The Godfather: Part III (1990) Poster


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The Godfather (1972)

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Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) (Video)


The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
Joey Zasa says, "We got Don Ameche, who played the guy that invented the telephone."
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Michael and Kay discuss Fredo's death.

Referenced in 

Law & Order: The Torrents of Greed: Part 1 (1991) (TV Episode)
A man says he has seen "The Godfather movies, 1, 2, and 3"
Scenes from a Mall (1991)
The film is advertised on a cinema marquee.
Top of the Heap: Behind the Eight Ball (1991) (TV Episode)
Charlie mentions the movie.
Soapdish (1991)
Celeste and Rose pass a poster for the film on the street.
Gett Off (1991) (Video)
The Godfather (1991) (Video Game)
Vinnie Corleone appears in the game; scenes are recreated
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja I (1992) (TV Episode)
He's gonna stab him in the throat like Godfather III
Once Upon a Crime... (1992)
Julian says he was in the movie, George Hamilton appears in both
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Geek Tragedy (1992) (TV Episode)
A customer at Mondo Video requests "Godfather III."
Cheers: Bar Wars VI: This Time It's for Real (1992) (TV Episode)
Frasier and Woody talk about the movie trilogy.
Rederiet: Stormvarning (1992) (TV Episode)
Swedish movie poster visible in the reception at Freja
Cheers: The Magnificent Six (1992) (TV Episode)
Sam says Michael Corleone's line "Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in"
Seinfeld: The Virgin (1992) (TV Episode)
George says "Every time I think I'm out, they pull me back in."
Melrose Place: No Bed of Roses (1993) (TV Episode)
"Just when I think I'm free, they pull me back in"
Animaniacs: Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) (TV Episode)
Seen on video store shelf in 'Video Review'
The Nanny: Schlepped Away (1994) (TV Episode)
Niles says to Maxwell, "Everytime I try to get out, she pulls me back in" in the style of Michael Corleone.
The Critic: L.A. Jay (1994) (TV Episode)
Francis Ford Coppola wants to make a film with a major part for his daughter
The Critic: A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera (1994) (TV Episode)
Al Pacino says his next film will be "The Godfather Part Whoo-ah!"
Lupin the Third: Dragon of Doom (1994) (TV Movie)
The Godfather series was mentioned on the question section of Jigen's crossword puzzle.
Friends: The One with the Butt (1994) (TV Episode)
Joey quotes Michael Corleone's "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in" line.
Saturday Night Live: David Duchovny/Rod Stewart (1995) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Zagat's
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Weird Science: It's a Mob, Mob, Mob, Mob World (1996) (TV Episode)
Wyatt says, "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!"
Men Behaving Badly: It's Good to Be Dead (1997) (TV Episode)
Kevin quotes the 'the pull me right in' line
It's in the Water (1997)
Alex rents this movie.
3rd Rock from the Sun: Pickles and Ice Cream (1998) (TV Episode)
Mary misquotes, "Just when I thought I was out..."
The Larry Sanders Show: Putting the 'Gay' Back in Litigation (1998) (TV Episode)
Hank says this is the only Godfather film he ever seen
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (1998) (TV Special)
Mis quoted during Zagats
NewsRadio: Flowers for Matthew (1998) (TV Episode)
Lisa: "Just when I think I'm out, they drag me back in."
The Nanny: The In-Law Who Came Forever (1999) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the movie by name.
The Sopranos: Pilot (1999) (TV Episode)
The priest and Carmela discuss this movie.
The Sopranos: 46 Long (1999) (TV Episode)
Silvio Dante three times imitates famous Al Pacino's iconic line from this film.
Road Kill (1999)
The gangster then adds that Part III is forgettable.
The Sopranos: A Hit Is a Hit (1999) (TV Episode)
Massive Genius says it's "misunderstood"
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #3.1 (1999) (TV Episode)
Robert De Niro song lyric - "He was in Godfather II but not Godfather III".
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
"Rent Casino, Goodfellas, Godfathers I, II, III"
The Simpsons: Beyond Blunderdome (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Gypsy Boys (1999)
One of the characters says "Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in" one of the most iconic lines of dialogue from The Godfather III.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler (1999) (TV Movie)
Referenced in Zagat's
The Sopranos: Guy Walks Into a Psychiatrist's Office (2000) (TV Episode)
Silvio does Pacino lines from the film.
Scream 3 (2000)
The Independent (2000)
Jerry Stiller's character says he invented the roman numerals in sequel titles and mentions Godfather 3 and Friday the 13th part 7 as copying his idea.
Scene by Scene: Woody Allen (2000) (TV Episode)
Mark says that some of Woody's films were shot "by the great Gordon Willis and, of course, he was famous as the cinematographer on the Godfather pictures".
Ed: Hook, Line and Sinker (2001) (TV Episode)
