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The Godfather Part II introduces two parallel storylines. One entails Mafia chief Michael Corleone at 1958/1959 after the events of the first film; another is a string of flashbacks after his father, Vito Corleone from 1917 to 1925, from his childhood in Sicily (1901) to the founding of the Corleone family in New York. Throughout the procession, Vito brother has been killed because he swore revenge. Vito’s mum proceeds to plead for mercy, but he refuses, knowing that nine-year-old Vito will find revenge later in life. The mommy takes Ciccio hostage at knifepoint, allowing her son to escape, and the guys of Ciccio kill her. They search the city for your boy, but he’s aided in his escape from the townspeople. Vito finds his way by boat to New York, and at Ellis Island an immigration agent selects Vito’s hometown of Corleone as his surname, and he’s enrolled as””Vito Corleone””. In 1958 at a scene similar to the introduction of this first movie, Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), Godfather of the Corleone family, deals with various company and family problems within an elaborate party at his Lake Tahoe, Nevada chemical to celebrate his son’s First Communion. Inside his office, Michael matches with corrupt Nevada Senator Pat Geary (G. D. Spradlin) to explore the price of the gaming permits for your hotel/casinos the Family is purchasing. Geary, that has contempt for Michael and other Italian businessmen that are moving into his own state to take advantage of gambling opportunities, claims to make Michael’s acquisition of his gaming permit a procedure that is challenging. Michael finishes his conversation with Geary if he won’t pay the outrageous charge Geary demands, telling the senator he will get nothing. He also talks with Johnny Ola (Dominic Chianese), the ideal hand man of Jewish gangster Hyman Roth (Lee Strasberg), who’s supporting Michael’s move to the gambling market. Belatedly, Michael deals with Frank””Five Angels”” Pentangeli (Michael V. Gazzo), a business associate who shot Corleone caporegime Peter Clemenza’s land in New York City after his death, and today has issues using the Rosato Brothers, that are backed by Roth. Later that night, Michael barely escapes an assassination attempt when his wife Kay (Diane Keaton) finds the bedroom drapes are inexplicably open, which allows two hidden hitmen to spray on the bedroom . Both hitman are found dead having been murdered by a””mole”” inside the chemical. Afterwards, Michael informs his lawyer and associate Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) that the strike was made with the support of someone near, and that he should leave, entrusting all his power to Hagen to safeguard his family. The area is commanded by a member of this””The Black Hand,”” Don Fanucci (Gastone Moschin), that extorts protection payments from local companies. One night, Vito’s neighbor Clemenza (Bruno Kirby) asks him to conceal a stash of firearms for himand later, to repay the favor, takes him into a fancy apartment where they devote their initial felony with each other, stealing an elegant carpet. The movie flash-forwards into Michael’s time. Michael matches with poushal Hyman Roth in Miami, Florida who informs Michael that he considers Frank Pentangeli was responsible for the assassination attempt, and that Pentangeli will pay to this. Traveling to Brooklyn, Michael allows Pentangeli understand that Roth was actually behind it, and that Michael has a plan to deal with Roth, however he wants Frankie to cooperate with the Rosato Brothers to be able to place Roth off guard. Johnny Ola conspires telling him that Frank Pentangeli will make peace with the Rosato Brothers. Johnny Ola asks Fredo information about the meeting between both of these parties, and if Pentangeli will function alone. Fredo disagrees to cooperate and informs Johnny Ola never to call him again. If Pentangeli proceeds to match the Rosatos at a local bar, he’s advised””Michael Corleone says hello,”” as he’s attacked from behind but the attempted murder is accidentally interrupted by a policeman. Meanwhile, Michael matches Roth at Havana, Cuba, in late 1958, at the time when dictator Fulgencio Batista is soliciting American investment, and Greek guerrillas are working to bring down the government. At a birthday party for Roth, Michael cites that there’s a chance that the rebels might acquire, making their business dealings in Cuba problematic. Earlier that day, Michael had seen a communist rebel kill a Havana policemen by detonating a grenade that also killed himself. The remark prompts Roth to remark, privately, that Michael has not sent the two thousand dollars to business their partnership. Fredo, carrying the guaranteed money, arrives at Havana and matches Michael. Michael cites Hyman Roth and Johnny Ola but Fredo says that he has never met . Michael confides that it was Roth who attempted to kill himand that he plans to try again. Michael assures Fredo that he has already made his movement, and that””Hyman Roth will not observe the New Year”” Instead of turning the money to Roth, Michael asks him that gave the order to have Frank Pentangeli murdered. Roth avoids the query, instead speaking angrily of the murder of his older buddy, Moe Greene, that Michael had orchestrated (as portrayed at the conclusion of the first movie ). Michael has asked Fredo, who understands Havana nicely, to reveal Senator Geary and other important officials and businessmen a fantastic time, throughout which Fredo pretends not to comprehend Johnny Ola. Shortly after, at a sex series, Fredo remarks loudly that Johnny Ola told him about the place, contradicting what he advised Michael two earlier, that he did not understand Roth or even Ola. Michael currently realizes that the traitor is his brother, and dispatches his own bodyguard to deal with Roth. Johnny Ola is strangled, however Roth, at a delicate state because of his heart disease, is taken to a hospital, in which Michael’s enforcer is taken attempting to kill him. After guerrillas attack, the guests flee, however, Fredo won’t