The Godfather: Part IIGoofs
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When Michael reads his prepared statement to the Senate committee he states that he received the Navy Cross for his wartime service; however, in The Godfather (1972) he wears the ribbon for the Silver Star instead.
The Chairman of the Senate Investigating Committee points out 1947 as the year Michael Corleone kills Virgil Sollozzo and Captain McCloskey; but in The Godfather (1972) it was established as happening in 1946.
During Roth's birthday party, the pattern on his shirt changes. Due to weather difficulties, the two minute scene took over a week to shoot and the original shirt was lost at some point. The production designer attempted to recreate it by drawing an approximation of the pattern onto a plain shirt, but it didn't quite match.
During the shooting into the Corleones' bedroom, the mirror on the dresser shows Kay sliding off her side of the bed as soon as the gunshots pierce the window and at this point her pillow is vertical. But as Michael crawls to Kay's side of the bed, she's back on top, waiting for him to pull her down, and her pillow is now laying flat.
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Errors in geography
During the final scene flashback, they are talking about the attack on Pearl Harbor happening on "Pop's birthday". It is also revealed that this led Michael to enlist in the army "this morning". Since the attack happened in Pearl Harbor at 8AM Hawaiian time, news of the attack couldn't have reached New York before 1PM.
Incorrectly regarded as goofs
In his later scenes, Don Fanucci has slash marks on his neck/throat area that weren't there earlier. (This is because of a deleted scene in which Fanucci is jumped on the streets by a group of young thugs, who slash him. The scene doesn't appear in the regular cut of the film, but does appear in the edit of The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977), and as a deleted scene in the DVD set.)
In Michael's office during Anthony's communion party, it appears the Senator sets down his bottle of pills on the table after he takes them and never picks it up. However, although very brief, immediately after setting down the drink used to take the pills, you can see the Senator motion for his pills. After returning from a shot of Michael, the Senator is then seen closing his right pocket, presumably with the pills inside.)
When they are passing around the solid gold telephone, most of the people show how heavy it is. And yet, when Michael Corleone, and Hyman Roth handle and pass the telephone, it appears light as a feather and no indication is given as to how truly heavy a solid gold telephone is. Thus destroying the illusion that it is real.
When young Vito arrives in New York and the Statue of Liberty is shown, the patina on the statue is clearly bright green. The patina on Lady Liberty would not have been completely developed in 1901. At the time, the patina was covering most of the statue, starting with the torch, arm, head and torso, but not the entire length of the statue's dress as shown in the film. It should have been covered in a patchy patina from the waist down, with a primarily brown color.