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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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Francis Ford Coppola in the DVD commentary, Michael V. Gazzo gave such a great performance as Frankie Pentangeli in the rehearsal of his testimony scene, that Coppola wanted to start filming it immediately, but everyone had to break for lunch. During the break, Gazzo got drunk and was unable to perform as well as he had in rehearsal. See more »

Goofs

The ship on which young Vito Corleone arrives in the United States during 1901 is The Moshulu. But the Moshulu was not launched until 1904 and did not travel to the U.S. until 1914. The original name of the ship was The Kurt. It was renamed The Dreadnaught in 1917 and shortly after re-named The Moshulu. 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

Closing credits state that this film is "Based on the Novel "The Godfather" by Mario Puzo." In fact, only the scenes showing the young Vito have any basis in the novel. Everything dealing with Michael Corleone and his family in Las Vegas was created for the film, with the exception of the character Deanna Dunn. See more »

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One of the greatest sequels ever made
12 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

After seeing The Godfather and improving it as one of my favorite films, I wanted to get more into The Godfather so I rented this. Words can't describe how great this sequel was. The acting once again was amazing and the story and how the movie went on just never got me bored. Everything in this movie was clearly beautiful. The ending by far was my favorite when there all sitting at the table talking. There were so many great scenes like Vito when he was younger, Fredo at the lake, and many many more. You have to see this movie because it's just brilliant filmaking. It's not better than it's first film but still an extremely worth sequel.

10/10


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