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The Godfather Part III

The Godfather Part III

Francis Ford Coppola (1990)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The Godfather was a masterpiece and so, too, was its sequel. Yet this third picture is merely a distant relative and was made for purely mercenary reasons (director Francis Ford Coppola reportedly needed the money for a personal project). Thanks to the badly bungled corkscrew plot - no one has a clue what's going on, apart from some vague corruption in the Vatican - one is left with the basic theme of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), unable to renounce crime and being slowly transformed into a martyr. Pacino has some fine moments and Andy Garcia is frequently electrifying as Sonny Corleone's bastard son, Vincent Mancini, the new don on the block. However, Coppola's own daughter, Sofia, who took over at the last minute from Winona Ryder, is overpowered as Michael's daughter Mary, the film's symbol of innocence.


Twenty years after ordering the murder of his brother, ageing don Michael Corleone is close to fulfilling his dream of severing his family's Mafia ties and gaining legitimacy, but vengeful enemies and the actions of his hot-headed nephew soon draw him back into a life of crime. Conclusion of Francis Ford Coppola's crime drama trilogy, starring Al Pacino, Andy Garcia, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Eli Wallach, Bridget Fonda and Joe Mantegna.

Cast & Crew

Michael Corleone Al Pacino
Kay Adams Diane Keaton
Vincent Mancini Andy Garcia
Connie Corleone Rizzi Talia Shire
Don Altobello Eli Wallach
Joey Zasa Joe Mantegna
BJ Harrison George Hamilton
Grace Hamilton Bridget Fonda
Mary Corleone Sofia Coppola
Cardinal Lamberto Raf Vallone
Anthony Corleone Franc D'Ambrosio
Archbishop Gilday Donal Donnelly
Al Neri Richard Bright
Frederick Keinzig Helmut Berger
Dominic Abbandando Don Novello
Andrew Hagen John Savage
Calo Franco Citti
Mosca Mario Donatone
Don Tommasino Vittorio Duse
Licio Lucchesi Enzo Robutti
Spara Michele Russo
Johnny Fontane Al Martino
Lou Pennino Robert Cicchini
Father John Robert Vento
Party politician Willie Brown
Lucy Mancini Jeannie Linero
Camerlengo cardinal Remo Remotti
Francesca Corleone Jeanne Savarino Pesch
Kathryn Corleone Janet Savarino Smith
Teresa Hagen Tere L Baker
Albert Volpe Carmine Caridi
Frank Romano Don Costello (2)
Leo Cune Al Ruscio
Matty Parisi Mickey Knox
Director Francis Ford Coppola
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Other Information

Language: English, Italian +subtitles Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Guidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay


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