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The Godfather: Part III -- One of the greatest sagas in movie history continues. In this third film in the epic Corleone trilogy, Al Pacino reprises the role of powerful family leader Michael Corleone.
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The Godfather: Part III -- In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to vow for his sins while taking a young prot�g� under his wing.


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Writers (WGA):
Mario Puzo (written by) &
Francis Ford Coppola (written by)
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25 December 1990 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Al Pacino ... Don Michael Corleone

Diane Keaton ... Kay Adams Michelson

Talia Shire ... Connie Corleone Rizzi

Andy Garcia ... Vincent Mancini

Eli Wallach ... Don Altobello

Joe Mantegna ... Joey Zasa

George Hamilton ... B.J. Harrison

Bridget Fonda ... Grace Hamilton

Sofia Coppola ... Mary Corleone

Raf Vallone ... Cardinal Lamberto

Franc D'Ambrosio ... Anthony Vito Corleone

Donal Donnelly ... Archbishop Gilday
Richard Bright ... Al Neri

Helmut Berger ... Frederick Keinszig

Don Novello ... Dominic Abbandando

John Savage ... Father Andrew Hagen

Franco Citti ... Calo

Mario Donatone ... Mosca

Vittorio Duse ... Don Tommasino

Enzo Robutti ... Don Licio Lucchesi

Michele Russo ... Spara

Al Martino ... Johnny Fontane

Robert Cicchini ... Lou Pennino
Rogerio Miranda ... Twin Bodyguard Armand
Carlos Miranda ... Twin Bodyguard Francesco

Vito Antuofermo ... Anthony 'The Ant' Squigliaro
Robert Vento ... Father John

Willie Brown ... Party Politician
Jeannie Linero ... Lucy Mancini
Jeanne Savarino Pesch ... Francesca Corleone
Janet Savarino Smith ... Kathryn Corleone
Tere Livrano ... Teresa Hagen (as Tere L. Baker)
Carmine Caridi ... Albert Volpe
Don Costello ... Frank Romano

Al Ruscio ... Leo Cuneo
Mickey Knox ... Marty Parisi

Rick Aviles ... Mask #1

Michael Bowen ... Mask #2

Brett Halsey ... Douglas Michelson
Gabriele Torrei ... Enzo the Baker
John Abineri ... Hamilton Banker
Brian Freilino ... Stockholder
Gregory Corso ... Unruly Stockholder
Marino Masé ... Lupo
Dado Ruspoli ... Vanni
Valeria Sabel ... Sister Vincenza
Remo Remotti ... Cardinal Sistine
Luigi Laezza ... Keinszig Killer
Giuseppe Pianviti ... Keinszig Killer (as Beppe Pianviti)
Santo Indelicato ... Guardia del Corpo

Simonetta Stefanelli ... Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone (archive footage)
Francesco Paolo Bellante ... Autista di Don Tommasino

Paco Reconti ... Gesu

Mimmo Cuticchio ... Puppet Narrator
Richard Honigman ... Party Reporter
Nicky Blair ... Nicky the Casino Host
Anthony Guidera ... Anthony, the Bodyguard
Frank Tarsia ... Frankie, the Bodyguard

Diana Agostini ... Woman with Child at Street Fair (as Diane Agostini)

Jessica DiCicco ... Child (as Jessica Di Cicco)

Catherine Scorsese ... Woman in Cafe
Ida Bernardini ... Woman in Cafe

Joe Drago ... Party Security (as Joseph Drago)

David Hume Kennerly ... Party Photographer
James D. Damiano ... Son Playing Soccer
Michael Boccio ... Father of Soccer Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frank Albanese ... Grand Marshall at St. Gennaro Feast (uncredited)
Salvatore Billa ... Lucchesi Bodyguard (uncredited)
Salvatore Borghese ... Lucchesi's Door Guard (uncredited)
Ludovico Caldarera ... Young priest (uncredited)

John Cazale ... Fredo Corleone (archive footage) (uncredited)
Anton Coppola ... Conductor of 'Cavalleria Rusticana' (uncredited)

Carmine Coppola ... Bandleader (uncredited)

Gia Coppola ... Connie's Granddaughter (uncredited)

Tony Devon ... Mob Family Lawyer at Church (uncredited)

Frank Ferrara ... Zasa's Bodyguard (uncredited)

R. Emmett Fitzsimmons ... Mob Guy (uncredited)

Joe Fontana ... St. Gennaro Feast Mob Guy (uncredited)
Paolo Gavanelli ... Alfio in 'Cavalleria Rusticana' (voice) (uncredited)

