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The Godfather: Part III (1990)

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins while taking a young protégé under his wing.
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In the final instalment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to legitimize his crime family's interests and remove himself from the violent underworld but is kept back by the ambitions of the young. While he attempts to link the Corleone's finances with the Vatican, Michael must deal with the machinations of a hungrier gangster seeking to upset the existing Mafioso order and a young protoge's love affair with his daughter. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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25 December 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mario Puzo's The Godfather: Part III  »

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$54,000,000 (estimated)

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$66,676,062 (USA)
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| (The Godfather Trilogy 1901-1980 VHS Special Edition)

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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The initial draft for this film had Tom Hagen in it. Robert Duvall wanted $5 million to reprise this role. Paramount Studios turned him down and the part was recast and altered for George Hamilton to play the new Hagen-like character, lawyer B.J. Harrison. A line of dialogue was inserted that explained Hagen had died years before. See more »

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When Kay is on the steps about to get into the car in Sicily, Michael can be seen removing his cap through the windshield. Then, after she gets into the car, Michael turns around and again removes his cap. See more »

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[first lines]
Michael Corleone: [voiceover] My dear children: It is now better than several years since I moved to New York, and I haven't seen you as much as I would like to. I hope you will come to the ceremony of papal honors given for my charitable work. The only wealth in this world is children; more than all the money, power on earth, you are my treasure.
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"Dedicated to Charlie Bluhdorn who inspired it." See more »

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SENZA PERDONO
Written by Francesco Pennino (as F. Pennino)
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A very good conclusion to an excellent trilogy
24 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched all tree movies in one weekend. If you have time, do it and you'll get a very good sense of continuity of the story of one family spanning over many generations. You'll get a very deep thought and emotion provoking experience.

All three films are very good and I don't see why the third one has been discredited as the weaker one. In my opinion it is as strong and valiant as the first two. Perhaps people who had seen the first two films made in short proximity of 72' and 74', after 16 years of waiting had their expectations lifted to almost unattainable levels? Another mystery for me is the assault of critic's attacks Sofia Coppola received for her portrayal of the part of Mary Corleone. I thought she was excellent. I thought her casting in the role has been a brilliant idea. She comes across as a young, innocent, well-protected girl- just right for the part she is playing.

Watch this film and judge it for yourselves.


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