The Godfather: Part II

Vito Corleone returns to Sicily to oversee his new olive oil business. While he is there, he goes, with his friend Don Tommasinno, to the home of an aging Don Ciccio to avenge the killings of his brother, father, and mother. Ciccio asks Vito what his father's name was and he says Antonio Andollini. Vito pulls out a knife, sticks it in Ciccio's stomach, and pulls it up to his chest while he screams in pain. While escaping Tommasinno gets shot in the legs by a guard and becomes crippled.Michael orders his bodyguard Rocco to kill Hymann Roth as he is returning to the United States. He poses as a reporter and shoots him but as he is running he is shot himself by checkpoint police. Pentangelli cuts his wrists while he is taking a bath and bleeds to death so his family will be unharmed by the Corleones. While Fredo is fishing on Lake Tahoe, he gets shot in the back of the head by Al Neri while Michael watches from a window. There is then a flashback to Vito's surprise birthday party on the day of Pearl Harbor and Michael tells the family that he enlisted in the Marines. Sonny is displeased with his decision, calling him "stupid." The family goes to the door to greet Vito except Michael who sits all alone at the dinner table. Then, the movie returns to the story of Michael who is sitting once again all alone on his estate as a melancholy version of his theme plays. [Fade to Credits]

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Other mistake: When young Vito Corleone shoots Fanucci in the chest at the doorway to his apartment, in a continuous shot, a wound/blood bursts from Fanucci's white vest. When Fanucci proceeds to tear his vest open seemingly in disbelief he has been shot, there is no entry-wound, blood or hole in his white shirt directly under where the wound appeared in his vest.

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Michael Corleone: I know it was you Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!

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Trivia: Marlon Brando and Robert DeNiro are the only two actors to have won Oscars for playing the same character.

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Question: Maybe its my maths or I misheard something but the figures don't seem to add up for me. In Godfather 2, Vito Corleone is about 7 yrs old in 1901 and moves to New York after his family is killed. In Godfather 1, it is said the year was "almost 1942" (I think). So that makes Don Corleone about 50 ish when he died of a heart attack. Is this correct? He looked a lot older, plus head of a crime family in his early 40s doesn't seem right to me either. Am I missing something? I'm not listing this as a mistake as I'm unsure of the timings etc. so if anyone can shed any light on this for me it would be appreciated.

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Chosen answer: Vito was born December 7, 1891, so he was 9 when he moved (Godfather II states: "In 1901, the family of nine-year-old Vito Andolini is killed"). However, it was by the early 1930's that Vito had established his criminal organization as the Corleone crime family, with him at the head. He died in July of 1955, making him 63 when he died. In real life, Marlon Brando, who played Don Corleone, was 47 at the time of filming.

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