Ron Jeremy ... Man chewing toothpick in crowd - at 1:16:34 (uncredited)

Richard Maldone ... Joey (uncredited)
Madelyn Renée Monti ... Lola / Santuzza in 'Cavalleria Rusticana' (singing voice) (uncredited)
Angelo Romero ... Alfio in 'Cavalleria Rusticana' (uncredited)

F.X. Vitolo ... Pasquale (uncredited)

Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola 
Writing credits
Mario Puzo (written by) &
Francis Ford Coppola (written by)

Produced by
Francis Ford Coppola .... producer
Gray Frederickson .... co-producer
Fred Fuchs .... executive producer
Nicholas Gage .... executive producer
Marina Gefter .... associate producer
Charles Mulvehill .... co-producer
Fred Roos .... co-producer
Original Music by
Carmine Coppola 
Cinematography by
Gordon Willis 
Film Editing by
Lisa Fruchtman 
Barry Malkin 
Walter Murch 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
Roger Mussenden 
Production Design by
Dean Tavoularis 
Art Direction by
Alex Tavoularis (supervising art director)
Costume Design by
Milena Canonero 
Makeup Department
Giusy Bovino .... hair stylist (as Giusi Bovino)
Thomas R. Burman .... additional makeup effects artist
Iole Cecchini .... assistant hair stylist: Italy
Grazia De Rossi .... hair stylist
Bari Dreiband-Burman .... additional makeup effects artist (as Bari Dreiband Burman)
William A. Farley .... hair stylist: New York
Carl Fullerton .... makeup artist: New York
Enrico Iacoponi .... makeup artist: Italy
Tom Lucas .... makeup artist: Ms. Keaton
Maurizio Lupi .... assistant hair stylist: Italy
Antonio Maltempo .... additional makeup artist
Fabrizio Sforza .... makeup supervisor
Alfredo Tiberi .... makeup artist: Italy
Brian Wade .... makeup effects technician (uncredited)
Production Management
Franco Ballati .... production manager: Italy
Lorenzo Errico .... assistant unit manager: Italy
Lynn Kamern .... unit manager: Italy
Bruce S. Pustin .... unit manager: New York
Alessandro von Norman .... production supervisor (as Alessandro von Normann)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gianni Arduini .... first assistant director: Italy (as Gianni Arduini-Plaisant)
H. Gordon Boos .... first assistant director
Michael DeCasper .... second second assistant director: New York
Harvey Epstein .... DGA trainee: New York
K.C. Hodenfield .... second assistant director
Barbara Melega .... second second assistant director: Italy
Marco Polimeni .... second assistant director: Italy
Ellen Marie Blum .... dga trainee: reshoots (uncredited
Art Department
Daniel Acon .... props: Italy
Elio Altamura .... property master: Italy
Joseph Badalucco Jr. .... props: New York (as Joe Badalucco)
Michael Badalucco .... prop buyer: New York
Maria-Teresa Barbasso .... set designer: Italy (as Maria Teresa Barbasso)
Mauro Borrelli .... production illustrator
Emilia Burchiellaro .... prop department production assistant: Italy
Giuseppe Cancellara .... swing gang: Italy
Roberto Cancellara .... props: Italy
Natasza Chroscicki .... set dressing production assistant: Italy
Giulia Chiara Crugnola .... graphic artist: Italy
Vittorio Cuccia .... prop runner: Palermo
Lucio Di Domenico .... draftsperson: Italy
Antonella Di Marco .... set dressing production assistant: Italy
Franckie Diago .... assistant art director
Anthony Dimeo .... props: New York
William Durnin Sr. .... set dresser: New York (as William R. Durnin)
Gary Fettis .... supervising set decorator
Gianni Fiumi .... swing gang: Italy (as Giovanni Fiumi)
Franco Fumagalli .... set decorator: Italy
Daniel K. Grosso .... chief set dresser: New York (as Dan Grosso)
Patrizia La Vecchia .... art department production assistant: Palermo
Phillis Lehmer .... art department coordinator
Renato Lori .... swing gang supervisor: Italy
Douglas E. Madison .... property master (as Douglas Madison)
Liliana Marceno .... art department production assistant: Palermo
Norma Marie Mascia .... art department production assistant: Palermo
Felice Mazza .... set dressing storekeeper: Italy
James Mazzola .... prop consultant: New York
Daphne McCurdy .... art department production assistant: Italy
Paolo Morales .... storyboard artist: Italy
Bill Murphy .... stand-by scenic artist: New York
Maria Cristina Pantoni .... set dressing storekeeper: Italy
Ron Petagna .... head carpenter: New York (as John Petagna)
Louis Petraglia .... chief construction grip: New York
Nazzareno Piana .... set designer: Italy
Michael Saccio .... set dresser: New York
Philip Saccio .... set dresser: New York
Sabina Segatori .... property buyer: Italy
Luca Tentellini .... draftsman: Italy
Margot Therre .... scenic charge person: New York
Sandro Tranchina .... prop department production assistant: Palermo
Marco Trentini .... draftsman: Italy
Raffaele Vincenti .... swing gang: Italy
