish gangster Hyman Roth, who is supporting Michael's move into the gambling industry. Finally, Michael meets with Frank "Five Angels" Pentangeli, who took over Corleone caporegime Peter Clemenza's territory after his death, and now has problems with the Rosato Brothers, who are backed by Roth. Michael refuses to allow Pentangeli to kill the Rosatos, due to his desire to prevent interruption of his business with Roth. Pentangeli leaves abruptly, after telling Michael "your father did business with Hyman Roth, your father respected Hyman Roth, but your father never trusted Hyman Roth." Constanzia Connie Corleone Rizzi (1927–2001) is a fictional character from The Godfather by Mario Puzo. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... A caporegime (sometimes shortened to capo) is a term used in the Mafia for a high ranking member of a crime family who heads a crew (or group) of soldiers. ... Peter Clemenza is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and two of the three films based on it. ...


Later that night, an assassination attempt is made on Michael, which he survives when his wife Kay notices the bedroom window drapes are inexplicably open. Afterwards, Michael tells Tom Hagen that the hit was made with the help of someone close, and that he must leave, entrusting Hagen to protect his family. For similar names, see Kaye Adams (disambiguation) Kay Adams Corleone (1924-2005) is a fictional character in Mario Puzos The Godfather. ... Thomas Tom Feargal Hagen is a fictional character in the Godfather books and films. ...

In 1917, the 25-year-old Vito Corleone works in a New York grocery store with his close friend Genco Abbandando. The neighborhood is controlled by a blackhander, Don Fanucci, who extorts protection payments from local businesses. One night, Vito's neighbor Clemenza asks him to hide a stash of guns for him, and later, to repay the favor, takes him to a fancy apartment where they commit their first crime together, stealing an expensive rug.

Michael meets with Hyman Roth in his home near Miami, tells Roth that he believes Frank Pentangeli was responsible for the assassination attempt, and that Pentangeli will pay for it. Traveling to Brooklyn, Michael lets Pentangeli know that Roth was actually behind it, and that Michael has a plan to deal with Roth, but needs Frankie to cooperate with the Rosato Brothers in order to put Roth off guard. When Pentangeli goes to meet with the Rosatos, he is told "Michael Corleone says hello", as he is garrotted; but the attempted murder is accidentally interrupted by a policeman. Pentangeli is left for dead, and his bodyguard, Willi Cicci, is wounded by gunfire. 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Genco Abbandando(1879-1945) is a character that appears in Mario Puzos novel, The Godfather. ... Black Hand was a type of extortion racket. ... Massimo Fanucci(1866-1921) is a fictional character appearing in The Godfather Part II. He is portrayed by Gastone Moschin. ... Extortion is a criminal offense, which occurs when a person obtains money, behaviour, or other goods and/or services from another by wrongfully threatening or inflicting harm to this person, reputation, or property. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... A garrote (alternative spellings include garotte and garrotte) is a handheld weapon, most often referring to a ligature of chain, rope, or wire used to strangle someone to death. ...


In Nevada, Tom Hagen is called to a brothel run by Fredo, where Senator Geary is implicated in the death of a prostitute. Tom offers to take care of the problem in return for "friendship" between the Senator and the Corleone Family. It is implied that the entire event was staged by the Corleone Family in order to gain leverage with Geary and force his cooperation. A brothel, also known as a bordello or whorehouse, is an establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution, providing the prostitutes a place to meet and to have sex with the clients. ... Frederico Fredo Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather. ...


Meanwhile, Michael meets Roth in Havana, Cuba at the time when dictator Fulgencio Batista is soliciting American investment, and guerrillas are trying to bring down the government. At a birthday party for Roth, Michael mentions that there is a possibility that the rebels might win, making their business dealings in Cuba problematic. The comment prompts Roth to remark, privately, that Michael has not delivered the two million dollars to seal their partnership. This article is about the capital of Cuba. ... General Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar (pronounced ; January 16, 1901 – August 6, 1973) was a Cuban military officer, dictator and politician. ... Guerilla may refer to Guerrilla warfare. ... Belligerents 26th of July Movement Cuba Commanders Fidel Castro Che Guevara Raul Castro Fulgencio Batista The Cuban Revolution refers to the revolution that led to the overthrow of General Fulgencio Batistas regime on January 1, 1959 by the 26th of July Movement and other revolutionary elements within the country. ...


