GODFATHER: PART II, THE
One of the all-time greatest movie sequels continues the saga of the Corleone clan, moving not only forward — as new don Al Pacino weathers crushing setbacks and familial disintegration — but back. The film explores the Corleone family's voyage to America and struggle to survive in the rough-and-tumble immigrant ghetto of old New York, with Robert De Niro giving a brilliant performance as the younger version of Marlon Brando's Vito Corleone. In a changing world, the increasingly corporate-minded and workaholic Pacino must take extreme action to protect the family business, even at the expense of his actual family, like brother John Cazale and wife Diane Keaton. DIR/SCR/PROD Francis Ford Coppola; SCR Mario Puzo, from his novel. U.S., 1974, color, 202 min plus a 15-min intermission. In English, Italian and Latin with English subtitles. RATED R
AFI Member passes accepted.