The Godfather: Part III

Synopsis: In the final instalment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to legitimize his crime family's interests and remove himself from the violent underworld but is kept back by the ambitions of the young. While he attempts to link the Corleone's finances with the Vatican, Michael must deal with the machinations of a hungrier gangster seeking to upset the existing Mafioso order and a young protoge's love affair with his daughter.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 15 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
162 min

My dear children.

lt is now better than several years

since l moved to New York

and l haven't seen you

as much as l would like to.

l hope you will come to this ceremony

ofPapal honours,

given for my charitable work.

The only wealth in this world is children.

More than all the money and power

on earth.

You are my treasure.

Anthony and Mary,

although l entrusted your education to

your mother for your own best interest,

l look forward to seeing you, and to

a new period ofharmony in our lives.

Perhaps you might prevail upon your

mother to come to this celebration,

and that from time to time, we can all

see each other at family functions.

Anyway, l remain your loving father.

Hail Mary, full of grace...

...blessed art Thou amongst women...

...and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb,


Holy Mary, mother of God,

pray for us sinners...

Almighty God, bless the insignia

of Saint Sebastian the Martyr,

that it may contribute to the sacredness

of him to whom it is given.

Do you, Michael, promise to be faithful

to the noble purposes of this Order,

to have a special care for the poor,

the needy and those who are ill?

l do so promise.

May the blessing of Almighty God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit

descend upon you

and remain with you forever.

Vincent, our name is not on the list.

Write it in. Mancini. M-A-N-C-l-N-l.

- Problem?

- My name isn't on the list.

- Then you have to leave immediately.

- You want to dance with me?

Joe, it's Vinnie. These are our guests.

l'm sorry. l'm sorry, sir.

Welcome to the party.

- lt's good to see you.

- Good to see you. This is my husband.

- Sit down.

- My son, Anthony.

The Order of Saint Sebastian is one of

the highest honours the Church awards.

lt was first granted by Pope...

What about Mr Corleone's connections

with gambling?

The press kits have...

- And involvement with the underworld?

- Cut the crap.

The Pope, the Holy Father himself,

has today blessed Michael Corleone.

Do you know better than the Pope?

Vincent! She loves you.


l love you too.

Hi, Vincent. l remember you.

- From where?

- The last party we were at together.

- Did you come to the club?

- No, it was a wedding.

l was eight and you were 1 5.

l had many girlfriends when l was 1 5.

- 8 year olds?

- Especially them.

Where's Mary?

Would somebody please hail Mary?

Excuse me, Your Excellency.

You haven't kissed me hello yet.

Relatives always kiss.

- Now we're related?

- l'm your little cousin.

- Who's your father?

- l'll give you a hint.

He's ltalian.

Mary, we've been waiting for you.

Remember to keep your voice low.

And smile. Don't forget to smile.

The honorary chairman of

the Vito Corleone Foundation:

my daughter, Mary Corleone.


l think l inherited my father's love

for speechmaking. Here it goes.

The Vito Corleone Foundation helps

the poor in every country,

gives grants to artists,

funds medical research,

and is particularly dedicated

to the resurrection of Sicily.

Archbishop Gilday,

here is 1 00 million dollars for the poor

of Sicily, in the name of Vito Corleone.

Don't spend it all in one place.

Mary, l'm so proud of you.


You've done a wonderful thing for Sicily.

Let's hope that the money gets

to the people who need it.


...the most important part:

Johnny Fontane!

Thank you very much.

l'm happy to be here.

l would like you to join me in honouring

Commendatore Michael Corleone.

l have something special

for our godfather.

l happen to know his favourite song.

Michael, where are you going?

l'm off to the kitchen

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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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