Fredo, carrying the promised money, arrives in Havana and meets Michael. Michael mentions Hyman Roth and Johnny Ola to him, but Fredo says he has never met them. Michael confides to his brother that it was Roth who tried to kill him, and that he plans to try again. Michael assures Fredo that he has already made his move, and that "Hyman Roth will never see the New Year."


Instead of turning over the money, Michael asks Roth who gave the order to have Frank Pentangeli killed. Roth avoids the question, instead speaking angrily of the murder of his old friend and ally Moe Greene, which Michael had orchestrated (as depicted at the end of the first film), saying, "I didn't ask who gave the order, because it had nothing to do with business!" Moe Greene is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the first installment of the Godfather trilogy. ... This article is about the 1972 film. ...


Michael asks Fredo, who knows Havana well, to show Senator Geary and other important American officials and businessmen a good time, during which Fredo pretends to not know Johnny Ola. Soon after, at a sex show, a drunk Fredo comments loudly that he learned about the place from Johnny Ola, contradicting what he told Michael twice earlier, that he didn't know Roth or Ola. Michael now realizes that the traitor in the Corleone Family is his own brother, and dispatches his bodyguard back to their hotel to kill Roth. There, Johnny Ola is strangled, but Roth, whose health is failing, is taken to a hospital before he can be assassinated. Michael's bodyguard follows, but is shot by police while trying to smother Roth with a pillow.


At Batista's New Year's Eve party, at the stroke of midnight, Michael grasps Fredo tightly by the head and kisses him, telling him "I know it was you Fredo; you broke my heart." Batista announces he is stepping down due to unexpected gains by the rebels. The guests flee as the guerrillas pour into the city. Fredo runs away from Michael, despite Michael's pleas that he is still his brother and that the only way out is with him.


Michael returns to Las Vegas, where Hagen tells him that Roth escaped Cuba after suffering a stroke and is recovering in Miami, that Michael's bodyguard is dead, and that Fredo is likely hiding in New York. Hagen also informs Michael that Kay had a miscarriage while he was away, which causes Michael to lose his usually calm and collected demeanor. For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion is the natural or spontaneous end of a pregnancy at a stage where the embryo or the fetus is incapable of surviving, generally defined in humans at a gestation of prior to 20 weeks. ...

In New York, in 1917, Don Fanucci is now aware of the partnership between Vito, Clemenza and Sal Tessio, and demands that they "wet his beak." Clemenza and Tessio agree to pay, but Vito is reluctant and asks his friends to leave everything in his hands to convince Fanucci to accept less money. Vito manages to get Fanucci to take only one sixth of what he had demanded. Immediately afterwards, during a neighborhood festa, Vito murders Fanucci.

Michael returns to his compound in Lake Tahoe, where he wanders the house in silent contemplation. He sees Kay (whom he has prevented from leaving the compound for her own safety) in the bedroom, but does not approach her. In Washington, D.C., a Senate committee, of which Senator Geary is a member, is conducting an investigation into the Corleone Family. They question disaffected "soldier" Willi Cicci, but he cannot implicate Michael, because he never received any direct orders from him. As Don Vito Corleone rose to prominence in the Mafia underworld, Tessio and Clemenza rose with him, eventually settling into the capo role. ... For other uses of Mass, see Mass (disambiguation). ... ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ...

With Fanucci dead, Vito earns the respect of the neighborhood and begins to intercede in local disputes, operating out of the storefront of his Genco Olive Oil Company (named after his good friend Genco Abbandando).
Michael Corleone appears before the U.S. Senate committee.

When Michael appears before the committee, Senator Geary makes a big show of supporting Italian-Americans and then excuses himself from the proceedings. Michael makes a statement challenging the committee to produce a witness to corroborate the charges against him. The hearing ends with the Chairman promising a witness who will do exactly that. Image File history File links 12_comitee. ... Image File history File links 12_comitee. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent. ...