Ron von Blomberg .... assistant set decorator: New York
Stephanie Ziemer .... set dressing buyer: Italy
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Jennifer Clinard .... lead scenic: Northern California (uncredited)
Paolo Morante .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Massimiliano Paonessa .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Alex Santucci .... draftsman (uncredited)
Angelo Santucci .... set coordinator: Italy (uncredited)
Michael Scarola .... construction grip (uncredited)
Louis Zamora .... labor foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Andy Aaron .... sound effects recordist
C.J. Appel .... adr editor
Kim Aubry .... post-production sound supervisor
Sandina Bailo-Lape .... resync editor (as Sandina Bailo Lape)
Shirin Balzeh .... sound assistant
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Richard Beggs .... re-recording mixer
Richard Beggs .... sound designer
Tom Bellfort .... adr editor
Gloria S. Borders .... supervising sound editor
Allan Brereton .... boom operator
Greg Curda .... foley mixer
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Teresa Eckton .... dialogue editor
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Stacey A. Foiles .... dialogue editor (as Stacey Foiles)
Clare C. Freeman .... sound assistant (as Clare Freeman)
Tim Holland .... sound effects editor
Ronald Jacobs .... dialogue editor
Vanessa James .... sound assistant
Rick Kline .... re-recording mixer
Hael Kobayashi .... sound assistant (as Hale Kobayashi)
Gregg Landaker .... re-recording mixer
Victoria Martin .... foley editor
Barbara McBane .... dialogue editor
Marilyn McCoppen .... adr editor
Devon Miller .... sound assistant
Michael Minkler .... re-recording mixer (as Mike Minkler)
Marnie Moore .... foley assistant
Fabio Muratori .... assistant boom operator: Italy
Walter Murch .... re-recording mixer
Tom Myers .... foley mixer
Philip Olbrantz .... assistant sound
Diana Pellegrini .... foley editor
Trevor Rutherford .... boom operator: Italy
Louis Sabat .... sound associate: New York
Paige Sartorius .... dialogue editor
Robert Shoup .... sound effects editor
Dianna Stirpe .... sound assistant
Ewa Sztompke .... sound assistant
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Pam Uzzell .... sound assistant
Ethan Van der Ryn .... sound assistant
John Verbeck .... sound effects editor
Marian Wallace .... assistant sound designer
Gary Weimberg .... sound effects editor
Marian Wilde .... foley editor
Marian Wilde .... sound effects editor (as Marion Wilde)
Clive Winter .... sound mixer
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... sound assistant (as Gwen Whittle)
James Allen .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Mark Fay .... tape operator (uncredited)
Charlotte Haupt .... sound editor (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Dennis Leonard .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Hal Levinsohn .... adr editor (uncredited)
Luciano Muratori .... sound supervisor (uncredited)
Luciano Muratori .... supervisore al suono (uncredited)
Tom Myers .... foley re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Kevin Rose-Williams .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Jack Tucker .... foley editor (uncredited)
David E. Turner .... audio transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Renato Agostini .... special effects technician
Danilo Bollettini .... special effects technician
Casey Cavanaugh .... special effects: Italy
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh .... special effects coordinator (as Lawrence James Cavanaugh)
Giovanni Corridori .... special effects armament: Italy
Ron Ottesen .... special effects: New York (as Ronald Ottesen Jr.)
Claudio Quaglietti .... special effects: Italy
Franco Ragusa .... special effects technician
Isidoro Raponi .... special effects: Italy
R. Bruce Steinheimer .... special effects supervisor
Bob Wilson .... special effects: New York
Karin Hanson .... special effects hair (uncredited)
Tony Parmelee .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
John Goodson .... model maker (uncredited)
Tony Hudson .... modeler: ILM (uncredited)
Steve M. Davison .... stunt performer (as Steve Davison)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Chad Randall .... stunt performer
Pat Romano .... stunt performer
Chino Binamo .... stunts (uncredited)
Alessandro Borgese .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Omero Capanna .... stunts (uncredited)
Umberto De Luca .... stunts (uncredited)
Benito Pacifico .... stunts (uncredited)
Claudio Pacifico .... stunts (uncredited)
Gianluca Petrazzi .... stunts (uncredited)
Peewee Piemonte .... stunts (uncredited)
Angelo Ragusa .... stunts (uncredited)
Sergio Smacchi .... stunts (uncredited)
