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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

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 (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The opening shot of the Sicilian section bearing the caption "Bagheria, Sicily" was shot on the road below the temple at Segesta, thirty-seven miles (sixty kilometers), away from Bagheria, and on no possible approach route. In the intervening twenty-five years, the area has been fenced, and the verges are grown, but it is still possible to stand on the side of the road exactly where the camera's point of view would have been. See more »

Goofs

At [1:21:00] When Don Altobello is visiting Michael in the hospital and, at the end of their conversation, they agree to meet in Sicily, they shake hands like sports teammates do but in the next shot, right afterward, they look like as if they were shaking hands in the businessmen formal way. 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

Two additional scenes have known to have been added to the USA network version during its Godfather trilogy and Saga showings in the late 1990s:
  • Don Altobello hands Michael and Constance an expensive check for the Vito Corleone Foundation, and Altobello declares lifetime peace between the two familes. All three embrace each other.
  • A brief exchange between B.J and the Archbishop is seen during the party sequence. The Archbishop snaps softly at B.J "We had a deal!" B.J half-chuckles and says "Of course, how do you think I got all this grey hair." This scene hints early on the wrongdoings of the Archbishop, which isn't revealed until later in the theatrical version.
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Connections

Referenced in The Sopranos: 46 Long (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Va Pensiero
(uncredited)
from "Nabucco"
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
[Played when Michael arrives in Bagheria, Sicily]
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A Passionate Requiem
16 July 2018 | by dvkatzprod-74759See all my reviews

I finally saw it ! As a total devotee of the two previous installments, I avoided seeing the third one, on purpose, people I respect had told me about the disappointment and, quite honestly, I didn't go there. Last night I did and surprise, surprise, it moved me no end. Maybe because I haven't seen the other two in four years. Yes at times is more Ken Russell than Francis Ford Coppola and in my book that's not a bad thing. I was, however, a bit taken aback by the healing in Pacino's Michael as far as Keaton's Kay is concerned. As it nothing had ever happened, while in Diane Keaton the memory of that pain is always present. Talia Shire is a lot of fun as a sort of Madame Sin. Raf Vallone, superb as the doomed Pope John Paul I and then a bit puzzling casting choices that I think they me code for something. George Hamilton, for instance, takes over from where Rubert Duvall left off. Helmut Berger plays the head of the Vatican Bank. Helmut Berger! Just as curious as to find Troy Donahue in The Godfather Part II - All in all, I'm really glad I've seen it and I'm sure I'll see it again.


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