The Godfather: Part II (1974) Poster

Al Pacino: Michael



  • Michael Corleone : My father taught me many things here - he taught me in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

  • Michael Corleone : I don't feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies.

  • [about the unrest in Cuba] 

    Michael Corleone : I saw a strange thing today. Some rebels were being arrested. One of them pulled the pin on a grenade. He took himself and the captain of the command with him. Now, soldiers are paid to fight; the rebels aren't.

    Hyman Roth : What does that tell you?

    Michael Corleone : They could win.

  • Michael Corleone : I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!

  • Michael Corleone : If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it is that you can kill anyone.

  • Kay Corleone : Oh, Michael. Michael, you are blind. It wasn't a miscarriage. It was an abortion. An abortion, Michael. Just like our marriage is an abortion. Something that's unholy and evil. I didn't want your son, Michael! I wouldn't bring another one of you sons into this world! It was an abortion, Michael! It was a son Michael! A son! And I had it killed because this must all end!

    [Michael's eyes begin to bulge] 

    Kay Corleone : I know now that it's over. I knew it then. There would be no way, Michael... no way you could ever forgive me not with this Sicilian thing that's been going on for 2,000 years.

    [Michael loses control. He slaps Kay across the face. She falls onto the couch] 

    Michael Corleone : Bitch! You won't take my children!

    Kay Corleone : I will.

    Michael Corleone : You WON'T TAKE MY CHILDREN!

    Kay Corleone : They're my children too.

  • Senator Pat Geary : I despise your masquerade, the dishonest way you pose yourself. You and your whole fucking family.

    Michael Corleone : We're both part of the same hypocrisy, senator, but never think it applies to my family.

  • Fredo Corleone : I'm your older brother, Mike, and I was stepped over!

    Michael Corleone : That's the way Pop wanted it.

    Fredo Corleone : It ain't the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I'm smart and I want respect!

  • [Geary is demanding a large bribe for a gaming license] 

    Senator Pat Geary : I want your answer and the money by noon tomorrow. And one more thing. Don't you contact me again, ever. From now on, you deal with Turnbull.

    Michael Corleone : Senator? You can have my answer now, if you like. My final offer is this: nothing. Not even the fee for the gaming license, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally.

  • Michael Corleone : C'mon Frankie... my father did business with Hyman Roth, he respected Hyman Roth.

    Frank Pentangeli : Your father did business with Hyman Roth, he respected Hyman Roth... but he never *trusted* Hyman Roth!

  • Michael Corleone : [discussing the incident regarding the two unknown gunmen who fired through Michael's bedroom window earlier]  You heard what happened in my home?

    Frank Pentangeli : Mike, I almost died myself. We was all so relieved...

    Michael Corleone : [interrupts]  In my HOME! IN MY BEDROOM WHERE MY WIFE SLEEPS! Where my children come and play with their toys. In my home.

  • Michael Corleone : Keep 'em alive.

    Rocco Lampone : We'll try.

    Michael Corleone : ROCCO! ALIVE!

  • [Ordering drinks in a Havana cafe] 

    Fredo Corleone : Uno... por favor...

    [to Michael] 

    Fredo Corleone : How do you say "banana daiquiri"?

    Michael Corleone : "Banana daiquiri."

  • Michael : I've always taken care of you, Fredo.

    Fredo Corleone : Taken care of me? You're my kid brother and you take care of me? Did you ever think about that? Hah? Did you ever once that about that?

  • Michael Corleone : Fredo, you're nothing to me now. You're not a brother, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you or what you do. I don't want to see you at the hotels, I don't want you near my house. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance, so I won't be there. You understand?

  • [Kay is threatening to take the children away] 

    Michael : Don't you know that I would use all of my power to prevent something like that from happening?

  • Michael : Was it a boy?

    Tom Hagen : Mikey, after three and a half months...


  • Michael : I don't want anything to happen to him while my mother's alive.

  • Al Neri : Our friend and associate Hyman Roth is in the news. The High Court of Israel turned down his request to live there as a returning Jew. He landed in Buenos Aires last night offering a "gift" of a million dollars if they'd let him stay. They said no. His passport's been invalidated, except for his return trip to the States.

    Tom Hagen : He'll try Panama next.

    Michael Corleone : Panama won't take him. Not for a million, not for ten million.

  • Michael Corleone : He's has been dying from the same heart attack for the last twenty years.

  • Michael Corleone : Anthony, I'm going to be leaving very early tomorrow.

    Anthony Corleone : Will you take me?

    Michael Corleone : No, I can't.

    Anthony Corleone : Why do you have to go?

    Michael Corleone : Because I have to do business.

    Anthony Corleone : I could help you.

    Michael Corleone : Someday you will.

  • Michael Corleone : I trust these men with my life, Senator. To ask them to leave would be an insult.

  • Tom Hagen : It would be like trying to kill the President; there's no way we can get to him.

    Michael Corleone : Tom, you know you surprise me. If anything in this life is certain - if history has taught us anything - it's that you can kill *anybody*.

  • Kay : It made me think of what you once told me: "In five years the Corleone family will be completely legitimate." That was seven years ago.

    Michael Corleone : I know. I'm trying, darling.

  • Michael Corleone : He was stupid. I was lucky. I will visit him soon.

  • Senator Pat Geary : You can have the license. The price is $250,000... plus a monthly payment of 5% of the gross... of all four hotels... Mr. Corleone

    Michael Corleone : Now, the price of the license is less than $20,000. Is that correct?

    Senator Pat Geary : Yes.

    Michael Corleone : So why would I ever consider paying more than that?

    Senator Pat Geary : Because I intend to squeeze you.

  • Michael Corleone : I've always taken care of you Fredo.

    Fredo Corleone : Taken care of me? You're my kid brother and you take care of me? Did you ever think about that, huh? Did you ever ONCE think about that? "Send Fredo off to do this; Send Fredo off to do that." "Let Fredo take care of some Mickey Mouse nightclub somewhere." "Send Fredo to pick somebody up at the airport." I'm your older brother Mike and I was stepped over.

  • Michael Corleone : I'll change; I'll change. I've learned that I have the strength to change.

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