The Godfather

The Godfather

Part II

DVD - 2005 | Widescreen.
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In the early 1900s, the young Vito flees Sicily for America after the local Mafia kills his family. Vito struggles to make a living, legally or illegally, for his wife and growing brood in Little Italy. There he kills the local Black Hand Fanucci after he demands his customary cut of the tyro's business. With Fanucci gone, Vito's stature grows. The family legacy is upended by Michael's business expansion in the 1950s. Now based in Lake Tahoe, Michael conspires to make inroads in the Las Vegas and Havana pleasure industries by any means necessary. As he realizes that even his allies are trying to kill him, the increasingly paranoid Michael also discovers that his ambition has crippled his marriage to Kay and turned his brother Fredo against him. Barely escaping a federal indictment, Michael decides to turn his attention to dealing with his enemies, completing his own corruption.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [2005].
Edition: Widescreen.
ISBN: 9780792173311
0792173317
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 200 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary: In the early 1900s, the young Vito flees Sicily for America after the local Mafia kills his family. Vito struggles to make a living, legally or illegally, for his wife and growing brood in Little Italy. There he kills the local Black Hand Fanucci after he demands his customary cut of the tyro's business. With Fanucci gone, Vito's stature grows. The family legacy is upended by Michael's business expansion in the 1950s. Now based in Lake Tahoe, Michael conspires to make inroads in the Las Vegas and Havana pleasure industries by any means necessary. As he realizes that even his allies are trying to kill him, the increasingly paranoid Michael also discovers that his ambition has crippled his marriage to Kay and turned his brother Fredo against him. Barely escaping a federal indictment, Michael decides to turn his attention to dealing with his enemies, completing his own corruption.

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jimg2000
Jul 27, 2020

Recently binge watched The Godfather trilogy and this film reminds me of how dirty politics can be:

Politics and crime, they're the same thing; Vast monies have gone to people in high political places and the Vatican Bank (Federal Reserve) is the guarantor.

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reginator_22
May 15, 2020

One of the best movies ever made. One of the best casts put together. Watch this movie!

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mJJLnk7
Mar 23, 2020

6 out of 5 stars

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singidunum_25
Feb 15, 2020

Watched it again last night and I had the same admiration and awe for this movie like decades ago....10/10

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TylerStray
Jan 30, 2020

What a fantastic film. I heard much about it, but none in my family had seen it before, so when I and they watched it together on our couch it was an experience.

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BBRUTTIG
Jan 21, 2020

1971 A superbly made classic gangster movie of an Italian immigrant to NYC circa 1910. who rises to power as a Mafia DON and how he "protects" his extended Mafiosa family. A true classic!

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MT60
Dec 11, 2019

IMHO, the first two Godfather installments qualify as all-time great cinema. Maybe some scenes are too long, but even the stretches with little or no dialogue are tense and gripping - sorta' like Kurosawa stuff.

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4536o
Oct 24, 2019

When released in 1972 The Godfather became a cultural sensation comparable to Gone With the Wind in 1939. Many of its famous lines, like, "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse" and "going to the mattresses" became cultural staples. Watching it now, nearly a half century later, the film has lost literally none of its cinematic impact.

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zigopolous
Sep 06, 2019

One of the greatest films of all time. Just as good today as it was in 1972

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greatflicks
Feb 05, 2019

Now this was a true 5 star movie, because it had everything. A great story, great acting, great producing and every aspect was terrific. Most movies that are entertaining really should be rated a 3 star, a bit above average a 4 and ones that are terrific and get awards are the true 5's.

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jimg2000
Jul 27, 2020

IMDb has 62 quotes including this one (thanks to its contributors):

Vincent Mancini: Don Lucchesi, you are a man of finance and politics. These things I don't understand.

Don Lucchesi: You understand guns?

Vincent Mancini: Yes.

Don Lucchesi: Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.
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These two are not:

Politics and crime, they're the same thing.

Vast monies have gone to people in high political places and the Vatican Bank (Federal Reserve) is the guarantor.

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reginator_22
May 15, 2020

Michael: [speaking to Carlo] Only don't tell me you're innocent. Because it insults my intelligence and makes me very angry.

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reginator_22
Jan 16, 2018

Michael Corleone: I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!

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reginator_22
Jan 16, 2018

Just when I'm out, they pull me back in
-Michael Corleone

EmilyBoban Nov 10, 2015

"Leave the gun, take the cannoli."

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Darth777Vader
Sep 04, 2014

Don Corleone: I`m gonna make him a offer he can`t refuse

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Monolith
Sep 30, 2012

(Part II) Michael Corleone: "Fredo... you're nothing to me now. ...You're not a brother, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you, or what you do. I don't want to see you at the hotels, I don't want you near my house. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance, so I won't be there. You understand?" (walks away)

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Monolith
Sep 30, 2012

(Part II) (Vito returns years later to Sicily and meets Don Ciccio, the man who murdered Vito's family) Don Ciccio: "What's your name?" Vito Corleone: "My name is Vito Corleone." Don Ciccio: "Vito Corleone! Ha ha ha! You took the name of this town. And what's your father's name?" Vito Corleone: "His name was... Antonio Andolini." Don Ciccio: "Louder. I don't hear so good." Vito Corleone: "My father's name was Antonio Andolini... and this is for you!" (tears his stomach open with a knife)

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Monolith
Aug 04, 2012

Don Corleone: "...I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."

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Monolith
Aug 04, 2012

Jack Woltz: "Tell your boss he can ask for anything else, but this is one favor I can't grant him." Tom Hagen: "Mr. Corleone never asks a second favor once he's refused the first, understood?"

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Jan 30, 2020

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reginator_22
May 15, 2020

Violence: Gun violence

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jabey
Jun 12, 2008

Violence: People are shot at with guns.

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corydee2
Apr 01, 2008

Violence: Shooting and killing.

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