The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
Starring: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Keizer, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg, Michael V. Gerzo/ G.D. Spradlin/ Richard Bright/ Gaston Mosin/ Tom Rosqui/ Bruno Kirby/ Frank Sivero/ Francesca de Savio/ Morgana King/ Mariana Hill/ Leopoldo Trieste/ Dominique Chanis/ Amerigo Tot/ Troy Donahue/ John Aprea/ Joe S Pinel/ Abbe Vigoda/ Gianni Russo/ Maria Carta/ Faye Spann/ Harry Dean Stanton/ Cumming Caridi/ Danny Aiello/ William Bow Ernes / Joseph de la Salter / Carmen Argenciano / Joe Lo Grip / Ezio Flagello / Katherine Belle / Saveria Mazzola / Tito Alba / Peter Donat / Tom Dahl Glenn / Phil Feldman / Roger Corman / Ivan Cole / Erica Yonne / Teresa Tirelli / James Caan / Italia Coppola / Roman Coppola / Sofia Coppola / Jolie Gregg / George Holmes / Buck Houghton / Shep Houghton / Masaichi Kosugi / Gary Kurtz / Laura Lyons / Richard Matheson / John May / …
Region: United States
Languages: English / Italian / Spanish / Latin / Sicilian
Release: 1974-12-12 (New York premiere) / 1974-12-20 (USA)
Series:  The Godfather 2
Length: 202 minutes
Also known as: The Godfather Sequel (Hong Kong) / The Godfather II
Rating: IMDB 9.0 / Rotten Tomatoes 96%
Michael (played by Al Pacino) is the leader of the Corleone family of the American Mafia. Michael’s father, Vito Andolini (Robert De Niro), was born in Corleone, Italy. In 1901, Vito’s father Antonio, brother Paul, and mother (Maria Catta) all died at the hands of the Mafia Sicjo family. 9-year-old Vito had to flee across the ocean to America to make a living. When entering the country, customs officials (played by Richard Watson) registered his name as Vito Corleone. In 1958, Michael held a first communion party for his son Anthony (James Gunnerys), but he did not want to be assassinated that night. Michael escaped by chance, but the two killers were silenced. How does Vito survive in a foreign country? Can the blood feud he bears be avenged? Who wanted Michael’s life? Who is it that kills the killer?
“The Godfather: Part II” is a 1974 crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Robert Duvall. It is the second installment in “The Godfather” trilogy and is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made.
The film is set in two different time periods, both of which follow the story of the Corleone crime family. The first storyline takes place in the late 1950s and focuses on Michael Corleone (played by Al Pacino) as he solidifies his power as the head of the family and deals with various threats to his authority. The second storyline takes place in the early 1900s and follows the rise of Michael’s father, Vito Corleone (played by Robert De Niro), as he becomes involved in the world of organized crime.
“The Godfather: Part II” explores themes of power, corruption, and the lengths people will go to in order to protect their families. The film was critically acclaimed upon its release and was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, winning six, including Best Picture, Best Director for Coppola, Best Supporting Actor for De Niro, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
“The Godfather: Part II” is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made and is often included on lists of the best movies of all time. Its success led to the creation of a third installment in the trilogy, “The Godfather: Part III,” which was released in 1990.
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