Tom Hagen and Michael discuss the problem. They have found out that Frank Pentangeli is the witness who will testify against him, and observe that Roth's strategy to destroy Michael is well planned. Michael's brother Fredo has been found and persuaded to return to Nevada, and in a private meeting he explains to Michael his betrayal: upset about being passed over to head the Family in favor of Michael, he wants respect and his due. He helped Roth, thinking there would be something in it for him, but he swears he didn't know they wanted to kill Michael. He also tells Michael that the Senate Committee's chief counsel is on Roth's payroll. Michael then tells Fredo: "You're nothing to me now. Not a brother, not a friend, nothing", and privately instructs Al Neri that nothing is to happen to Fredo while their mother is still alive; the understanding is that Fredo will be killed after her death. Albert Al Neri(1916-1990) is a character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the three films based on it. ...


Frank Pentangeli has made a deal with the FBI to testify against Michael, believing he was the one who organized the attempt on his life. At the hearing in which Pentangeli is to testify, Michael arrives accompanied by Pentangeli's brother Vincenzo, brought in from Sicily, whose surprise presence causes Frank to recant his previous statements about Michael. When Pentangeli is pressed, he claims that he just told the FBI what they wanted to hear. With no witness to testify against Michael the committee adjourns, with Hagen, acting as Michael's lawyer, loudly demanding an apology. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ...


At a hotel room afterwards, Kay tries to leave Michael and take their children with her. Michael at first tries to mollify her, but loses his temper and hits her when she coldly reveals to him that her recent "miscarriage" was actually an abortion to avoid bringing another son into Michael's criminal family.

In the 1920s, Vito visits Sicily for the first time since leaving for America 20 years earlier. He is introduced to the elderly Don Ciccio by Don Tommasino as the man who imports their olive oil to America, and who wants his blessing. When Ciccio asks Vito who his father was, Vito says, "My father's name was Antonio Andolini, and this is for you!" He then plunges a large knife into the old man's stomach and carves it open, thereby avenging the deaths of his father, mother and brother. In the ensuing gun battle, Tommasino is shot, confining him to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
Don Michael Corleone

Carmella Corleone, Vito's widow and the mother of his children, dies, and the whole Corleone family reunites at the funeral. Michael is still shunning Fredo, who is miserable and depressed, but relents when Connie implores him to. Michael and Fredo embrace, but at the same time Michael signals to his capo Al Neri that Fredo's protection from harm, in effect while their mother lived, is now over. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Image File history File links Godfather2_corleone. ... Image File history File links Godfather2_corleone. ... Carmella Mama Corleone (December 8, 1897 – January 27, 1959) is a fictional character in Mario Puzos The Godfather. ...


Michael, Tom Hagen, Al Neri, and Rocco Lampone discuss their final dealings with Hyman Roth, who has been unsuccessfully seeking asylum from various countries, and was even refused entry to Israel as a returning Jew. Michael rejects Hagen's advice that the Corleone Family's position is secure, and killing Roth and the Rosato brothers for revenge is an unnecessary risk. Later, Hagen pays a visit to Frank Pentangeli on a military base and suggests that he take his own life in return for having his family taken care of afterwards. Right of asylum (or political asylum) is an ancient judicial notion, under which a person persecuted for political opinions or religious beliefs in his or her country may be protected by another sovereign authority, a foreign country, or Church sanctuaries (as in medieval times). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


With the connivance of Connie, Kay visits her children, but cannot bear to leave them and stays too long. When Michael arrives, he closes the door in her face.


The film reaches its climax in a montage of assassinations and death, reminiscent of the end of The Godfather. Look up Climax in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses of the word montage, see Montage. ...

  • As he arrives at a U.S. airport to be taken into custody, Hyman Roth is killed by Rocco Lampone disguised as a journalist, who is immediately shot dead in turn.
  • Frank Pentangeli is found dead in his bathtub by two FBI agents, having followed Hagen's instructions and committed suicide, slashing his wrists while taking a bath.
  • Finally, Fredo is murdered by Al Neri while they are fishing on Lake Tahoe, as Fredo is saying a Hail Mary to help catch a fish.

The penultimate scene takes place as a flashback in 1941, as the Corleone family is preparing a surprise birthday party for Vito. Sonny introduces Carlo Rizzi, Connie's future husband and eventual betrayer of Sonny, to his family. Sal Tessio comes in with the cake for the party, and they all talk about the recent attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. Michael shocks everybody by announcing that he has just enlisted in the United States Marines. Sonny angrily ridicules Michael's choice, while Tom Hagen mentions how his father has great expectations for Michael, and had made specific arrangements for his future. Fredo is the only one who supports his brother's decision. When Vito arrives, all but Michael leave to happily greet him. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Hail Mary... Santino Sonny Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos 1969 novel The Godfather and its 1972 film adaptation. ... Carlo Rizzi is a fictional a 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. ... This article is about the actual attack. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing force projection from the sea,[1] using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces and is one of seven uniformed services. ... Thomas Tom Feargal Hagen is a fictional character in the Godfather books and films. ...


