The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

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Continuity mistake: In the first "Godfather" film, we see Vito Corleone's tombstone, and it says there that he was born on April 29. In this movie, however, Sonny curses the Japanese for bombing Pearl Harbor on Vito's birthday. The attack on Pearl Harbor happened on December 7, 1941.

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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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Factual error: At the New Year's party, when everybody is running out from the goverment's palace, you see the flags at the entrance are from Cuba, but the coat of arms is from Dominican Republic (the country where this scene was filmed).

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Factual error: When Michael arrives at Hyman Roth's house you can see the 1974 State of Florida green inspection sticker on Michael's car. The movie's supposed to be in the late 50's.

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Visible crew/equipment: After the first scene showing the plane starting up its engines and turning around, we are shown another scene of rioters throwing slot machines out of a club. In the bottom centre of the screen you can see a silhouette of what looks to be a part of a jigsaw puzzle piece on the camera. The object must be on the camera because when the camera pans to the right and down, the silhouette stays in the same position in the picture.

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Continuity mistake: Shortly after assassins try to kill Michael at his home, he meets privately with Tom Hagen. As Tom enters the room, the table is empty. Then, after they are talking for a few moments, Michael offers Tom a drink from a bottle of courvoisier that has magically appeared.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Roth's symbolic birthday cake is divided among his partners, we see a shot in which Michael is seen, in long-shot, putting a forkful of cake into his mouth while talking about the rebels. The thing is, it does not sound as if he is talking through a mouthful of cake. What is more, when the scene cuts to closeup, he is not chewing anything, even though it's just seconds later.

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Continuity mistake: Al Pacino is accused of killing the 5 family leaders in 1950. In "Godfather part I" the killing of the 5 family leaders took place in 1955.

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Suggested correction: Correction: Michael is accused of "devising" the murder of the heads of the five families in 1950. Devising means planning, so while it may have taken about 5 years to successfully carry out, Michael begin planning the murders in 1950.

Factual error: In the scene of young Vito Corleone coming to America, his ship passes the Statue of Liberty going the wrong way, south, whereas the docks of Manhattan, where immigrants were dropped before being ferried to Ellis Island, are to the north.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Vito shoots Fanucci, you can see the squib in Fanucci's waistcoat before it detonates.

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Continuity mistake: In the Senate delegtion hearings, Michael made his speech saying he was awarded the Navy Cross. When you see Michael in uniform in Godfather I, he is wearing a Silver Star ribbon.

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Continuity mistake: During the parade, young Vito sits down with baby Michael. A kid behind plays with a flag and when the angle changes to a close-shot his position and the flag's are totally different.

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Sacha

Revealing mistake: In the opening scene you can see Paolo breathing, despite him being dead and all. [If you have trouble seeing it, watch the shadow on his back move up and down as he breathes.]

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BillyBlake

Visible crew/equipment: In one of the flashback scenes Fanucci climbs onto Vito's car. When Fanucci tells him that he and his friends should pay him more respect there's a rather large reflection of the crew in one of the cars driving by.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Michael tries to explain to Tom why he has to keep things secret from him, Tom is wearing different pyjamas under his bathrobe in alternating shots.

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NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When Michael and Fredo sit on a restaurant terrace in Havana there's a lady sitting at a table behind Fredo who switches seats back and forth.

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NancyFelix

Plot hole: During Godfather I, when Michael was plotting the assassinations of the 5 family heads, he mentions to his father that his son Anthony is thee years old, and 'reading the funny papers.' In Godfather II, we begin at Anthony's first communion, and the date given is 1958. Yet, later at the party, Kay mentions to Michael that 7 years ago he promised the family would be completely legitimate. This was before they married and Anthony was born. (This promise was part of Michael's proposal to Kay.) 7 years ago would be 1951, so how could Anthony be 3 years old then?

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Revealing mistake: In scene at the brothel, with the senator and the dead prostitute, the (dead) prostitute is breathing in the last shot of her, covered in a bloody sheet.

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Continuity mistake: When Senator Geary talks to Michael in his Lake Tahoe office and the camera is on Michael there's an older couple (the woman is wearing a fur jacket) walking by outside. The camera cuts to Geary for a while, and when it cuts back to Michael the same couple is still walking by.

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NancyFelix

Factual error: After the attempted murder of Frank Pentagalli takes place, as the shootout in the street continues a Mark II Jaguar is parked across the street. Not in 1958.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the flashback scene shortly after young Vito has killed Fanucci and then joins his family on the front steps, a boom microphone is visible above and to the right of the steps.

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Factual error: When Vito is about to kill Fanucci during a street festival, it is a cold winter's day. Fires are burning in 55 gallon drums along the street and Vito is wearing a heavy overcoat under which he conceals his shotgun. But the scene begins with the shot of a banner that reads "Festa Di San Rocco" which is August 16, i.e. in the summer.

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Factual error: When Michael meets with Hyman Roth at his home in Florida the television is on and you can hear the announcer calling a USC/Notre Dame game. The meeting takes place in the late 1950's. The announcer's voice belongs to Tom Kelly, a long time USC announcer, but he didn't start calling their games until the 1960's.

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kaevanoff

Factual error: When an adult Vito returns to Sicily, and visits Don Ciccio to take his revenge, the sea can be seen over his shoulder. There is no sea anywhere near Corleone, Sicily.

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Erik Christiansen

Continuity mistake: On the porch in one of the flashback scenes, young Vito is holding baby Michael. Behind them is a guy playing a Gibson-style flat-top guitar that hadn't been invented yet.

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Continuity mistake: When the talk between Senator Geary and Michael gets tense the water in Geary's glass doubles.

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NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When Vito's mother asks Don Ciccio to spare her son's life the Don's collar is folded narrow and close to his neck. When the camera cuts to a wide shot before he gets up the collar is wide and flat on his vest.

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NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When Michael tells Fredo that he doesn't want to see him again Fredo is lying shattered in his reclining chair with his arm hanging down. When the camera angle changes Fredo's arm is lying on the armrest.

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NancyFelix

Factual error: When Michael meets Hyman Roth at his home in Florida, they sit in the room with the TV on. You can hear the football game being called by the commentator. The game is a USC/Notre Dame game with the teams called out by the commentator. The meeting takes place in the late '50's before Bautista's overthrow, but the game's commentator is Tom Kelly (very distinctive voice) who didn't begin calling USC games until the early '60's.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the second part Michael returns to his wintry estate. When he enters the house a cigarette appears in his mouth.

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NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When Fredo and Michael are talking at a Café, the red adjuster handle of the parasol is sometimes intact and sometimes it is broken.

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Other mistake: When Paolo is shot dead, there's blood dripping down the rocks he's lying on, but there shouldn't be. The rocks are under his shoulder, and he was shot in the back, and a little blood dripped out sideways. And there's no blood on his shirt where his body is touching the rocks.

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