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.
Did you know?
In the scene in which young Vito negotiates with Signor Roberto on the street, a passerby interrupts to say hello to Vito. Carmelo Russo was an extra who was supposed to just walk by but he improvised speaking to Vito. Francis Ford Coppola did not like that Russo interrupted the scene. But Robert De Niro liked that it showed how much people in the neighborhood respected Vito and convinced Coppola to keep Russo's line. Read More