The film ends with Michael in the Corleone Lake Tahoe compound, sitting alone, in silence.


Cast

Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy, Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA, Emmy, and SAG award winning American actor who is best known for playing the roles of Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy . ... Michael Corleone is a fictional character and protagonist in Mario Puzos novels, The Godfather and The Sicilian. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... Vito Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather, as well as Francis Ford Coppolas trilogy of films based on it. ... Diane Keaton (née Hall; January 5, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress, director and producer. ... Information Gender Female Date of birth 1922 Date of death 1988 Family Corleone family Relationships Michael Corleone Children Mary Corleone, Anthony Corleone Portrayed by Diane Keaton Created by Mario Puzo For similar names, see Kaye Adams (disambiguation) Kay Adams Corleone(1922-1988) is a fictional character in Mario Puzos... Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an Academy Award-, two-time Emmy Award-, and four-time Golden Globe Award-winning American film actor and director. ... Thomas Tom Feargal Hagen is a fictional character in the Godfather books and films. ... John Frank Charles Cazale (August 12, 1935 – March 12, 1978) was a distinguished Golden Globe Award nominated American film and stage actor whose brief career spanned several acclaimed films of the 1970s. ... Frederico Fredo Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather. ... Talia Shire (born April 25, 1946), is a two-time Academy-Award nominated American actress. ... Constanzia Connie Corleone Rizzi (1927–2001) is a fictional character from The Godfather by Mario Puzo. ... Lee Strasberg (November 17, 1901 – February 17, 1982) was an American director, actor, producer, and acting teacher. ... 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. ... Michael V. Gazzo is a writer whose works incluse A Hatful of Rain. ... 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. ... Morgana King (born Maria Grazia Morgana Messina DeBernardinis on July 4, 1930 in Pleasantville, New York) is an American actress of Portugese and Italian ancestry, most famous for playing the role of Mama Corleone in The Godfather (1972). ... Carmella Mama Corleone (December 8, 1897 – January 27, 1959) is a fictional character in Mario Puzos The Godfather. ... Greenwald Donald Spradlin (born August 31, 1920 in Daylight Township, Garvin County, Oklahoma, USA) is an American character actor. ... 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. ... Richard J. Bright (June 28, 1937 – February 18, 2006) was an American actor best known for his role as Al Neri in the The Godfather films. ... Albert Al Neri(1916-1990) is a character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the three films based on it. ... Marianna Hill (born February 9, 1941), is an American actress. ... Troy Donahue Troy Donahue (January 27, 1936 – September 2, 2001) was an American actor, known for being a teen idol. ... Dominic Chianese (born February 24, 1931) in Bronx, New York, is an Italian-American actor and performer. ... Bruno Kirby (April 28, 1949 – August 14, 2006) was an American film and television actor. ... Peter Clemenza is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and two of the three films based on it. ... Frank Sivero (born Francesco LoGiudice on January 6, 1952 in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy) is a character actor, famous for playing the roles of Genco Abbandando in Mario Puzos and Francis Ford Coppolas The Godfather: Part II and Franky Carbone in Martin Scorseses Goodfellas. ... James Langston Edmund Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated American film, stage and television actor. ... Santino Sonny Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos 1969 novel The Godfather and its 1972 film adaptation. ... Abe Vigoda (born Abraham Charles Vigodah on February 24, 1921) is an American movie and television actor who bears a striking resemblance to professional poker player Gus Hansen. ... Salvatore Sal Tessio is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the film based on it. ... Roman Coppola (born 22 April 1965 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) is an American film director and music video director. ... Santino Sonny Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos 1969 novel The Godfather and its 1972 film adaptation. ... 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. ...

