Coppola's Part II Was the Charm; Part III's the Finale
Director Francis Ford Coppola couldn't possibly surpass the sequel to the original "The Godfather." Part II swept the Oscars with both Coppola & De Niro earning Oscars.
Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), has become the Don of the Corleone mafioso family dynasty. Now aging, Michael's trying to turn his family's business away from it's prior focus on crime. Vincent Mancini (Andy Garcia), his nephew, is working with the Don to accomplish this goal. But, the infamous, powerful Don's health is on the decline.
Don Corleone's mafioso rivals Don Altobello (Eli Wallach) and Joey Zasa (Joe Mantegna) aren't about to let the Corleone family break free from their crime scene. The mob wars over this ensue. Will Don Michael Corleone prevail to accomplish his goal of keeping his family's business & name out of crime? If not, what next? If so, how?
F. F. Coppola's grand finale to the "Godfather" epic mafia series doesn't disappoint, but it also doesn't rise to the sequel prior to it. I believe the reason Part III of the series is successful enough is that much of the same cast and crew reunites and this maintains the continuity of all three parts of the series~
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