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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It originally aired on NBC over four consecutive nights (one three-hour segment and three two-hour segments) in November 1977. See more »

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A Travesty
12 November 2007 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

This thing is just ridiculous; saw it on home video as my first Godfather experience and couldn't figure out why it was so plodding. Turns out it edits everything into chronological order, so you start with all the De Niro scenes from G-2, then see G-1 (minus some R-stuff but plus some deleted scenes), and then get the rest of G-2. The De Niro scenes, out of context, are just repetitive and make little sense. The one bonus was getting to see the deleteds back when such opportunities were rare. It's not quite BAD, because the underlying material is still beautiful, but it could easily lead one to go through life thinking The Godfater was No Big Deal because you'd endured or walked out on this.

There are films I'd be interested to to see a chronological cut of (Pulp Fiction, Memento). Godfather 2 is not one of them.


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