Embedded with fierce action and fiery emotion, this masterfully crafted gangster story presents two parallel storylines. One involves Mafia chief Michael Corleone in 1958/1959 after the events of the first movie; the other is a series of flashbacks following his father, Vito Corleone from 1917 to 1925, from his youth in Sicily (1901) to the founding of the Corleone family in New York.
The parallel narrative weaves back and forth between the experiences that moulded the father, Vito into successfully establishing the Corleone crime family, while growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and the attempts of his son, Michael Corleone in the 1950s, to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
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Hyman Roth's character is loosely based in real-life mobster Meyer Lansky. Lansky, who at the time of the film's release was living in Miami, reportedly phoned Lee Strasberg and said, "Now, why couldn't you have made me more sympathetic? After all, I am a grandfather." Read More