The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977)

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The first two Godfather films were re-edited together in chronological order with additional footage added.

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 Don Vito Corleone (4 episodes, 1977)
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 Don Michael Corleone (4 episodes, 1977)
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 Tom Hagen (4 episodes, 1977)
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 Sonny Corleone (4 episodes, 1977)
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 Peter Clemenza (4 episodes, 1977)
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 Kay Adams Corleone (4 episodes, 1977)
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 Young Vito Corleone (4 episodes, 1977)
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 Connie Corleone Rizzi (4 episodes, 1977)
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 Capt. McCluskey (4 episodes, 1977)
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 Jack Woltz (4 episodes, 1977)
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 Don Emilio Barzini (4 episodes, 1977)
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 Hyman Roth (4 episodes, 1977)
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 Fredo Corleone (4 episodes, 1977)
Morgana King ...
 Mama Corleone (4 episodes, 1977)
Tere Livrano ...
 Theresa Hagen (4 episodes, 1977)
Tom Rosqui ...
 Rocco Lampone (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Johnny Fontane (3 episodes, 1977)
Julie Gregg ...
 Sandra Corleone (3 episodes, 1977)
Joe Spinell ...
 Willie Cicci (3 episodes, 1977)
Richard Bright ...
 Al Neri (2 episodes, 1977)
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 Frankie Pentangeli (2 episodes, 1977)
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 Deanna Corleone (2 episodes, 1977)
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 Merle Johnson (2 episodes, 1977)
Angelo Infanti ...
 Fabrizio (2 episodes, 1977)
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The first two Godfather films were re-edited together in chronological order with additional footage added.

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This was the first time that The Godfather: Part II (1974) was shown was television. The Godfather (1972) was shown on NBC in 1974. See more »

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godfather, a novel for television
18 December 2007 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

I found this version extremely enjoyable. It ties the two movies together so smoothly and we also get to see what happens to characters whose fates were not determined in previous versions. For instance,one of Michael's body guards in Italy, who blew up his car, killing Appolonia.

When Michael goes back to the states, the Corleone's financial resources seek him out and find him and kill him.

There is also a great scene where the under taker, whom we saw in the original as just a humble, frustrated man who begs Don Corleone to kill the men who raped his daughter and got away with it, reveal himself to be just the opposite. He is a constant complainer and is horribly ungrateful. We never would have seen that in the uncut version.

To end, this edited for television version that combines parts 1 and 2 is such a joy to watch because of the superb story telling that weaves the two tales together masterfully.


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