The Conversation is also on my list! Plot Overview The Godfather During a backyard wedding reception for his daughter, Connie, and his new son-in-law, Carlo Rizzi, Don Vito Corleone, a Mafia boss known as the Godfather, conducts business in his office. He explains that he was indignant at being bypassed by Michael for leadership of the clan, and thus agreed to assist Roth in organizing a coup—unaware that this involved a plot to kill his brother. In the middle of that movie, you will find a speech that is one of the most famous of our time, and that a lot of people keep parts of in their heads. At the lavish party following the ceremony, Anthony tells his father that he is dropping out of law school to pursue a career as an opera singer. He collapses in his chair and dies, alone and forgotten. Michael refuses, however, since the Rosato brother are backed by the wealthy Jewish mobster from Miami, Hyman Roth. Michael has learned from news reports and his own sources that Roth will return to Miami because no other country will let him stay.
When the Corleones are packing to move to Las Vegas, an hysterical Connie rushes into Don Vito's old study and accuses Michael of murdering Carlo. Michael has asked Fredo, who knows Havana well, to show Senator Geary and other important officials and businessmen a good time, during which Fredo pretends to not recognize Johnny Ola. With the connivance of Connie, Kay visits her children, but cannot bear to leave them and stays too long. Trying to protect himself from the investigation, Michael resorts to another method to shake Pentangeli, who is now virtually untouchable because of the federal witness protection program. It has come to be seen by some as one of the greatest performances in cinema history. Meanwhile, Vito kills the local thug and becomes the new local thug. Michael is distraught at the news and furiously demands to know the sex of the child, but Tom is unable to tell him.
Vito lies in wait and murders Don Fanucci in his threshold. When they are out on the town, Michael realizes that Fredo is the insider in the family that betrayed him and made the assassination attempt possible. Don Vito also instructs Tom to fly to Los Angeles to speak with Woltz. As the story unfolds, before your eyes, it becomes evident that this story is one of the greatest ever told. Michael, still hospitalized, berates Vincent when he finds out, but Vincent insists that he got the go-ahead from Connie, who has become deeply involved in family affairs. Michael mentions Hyman Roth and Johnny Ola to him, but Fredo says he has never met them.
Fredo, carrying the promised money, arrives in Havana and meets Michael. Sonny tells Clemenza, one of his father's lieutenants, to buy mattresses and other supplies to house their men in a safe place during the war and instructs Clemenza to kill Paulie for his part in Don Vito's ambush. However, when Frank comes to testify, his brother is present from Sicily. Days later, Michael returns home to find Kay, who has been banished from the house, secretly visiting her children. Michael ends his conversation with Geary when he refuses to pay the outrageous fee Geary demands, telling the senator he'll get nothing.
Vito intimidates her landlord into letting her stay for a few extra weeks. » This movie is way to be good to be labelled a sequel to The Godfather. They are now cold , ruthless and unemotional and betray the price which Micheal Corleone has paid for power. He then reveals that the meeting will be held after the baptism of Carlo and Connie's baby, also named Michael, for whom he has agreed to be godfather. Michael goes over to the dark side, if you will. Clemenza's role was subsequently filled by Frank Pentangeli. Still an equally great movie, just harder to watch if you ask me.
Later, Hagen pays a visit to the imprisoned Frank Pentangeli on a military base and suggests that he take his own life, in the manner of unsuccessful ancient Roman conspirators who, in return, were promised that their families would be taken care of after their suicide. The film jumps forward again to a courtroom scene where a Senate committee is investigating the Corleone family for alleged involvements in organized crime. Vito obliges, and when Celemenza sees that Vito is a man who can keep his mouth shut regarding criminal ventures, he invites him to take part in a burglary. On the military base, Frank Pentangeli is found dead, having followed Hagen's instructions and committed suicide in his bathtub. Cut back to New York in the early twentieth century. He also tells Michael that the Senate Committee's chief counsel is Roth's man.
Kay tells Michael that she and the children are leaving him. Michael ignores Tom and has Roth shot at the Miami airport upon his arrival. Tom tries to dissuade Michael from killing Roth, saying that Roth is a sick man and will die shortly anyway. Michael also deals with his self-indulgent younger sister Connie Talia Shire , who, although recently divorced from her second husband, is planning to marry a man named Merl Johnson Troy Donahue with no obvious means of support and of whom Michael disapproves. His wife leaves him, his brother Fredo John Cazale turns against him, and he ceases to trust the consigliere Tom Hagen.
They manage to escape, but Tommasino is wounded in the leg causing him to limp for the rest of his life. Later, Don Vito privately asks Luca to let it be known to the Tattaglias that Luca might be interested in leaving the Corleones. When Sonny sees Connie with a black eye, he learns that Carlo has been beating Connie, and he attacks Carlo brutally, hitting him with a trash can. She wants to stay closer to the family now. Vito Corleone, portrayed beautifully by Robert De Niro , goes back to Italy to kill Don Ciccio, the murderer of his father,brother, and mother. The final shot of Michael alone is tragic and heartbreaking.
At Woltz's studio, when Tom politely suggests that Johnny be cast in the war film, Woltz angrily dismisses him with curses and ethnic slurs. Michael, Tom Hagen, and Rocco Lampone discuss their final dealings with Hyman Roth, who has been unsuccessfully seeking asylum from various countries, and was even refused entry to Israel as a returned Jew. Afterwards, Michael tells his lawyer and associate Tom Hagen Robert Duvall that the hit was made with the help of someone close, and that he must leave, entrusting all his power to Hagen to protect his family. . Michael meets with Hyman Roth in Miami, Florida who tells Michael that he believes Frank Pentangeli was responsible for the assassination attempt, and that Pentangeli will pay for it. With Fanucci gone, Vito's communal stature grows, but it is his family past and present who matters most to him -- a familial legacy then upended by Michael's business expansion in the 1950s. I got them all out of the library and watched them over the course of the week.