The Godfather: Part III (1990)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama

The Godfather: Part III (1990) Poster

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York City and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia Don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins, while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing.




  • Al Pacino and Francis Ford Coppola in The Godfather: Part III (1990)
  • Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part III (1990)
  • Francis Ford Coppola and Joe Mantegna in The Godfather: Part III (1990)
  • Andy Garcia and Michael Bowen in The Godfather: Part III (1990)
  • Joe Mantegna in The Godfather: Part III (1990)
  • Al Pacino and Andy Garcia in The Godfather: Part III (1990)

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Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast


Francis Ford Coppola


Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola

Did You Know?


Madeleine Stowe was one of many actresses that Paramount Pictures proposed for Mary Corleone after Winona Ryder's sudden departure. Francis Ford Coppola, however, wanted to cast someone still in her teens.


Michael Corleone: My dear children: It is now better than several years since I moved to New York, and I haven't seen you as much as I would like to. I hope you will come to the ceremony of papal honors given for my charitable work. The only wealth in this world is ...


There are numerous errors in the use of Latin by priests in the film. In Saint Patrick's where Michael Corleone is honored by the Church, the presiding clergyman pronounces the Latin word et ("and") as "ay", rhyming with "day", as if it were French. It is in fact pronounced like it's spelled, to rhyme with "wet" and "pet." Later when Cardinal Lamberto (later Pope John Paul I) absolves Michael Corleone, he ends with the standard "in the name of the Father," etc., in Latin. But he wraps it up saying "et Spiritus Sanctus." The correct Latin is "et Spiritus Sancti." But Spiritus is not a nominative, it's the genitive (possessive) singular of a fourth declension noun, and the correct form of the adjective is Sancti. Of course these very mistakes won't be noticed by many viewers, but they will be noticed by anybody who took first year Latin and/or had any training in the Church.

Crazy Credits

"Dedicated to Charlie Bluhdorn who inspired it."


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Crime | Drama


Release Date:

25 December 1990


English, Italian, German, Latin

Country of Origin


Box Office


$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,558,558 (USA) (26 July 2012)


$66,666,062 (USA)

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