The Godfather Part II script
Synopsis: The compelling sequel to "The Godfather," contrasting the life of Corleone father and son. Traces the problems of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in 1958 and that of a young immigrant Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro) in 1917's Hell's Kitchen. Michael survives many misfortunes and Vito is introduced to a life of crime.

MOSCA:

(Sicilian O.S.)

...misery to any family who harbors

the boy, Vito...

INT. A BARN - NIGHT

Four little girls watch with wide eyes as their mother and

father bind Vito tightly in swaddled cloth, and then lift

him up to the side of a mule; counter-balancing a heavy load

of firewood. The father looks at the boy's almost stoically

calm little face.

FATHER:

(Sicilian)

Vito...We pray for you.

He pulls the fabric over the boy's face.

MOSCA:

(Sicilian O.S.)

...Andolini...

STROLLO:

(Sicilian O.S.)

Our Friend promises misery to any

family...

EXT. THE CHURCH PLAZA - NIGHT

The men continue on their night-walk, up to the plaza of the

church.

STROLLO:

(Sicilian)

...who harbors the boy Vitone

Andolini.

The figure of a single man on a mule passes them.

MOSCA:

(Sicilian)

Let no one give help to the boy

Vito Andolini...

The man on the mule makes his way out of the village and

disappears into the distance.

We begin to hear, very quietly, the Waltz repeated once again.

EXT. STEAMSHIP - CLOSE VIEW ON VITO - DAY

huddled in blankets, on the deck of the ship in Steerage.

He does not say a word. The Waltz grows louder as the VIEW

ALTERS, revealing the hundreds of immigrant families huddled

together with all their earthly possessions on their way to

America.

Then, suddenly, the Waltz stops.

THE NEW YORK HARBOR - DAY

SILENCE. We glide past the Statue of Liberty.

VIEW on the IMMIGRANTS standing on shipboard silently;

looking. Vito is standing with them, his eyes wide.

CAMERA MOVES IN on the statue, then MOVING PAST, on to the

beautiful buildings of Ellis Island.

EXT. ELLIS ISLAND - DAY

A tugboat pulls a barge brimming with immigrants into the

Ellis Island harbor. Uniformed officials of the Immigration

Service load them up toward the main building.

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Mario Puzo

Mario Gianluigi Puzo (October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author, screenwriter and journalist. He is known for his crime novels about the Mafia, most notably The Godfather (1969), which he later co-adapted into a three-part film saga directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the first film in 1972 and Part II in 1974. Puzo also wrote the original screenplay for the 1978 Superman film. His last novel, The Family, was released posthumously in 2001. more…

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