R | | Crime, Drama
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.
Donal Donnelly, who plays the corrupt cardinal here, was long known to Francis Ford Coppola, as he had originally wanted to cast him as the leprechaun in Finian's Rainbow (1968).
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 ...
At the end of the opera, Anthony Corleone comes out while flowers are being thrown on the stage. When he re-enters with the other opera singers, the flowers are all gone.
"Dedicated to Charlie Bluhdorn who inspired it."
Video release is called "Final Director's Cut" and features 9 minutes of additional footage not included in theatrical version.
English, Italian, German, Latin
$19,558,558 (USA) (26 July 2012)
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