The Godfather: Part II
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb



2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

10 items from 2016


The 80 Best-Directed Films, According to the Directors Guild of America

3 May 2016 6:59 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With editors and cinematographers chiming in on the best examples of their craft in cinema history, it’s now time for directors to have a say. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Directors Guild of America, they’ve conducted a poll for their members when it comes to the 80 greatest directorial achievements in feature films since the organization’s founding in 1936. With 2,189 members participating, the top pick went to Francis Ford Coppola for The Godfather, one of three films from the director making the top 10.

Even with films from nonmembers being eligible, the male-dominated, America-centric choices are a bit shameful (Kathryn Bigelow is the only female director on the list, and the first foreign film doesn’t show up until number 26), but not necessarily surprising when one looks at the make-up of its membership. As with any list, there’s bound to be disagreements (Birdman besting The Bicycle Thief, »

- Jordan Raup

Permalink | Report a problem


Francis Ford Coppola on His Longing to Be ‘Impressive’

29 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Francis Ford coppola has won nearly every award in the book, with multiple Oscars and prizes from guilds, critics groups and festivals. And on April 29, he will add one more kudo to that list: Turner Classic Movies will honor him with a hand and footprint ceremony at Hollywood’s Tcl Chinese Theater.

But Coppola’s industry start was both auspicious and far from auteur.

On May 10, 1962, Coppola won the top prize in UCLA’s Samuel Goldwyn Foundation Creative Writing Contest. It netted him $2,000 plus a front-page story in Variety. As the filmmaker told Variety recently, “Two thousand was a vast sum for someone who didn’t have more than a hundred dollars.”

He started work with king of the low-budget pics Roger Corman, writing and directing the 1963 horror pic “Dementia 13” on a budget of $40,000 and a shooting schedule of nine days. Within a decade, he became one of the »

- Malina Saval

Permalink | Report a problem


Exclusive Clip from ‘Stevie D’

23 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Lrm has an exclusive slip of upcoming crime comedy Stevie D that will make a west coast premiere at the upcoming Newport Beach Film Festival.

The film is about a Los Angeles construction magnate whose only son has accidentally killed a connected man. A sinister plan is hatched sending the son into hiding while an unsuccessful lookalike actor is hired to unknowingly take the hit.

It stars Chris Cordone (“Crazy”), John Aprea (”The Godfather: Part II”), Torrey DeVitto (“Chicago Med”), Hal Linden (”2 Broke Girls”) and Spencer Garrett (“Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen”).

The film will be playing at the film festival on Tuesday, April 26 in Newport Beach, Calif. For tickets, visit http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/event/stevie-d/.

Check out the exclusive clip below.

Source: Lrm »

- Gig Patta

Permalink | Report a problem


Clash of the Oscar titans: Was 'The Godfather' or 'The Godfather: Part II' the better Best Picture? (Poll)

10 March 2016 9:45 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"The Godfather" series holds a special place in Oscar history, achieving an unprecedented feat. The original film won Best Picture in 1972, and then "The Godfather: Part II" claimed Best Picture in 1974, which is the only instance of two films winning Best Picture from the same franchise. Only a few other sequels have ever even been nominated for the top prize, and only one other has ever won: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" in 2003. Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions -Break- Both films are considered all-time classics, but which one is better? Judging simply by the number of Oscar wins, the academy seemed more fond of "Part II." Out of 11 nominations, the sequel won six prizes: Picture, Director (Francis Ford Coppola), Supporting Actor (Robert De Niro), Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction and Score. The original "Godfather&..." »

Permalink | Report a problem


Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Not Returning in 'Creed 2'?

10 February 2016 6:14 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One of last year's biggest surprise hits was the boxing drama Creed, which put a new spin on the iconic Rocky Balboa story, nine years after Sylvester Stallone's last portrayal of the character, in 2006's Rocky Balboa. This time around, the former champ doesn't get into the ring, but he is sought out to train young Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the son of Rocky's friend Apollo Creed. MGM has already announced plans for Creed 2, which the studio hopes to release in 2017, although it seems that Sylvester Stallone is quite hesitant about playing Rocky Balboa once again. Here's what he had to say to Variety, during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival last night.

