The Godfather (1972) Poster


Diane Keaton: Kay Adams



  • Michael : My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a president or senator.

    Kay Adams : Do you know how naive you sound, Michael? Presidents and senators don't have men killed.

    Michael : Oh. Who's being naive, Kay?

  • Kay Adams : Michael, you never told me you knew Johnny Fontane!

    Michael : Sure, you want to meet him?

    Kay Adams : Well, yeah! Sure.

    Michael : My father helped him with his career.

    Kay Adams : How did he do that?

    Michael : ...Let's listen to the song.

    Kay Adams : [after listening to Johnny for a while]  Tell me, Michael. Please.

    Michael : Well, when Johnny was first starting out, he was signed to a personal services contract with this big-band leader. And as his career got better and better, he wanted to get out of it. But the band leader wouldn't let him. Now, Johnny is my father's godson. So my father went to see this bandleader and offered him $10,000 to let Johnny go, but the bandleader said no. So the next day, my father went back, only this time with Luca Brasi. Within an hour, he had a signed release for a certified check of $1000.

    Kay Adams : How did he do that?

    Michael : My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

    Kay Adams : What was that?

    Michael : Luca Brasi held a gun to his head, and my father assured him that either his brains or his signature would be on the contract.

    Kay Adams : ...

    Michael : ...That's a true story.

    [cut to Johnny singing again for about 10 more seconds before going back to Michael] 

    Michael : That's my family Kay, that's not me.

  • [last lines] 

    Michael : All right. This one time I'll let you ask me about my affairs.

    Kay Adams : Is it true? Is it?

    Michael : No.

    [Kay smiles and walks into his arms] 

    Kay Adams : I guess we both need a drink, huh?

    [Kay goes to the kitchen to fix a drink, but sees Peter Clemenza, Rocco Lampone and Al Neri enter Michael's office] 

    Clemenza : Don Corleone.

    [Clemenza kisses Michael's hand, and Neri shuts the door in her face...] 

  • Connie : [shrieking at Michael]  You killed my husband! You waited until our father died so nobody could stop you and you killed him! You killed him! You blamed him for Sonny, you always did, everybody did. But you never thought about me. You never gave a dam about me. What am I going to do now?

    Kay Adams : [taking Connie in her arms]  Connie...

    Connie : Why do you think he kept Carlo at the mall? All the time he knew he was going to kill him. And then he stood Godfather to our baby. You think you know your husband? You know how many men he had killed! Read the papers. Read the papers! That's your husband!

    [Michael takes Connie into her arms, but she goes wild again and tries to attack him] 

    Michael Corleone : Take her upstairs. Get her a doctor.

    [Michael's bodyguards grab Connie and pull her out of the office] 

    Michael Corleone : [to Kay]  She's hysterical.

    Kay Adams : Is it true?

    Michael Corleone : Don't ask me about my business, Kay.

    Kay Adams : Is it true?

    Michael Corleone : Don't ask me about my business...

    Kay Adams : No...

    Michael Corleone : [slams the desk]  ENOUGH!

  • Michael : I have to see my father and his people so have dinner without me.

    Kay Adams : Oh, Michael.

    Michael : This weekend we'll go out. We'll go to the city, see a show and have dinner, I promise.

    Kay Adams : Hmmmm. Michael. Michael, wait, your sister wants to ask you something.

    Michael : Well, let her ask.

    Kay Adams : No, she's afraid to. Connie and Carlo want you to be Godfather to their little boy.

    Michael : We'll see.

    Kay Adams : Will you?

    Michael : Let me think about it. We'll see.

  • Michael Corleone : I'm working for my father now, Kay. He's been sick -- very sick.

    Kay Adams : But you are not like him, Michael. I thought you weren't going to become a man like your father. That's what you told me.

    Michael Corleone : My father's no different than any other powerful man - any man who's responsible for other people, like a senator or a president...

    Kay Adams : You know how naïve you sound?

    Michael Corleone : Why?

    Kay Adams : Senators and presidents don't have men killed.

    Michael Corleone : Oh, who's being naïve, Kay?

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