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FULL SYNOPSIS

After a break of more than 15 years, director Francis Ford Coppola and writer Mario Puzo returned to the well for this third and final story of the fictional Corleone crime family. Two decades have passed, and crime kingpin Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), now divorced from his wife Kay (Diane Keaton), has nearly succeeded in keeping his promise that his family would one day be "completely legitimate." A philanthropist devoted to public service, Michael is in the news as the recipient of a special award from the Pope for his good works, a controversial move given his checkered past. Determined to buy redemption, Michael and his lawyer B.J. (George Hamilton) are working on a complicated but legal deal to bail the Vatican out of looming financial troubles that will ultimately reap billions and put Michael on the world stage as a major financial player. However, trouble looms in several forms: The press is hostile to his intentions. Michael is in failing health and suffers a mild diabetic stroke. Stylish mob underling Joey Zaza (Joe Mantegna) is muscling into the Corleone turf. "The Commission" of Mafia families, represented by patriarch Altobello (Eli Wallach) doesn't want to let their cash cow Corleone out of the Mafia, though he has made a generous financial offer in exchange for his release from la cosa nostra. And then there's Vincent Mancini (Andy Garcia), the illegitimate and equally temperamental son of Michael's long-dead brother Sonny. Vincent desperately wants in to the family (both literally and figuratively), and at the urging of his sister Connie (Talia Shire), Michael welcomes the young man and allows him to adopt the Corleone name. However, a flirtatious attraction between Vincent and his cousin, Michael's naïve daughter Mary (Sofia Coppola) develops, and threatens to develop into a full-fledged romance and undo the godfather's future plans. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:December 25, 1990

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association John Bettis Best Original Song 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Bettis Best Song 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lisa Fruchtman Best Editing 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Barry Malkin Best Editing 1990 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Al Pacino Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1990 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Andy Garcia Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Andy Garcia Best Supporting Actor 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dean Tavoularis Best Art Direction 1990 Nominee
American Society of Cinematographers Gordon Willis Best Cinematography 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gordon Willis Best Cinematography 1990 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Mario Puzo Best Screenplay 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Walter Murch Best Editing 1990 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Francis Ford Coppola Best Director 1990 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Francis Ford Coppola Best Screenplay 1990 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Francis Ford Coppola Best Director 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Francis Ford Coppola Best Director 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Francis Ford Coppola Best Picture 1990 Nominee
Berlin International Film Festival Francis Ford Coppola In Competition 1991 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Carmine Coppola Best Original Song 1990 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Carmine Coppola Best Original Score 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Carmine Coppola Best Song 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gary Fettis Best Art Direction 1990 Nominee

Cast

Al Pacino
as Michael Corleone
Diane Keaton
as Kay Adams
Talia Shire
as Connie Corleone Rizzi
Andy Garcia
as Vincent Mancini
Eli Wallach
as Don Altobello
Sofia Coppola
as Mary Corleone
Joe Mantegna
as Joey Zaza
George Hamilton
as B.J. Barrison
Bridget Fonda
as Grace Hamilton
Raf Vallone
as Cardinal Lamberto
Franc D'Ambrosio
as Anthony Corleone
Donal Donnelly
as Archbishop Gilday
Richard Bright
as Al Neri
Helmut Berger
as Frederick Keinszig
Don Novello
as Dominic Abbandando
John Savage
as Andrew Hagan
Franco Citti
as Calo
Mario Donatone
as Mesca
Vittorio Duse
as Don Tommasino
Enzo Robutti
as Licio Lucchesi
Michele Russo
as Spara
Al Martino
as Johnny Fontane
Robert Cicchini
as Lou Penning
Rogerio Miranda
as Twin Bodyguard Armand
Jeannie Linero
as Lucy Mancini
Gabriele Torrei
as Enzo the Baker
Carlos Miranda
as Twin Bodyguard Francesco
Michael Bowen
as Mark #2
Diane Agostini
as Woman with Child at Street Fair
Simonetta Stefanelli
as Apollonia (uncredited)
Valeria Sabel
as Sister Vincenza
Carmine Caridi
as Albert Volpe
John Abineri
as Hamilton Banker
Luigi Laezza
as Keinszig Killer
Michael Boccio
as Father of Soccer Player
Dado Ruspoli
as Vanni
Marino Masé
as Lupe
Brian Freilino
as Stockholder
Gregory Corso
as Unruly Stockholder
Richard Honigman
as Party Reporter
Rick Aviles
as Mark #1
Willie Brown
as Party Politician
Al Ruscio
as Leo Cuneo
Paco Reconti
as Gesu
Mickey Knox
as Marty Parisi
Nicky Blair
as Nicky the Casino Host
Frank Tarsia
as Frankie, the Bodyguard
Remo Remotti
as Camerlengo Cardinal/Cardinal - Sistine
Joe Drago
as Party Security
Don Costello
as Frank Romano
Brett Halsey
as Douglas Michaelson
Santo Indelicato
as Guardie del Carpo
Anthony Guidera
as Anthony the Bodyguard
Robert Vento
as Father John
Mimmo Cuticchio
as Puppet Narrator
Jessica Di Cicco
as Child
Catherine Scorsese
as Woman in Cafe
Vito Antuofermo
as Anthony "The Ant" Squigliaro
Ida Bemardini
as Woman in Cafe

Crew

Francis Ford Coppola
Director
Francis Ford Coppola
Screenwriter
Vincent Patrick
Screenwriter
Dean Riesner
Screenwriter
Mario Puzo
Screenwriter
Gordon Willis
Cinematographer
Carmine Coppola
Composer (Music Score)
Nino Rota
Featured Music
Walter Murch
Editor
Lisa Fruchtman
Editor
Barry Malkin
Editor
Dean Tavoularis
Production Designer
Alex Tavoularis
Art Director
Francis Ford Coppola
Co-producer
Fred Roos
Co-producer
Gray Fredrickson
Co-producer
Charles B. Mulvehill
Co-producer
Marina Gefter
Associate Producer
Nicholas Gage
Executive Producer
Fred Fuchs
Executive Producer
Franco Fumagalli
Set Designer
Gary Fettis
Set Designer
Milena Canonero
Costume Designer
Clive Winter
Sound/Sound Designer
Lawrence James Cavanaugh
Special Effects
Buddy Joe Hooker
Stunts
Fabrizio Sforza
Makeup
Richard Shissler
Assistant Costume Designer
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