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The Godfather Part II is an American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The film was produced by Coppola himself under the banner of Paramount Pictures and The Coppola Company. Mario Puzo and Coppola wrote the screenplay. Robert De Niro and Al Pacino star in this film. The film can be said to be based on the novel ‘The Godfather’ by Puzo and is also the second series of the film The Godfather.  The first movie portrayed the story of Michael, who was the recent Don of the Corleone family and how he protected his family. But in the second part, that is The Godfather Part II; the story starts with Michael’s father, Vito Corleone. The film shows how he moved to New York City after his childhood at Sicily.

The film was released on 12th December 1974 in New York City and on 20th December in the United States. This two-hundred minute’s long film was made under a budget of thirteen million dollars and grossed about forty-seven million dollars world over.  After finding the first film, a success Paramount Pictures reassembled the crew and started the making of the second part.  Since the first film shows only the life of Michael, the writer and director of the film Coppola wanted to explain through another film the rise of Vito and the fall of Michael.  A bulk of the movie was filmed in October 1973 and ended on June 1974.

Till the 1990s no film was made with Technicolor’s dye imbibitions process. This film was made by that same technique. Due to this reason also the film gained good reviews. Even though the initial reviews were not satisfying after a few days of its release, the review began to be positive. At the 47th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for about eleven awards. This film is also noted for its winning of the Best Picture Award as no sequel has ever won that award.

It also won six Oscars including Best Supporting Actor, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. It was ranked as the 32nd greatest film in American film history by American Film Institute.

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“Good health is the most important thing. More than success, more than money, more than power.”

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“Well, I have my own plans for my future.”

The Godfather Part II quotes“I know it was you Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!”

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“All our people are businessmen. Their loyalty is based on that.”

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“I don’t feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies.”

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“My father taught me many things here. He taught me in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”

“the bolded portion is ranked #58 in the American Film Institute’s list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema. That portion has often been attributed to Sun Tzu and sometimes to Niccolò Machiavelli, but there are no published sources yet found which predate its use in this film. There is, however, an Italian proverb that follows closely: “Dagli amici mi guardi Iddio, che dai nemici mi guardo io!” – May God protect me from my friends, I protect myself from my enemies. Voltaire said, “God protect me from my friends, I’ll take care of my enemies”.”

“If I could only live to see it, to be there with you. What I wouldn’t give for twenty more years! Here we are, protected, free to make our profits without Kefauver, the goddamn Justice Department and the F.B.I. ninety miles away, in partnership with a friendly government. Ninety miles! It’s nothing! Just one small step, looking for a man who wants to be President of the United States, and having the cash to make it possible. Michael, we’re bigger than U.S. Steel.

“I’m going to take a nap. When I wake up, if the money is on the table, I’ll know I have a partner. If it isn’t, I’ll know I don’t.”

“There was this kid I grew up with; he was younger than me. Sorta looked up to me, you know. We did our first work together, worked our way out of the street. Things were good, we made the most of it. During Prohibition, we ran molasses into Canada… made a fortune, your father, too. As much as anyone, I loved him and trusted him. Later on he had an idea to build a city out of a desert stop-over for GI’s on the way to the West Coast. That kid’s name was Moe Greene, and the city he invented was Las Vegas. This was a great man, a man of vision and guts. And there isn’t even a plaque, or a signpost or a statue of him in that town! Someone put a bullet through his eye. No one knows who gave the order. When I heard it, I wasn’t angry; I knew Moe, I knew he was head-strong, talking loud, saying stupid things. So when he turned up dead, I let it go. And I said to myself, this is the business we’ve chosen; I didn’t ask who gave the order, because it had nothing to do with business!”

“Michael, I hated you for so many years. I think that I did things to myself, to hurt myself so that you’d know – that I could hurt you. You were just being strong for all of us the way Papa was. And I forgive you. Can’t you forgive Fredo? He’s so sweet and helpless without you. You need me, Michael. I want to take care of you now.”

“[to Vito] Young man, I hear you and your friends are stealing goods. But you don’t even send a dress to my house. No respect! You know I’ve got three daughters. This is my neighborhood. You and your friends should show me some respect. You should let me wet my beak a little. I hear you and your friends cleared $600 each. Give me $200 each, for your own protection. And I’ll forget the insult. You young punks have to learn to respect a man like me! Otherwise the cops will come to your house. And your family will be ruined. Of course, if I’m wrong about how much you stole, I’ll take a little less. And by less, I only mean – a hundred bucks less. Now don’t refuse me. Understand, paisan? Understand, paisan?… Tell your friends I don’t want a lot. Just enough to wet my beak. Don’t be afraid to tell them!”

“Hyman Roth: I didn’t ask who gave the order, because it had noting to do with business.”

“Michael Corleone: If you don’t listen to me and marry this man, you’ll disappoint me.”

“Hyman Roth: Smaller piece.”

“Michael Corleone: Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”

“Michael Corleone: Keep them alive.
Rocco Lampone: We’ll try.
Michael Corleone: Rocco! Alive!”

“Vito Corleone: (Whispering in Italian) My father’s name was Antonio Andolini, and this is for you!
Vito Corleone: [whispering in Italian] My father’s name was Antonio Andolini, and this is for you!”

