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"The Godfather: A Novel for Television" Episode #1.4 (1977)

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Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay)
Mario Puzo (novel) (screenplay)
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Original Air Date:
15 November 1977 (Season 1, Episode 4)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Francis Ford Coppola  screenplay
Mario Puzo  novel "The Godfather" (screenplay)

Produced by
Francis Ford Coppola .... producer: The Godfather
Gray Frederickson .... co-producer: The Godfather Part II
Fred Roos .... co-producer: The Godfather Part II
Albert S. Ruddy .... producer: The Godfather
Cinematography by
Gordon Willis 
Editorial Department
Alan B. Rosenfeld .... video post coordinator
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
Series Cast
These people are regular cast members. Were they in this episode?

Roger Corman ... Senator #2 (uncredited)

Danny Aiello ... Tony Rosato (uncredited)

Harry Dean Stanton ... FBI Man #1 (uncredited)

Abe Vigoda ... Sal Tessio (uncredited)
Tito Alba ... Cuban President Batista (uncredited)

Carmen Argenziano ... Michael's Buttonman #2 (uncredited)
James Murdock ... FBI Man #2 (uncredited)
William Bowers ... Senate Committee Chairman (uncredited)
Max Brandt ... Extra (uncredited)
Paul B. Brown ... Senator Ream (uncredited)
Carmine Caridi ... Carmine Rosato (uncredited)

Carmine Coppola ... Piano player in montage (uncredited)
Gian-Carlo Coppola ... Baptism observer (uncredited)
Vincent Coppola ... Street vendor (uncredited)

Franco Corsaro ... Genco Abbandando (uncredited)
Salvatore Corsitto ... Bonasera (uncredited)
Don Costello ... Don at the meeting (uncredited)
Tom Dahlgren ... Fred Corngold (uncredited)
Joe De Nicola ... Attendant at brothel (uncredited)
Joseph Della Sorte ... Michael's buttonman #1 (uncredited)
Nick Discenza ... Bartender (uncredited)
Peter Donat ... Questadt (uncredited)
Phil Feldman ... Senator #1 (uncredited)
Ezio Flagello ... Impresario (uncredited)
Carmine Foresta ... Policeman (uncredited)
Tony Giorgio ... Bruno Tattaglia (uncredited)
Anthony Gounaris ... Anthony Vito Corleone (uncredited)
James Gounaris ... Anthony Vito Corleone (uncredited)
Joe Lo Grippo ... Sonny's bodyguard / Michael's buttonman #3 (uncredited)
Sonny Grosso ... Cop with Capt. McCluskey (uncredited)
Louis Guss ... Don Zaluchi (uncredited)

Randy Jurgensen ... Sonny's killer #1 (uncredited)
Gary Kurtz ... Photographer in court (uncredited)
Tony Lip ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Lou Martini Jr. ... Boy at wedding (uncredited)

John Martino ... Paulie Gatto (uncredited)

Richard Matheson ... Senator #3 (uncredited)
Joseph Medaglia ... Father Carmelo (uncredited)
Lenny Montana ... Luca Brasi (uncredited)
Johnny Naranjo ... Cuban translator (uncredited)
Steve Peck ... Dancer at communion party (uncredited)

Frank Pesce ... Extra (uncredited)
Salvatore Po ... Vincenzo Pentangeli (uncredited)
Victor Rendina ... Don Philip Tattaglia (uncredited)

Alex Rocco ... Moe Greene (uncredited)

Gianni Russo ... Carlo Rizzi (uncredited)

Vito Scotti ... Nazorine (uncredited)

Tony Sirico ... Extra (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Gabriele Torrei ... Enzo the Baker (uncredited)
Amerigo Tot ... Michael's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Julian Voloshin ... Sam Roth (uncredited)
Richard Watson ... Customs official (uncredited)

Matthew Vlahakis ... Clemenza's son (uncredited)
Thomas Mars ... Carmine Coppola (uncredited)

Ivonne Coll ... Yolanda (uncredited)
Italia Coppola ... Extra in restaurant / Mama Corleone's body (uncredited)
Venancia Grangerard ... Cuban nurse (uncredited)
Jeannie Linero ... Lucy Mancini (uncredited)
Elda Maida ... Pentangeli's wife (uncredited)
Carol Morley ... Nurse (uncredited)
Jeanne Savarino Pesch ... Francesca Corleone (uncredited)
Janet Savarino Smith ... Kathryn Corleone (uncredited)
Ardell Sheridan ... Mrs. Clemenza (uncredited)
Filomena Spagnuolo ... Extra (uncredited)

Fay Spain ... Marcia Roth (uncredited)
Teresa Tirelli ... Midwife (uncredited)
Erica Yohn ... Governess (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Original Music by
Carmine Coppola 
Nino Rota 
Film Editing by
Barry Malkin (new footage)
Sound Department
Louis Cerborino .... sound editor
Production Companies

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The Destruction Of Don Michael Corleone's Soul As Mafia Head, 7 September 2012
Author: KazuyaRyuzaki from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

TV mini-series were a thing during the 1970's and the 1980's.The The Godfather: A Novel For Television are the first two Godfather films were re-edited together in chronological order with additional footage added and it was transformed into one long film. It stars Marlon Brando,Al Pacino,Robert Duvall and Robert DeNiro.

The TV mini-series tells the complete story of Don Vito Corleone and the story of Don Michael Corleone before and after his assumption of the role as the godfather. It was edited very well that it came a classic on its own.

The last episode centers on Don Michael Corleone in power including his frustration of not legalizing the family and being trapped in the mafia as well as his actions that ultimately questions his morality like asking the killing of Fredo and his divorce from his wife,Kate.

With that being said,I consider The Godfather: A Novel For Television as the Greatest TV mini-series ever shown on television.

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