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The Godfather (1972)

Episode #38

Paramount Pictures released The Godfather to theaters on March 24, 1972. Francis Ford Coppola directed the film starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and James Caan.

‘The Godfather’ Movie Synopsis

The Godfather begins with Don Vito Corleone—the head of the Corleone mafia family in New York. At his daughter’s wedding, Vito’s youngest son (a decorated WWII Marine), Michael attends as well. While he seems quite disinterested in the family’s business, the family business is interested in him. We find that Vito is generous to all those who give him respect, but quite the opposite to those who do not. When a powerful rival decides to sell drugs, he needs the Don’s approval. However, after Vito refuses, a mob war begins which draws Michael into it. He saves his family and the business, but at what cost?

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Paramount Pictures released The Godfather to theaters on March 24, 1972. Francis Ford Coppola directs the film which stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan.

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  1. I watched a great interview Pacino did with Letterman. He describes doing the Sicilian wedding scenes. Pacino recalls that Coppola directed him to go round the guests giving each some type of candy and do some small talk in Italian- Pacino ‘I don’t speak Italian’ – Coppola ‘Just mumble some stuff, we’ll fix it later’. Coppola then asks him to do some waltzing- Pacino ‘I cant waltz’ – Coppola frustrated ‘just shuffle around it’s easy’. Coppola then says after the wedding you go and drive off- Pacino ‘I can’t drive’…. – totally frustrating Coppola. Pacino then relates, self deprecating, ‘I’m thinking he’s now questioning “why did I hire this guy”. It was hilarious and a great story told by Pacino.

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