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The Godfather: Part III (1990) Poster

Alternate Versions

Video release is called "Final Director's Cut" and features 9 minutes of additional footage not included in theatrical version.
The version shown on the Bravo network in 2007 features a montage of clips from the first two Godfather films before the opening credits. Deleted footage of Michael sitting alone contemplatively from Part II is interspersed throughout the montage.
The DVD release features an alternate beginning which features an extended version of the meeting between Michael and the Archbishop.
There is apparently a different beginning for the version aired on USA network, which shows Michael (Al Pacino) sitting in a garden on a bench, wearing a fedora and a pair of sunglasses. He is on the right side of the screen, and the opening title dissolves in on the left. The voiceover of his letter to Mary and Anthony begins at this point.
Two additional scenes have known to have been added to the USA network version during its Godfather trilogy and Saga showings in the late 1990s:
  • Don Altobello hands Michael and Constance an expensive check for the Vito Corleone Foundation, and Altobello declares lifetime peace between the two familes. All three embrace each other.


  • A brief exchange between B.J and the Archbishop is seen during the party sequence. The Archbishop snaps softly at B.J "We had a deal!" B.J half-chuckles and says "Of course, how do you think I got all this grey hair." This scene hints early on the wrongdoings of the Archbishop, which isn't revealed until later in the theatrical version.


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