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Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Writing credits
Mario Puzo (novel)

Mario Puzo (screenplay)

Francis Ford Coppla (screenplay)



Plot Summary for The Godfather (1972)
The story begins as "Don" Vito Corleone, the head of a New York Mafia "family", oversees his daughter's wedding. His beloved son Michael has just come home from the war, but does not intend to become part of his father's business.

Through Michael's life the nature of the family business becomes clear. The business of the family is just like the head of the family, kind and benevolent to those who give respect, but given to ruthless violence whenever anything stands against the good of the family. Don Vito lives his life in the way of the old country, but times are changing and some don't want to follow the old ways and look out for community and "family".

An up and coming rival of the Corleone family wants to start selling drugs in New York, and needs the Don's influence to further his plan. The clash of the Don's fading old world values and the new ways will demand a terrible price, especially from Michael, all for the sake of the family.
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Cast:
Marlon Brando .... Don Vito Corleone

Al Pacino .... Michael Corleone

James Caan .... Santino 'Sonny' Corleone

Richard S. Castellano .... Pete Clemenza

Robert Duvall .... Tom Hagen

Sterling Hayden .... Capt. Mark McCluskey

John Marley .... Jack Woltz

Richard Conte .... Emilio Barzini

Al Lettieri .... Virgil 'The Turk' Sollozzo

Diane Keaton .... Kay Adams

Abe Vigoda .... Salvatore "Sally" Tessio

Talia Shire .... Connie Corleone Rizzi

Gianni Russo .... Carlo Rizzi

John Cazale .... Fredo Corleone

Rudy Bond .... Carmine Cuneo

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The Godfather Part 2 (1974)

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Writing credits
Mario Puzo (novel The Godfather)

Francis Ford Coppola (sreenplay)

Mario Puzo (screenplay)

Plot Summary for The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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.
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Cast

Al Pacino .... Don Michael Corleone

Robert Duvall .... Tom Hagen

Diane Keaton .... Kay Corleone

Robert De Niro .... Vito Corleone

John Cazale .... Fredo Corleone

Talia Shire .... Connie Corleone

Lee Strasberg .... Hyman Roth

Michael V. Gazzo .... Frankie Pentangeli

G.D. Spradlin .... Sen. Pat Geary

Richard Bright .... Al Neri

Gastone Moschin .... Don Fanucci

Tom Rosqui .... Rocco Lampone

Bruno Kirby .... Young Clemenza (Peter)

Frank Sivero .... Genco Abbandando

Francesca De Sapio .... Young Mama Corleone

Morgana King .... Older Carmella 'Mama' Corleone

Marianna Hill .... Deanna Dunn-Corleone

Leopoldo Trieste .... Signor Roberto, landlord

Dominic Chianese .... Johnny Ola

Amerigo Tot .... Busetta, Michael's bodyguard

Troy Donahue .... Merle Johnson

John Aprea .... Young Sal Tessio

Joe Spinell .... Willie Cicci

James Caan .... Sonny Corleone (special participation)

Abe Vigoda .... Salvatore "Sally" Tessio

Tere Livrano .... Theresa Hagen

Gianni Russo .... Carlo Rizzi

Maria Carta .... Signora Andolini, Vito's mother

Oreste Baldini .... Young Vito Andolini

Giuseppe Sillato .... Don Francesco Ciccio

Mario Cotone .... Don Tommasino

James Gounaris .... Anthony Vito Corleone

Fay Spain .... Mrs. Marcia Roth

Harry Dean Stanton .... FBI man #1

David Baker .... FBI man #2

Carmine Caridi .... Carmine Rosato

Danny Aiello .... Tony Rosato

Carmine Foresta .... Policeman

Nick Discenza .... Bartender

Father Joseph Medeglia .... Father Carmelo

William Bowers .... Senate committee chairman

Joseph Della Sorte .... Michael's buttonman #1

Carmen Argenziano .... Michael's buttonman #2

Joe Lo Grippo .... Michael's buttonman #3

Ezio Flagello .... Impresario

Livio Giorgi .... Tenor in 'Senza Mamma'

Kathleen Beller .... Girl in 'Senza Mamma'

Saveria Mazzola .... Signora Colombo

Tito Alba .... Cuban Pres. Fulgencio Batista

Johnny Naranjo .... Cuban translator

Elda Maida .... Pentangeli's wife

Salvatore Po .... Vincenzo Pentangeli

Ignazio Pappalardo .... Mosca, assassin in Sicily

Andrea Maugeri .... Strollo

Peter LaCorte .... Signor Abbandando

Vincent Coppola .... Street vendor

Peter Donat .... Questadt

Tom Dahlgren .... Fred Corngold

Paul B. Brown .... Sen. Ream

Phil Feldman .... Senator #1

Roger Corman .... Senator #2

Ivonne Coll .... Yolanda

Joe De Nicola .... Attendant at brothel

Edward Van Sickle .... Ellis Island doctor

Gabriella Belloni .... Ellis Island nurse

Richard Watson .... Customs official

Venancia Grangerard .... Cuban nurse

Erica Yohn .... Governess

Theresa Tirelli .... Midwife

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Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Writing credits (WGA)
Mario Puzo (written by)

Francis Ford Coppola (written by)


Plot Summary For The Godfather Part III (1990)
In the final instalment 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 protoge's love affair with his daughter.

Al Pacino .... Don Michael Corleone

Diane Keaton .... Kay Adams Michelson

Talia Shire .... Connie Corleone-Rizzi

Andy Garcia .... Don Vincent 'Vinnie' Mancini-Corleone

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/Turiddu (sequence 'Cavalleria Rusticana')

Donal Donnelly .... Archbishop Gilday

Richard Bright .... Al Neri

Helmut Berger .... Frederick Keinszig

Don Novello .... Dominic Abbandando

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