The Godfather Part II

"I don't feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies."

The Godfather Part 2 is a crime drama film that came out in the year 1974. It is both a prequel and a sequel to the original Godfather film. In the movie viewers will see the current life of Michael Corleone and also the rise of his father Vito. This movie won Best Picture for that year and is regarded as one of the greatest movies ever. In many people’s opinion it is regarded as one of the few sequels that is better than the original.

In the early 1900’s the Andolini family is attending a funeral for Antonio who is Vito’s father. At the funeral, his older brother Paulo is killed as it was believed that he was looking to get revenge against the mob boss responsible for his father’s death. As a result the mother of Vito takes him to the mob chief and requests that he be spared. However the mob chief refuses and the mother attacks him. She is killed and Vito escapes by being smuggled out of Sicily. Vito arrives in the United States and is known as Vito Corleone. Over time he grows up and gets involved in criminal activity. He is able to eventually murder the head mob boss in the Little Italy neighborhood and become the most influential man in the area. Vito is also able to start a family and takes them to a vacation to Sicily. On the vacation he confronts the mob chief he saw during his childhood and kills him. Vito later leaves Sicily with his family.

Now in the 1950’s Michael is attending a ceremony for his son. During the ceremony Michael is confronted by a Congressman who is attempting to extort money from him due to being a mob boss. However Michael is able to successfully avoid paying any excessive fees to run his casino operations. That night there is an assassination attempt on him. Michael later finds out that a rival mobster named Hyman Roth was behind the assassination attempt. They both go to Cuba to start a casino operation there but are unable to due to the Revolution succeeding. Michael also finds out that his brother Fredo unwittingly helped Roth with the murder attempt. Later on in the film he goes on trial for organized crime but is acquitted. In the end he orders the murder of Roth and also his brother Fredo. He is then sitting alone after separating from his wife. There is also a flashback of past times with his family.

R
| 1974 | 3 hr 20 min | 9.0/10
Cast
Studio
Director
Francis Ford Coppola
Language
English
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