proceed with Michael, despite Michael’s pleas that Fredo is his brother and that it is the only way out. Clemenza and Tessio agree to pay, but Vito is reluctant and asks his friends to leave everything in his own hands Fanucci will accept less and really, Vito manages for Fanucci to take just one sixth of what he demanded ($100 from $600). Immediately afterward, during the local festa, Vito murders Fanucci in the hallway outside his apartment and then rejoins his wife and three kids. Vito informs the infant Michael that his father loves him . Back in January 1959, Nevada, Michael contributes to his snow-covered Lake Tahoe chemical after fleeing Cuba, where Tom Hagen informs him that Roth escaped from Cuba after suffering a stroke and is now recovering in Miami, that Michael’s bodyguard is dead, and that Fredo is probably hiding in New York. Michael is distraught at the news and furiously demands to know the gender of their kid, however, Tom is unable to inform him. Flashback (1920): with Fanucci dead and no one else to take over the Black Hand, Vito earns the admiration of this area and starts to intervene in local disputes, operating from their storefront of his Genco Pura Olive Oil Company (named after his buddy Genco Abbandando) he manages as well as give out””favors”” to other people in the area such as a local young woman threatened with flooding. Vito intimidates her landlord into letting her stay for a couple of extra months… rent free. Back in Washington, D.C. of 1959, a Senate committee, of which Senator Geary is a part, is running an investigation to the Corleone family. They wonder disaffected””soldier”” Willi Cicci about his function as a button man in the Family, but he cannot implicate Michael, because he never got any direct orders . When Michael appears before the committee, Senator Geary makes a significant show of encouraging Italian-Americans and excuses himself. During questioning, Michael prohibits all criminal allegations against him, by the murder of Sollozzo and Captain McCluskey back in 1946 (at the first Godfather film ), and into his enterprise status of operating several gambling casinos in Nevada. The hearing ends together with the Chairman assuring a note that will do exactly that. Frank Pentangeli, that survived the attack from the Rosato Brothers, has made a deal with the FBI, and will testify against Michael. Tom Hagen and Michael talk about the issue, detecting that Roth’s strategy to ruin Michael is planned. Michael’s brother Fredo has been found and persuaded to return to Nevada, and at a private interview that he explains to Michael his betrayal: mad about being passed around to head to the family in favor of Michaelhe wants honor and his because. He aided Roth believing there could be something for him in it but he swears he did not understand they wanted to kill Michael. He also informs Michael that the Senate Committee counselor is Roth’s man. Michael subsequently informs Fredo:””You are nothing to me today. Perhaps not a brother, not a buddy, nothing””, and privately educates soldier and button man Al Neri (Richard Bright) that nothing is to happen to Fredo while their mom is still alive. At the hearing where Frank Pentangeli is to testify, Michael arrives accompanied by Pentangeli’s brother, made from Sicily, and whose existence causes Frank to recant his past statements about Michael. At a resort room afterwards, Kay attempts to leave Michael, taking their kids . Michael at first attempts to mollify her, however, loses his temper and strikes her when she reveals to him that her current””miscarriage”” was actually an abortion to avoid giving another kid into Michael’s criminal inheritance. She also informs him that the baby was a boy friend infuriating Michael. Flashback (1925): While seeing Sicily for a family vacation for the first time in more than 20 years, Vito Corleone is introduced into the older 90-year-old Don Ciccio as the man who leaves their olive oil into America, and that wants his boon. If Ciccio asks Vito that his father was, Vito says,””My father’s name is Antonio Andolini, and this can be for you!”” As they make their escape from Ciccio’s chemical and his guys, Don Tomasello is taken by one of Ciccio’s bodyguards, providing him a permanent limp. Back in April 1959, Carmella Corleone (Morgana King), Vito’s widow and the mother of his kids, expires, and the entire Corleone family is reunited for the funeral. Michael still shuns Fredo, who’s miserable, but relents when Connie implores him . Michael and Fredo embrace, but at precisely the same time Michael signals to his capo that Fredo’s defense from harm, in effect while his mom dwelt, has run out. Michael, Tom Hagen, and Rocco Lampone talk their final dealings with Hyman Roth, that has been unsuccessfully seeking asylum from various nations, and was refused entry to Israel as a returned Jew. Michael rejects Hagen’s advice that the Corleone family’s place is protected, and murdering Roth and the Rosato brothers for revenge is an unnecessary threat. Later, Hagen pays a visit to the imprisoned Frank Pentangeli to a military base and indicates that he take his own life, in the manner of ineffective ancient Roman conspirators that, in return, had been assured that their families could be taken care of after their suicide. When Michael arrives, he shuts the door in her face. About the military base, Frank Pentangeli is found dead, having followed Hagen’s directions and committed suicide in his bathtub. They all talk about the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, and Michael strikes everyone by announcing that he has just enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Sonny ridicules Michael’s decision, and Tom Hagen cites his father has great expectations for Michael. Fredo is the one that affirms his brother’s choice. Sal Tessio comes in using all the cake to your party, and if Vito arrives, all Michael leave the area to greet him. The final shot in the movie is Michael sitting at Lake Tahoe, in quiet contemplation.
Original title The Godfather: Part II
IMDb Rating 9.0 1,054,370 votes
TMDb Rating 8.5 6,670 votes