Casting notes

  • James Caan agreed to reprise the role of Sonny in the birthday flashback sequence on the condition that for the single scene he be paid the same amount he received for the entire last film. He got his wish. Marlon Brando was also asked to return for the brief but important birthday flashback sequence, but the actor felt mistreated by the board at Paramount, and refused to appear for a single day's shooting.
  • Also declining to appear in the film was Richard Castellano, who portrayed Pete Clemenza in the first film. Castellano and the producers could not reach agreement on Castellano's demands that he be allowed to write the character's dialogue in the film. Instead, the character Frankie Pentangeli was created.
  • Bruno Kirby (billed in the credits as B. Kirby, Jr.) plays a younger version of Clemenza. In the television series The Super, Kirby played Castellano's son.
  • Troy Donahue, in a small role as Connie's boyfriend, plays a character named Merle Johnson (which is Donahue's real name).
  • Dominic Chianese, Uncle Corrado "Junior" Soprano in The Sopranos, plays the role of Johnny Ola in his film debut.
  • Two actors who appear in the film played different character roles in other Godfather films; Carmine Caridi, who plays Carmine Rosato, also went on to play crime boss Albert Volpe in The Godfather Part III, and Frank Sivero, who plays a young Genco Abbandando, also plays a bystander to the fight between Sonny Corleone and Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather.
  • Among the Senators in the hearing committee are film producer/director Roger Corman, writer/producer William Bowers, producer Phil Feldman, and science-fiction writer Richard Matheson.

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Production

The Godfather Part II was shot between October 1, 1973 and June 19, 1974, the last major American motion picture to be filmed in Technicolor. The scenes that took place in Cuba were actually shot in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.[4] is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1973 in film 1974 1975 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Blazing Saddles is released in USA May 1 - George Lucas creates the first draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ... It has been suggested that Greater Santo Domingo Area be merged into this article or section. ...


George Lucas commented on the film after its five-hour long preview, telling Coppola: "You have two films. Take one away, it doesn't work."


In the director's commentary on the DVD edition of the film (released in 2002), Coppola states that this film was the first major motion picture to use "Part II" in its title. Paramount was initially opposed to his decision to name the movie The Godfather Part II. According to Coppola, the studio's objection stemmed from the belief that audiences would be reluctant to see a film with such a title, as the audience would supposedly believe that, having already seen The Godfather, there was little reason to see an addition to the original story. The success of The Godfather Part II began the Hollywood tradition of numbered sequels. A major selling point of DVD video is that its storage capacity allows for a wide variety of extra features in addition to the feature film itself. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


Reaction

The Godfather Part II is considered by many to be the most critically and artistically successful sequel in movie history, and is certainly the most honored. Many critics praise it as equal, or even superior, to the original film. The Internet Movie Database consistently ranks this movie in the top five of its "Top 250 movies of all time", as voted by its users. The film also regularly ranks independently on many "greatest movies" lists. For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...


The Godfather Part II is ranked as the #1 greatest movie of all time in TV Guide Magazine's "50 Best Movies of all time", and it is ranked at #7 on Entertainment Weekly 's list of the "100 Greatest Movies of All Time". The film is also featured on movie critic Leonard Maltin's list of the "100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century" and is also ranked at #32 on the American Film Institute's "100 Years... 100 Movies", the only official sequel to appear on the list. The Godfather Part II was featured on Sight and Sound's list of the ten greatest films of all time in 1992 and 2002. Sight and Sound is a British monthly magazine about film. ...


As the decades have passed, like the first film, The Godfather Part II remains seen as one of the finest movies of all time. Like the film itself, Al Pacino's performance became legendary. The general public and many movie critics have praised Pacino's performance in Part II as perhaps his best and one of the best performances of all time. In 2006, Premier Magazine issued "The 100 Greatest Performances of all Time", ranking Al Pacino's performance at #20.


Awards

Academy Awards record
1. Best Supporting Actor, Robert De Niro
2. Best Art Direction, Dean Tavoularis, Angelo P. Graham, George R. Nelson
3. Best Director, Francis Ford Coppola
4. Best Original Score, Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola
5. Best Picture, Francis Ford Coppola, Gray Frederickson, Fred Roos
6. Best Adapted Screenplay, Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
BAFTA Awards record
1. Best Actor, Al Pacino

