The Godfather: Part III

The Godfather: Part III (1990)

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Corrected entry: After Mary has been killed Vincent runs down the steps of the opera house and shoots the assassin. In the next shot he is seen running down the steps again, now from the other side. (02:32:10)


Correction: That is not Garcia walking behind Pacino, that is a body guard. Garcia (Vincent) is wearing a black tux with white ruffled shirt. The bodyguard is wearing what looks like a black suit with a black shirt. The actor looks somewhat like Garcia, but is not him. This was not a mistake in the movie.

Corrected entry: When Mary is hit at the end of the film and Kay screams, Vincent looks up and shouts "No!" and the scene cuts back to Michael holding Mary, as we hear Vincent continue his line ("Mary!") but then Vincent appears behind Michael and Mary, walking slowly up the steps, hair slicked back, gun in hand, mouth closed as his line is still being delivered, with no pause ("Mary! No!"). The next cut shows Vincent back at the bottom of the stairs near the priests, with his hair mussed up. And the poor editing continues - when the camera pans out following Michael's scream, we can see Vincent slowly walking up the steps behind Michael, and this is the same shot as before from a different angle.

Correction: That is not Andy Garcia walking behind Pacino, that is a bodyguard. Garcia is wearing a tux with a white ruffled shirt. The bodyguard (that looks similar to Garcia) is wearing a black suit top with black shirt. This was *NOT* a mistake in the movie.

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, Michael is awarded the Order of St. Sebastian. In actuality, it is the Order of St. Sylvester. Coppola changed the name so not to offend the Catholic Church.

Correction: A fictional award in a fictional film - even one with references to real life events - is not a mistake, not even a deliberate one.

"In the beginning of the movie, Michael is awarded the Order of St. Sebastian. In actually, it is the Order of St. Sylvester. Coppola changed the name so not to offend the Catholic Church." How do you know Coppola changed it not to offend the Catholic Church and it is the Order of St. Sylvester? What is the reference or source? I tried looking for information on it on Google and can't find any except here. Can someone please provide a reference or source on this?

Corrected entry: As Vincent Corleone rises toward power, he secures twin, long-haired, very buff bodyguards. As they patrol the opera house during the climactic ending, they are both killed by Michael's would-be assassin. Later, on the opera house steps, when Michael's daughter is shot, one of these bodyguards is clearly seen by the side of the assassin after Vincent has shot him. (02:33:00)

Correction: The twins were both wearing tuxes with ruffled shirts. The long haired bodyguard next to the assassin is not wearing a ruffled shirt. It certainly looks like one of the twins but the shirt is definitely different.

Corrected entry: The Godfather Part III story is suppose to take place in 1980, yet the characters are sporting 1990's mens hair and clothing fashion. For example: slicked back short hair, black leather jackets with long narrow lapels, dark colored suits with thin lapels and matching dark ties, etc. The mens fashion of 1980 you'd see longer hair, usually parted in the middle and feathered back. Jackets, whether leather, suit or leisure suit, had wide lapels. Suits would sometimes be plaid, but often in loud colors like maroon, red, light blue or lime green with the thick wide white belt and white shoes.

Correction: Leisure suits were 70s fasions. But beyond that, not everyone cares what the fasion trend is. Short slicked back hair dates back to the 40s and 50s. I can find clothes today with both wide and narrow lapels.


Corrected entry: After Vincent kills the would-be assassins in his apartment, Michael is upset with him indicating that the assassins had only knives. This is at odds with the previous scene where the blond assassin fires several shots into his bed. (00:34:10 - 00:36:45)

Correction: After Vincent wrestles the gun away from the blonde, they are only armed with knives. What Michael is upset about is that Vince didn't hold them at gunpoint and call the police, which he could have done after taking the gun. Instead, Vincent breaks the law himself by shooting them, thereby drawing unwanted attention to himself and the Corleone family.


Corrected entry: When Al Pacino needs sweet drinks and candy bars to help him relieve his diabetes attack he takes a candy bar from the tray and drops it then produces another from within his hands as if he never dropped it. You see it on a slow scan.

Correction: In one uncut shot Michael picks two candy bars, drops one of them, then opens the other one.


Corrected entry: When Al Pacino needs sweet drinks and candy bars to help him relieve his diabetes attack, we see a priest behind them leave for these items, he then returns with a whole tray of orange juice and candy bars. The remarkable thing is, he does this task in only 6 seconds. I don't think that the tray had been set before: If Michael had arranged that he would have asked for the tray and not just for some sweet juice and candy. If not, how would tray contain exactly the items Michael had asked for? (01:39:50)

Kelsey H.

Correction: Orange juice and candy are common items in most kitchens, and it would take only a few seconds to put them on a tray and bring them.

Corrected entry: Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul I, who both died in 1978, figure in the plot of this film set in 1979.

Correction: While this is true, Francis Ford Coppola has said repeatedly that he plays "fast and loose" with the timelines in all of his films. The time between the end of GF1 and the beginning of GF2 should be roughly ten years despite Kay's "seven years ago" speech, and Mary should be close to 30 by the time GF3 begins, but she's not.

Revealing mistake: When the new Pope is announced, the New York Times headline is shown, and 'Copyright 1990 The New York Times' is visible. The event took place in 1979.


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Trivia: In New York, Vincent is showing Mary the old olive company where Don Vito Corleone once worked and then owned. An elderly white-haired lady with a friend comes up and greets them, and tells Vincent about the troubles of the neighborhood. That lady is played by Catherine Scorsese, mother of Martin Scorsese.

Allister Cooper, 2011

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Question: At the meeting in Atlantic City, what's with the dons passing around and taking from the platter of jewelry?

Answer: It shows you how greedy they are even as they've made it to the zenith of their criminal careers. That's why you see Michael pass it on disgustedly and stare blankly into the ether. Michael's goal was never to be the boss or capo di tutti capi, he only did it to protect his father and then his family, his main goal. And at that moment he realises he's never getting out. He's a business man in a world of criminals (which he is himself).

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