Claudio Zucchet .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Aldo Colanzi .... key grip: Italy
Steve Comesky .... electrician: New York (as Steven J. Comesky)
Craig DiBona .... camera operator
James Fitzpatrick .... chief lighting technician
Kevin Fitzpatrick .... assistant chief lighting technician: New York
Frank Graziadei .... video assist: New York
Graham Hall .... camera loader: Italy
Emilio Lari .... still photographer: Italy
Gus Magalios .... grip: New York
Mario Massaccesi .... chief lighting technician: Italy
Brian McCullagh .... electrician: New York
Jim McCullagh .... electrician: New York (as James McCullagh)
Billy Patsos .... second company grip: New York (as William Patsos)
George Patsos .... key grip
Fiorangelo Plocco .... assistant chief lighting technician: Italy
James Pollard .... key grip: New York
Joseph Sciretta .... electrician: New York
Robert Sciretta .... electrician: New York
John Seakwood .... still photographer: New York
Jim Vecchio .... camera trainee: New York (as James Vecchio)
Francesco Brescini .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Michael Caracciolo .... second assistant camera: New York (uncredited)
Michael Green .... first assistant camera: New York (uncredited)
Chris Hammond .... electrician (uncredited)
Martin Kenzie .... first assistant camera: Italy (uncredited)
Billy Kerwick .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Scott Rathner .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, New York (uncredited)
Nigel Seal .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Paolo Tiberti .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Aleta Chappelle .... casting: Italy
Michela Giorelli .... extras casting assistant: Italy
Rosalie Joseph .... additional casting: New York
Bojana Sutic .... extras casting assistant: Italy
Jan McGill .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Antonia Barbitta .... wardrobe shop: Italy
Elisabetta Beraldo .... assistant costume designer
Ezio Maria Bruno .... additional assistant to costume designer
William A. Campbell .... wardrobe supervisor
Jaqueline De La Fontaine .... wardrobe assistant (as Jacqui De La Fontaine)
Augusto Grassi .... wardrobe shop: Italy
Giampiero Grassi .... wardrobe shop: Italy (as Giampietro Grassi)
Michele Michel .... wardrobe shop: Italy
Jane E. Myers .... wardrobe assistant: New York (as Jane Myers)
Anna Orazi .... wardrobe shop: Italy
Ingrid Price .... wardrobe assistant: New York
Cristiana Ricceri .... wardrobe shop: Italy
Irene Santarelli .... wardrobe shop: Italy
Richard Shissler .... assistant costume designer
Lois DeArmond .... costume illustrator (uncredited)
Vicki Graef .... costume design assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Delia Apolloni .... second assistant editor: Italy
Diane Asnes .... assistant film editor
Debra Bard .... assistant film editor
Laurie Bernard .... assistant film editor
Gus Carpenter .... first assistant editor: montage
Luis Colina .... first assistant editor: film
Dana Congdon .... apprentice editor: New York
Tina Fallani .... assistant film editor
John Ganem .... assistant film editor
Ruth Hasty .... assistant film editor
Daniel Charles Hoffman .... second assistant editor: Italy
Edie Ichioka .... assistant film editor (as Edie Sei Ichioka)
Kerie Kimbrell .... assistant film editor
Jennifer Myers .... assistant film editor
Greg Pestoni .... assistant editor: montage
Robert Raring .... color timer (as Bob Raring)
Louise Rubacky .... additional film editor
Glen Scantlebury .... additional film editor
Donald Freeman .... final colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Barbara Heller .... location manager: New York
Music Department
Mark Adler .... music editor
Carmine Coppola .... composer: theme song "Promise Me You'll Remember"
Carmine Coppola .... conductor
Carmine Coppola .... music arranger
Tony Cucchiara .... composer: song "Santa Rosalia"
Joanie Diener .... additional music editor
Paolo Gavanelli .... soloist
Stephan R. Goldman .... music supervisor
Robin Lee .... additional music editor
Joel Moss .... music scoring mixer (as Joel W. Moss)
Nino Rota .... composer: theme and additional music
Jeffery Stephens .... associate music editor (as Jeffrey Stephens)
John Walko .... music associate
John Walko .... musician: organ
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Denise Carver .... music research (uncredited)
Bruno Coppola .... music producer (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Thomas Langmann .... Driver of Mr Al Pacino
Byron Pierotti .... transportation captain: Italy
Charles Spillane .... driver
Other crew
Walter Alford .... publicist
Cecilia Alvarenga .... production secretary: Italy
Roberto Andò .... liaison: Palermo
Kim Aubry .... technical supervisor: Zoetrope Studios