The Godfather Part II is the only official sequel ever to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which won the 2004 Oscar for Best Picture, is the third part of a single trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silence of the Lambs, the 1991 winner for the Academy Award for Best Picture, is not an official sequel to Manhunter. The Godfather series remains the only film series to win two Academy Awards for Best Picture. Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... Dean Tavoularis Dean Tavoularis (born January 1, 1932) is an American motion picture production designer whos work appeared in numerious box office hits such as The Godfather movies, Apocalypse Now, The Brinks Job, One from the Heart and Bonnie and Clyde. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... 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. ... Carmine Coppola Carmine Coppola (born June 11, 1910 in New York City, died April 26, 1991 in Northridge, CA) was a composer, editor, musical director, and songwriter. ... Fred Roos (May 22, 1934, Santa Monica, California) is a noted American film producer. ... Mario Gianluigi Puzo (October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author known for his novels about the Mafia, especially The Godfather (1969). ... Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy, Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA, Emmy, and SAG award winning American actor who is best known for playing the roles of Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy . ... ©A.M.P.A.S.® The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to artists working in the motion picture industry. ... This article is about the novel. ... The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 Academy Award-winning film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. ... Manhunter is a 1986 thriller film based on Thomas Harriss novel Red Dragon. ... A film series is a collection of related films in succession. ...


Between The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, Coppola directed The Conversation, which was released in 1974 and was also nominated for Best Picture. This resulted in Coppola being the second director in Hollywood history to have two films released in the same year nominated for Best Picture. (The first was Sir Alfred Hitchcock in 1941 with Foreign Correspondent and Rebecca, which won. This achievement was matched by Steven Soderbergh in 2000, when the films Erin Brockovich and Traffic were both nominated for Best Picture.) The Conversation is an Academy Award nominated 1974 mystery thriller about audio surveillance, written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Teri Garr, and Cindy Williams; it also features an early performance by Harrison Ford and an uncredited appearance from Robert Duvall. ... Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was a British film director closely associated with the suspense genre. ... Foreign Correspondent is a 1940 film which tells the story of an American reporter who becomes involved in espionage in England during the onset of World War II. It stars Joel McCrea, George Sanders, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, Albert Bassermann and Robert Benchley. ... Rebecca is an Academy Award–winning 1940 psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock as his first American project. ... Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and Oscar-winning director. ... Erin Brockovich is a 2000 movie which dramatizes the story of Erin Brockovichs first fight against the West Coast energy giant PG&E. The film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and featured superstar Julia Roberts in the lead role for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. ... Traffic is a film directed by Steven Soderbergh that explores the intricacies of the illegal drug trade from a number of perspectives: user, enforcer, politician and trafficker. ...


Miscellaneous facts

  • The scene in which Vito negotiates with Don Fanucci inspired George Lucas' deleted (and later restored) scene in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, in which Han Solo negotiates with Jabba the Hutt for more time to pay the money he owes.
  • The character Hyman Roth, portrayed by Lee Strasberg, is based on Meyer Lansky. Shortly after the premiere in 1974, Lansky phoned Strasberg and congratulated him on a good performance, but added "You could've made me more sympathetic."
  • Richard Nixon was said by Coppola to have been the inspiration for Peter Donat's character, Questadt the Senate lawyer.
  • The murder of Roth by Rocco Lampone visually recalls Jack Ruby's assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • In an early draft of the script, Tom Hagen had an affair with Sonny's widow, causing some friction amongst the Corleone family. This sub-plot was soon cut from the script.
  • In August 2007, Electronic Arts announced that they were working on a video game adaptation of The Godfather Part II, the sequel to the original Godfather game released in late 2006-early 2007. The game is due to be released in late 2008-early 2009.
  • The statue carried during the Festa is of St. Rocco and is currently located at St. Joseph Church in New York City. The priest in the Festa is Rev. Joseph Moffo, who was the pastor of St. Joseph at the time of the filming. In addition, the altarboys and men carrying the canopy were also from St. Joseph.

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References

  1. ^ IMDB Top 250. Retrieved on April 26, 2007.
  2. ^ AFI 100 Years 100 Movies. Retrieved on April 26, 2007.
  3. ^ see #Awards
  4. ^ "Movie Set Hotel: The Godfather II", HotelChatter, 12-05-2006.

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Awards
Preceded by
The Sting
Academy Award for Best Picture
1974
Succeeded by
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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George Jaggy Jovino was a soldier for the Corleone family starring in The Godfather: The Game. ... Marty Malone, best known as Monk Malone is a character in the video game The Godfather: The Game based on the film The Godfather. ... Aldo Trapani is the protagonist of the video game The Godfather: The Game, based on the film The Godfather. ... 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... 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