"I really have mixed feelings about this, seriously. I feel like Rocky, at the end of this movie on the steps, with the help of a young man, and he looks out and says, »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Barney Miller: Abe Vigoda Dies at 94, Farewell Det Fish

26 January 2016 7:19 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Best known as Detective Phil Fish from the Barney Miller TV series and its spin-off, Fish, Abe Vigoda passed away today, January 26, at the age of 94. This character actor appeared on the now-cancelled soap operas Dark Shadows, As the World Turns, and Santa Barbara. He also recurred in three episodes of the 2000 comedy series, Manhattan Az, which was cancelled by USA Network, before his episodes aired.

Although coming to TV and film later in his career, Mr. Vigoda had a list of credits a mile long. Arguably, his two biggest roles were in The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II films, as mafioso Sal Tessio, of Don Corleone's organization. Vigoda would later voice the character for a number of Godfather-themed video games.

Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

Permalink | Report a problem


'Godfather' Traitor Dead at 94 – More Than Three Decades After His (Exaggerated) Obit Came Out

26 January 2016 2:58 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Godfather' actor Abe Vigoda. 'The Godfather' actor Abe Vigoda dead at 94; reports of his death in the early 1980s were greatly exaggerated Actor Abe Vigoda, little-known internationally – despite a supporting role in The Godfather – but popular in the U.S. as a result of the 1970s television series Barney Miller and of an erroneous 1982 People magazine obit, died in his sleep at his daughter's home in Woodland Park, New Jersey, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, '15. The cause of death seems to have been old age. Vigoda (born on Feb. 24, 1921, in New York City) was 94. 'The Godfather' Following a long stint on the stage – on Broadway (The Man in the Glass Booth, Marat/Sade) and elsewhere – Vigoda landed the role of Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) ally-turned-traitor Salvatore Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola's multiple Oscar-winning 1972 adaptation of Mario Puzo's bestseller The Godfather. “I'm really not a Mafia person, »

- Andre Soares

Permalink | Report a problem


'Godfather' Star Abe Vigoda Passes Away at Age 94

26 January 2016 12:41 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While we aren't even one month into 2016, the entertainment industry has already lost several notable icons. Today, Variety reports that beloved character actor Abe Vigoda passed away in his New Jersey home at the age of 94. The news was confirmed by his daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, who revealed he passed from natural causes.

Abe Vigoda was born February 24, 1921 in New York City, to Lena (Moses) and Samuel Vigoda, both Russian Jewish immigrants. His father was a tailor on the Lower East Side. The actor made his first stage appearance at the age of 17 and performed n small theater shows for over 20 years. He had roles in notable off-Broadway productions such as "Richard III" in 1960 and 1961, "The Cherry Orchard" in 1962-63, "A Darker Flower" in 1963 and "The Cat and the Canary" in 1965. The actor made his Broadway debut with a role in a revival of "The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Abe Vigoda, ‘Barney Miller’ and ‘Godfather’ Actor, Dies at 94

26 January 2016 11:19 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actor Abe Vigoda, best known for his roles as mobster Tessio in “The Godfather” and as Detective Sgt. Fish in TV’s “Barney Miller” and a spinoff series in which he starred, has died. He was 94 and died in New Jersey of natural causes, his daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs told the Associated Press.

The tall character actor with the characteristically slouched shoulders and hangdog face became something of a pop culture figure due to repeated false reports of his demise, which became the subject of jokes. Reflecting his somewhat odd celebrity was the existence of a punk rock band named Abe Vigoda; his recurring appearances in the late 2000s on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien”; and the existence of a website named Isabevigodadead.com, which for years consisted simply of a blank page with the word No.

Vigoda made his feature debut in a bit part in Marcel Carne »

- Carmel Dagan

Permalink | Report a problem


Abe Vigoda, ‘Barney Miller’ and ‘Godfather’ Actor, Dies at 94

26 January 2016 11:19 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actor Abe Vigoda, best known for his roles as mobster Tessio in “The Godfather” and as Detective Sgt. Fish in TV’s “Barney Miller” and a spinoff series in which he starred, has died. He was 94 and died in New Jersey of natural causes, his daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs told the Associated Press.

The tall character actor with the characteristically slouched shoulders and hangdog face became something of a pop culture figure due to repeated false reports of his demise, which became the subject of jokes. Reflecting his somewhat odd celebrity was the existence of a punk rock band named Abe Vigoda; his recurring appearances in the late 2000s on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien”; and the existence of a website named Isabevigodadead.com, which for years consisted simply of a blank page with the word No.

Vigoda made his feature debut in a bit part in Marcel Carne »

- Carmel Dagan

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

10 items from 2016


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners