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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 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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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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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Many fans of the film were upset that the song "Brucia La Terra", which Anthony sang to Michael early in the film, was omitted from the soundtrack CD. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, when the hit man is assembling his rifle, he mounts the scope backwards. Later in the film it is on in the correct direction. 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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GREGORIAN CHANT
Courtesy of G.I.A. Productions
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Terribly disappointed
10 October 1999 | by Duck IISee all my reviews

In some ways it was wonderful seeing some of the original cast members (Pacino, Keaton, Shire) reprising their memorable roles. But in a lot of ways this third installment was just not necessary. If it was all about revealing Michael's wounded mind, and ensuring that he was 'punished for his sins', that was done (quite well, and in a much less graphic way) in Part II: You could tell he was undone in the very last scene. Part III was just overkill.

There were a few casting problems, as well. Sofia Coppola was just terrible, absolutely painful to watch. George Hamilton made the film look like a made-for-TV movie every time he appeared: What was he doing there?? I sure did miss Robert Duvall! The saving graces were Talia Shire as Connie getting her chance to dominate. Andy Garcia, though he didn't have the opportunity to really take off, was a lot of fun to watch.


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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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