Paola Barbaglia .... silverfish liaison: Italy
Victoria Berry .... assistant to executive producer
Rafe Blasi .... publicist
Sergio Bologna .... first assistant accountant: Italy
Otello Campanelli .... city permits: Rome
Jim Carrington .... dialogue coach: Italy
Anton Coppola .... opera advisor
Bruno Coppola .... financial technical advisor
Gustavo Coscarella .... payroll clerk: Italy
Daniel Coss .... location associate: New York
Kathy Cossu .... medical coordinator: New York
Andrea Damiano .... assistant to producers: Italy
Matteo De Laurentiis .... production assistant: Italy
Giuseppe De Tomasi .... stage director: "Cavallieria rusticana"
Loolee DeLeon .... assistant: F. Coppola
Stel Deleon .... US contact
Gianna Di Michele .... auditor: Italy (as Giovanna Di Michele)
Tony Dingman .... defensive coordinator
Joe Drago .... set assistant: Italy (as Joseph Drago)
Rose Ferraro .... assistant to producer
Flaviana Ferri .... liaison: Taormina
John Fischer .... production assistant: New York
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Tom Fox .... silverfish operator
Leigh French .... looping coordinator
Rita Gaccioppo .... city permits: Palermo
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret .... script supervisor
Michele Giordano .... production office associate: New York
Joanne S. Grant .... assistant accountant (as Joanne Grant)
Maurizio Graziosi .... cashier: Italy
Rachel Hall .... production assistant
Catherine Hand .... assistant to executive producer
Jane Hartwell .... set assistant: Italy
Amy Herman .... location associate: New York
Kevin Kavanaugh .... production assistant
Phyllis King .... voice coach: Italy
Ron King .... production assistant: New York
Eddee Kolos .... production assistant: New York
Norma Marie Mascia .... production assistant: Italy
Christienne Metropole .... production assistant
Paolo Morante .... set production assistant
Nick Muglia .... equine coordinator: New York
Anahid Nazarian .... researcher
Maureen Newman .... production accountant
Giovanni Pallavicino .... dialogue coach: Sicilian
Lou Phillips .... production controller (as Louis B. Phillips)
Antonia Proscia .... assistant accountant: New York
Jane Raab .... production coordinator: New York
Thomas Reilly .... teamster captain: New York
Luigi Riitano .... cashier: Italy
Lisa Rome .... defensive coordinator
Juan Ros .... production assistant: New York
Reid Rosefelt .... publicist
Sacha Sarchielli .... interpreter: Italy
Greta Seacat .... dialogue coach: New York
Frank Silvestri .... company physician: Italy
Mark Steiner .... craft service: New York
Peter Tavis .... teamster co-captain: New York
Richard Tedesco .... parking coordinator: New York
Riccardo Terlizzi .... silverfish assistant: Italy
Daniela Vecchi .... production coordinator: Italy
Benedetta Von Normann .... production assistant: Italy
Frederick Vreeland .... voice coach: Italy
Jody Washington .... production assistant
Tim Watkins .... production assistant: New York
Gilbert S. Williams .... shop manager: New York (as Gilbert Williams)
Armando Zappi .... crowd marshall: Italy
Frank Catalano .... adr (uncredited)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Bundy Chanock .... set medic (uncredited)
Greg Ferris .... marketing canada (uncredited)
Christopher Gambale .... production assistant (uncredited)
David Hummel .... production assistant (uncredited)
Luigi Riitano .... production accountant (uncredited)
Cristina Romagnoli .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tim Sullivan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Rick Washburn .... weapons coordinator (uncredited)
Anna Anni .... thanks
Charlie Bluhdorn .... dedicatee
Yance George .... special thanks
George Lucas .... special thanks
Franco Platania .... thanks
Gianna Platania .... thanks
Franco Zeffirelli .... thanks (as F. Zeffirelli)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Mario Puzo's The Godfather: Part III" - USA (complete title)
"Godfather Part III" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for violence and language
162 min | 170 min (The Godfather Trilogy 1901-1980 VHS Special Edition)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby SR (35 mm prints)
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIB | Hungary:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15 | Israel:PG | Italy:T | Japan:PG-12 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | New Zealand:R13 (original rating) | Norway:15 | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Poland:15 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Russia:16+ | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1991) | South Korea:18 (video rating) (1991) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #30195)