Kenny mentions the film by name.
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001)
Mentioned in article interview with Ron
The Simpsons: Worst Episode Ever (2001) (TV Episode)
One of Comic Book Guy's bootleg video tapes is called "Godfather 3 -good version"
See Spot Run (2001)
One of Sonny's henchmen mentions that he never saw the third "Godfather" movie and that it wasn't as good as the first two.
Angel: Fredless (2001) (TV Episode)
Lorne: "It turns out massacres are a lot like sitting through Godfather III: once is enough."
Gilmore Girls: The Bracebridge Dinner (2001) (TV Episode)
Rory mentions that she and Lorelai should rent the DVD.
E! True Hollywood Story: Winona Ryder (2002) (TV Episode)
Winona Ryder dropping out of the production due to health issues is mentioned
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: The Dabba Don (2002) (TV Episode)
prosecutor mentions film in opening argument
1-Ichi (2003) (Video)
recommended by the video fanatic
7th Heaven: It's Not Always About You (2003) (TV Episode)
Ms. Beane refers to the film.
The Simpsons: Moe Baby Blues (2003) (TV Episode)
Fat Tony says he hasn't cried like this since he paid to see Godfather III.
Gilmore Girls: Ballrooms and Biscotti (2003) (TV Episode)
Lorelai and Rory plan to watch the film and talk about Sofia Coppola's scenes in particular.
Kid Notorious: Hip Hop to the Godfather (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the jail scene.
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Shark Tale (2004)
The Dream Studio (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Veronica Mars: Normal Is the Watchword (2005) (TV Episode)
Veronica quotes a line from this film
Saturday Night Live: Catherine Zeta-Jones/Franz Ferdinand (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Aaron Brown
Bullets Over Hollywood (2005) (TV Movie)
Hitman: Blood Money (2006) (Video Game)
Disguised assassins, killing someone by poisoning his food and a hit in an opera-house (in the mission "CURTAINS DOWN").
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.187 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Memorable Roles" category
Kitchen Nightmares: Peter's (2007) (TV Episode)
Peter says "Just when I thought that I was out they pull me back in !"
Las Vegas: The Glass Is Always Cleaner (2007) (TV Episode)
Mike Cannon says Michael Corleone's line, "Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in."
ER: Gravity (2007) (TV Episode)
Neela says, "Every time I think I'm out, they pull me back in", a quote from Godfather III
General Hospital: Episode #1.11435 (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Luz (2007) (Short)
The soundtrack album of this film can be seen
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 22 January 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced during 'The Great American Culture Quiz' segment.
The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't (2008) (Video)
The 3 Godfather films are the subject of this documentary.
The Middleman: The Pilot Episode Sanction (2008) (TV Episode)
Quoted by Spanky: "Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in."
Righteous Kill (2008)
Turk said "Every time I think I'm out, they pull me back in."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.13 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $500 question
Ugly Betty: Betty Suarez Land (2008) (TV Episode)
Gio says, "Right when I think I'm out you pull me right back in.", which is a variation of Michael Corleone's line in The Godfather: Part III, where he says, "Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in."
Three Men in More Than One Boat: Episode #1.1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
When Vincenzo Brancaleone introduces himself to Clouseau by all his full name, Clouseau responds: "Tam-ta-da-tam-tam Don Corleone", referring to Andy Garcia's role in the earlier movie
Life: Shelf Life (2009) (TV Episode)
according to Bobby Stark, the human statue on the pier said she didn't look at the faces staring at her, as she's watching films in her head instead - Godfather III that day, finishing things after previously watching the other two.
Rules of Engagement: Dad's Visit (2009) (TV Episode)
Adam goes too far by watching the third one and telling Jeff it was the best one.
INRI (2009)
When Judas talks Jesus into continuing the Massiah Scam, Jesus quotes Pacino; "Every time I think I'm out, you pull me back in..."
My Boys: Decathlon: Part Deux (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Breaking Bad: 4 Days Out (2009) (TV Episode)
"Just when I try to get out, they pull me back in."
Dancing with the Stars: Round Ten: Final Results (2009) (TV Episode)
Lawrence Taylor says that "just when they get you out, they pull you back in"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.161 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $300 question
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in a $600 clue in the category "Andy is Dandy"
Supernatural: The End (2009) (TV Episode)
"Just when you thought you were out, they pull you back in."
Entourage: A XXX Parody (2009) (Video)
Title mentioned in 'Lucky' trailer
Ishqiya (2010)
