The Godson

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"Some wise guys aren't so smart!"
  • PG-13
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 3.3  (1,560)

The Godson is a 1998 comedy film directed by Bob Hoge and starring Rodney Dangerfield, Kevin McDonald, and Dom DeLuise. The plot revolves around the aging mafia boss, Billy "The Kid" McDonnen (Dangerfield), who is about to retire and tries to find a suitable successor among his dim-witted family members. The film opens with a scene in which Billy's son, Junior McDonnen (McDonald), is trying to rob a bank using a water pistol. The robbery goes wrong, and Junior is caught by the police. Billy, who is not pleased with his son's incompetence, decides to look for a competent heir to his empire.

Billy's attention quickly turns to his cousin Vito Graziosi (DeLuise), who is a chef and has no ties to the mafia. However, Billy believes that Vito has the necessary qualities to run his empire. Billy convinces his cousin to become his successor, and Vito agrees.

Vito proves to be an unlikely leader, but he takes his new role seriously and tries to run the business his own way. He introduces new dishes in the family's Italian restaurant, and he organizes charity events to give back to the community. Vito's success quickly attracts the attention of a rival gang, led by Tony "The Clam" Clamato (Lou Ferrigno). Tony wants to take down Vito and become the new boss of the city's underworld.

The Godson is an entertaining film that showcases the comedic talents of its stars. Rodney Dangerfield delivers his trademark one-liners and sarcastic comments throughout the film, which will leave audiences in stitches. Dom DeLuise also delivers a solid performance as the earnest and lovable Vito Graziosi. The chemistry between Dangerfield and DeLuise is excellent, and their scenes together are some of the film's highlights.

Kevin McDonald also shines as Junior McDonnen, the hapless and bumbling son of Billy. McDonald's physical comedy and delivery of his lines are spot-on, and he provides many of the film's laugh-out-loud moments.

The film's supporting cast is also impressive. Lou Ferrigno delivers a memorable performance as the villainous Tony "The Clam" Clamato, while Fabiana Udenio (who previously co-starred with DeLuise in the 1985 film, "The Last Dragon") is excellent as Vito's love interest, Maria.

The film's screenplay, written by James Caputo and Jeff Cesario, is filled with jokes and comedic situations, but it also has heart. The relationship between Vito and Maria is sweet and genuine, and Vito's pursuit of his dream to become a successful restaurateur is inspiring.

The Godson is not without its flaws, however. The film's pacing could have been faster, and some of the jokes miss the mark. Additionally, the film's plot is predictable, and some of the scenes are contrived. Despite these flaws, The Godson is an enjoyable film that is worth watching.

In conclusion, The Godson is a fun and lighthearted comedy that showcases the comedic talents of Rodney Dangerfield, Kevin McDonald, and Dom DeLuise. The film is filled with laughs and heart, and it will leave audiences entertained. While it may not be a masterpiece, The Godson is a solid addition to any comedy film collection.

The Godson is a 1998 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.3.

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    1 hr 40 min
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    3.3  (1,560)