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The Godfather: Part II (1974)

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The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael
... Tom Hagen
... Kay
... Vito Corleone (as Robert DeNiro)
... Fredo Corleone
... Connie Corleone
... Hyman Roth
... Frankie Pentangeli
... Senator Pat Geary
... Al Neri
... Fanucci (as Gaston Moschin)
Tom Rosqui ... Rocco Lampone
... Young Clemenza (as B. Kirby Jr.)
... Genco
... Young Mama Corleone (as Francesca de Sapio)
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Storyline

The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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All the power on earth can't change destiny.

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Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

20 December 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mario Puzo's The Godfather: Part II  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$57,300,000
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| (The Godfather Trilogy 1901-1980 VHS Special Edition)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay even though half of the script was adapted and half was original. The story of Michael Corleone is original, while the story of the young Vito Corleone came from The Godfather novel, but was not used in the first film. SAG rules decree that any screenplay for a sequel is a "screenplay adapted from another source". See more »

Goofs

When Michael reads his prepared statement to the Senate committee he states that he received the Navy Cross for his wartime service; however, in The Godfather he wears the ribbon for the Silver Star instead. See more »

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[first lines]
Title Card: The godfather was born Vito Andolini, in the town of Corleone in Sicily. In 1901 his father was murdered for an insult to the local Mafia chieftain. His older brother Paolo swore revenge and disappeared into the hills, leaving Vito, the only male heir, to stand with his mother at the funeral. He was nine years old.
[gunshots and screams]
Woman: [subtitled from Italian] They've killed the boy! They've killed young Paolo! They've killed your son Paolo!
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Crazy Credits

As with the first film no opening credits are shown. Although it is now commonplace for films not to have opening credits, it was considered innovative in 1974. See more »

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Written by Julian Orbon, Pete Seeger, José Fernández Díaz,
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A Hollywood Masterpiece!!!!
6 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

Francis Coppola and Mario Puzo continue their epic saga into the lives of the infamous Corleone family, which is headed by Michael Corleone (Al Pacino). It is a film which does better than its predessor, "The Godfather". The film flip-flops graciously and beautifully between Michael's struggle over the family business and the life of young Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro, in a brilliant, Oscar-winning performance) in his rise to power as well. Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Lee Strassberg, and John Cazale give excellent supporting performances. Carmine Coppola's and Nino Rota's score is a masterpiece of music. The movie is expertly filmed and the cinematography is superb.


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