The shot with Krishna looking at her older picture with her husband in such a way that her reflection on the picture overlaps her face in it, is an homage to The Godfather part 3 which has a similar shot with Kay
Mega64: The Wizard II (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Horatio
Little Mosque on the Prairie: Smooth Hate Criminal (2011) (TV Episode)
Thorne and Amaar bond over their love of the Godfather movies.
The Office: Michael's Last Dundies (2011) (TV Episode)
Michael says that he hoped the Dundie Awards "would be more like 'Godfather III,'" but "instead, it is like 'Godfather I.'"
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Especial Halloween - Braindead (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of Blu-ray/DVD releases of November/December
Mad: Al Pacino and the Chipmunks/That's What Super Friends Are For (2012) (TV Episode)
Al Pacino - "This is gonna be bigger than Godfather 3".
Bob's Burgers: The Belchies (2012) (TV Episode)
quoted in dialogue
DVD-R Hell: Mr. T's Be Somebody or Be Somebody's Fool (2012) (TV Episode)
"She could replace Sofia Cppola in 'Godfather: Part III,' I guess."
Every Breath You Take (2012)
There are Godfather Parts I,II,III movie posters in Queenie's home.
2 Broke Girls: And the Pearl Necklace (2012) (TV Episode)
Max says, "Just when I thought I was out, she pulls me back in again." In The Godfather: Part III, Michael Corleone says, "Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in."
Midnight Movie Review: Cannibal Holocaust (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD collection is shown.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Atari Sports (2012) (TV Episode)
"And watched the whole Godfather trilogy"
Mike & Molly: Karaoke Christmas (2012) (TV Episode)
Vince: "Just when I thought I was out... they pull me right back in!"
Honest Trailers: Twilight 4 Breaking Dawn (2013) (TV Episode)
"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in"
More All My Children: Episode #1.6 (2013) (TV Episode)
Vincent Irizarry says the film was a disappointment
Rizzoli & Isles: All for One (2013) (TV Episode)
Jane (to Maura): "Don Corleone has nothing on you - just when I thought I was out, you pull me back in!"
Suits: Conflict of Interest (2013) (TV Episode)
Katrina quotes Silvio Dante's remark "Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in.", which in itself is one of Michael Corleone's famous line from The Godfather Part III.
Happy Hour Sketch Comedy: Purdy Talk (2013) (TV Episode)
The characters have a conversation about this film
Key and Peele: Episode #3.2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Discussed by Key & Peele
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Extended Blu-Ray Version: referenced in "We're Doing a Sequel"
Alpha House (2014) (Video)
Mentioned in lyrics
Buck Wild (2014)
Two characters debate the merits of all three films
The Reviewers: Infringement (2014) (TV Episode)
"Is that your way of asking me to review The Godfather Part III?"
Brickleberry: Amber Alert (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Film '72: Episode #44.4 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
NCIS: Patience (2015) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo imitates Al Pacino's voice while quoting from the film: "Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in."
Supernatural: Inside Man (2015) (TV Episode)
"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jake Gyllenhaal/Josh Gad/James Bay (2015) (TV Episode)
In his opening monologue, Jimmy describes the film as being the least good in the trilogy
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Tim Allen/Danai Gurira/Jennifer Nettles (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions that AMC is airing the trilogy on Thanksgiving
A Christmas Eve Conversation with Quentin Tarantino & Paul Thomas Anderson (2015) (Video)
Mentioned by Paul Thomas Anderson.
iZombie: Method Head (2016) (TV Episode)
Blaine says, "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!"
Dr. Feelgood: Winona Ryder (2016) (TV Episode)
Winona Ryder dropping out of this is mentioned.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jennifer Lopez/Snoop Dogg/Zayn (2016) (TV Episode)
Acting as an emergency last-minute guest, Jay Leno imitates Michael's dialogue, saying: "Just when you think you're out, they pull you back in"
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Troll 2 in 19 Minutes or Less (2016) (TV Episode)
"Some say that it's probably Sofia Coppola's performance that may have prevented this movie from winning".
The Windsors: Episode #1.2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Wills says "Just as I think I'm out they pull me right in."
The Last Man on Earth: Smart and Stupid (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Phil and Mike.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.55 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "Third in the Movie Series" category
NCIS: New Orleans: Krewe (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned and quoted by Sebastian Lund.
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton (2017) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue; discussed by Al Pacino
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later: Reunion (2017) (TV Episode)
Seen on the 'Coming Soon To VHS' board.


