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Quotations from The Godfather

The Godfather is a crime drama film about two powerful leaders of a New York crime family. The story spans the years of 1945 to 1955 and focuses the majority of its time on Michael Corleone, a man who ascends to the top after the patriarch's death. Directed by Francis Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and James Caan. Based on the book "The Godfather" by Mario Puzo. This film won three Oscar awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor. It is widely regarded as the greatest movie ever made.

The Godfather is seen as a cinema masterpiece. Read some quotes from this fantastic screenplay below.


Michael: I have to see my father and his people so have dinner without me.
Kay Adams: Oh, Michael.
Michael: This weekend we'll go out. We'll go to the city, see a show and have dinner, I promise.
Kay Adams: Hmmmm. Michael. Michael, wait, your sister wants to ask you something.
Michael: Well, let her ask.
Kay Adams: No, she's afraid to. Connie and Carlo want you to be Godfather to their little boy.
Michael: We'll see.
Kay Adams: Will you?
Michael: Let me think about it. We'll see.
Luca Brasi: Don Corleone, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your daughter... 's wedding... on the day of your daughter's wedding. And I hope their first child be a masculine child. I pledge my ever-ending loyalty.
Calo: In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns.
Sonny: Hey, listen, I want somebody good - and I mean very good - to plant that gun. I don't want my brother coming out of that toilet with just his dick in his hands, alright?
Clemenza: The gun'll be there.
Michael: My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a president or senator.
Kay Adams: Do you know how naive you sound, Michael? Presidents and senators don't have men killed.
Michael: Oh. Who's being naive, Kay?
Jack Woltz: Now you listen to me, you smooth-talking son-of-a-bitch. Let me lay it on the line for you and your boss, whoever he is: Johnny Fontane will never get that movie. I don't care how many dago guinea wop greaseball goombahs come out of the woodwork!
Tom Hagen: I'm German-Irish.
Jack Woltz: Well, lemme tell ya something, my Kraut-Mick friend!
Tom Hagen: [after finding out Tessio sold Michael out] Tessio. I always thought it would be Clemenza.
Michael: It's the smart move. Tessio was always smarter.
Tessio: [realizing that Michael knows he was the traitor] Tom, can you get me off the hook? For old times' sake?
Tom Hagen: [shakes his head] Can't do it, Sally.
Michael Corleone: Where does it say that you can't kill a cop?
Tom Hagen: Come on, Mikey...
Michael Corleone: Tom, wait a minute. I'm talking about a cop that's mixed up in drugs. I'm talking about a - a - a dishonest cop - a crooked cop who got mixed up in the rackets and got what was coming to him. That's a terrific story. And we have newspaper people on the payroll, don't we, Tom?
[Tom nods]
Michael Corleone: And they might like a story like that.
Tom Hagen: They might, they just might.
Michael Corleone: [to Sonny] It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business.
Don Corleone: Do you spend time with your family? Good. Because a man that doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.
Related:
The Godfather Part II
The Godfather: Part III

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