Did You Know?

Francis Ford Coppola wanted Gastone Moschin, who played Don Fanucci in The Godfather: Part II (1974), to play a different role in this film, but Moschin was unavailable.See more »
Continuity: The camera the photographer uses at the party changes make and model between shots. Also, the cord connecting the lens to the flash equipment appears and disappears between shots. Then when he is done with the last shot, he completely disappears along with the tripod and camera from the staircase as the kids run past.See more »
[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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104 out of 152 people found the following review useful.
Another Offer You Can't Refuse!, 15 September 2003
Author: MovieAddict2016 from UK

"The Godfather Part III" isn't really a necessary sequel, and to be truthful it's not really one of the best sequels in recent memory, but is it a bad film? No. In fact, had it not been for the extraordinary first two films, I firmly believe this movie would have been hailed as an epic; but due to such a broad expanse of years from the second film (1974) to this one (1990), audiences were given too much time to work up extreme expectations, especially with the major success of the first sequel. Many people just expected another equal sequel. It's just a good sequel.

Al Pacino returns to his role of Don Michael Corleone, much older since we last saw him and with a daughter (Sofia Coppola, Francis' daughter). He is still split from his (ex)-wife, Kay (Diane Keaton), and Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) has since passed to the other side, though rumors have it his character was originally in Ford and Mario Puzo's script, only to be dumped when Duvall turned down the script because he believed Pacino was getting too much attention. (Though I have my doubts over the accuracy of that rumor.)

Michael wants out of the Mafia. He wants to work legitimate. He's been trying to turn his business into legit dealings for a while now, and he realizes that the sins of his past will never completely go away. He decides to hand the reigns of power over to his ex-brother Fredo's son (Andy Garcia), a young, eager soul with energy and excitement. But things do not go so well. Michael tries to be a mentor to his trainee but it is a difficult task. Michael goes through turbulent times, not to mention that he must deal with his daughter falling in love with the future head of the family (they're cousins, which, when you think about it, is just plain nasty).

Michael tries to get his son interested in becoming the head of the family, but he will have no part of it. He is bent on becoming an opera singer, to turn from his family's past and ignore his father's pleads. Michael is left with some difficult choices, and we see that all the power in the world can't control the inevitable.

"The Godfather Part III" has its flaws. One of them is the casting of Michael's daughter with Coppola's daughter - she has, one might say, no acting ability whatsoever. Garcia is bright and talented, and fits the part he is playing. Pacino isn't quite as energetic and powerful as he was in the first two films, in fact he looks pretty tired here, but I believe that's the point.

Some people really hate this film. I thought it was quite good. It's a good continuation, though I do not hesitate to admit it could have been much better. The film seems a bit corny at times, and there are some bad casting choices, one of which I have already mentioned above. But it is an entertaining film, one that no "Godfather" fan should go without seeing. It's a worthy (hopefully) last installment, one that gives more of the same but still manages to hold the audience's interest.

There are rumors flying everywhere of yet another "Godfather" entry, but quite honestly I think it's a bad decision. They should leave the series as it is and move on to other projects. Puzo is dead. Coppola hasn't made a good film in years - heck, he hasn't even produced a good film in years. Al Pacino's character would be hard to bring back, and if you've seen this film you know what I'm talking about. A prequel would just be messy and unexplained, not to mention confusing. To follow Andy Garcia's character would seem pointless - some things should be left to our imagination. I doubt as to the importance of another sequel, as it would, at this point, just be a cash-in.

The script by Coppola and Puzo is interesting, but it seems too try a bit too hard to be an epic at times. It just serves as a reminder that this film was not needed as an intallment in the series. "The Godfather Part" was great, "The Godfather Part II" was superb, "The Godfather Part III" is probably the best film of 1990. Which, looking back at twenty years from now, probably won't amount to a hill of beans. But it's a start.

4.5/5 stars -

John Ulmer

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