THE GODFATHER is an epic tale of
Mafia life in America during the 1940s and '50s. Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) is the family patriarch balancing a love of
his family with an ambitious criminal instinct. At the wedding of the Don's daughter Connie (Talia Shire), youngest son Michael
(Al Pacino) is reunited with his family. After an assassination attempt leaves the Don too ill to run the family business,
Michael and Sonny (James Caan), with the help of consigliere Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall), lead the Corleones into a vendetta-filled
war with other mob families. Violent revenge ensues as the family tries to change from its old criminal ways into legitimacy.
Diane Keaton, in a stark departure from her usual comedic roles, plays Kay, the long-suffering wife of Michael Corleone. Brilliant
casting, music, and storytelling help make THE GODFATHER a classic.
Fredo, you're my older brother, and I love you, but don't ever take sides with
anyone against the family again. Ever
Michael: "So the next day, my father went to see him;
only this time with Luca Brasi. An' within an hour, he signed a release, for a certified check for $1000.
he do that?"
Michael: My father made
him an offer he couldn't refuse.
Michael: Luca Brasi held a gun to his head and my father assured him that either his brains, or his signature,
would be on the contract. That's a true story. That's my family, Kay, it's not me."
Michael Corleone: Fredo, you're nothing to me now. You're not a brother, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you or what
you do. I don't want to see you at the hotels, I don't want you near my house. When you see our mother, I want to know
a day in advance, so I won't be there. You understand?
|An Offer He COULDN'T REFUSE
"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in"