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.
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.
Robert De Niro,
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
Coincidentally, the Vatican Bank once owned Paramount Pictures. See more »
At the opera house, Vincent is heard yelling while his mouth is not moving. See more »
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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The version shown on the Bravo network in 2007 features a montage of clips from the first two Godfather films before the opening credits. Deleted footage of Michael sitting alone contemplatively from Part II is interspersed throughout the montage. See more »
You wouldn't think it was possible to make a three hour film in which very little happens, but Francis Ford Coppola succeeded with this decidedly average and woeful anti-climax to his Mafia saga.
The flaws are glaringly obvious : a lack of characters from the first two parts (Robert Duvall being a prime example) looses the whole family feel of the trilogy. Andy Garcia (as Vincenzo) is brought in to bolster up the development of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) but the character never develops past an awkward romantic sub-plot involving his cousin... ..which brings us onto Sofia Coppola. Much has been written about her acting ability, or lack of, and this reviewer will only comment that if you don't know what she looks like - or which character she plays, you'll be able to work it out pretty quickly.
The film starts promisingly enough, but loses it's way in the middle, which is overly-complicated. However it is the finale that lets the film - and the trilogy down. The murder of a principal character would be effective, but for the fact that the principal character is only principal to THIS film, and not parts 1 or 2
Seemingly aware of this, Coppola jumps several years into the future for the supposedly dramatic death of Michael. But, there is little spectacle surrounding this either.
In conclusion, if you have sat through Parts 1 and 2, this is pretty essential viewing. Just don't get your hopes up.
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