Corleone Family Values: The Godfather Part II at 40..
The Godfather “Don” Vito Corleone is the head of the Corleone mafia family in New York. He is at the event of his daughter’s wedding. Michael, Vito’s youngest son and a decorated WW II Marine is also present at the wedding. Michael seems to be uninterested in being a part of the family business. Vito is a powerful man, and is kind to all those who give him respect but is ruthless against those who do not. But when a powerful and treacherous rival wants to sell drugs and needs the Don’s influence for the same, Vito refuses to do it. What follows is a clash between Vito’s fading old values and the new ways which may cause Michael to do the thing he was most reluctant in doing and wage a mob war against all the other mafia families which could tear the Corleone family apart.
The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Also Known As: Son of Godfather, The Second Godfather, Mario Puzo’s The Godfather: Part II, Argentina: El padrino II, France: Le parrain, 2ème partie, Germany: Der Pate 2, Italy: Il padrino – Parte II, Japan: Goddofâzâ 2, Russia: Крёстный отец 2, Spain: El padrino: Parte II.
Taglines: All the power on earth can’t change destiny.
Writer: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Star Cast: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Talia Shire, Morgana King, John Cazale, Mariana Hill, Lee Strasberg,
Producer (s): Albert S. Ruddy
Music: Nino Rota
Cinematography: Gordon Willis
Production House: Paramount Pictures, The Coppola Company, American Zoetrope
Distributed: Paramount Pictures
Release Year: 18 December 1974 (USA)
Runtime: 203 min. (The Godfather Trilogy 1901-1980 VHS Special Edition)
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Language: English, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Sicilian