The Godfather: Part II

December 20th, 1974

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The Godfather: Part II

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The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

Release Year: 1974

Rating: 9.0/10 (339,569 voted)

Critic's Score: 71/100

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo

Al Pacino - Michael
Robert Duvall - Tom Hagen
Diane Keaton - Kay
Robert De Niro - Vito Corleone (as Robert DeNiro)
John Cazale - Fredo Corleone
Talia Shire - Connie Corleone
Lee Strasberg - Hyman Roth
Michael V. Gazzo - Frankie Pentangeli
G.D. Spradlin - Senator Pat Geary (as G. D. Spradlin)
Richard Bright - Al Neri
Gastone Moschin - Fanucci (as Gaston Moschin)
Tom Rosqui - Rocco Lampone
Bruno Kirby - Young Clemenza (as B. Kirby Jr.)
Frank Sivero - Genco
Francesca De Sapio - Young Mama Corleone (as Francesca de Sapio)

Release Date: 20 December 1974

Filming Locations: 6th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $244,000 (USA)

Gross: $57,300,000 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

As of 2010, Robert De Niro is one of only five actors (with Sophia Loren, Roberto Benigni, Benicio Del Toro and Marion Cotillard), to win an Academy Award for a role primarily in a language other than English, since almost all of his dialogue is in Italian.

Crew or equipment visible: When Vito is driving and Fanucci hops onto the car, another car passes between the camera and Vito's car - Coppola and the camera can be seen reflected in the car's window.

[first lines]
Title Card: The godfather was born Vito Andolini, in the town of Corleone in Sicily. In 1901 his father was murdered for an insult to the local Mafia chieftain. His older brother Paolo swore revenge and disappeared into the hills, leaving Vito, the only male heir, to stand with his mother at the funeral. He was nine years old.
[gunshots and screams]
Woman: [subtitled from Italian] They've killed the boy! They've killed young Paolo! They've killed your son Paolo!

User Review

To call it a sequel is a travesty

Rating: 10/10

This movie is way to be good to be labelled a sequel to The Godfather . Rather it is more of a companion piece to the original and the two perfectly compliment each other . IT is both a sequel and prequel showing the rise of the young vito and moral decline of Micheal . Both characters are brought to life with uncanny ability by Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino . To say that these two are good actors is like saying that a nuclear bomb makes a loud noise and in this movie they prove why they are at the top of their respective crafts .

Al Pacino is the standout in the ensemble cast and its amazing how his eyes have changed from the first part . They are now cold , ruthless and unemotional and betray the price which Micheal Corleone has paid for power .

Watch this movie and learn why it is the greatest gangster film of all time.

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