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The Godfather: Part III (1990)

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In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York City and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia Don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins, while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing.
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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

In the final installment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to legitimize his crime family's interests and remove himself from the violent underworld but is kept back by the ambitions of the young. While he attempts to link the Corleone's finances with the Vatican, Michael must deal with the machinations of a hungrier gangster seeking to upset the existing Mafioso order and a young protege's love affair with his daughter. Written by ahmetkozan

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All the power on earth can't change destiny. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This was the first and only Godfather chapter to be shot in the Super 35 format. See more »

Goofs

The opening scene shows the 1979 Manhattan skyline with the World Financial Center visible, which didn't begin construction until 1982. See more »

Quotes

[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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Alternate Versions

Video release is called "Final Director's Cut" and features 9 minutes of additional footage not included in theatrical version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sardonicast: The Godfather Trilogy (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

BRUCIA LA TERRA
Music by Nino Rota
Sicilian lyrics by Giuseppe Rinaldi
Giuseppe Rinaldi courtesy of EMI Music Publishing Italy
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14 January 2000 | by Don-146See all my reviews

This film came out about the same time as Goodfellas, and pales in comparison with the Martin Scorsese effort. I know the two shouldn't be compared, but the fact that they are both gangster films begs some sort of comparison.

Does Godfather III "complete" Coppola's Godfather series? Only in the sense that we see what happens to Michael when he is an old man. In my opinion, we didn't really need to know that. To me, the Godfather films ended with Michael Corleone as a shell of a man after losing his wife and murdering his brother.

Besides, I'm of the view that the best American films of the 20th century were made in the 1970s.


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Country:

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English | Italian | German | Latin

Release Date:

25 December 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Death of Michael Corleone See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,387,271, 25 December 1990

Gross USA:

$66,666,062

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,766,062
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (The Godfather Trilogy 1901-1980 VHS Special Edition)

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby SR (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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