“The Godfather” quotes

(1972)
Movie The Godfather
Title The Godfather
Year 1972
Director Francis Ford Coppola
Genre Drama, Crime
Plot – The 1940s. As is customary, during the refreshments for celebrating the wedding of his daughter Conny with Carlo, the "godfather" Don Vito Corleone promises assistance and protection to his family and friends. He sends his stepson Tom Hagen in California to convince the producer Jack Woltz to hire the singer Johnny in his next film, but Woltz doesn’t agree, so Tom then forces him to accept with a "warning", killing his favorite race horse. Sollozzo, on behalf of the powerful "family" Tartaglia, asks Corleone financings and support for the drug trafficking. The rejection raises a bloody fight between the two clans: Don Vito himself is seriously injured and the youngest son Michael saves him from a second attack. Michael then, overstepping his impetuous brother Sonny and the temporizer Tom, organizes a meeting with Sollozzo and the corrupted police captain McCluskey and kills them both. Michael hides in Sicily to avoid revenge. Here the young man falls in love with Apollonia. When his wife dies in an attack and Sonny is killed by some rivals, he goes back to the US and participates in an useless attempt of general reconciliation between the different "families". Don Vito nominates Michael "godfather" who, after the death of his father, takes control with shocking resoluteness: among the victims of his cruel repression there are the famous Johnny and his brother-in-law.
All actors – Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri, Diane Keaton, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire, Gianni Russo, John Cazale, Rudy Bond, Al Martino, Morgana King, Lenny Montana, John Martino, Salvatore Corsitto, Richard Bright, Alex Rocco, Tony Giorgio, Vito Scotti, Tere Livrano, Victor Rendina, Jeannie Linero, Julie Gregg, Ardell Sheridan, Simonetta Stefanelli, Angelo Infanti, Corrado Gaipa, Franco Citti, Saro Urzì, Max Brandt, Tybee Brascia, Carmine Coppola, Gian-Carlo Coppola, Italia Coppola, Roman Coppola, Sofia Coppola, Don Costello, Robert Dahdah, Gray Frederickson, Ron Gilbert, Anthony Gounaris, Joe Lo Grippo, Sonny Grosso, Louis Guss, Merril E. Joels, Randy Jurgensen, Peter Lemongello, Tony Lip, Frank Macetta, Lou Martini Jr., Raymond Martino, Joseph Medeglia, Carol Morley, Rick Petrucelli, Burt Richards, Sal Richards, Tom Rosqui, Nino Ruggeri, Frank Sivero, Filomena Spagnuolo, Joe Spinell, Gabriele Torrei, Nick Vallelonga, Ed Vantura, Matthew Vlahakis
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  • “It's part of the wedding. No Sicilian can ever refuse a request on his daughter's wedding day.”
    Robert Duvall - Tom Hagen
  • “- Johnny Fontane: A month ago he bought the rights to this book, a best seller. The main character is a guy just like me. I wouldn't even have to act, just be myself. Oh, Godfather, I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do...
    [All of a sudden, Don Vito Corleone rises from his chair and gives Johnny Fontane a savage shake]
    - Don Vito...” (continue)
    (continue reading)

    Al Martino - Johnny Fontane
    Marlon Brando - Don Vito Corleone
  • “- Michael Corleone: Who are you?
    - Enzo the Baker: I am Enzo. The baker. Do you remember me?
    - Michael Corleone: Enzo...
    - Enzo the Baker: Yes, Enzo.
    - Michael Corleone: You better get out of here, Enzo, there's gonna be trouble.
    - Enzo the Baker: If there is trouble, I stay here to help you. For your father. For your father.”

    Al Pacino - Michael Corleone
    Gabriele Torrei - Enzo the Baker
    [Tag:helping, trouble]
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