The Godfather: Part II (1974)
There are two moments when they show clips from part II. The first is the flashback to the murder of Fredo at the beginning. The second is at the end when they show a clip of Diane Keaton and Al Pacino dancing together.

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1990 (1991) (TV Episode)
Siskel's #10 pick.
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1991) (TV Special)
Siskel & Ebert: Oscar Nomination Surprises for 1990 (1991) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for many of the year's Oscar-nominated movies, including this one.
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (1991) (TV Special)
Siskel & Ebert: Breakthrough Stars of 1991 (1991) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) (TV Special)
Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) (Video)
La noche de...: Drácula de Bram Stoker (1995) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Gordon Willis on Cinematography (2001) (Video)
The Godfather: On Location (2001) (Video)
Clips, snippets of interviews
The Music of 'The Godfather' (2001) (Video)
Clips, snippets of interviews
Coppola and Puzo on Screenwriting (2001) (Video)
Clips, snippets of interviews
Storyboards: The Godfather Part III (2001) (Video)
Clips, snippets of interviews
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) (TV Special)
Oops called: The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Getaway: Italy 4 Every 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
A clip of the slaying of Don Corleone's daughter is shown in a story on Sicily when Dermott visits the theatre outside which that scene was filmed.
Godfather World (2008) (Video)
Clips, snippets of interviews
Emulsional Rescue: Revealing 'The Godfather' (2008) (Video)
Clips, snippets of interviews
The Godfather on the Red Carpet (2008) (Video)
Clips, snippets of interviews
The Godfather Legacy (2012) (TV Movie)
Documentary About the Making Of
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Worst Movie Sequels (2017) (TV Episode)
takes #11
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do So Many Sequels Suck? (2017) (TV Episode)
example of a sequel where too much time passes between it and the original
Lost in Adaptation: The Godfather (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Get a Life: Neptune 2000 (1991) (TV Episode)
The final scene is a parody of The Godfather III last scene
Mafia! (1998)
The Simpsons: The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer (2006) (TV Episode)
The attack that Fat Tony is hurt is spoofed from an attack on Michaels life in Godfather 3
Christopher Walken Takes John Travolta to Dr. Pacino (2012) (Short)
Dr. Pacino's character resembles the Godfather.
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Nightmare in Red (2013) (TV Episode)
In the dream at the beginning of the episode, Scooby says the line "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in"

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