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Sal Tessio (Character)
from The Godfather (1972)

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The Godfather -- The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
The Godfather -- Clip: The garden scene with Don and Michael Corleone
The Godfather -- Clip: Michael, Fredo and Moe Green
The Godfather -- Clip: The wedding of Connie and Carlo

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Salvatore "Sal" Tessio (1890-1955) is a fictional... See more »
Alternate Names:
Salvatore 'Sal' Tessio / Salvatore Tessio / Tessio / Young Sal Tessio / Young Tessio


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  1. "The Godfather: A Novel for Television" Played by Abe Vigoda
    ... aka "Mario Puzo's The Godfather: A Novel for Television" - USA (complete title)
    ... aka "The Godfather 1902-1959: The Complete Epic" - USA (video title)
    ... aka "The Godfather Novella" - USA (alternative title)
    ... aka "The Godfather Saga" - USA (alternative title)
    ... aka "The Godfather: The Complete Novel for Television" - USA (alternative title)
        - Episode #1.1 (1977) TV episode, Played by John Aprea (as Young Sal Tessio)
  2. The Godfather: Part II (1974) Played by Abe Vigoda (as Tessio) / John Aprea (as Young Tessio)
    ... aka "Mario Puzo's The Godfather: Part II" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
    ... aka "Godfather Part II" - Japan (English title)
  3. The Godfather (1972) Played by Abe Vigoda (as Tessio)
    ... aka "Mario Puzo's The Godfather" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
    ... aka "Godfather" - Japan (English title)
  1. The Godfather: Blackhand Edition (2007) (VG) Played by Abe Vigoda
  2. The Godfather: Mob Wars (2006) (VG) Played by Abe Vigoda (as Salvatore Tessio)
  3. The Godfather (2006) (VG) Played by Abe Vigoda (as Salvatore Tessio)
    ... aka "The Godfather: The Game" - USA (alternative title)
Archive Footage:
  1. The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992) (V) Played by Abe Vigoda / John Aprea (as Young Sal Tessio)
  2. The Godfather Family: A Look Inside (1990) (TV) Played by Abe Vigoda
  3. The Godfather: Behind the Scenes (1971) Played by Abe Vigoda

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From The Godfather (1972)
[as Tessio and Hagen walk to Michael's house, they are met by a bodyguard, Willi Cicci]
Willi Cicci: Sal... Tom... the boss says he'll come in a separate car. He says for you two to go on ahead.
Tessio: Hell, he can't do that; that screws up all my arrangements.
Willi Cicci: Well, that's what he said.
Tom Hagen: I can't go with you either, Tessio.
[just then, Michael's bodyguards materialize around them, Tessio understands everything]
Tessio: [to Hagen] Tell Mike it was only business. I always liked him.
Tom Hagen: He understands that.
Willi Cicci: [removing Tessio's gun] Excuse me, Sally.
Tessio: Can you get me off the hook, Tom? For old times' sake?
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