“Fredo Corleone: [Ordering drinks in a Havana cafe] Uno… por favor… [to Michael] How do you say “banana daiquiri”?
Fredo Corleone: [ordering drinks in a Havana cafe] Uno… por favor… [to Michael] How do you say banana daiquiri?
Michael Corleone: “Banana daiquiri.”
Michael Corleone: Banana daiquiri.”

“Sonny: Whatcha go to college? To get stupid? You’re really stupid!”

“Hyman Roth: I loved baseball ever since Arnold Rothstien fixed the World Series in 1919.”

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“Hyman Roth: I want all of you to enjoy your cake, so… enjoy.”

“Michael Corleone: He was stupid. I was lucky. I will visit him soon.”

“Michael Corleone: I saw a strange thing today. Some rebels were being arrested. One of them pulled the pin on a grenade. He took himself and the captain of the command with him. Now, soldiers are paid to fight; the rebels aren’t.
Hyman Roth: What does that tell you?
Michael Corleone: They could win.”

“Kay Adams: Oh, Michael. Michael, you are blind. It wasn’t a miscarriage. It was an abortion. An abortion, Michael. Just like our marriage is an abortion. Something that’s unholy and evil. I didn’t want your son, Michael! I wouldn’t bring another one of you sons into this world! It was an abortion, Michael! It was a son Michael! A son! And I had it killed because this must all end! [Michael’s eyes begin to bulge] I know now that it’s over. I knew it then. There would be no way, Michael… no way you could ever forgive me not with this Sicilian thing that’s been going on for 2,000 years. [Michael loses control. He slaps Kay across the face. She falls onto the couch]
Michael Corleone: Bitch! You won’t take my children!
Kay Adams: I will.
Michael Corleone: You WON’T TAKE MY CHILDREN!
Kay Adams: They’re my children too.”

“Kay Adams: The baby I lost…
Michael Corleone: I know what it meant… and I’m prepared to make it up to you. I will make changes; I can. (he clenches his fist tightly) I CAN change; that I have learned, that I have the strength to change… And we have another child, a boy… and you’ll forget the miscarriage.
Kay Adams: It wasn’t a miscarriage. And you with your cunning, couldn’t you figure it out! It was an abortion; an abortion, like our marriage is an abortion, something unholy and evil. I don’t want your son; I wouldn’t bring another of your sons into this world. An abortion, Michael… it was a son, and I had it killed, but this must all end!”

“Michael Corleone: It occurred to me: the police are paid to fight, and the Rebels are not.”

“Tom Hagen: Sir, my client has answered every question asked by this committee with the utmost cooperation and sincerity. He has not taken that Fifth Amendment as it was his right to do, and which because of the extreme legal complexity of this hearing, counsel advised him to do. So, I think in all fairness this committee should hear his statement and put it in the record.”

“Michael Corleone: Was it a boy or a girl?
Tom Hagen: Mike, at three and a half…
Michael Corleone: What is it, can’t you give me straight answers anymore!”

“Tom Hagen: Sir, my client has answered every question asked by this committee with the utmost cooperation and sincerity. He has not taken that Fifth Amendment as it was his right to do, and which because of the extreme legal complexity of this hearing, counsel advised him to do. So, I think in all fairness this committee should hear his statement and put it in the record.”

“Michael Corleone: No Tom, just listen. All my people are businessmen; their loyalty is based on that. One thing I learned from my father is to try to think as the people around you think…and on that basis, anything is possible. Fredo has a good heart, but he is weak…and stupid, and stupid people are the most dangerous of all. I’ve kept you out of things, Tom, because I’ve always known that your instincts were legitimate, and I wanted you to know very little of things that would make you an accomplice, for your own protection. I never blamed you for the setbacks the family took under Sonny; I know you were in a position of limited power, and you did your best to advise and caution him. What I am saying is that now, for how long I do not know, you will be the Don. If what I think has happened is true; I will leave tonight, and absolutely no one will know how to contact me. And even you are not to try to reach me unless it is absolutely necessary. I give you complete power: over Neri… Fredo, everyone. I am trusting you with the lives of my wife and children, and the future of this family, solely resting on your judgment and talent.”

“Tom Hagen: Don’t worry about anything, Frankie Five-Angels.
Frankie Pentangeli: Thanks, Tom. Thanks.”

“Tom Hagen: Frankie, you were always interested in politics, in history. I remember you talking about Hitler back in ’43. We were young then.
Frankie Pentangeli: Yeah, I still read a lot. They bring me stuff.
Tom Hagen: You were around the old timers who dreamed up how the Families should be organized, how they based it on the old Roman Legions, and called them ‘Regimes’… with the ‘Capos’ and ‘Soldiers,’ and it worked.
Frankie Pentangeli: Yeah, it worked. Those were great old days. We was like the Roman Empire. The Corleone family was like the Roman Empire.
Tom Hagen: (sadly) Yeah, it was once. (very gently) The Roman Empire… when a plot against the Emperor failed, the plotters were always given a chance to let their families keep their fortunes.
Tom Hagen: [sadly] Yeah, it was once. [very gently] The Roman Empire… when a plot against the Emperor failed, the plotters were always given a chance to let their families keep their fortunes.
Frankie Pentangeli: Yeah, but only the rich guys. The little guys got knocked off. If they got arrested and executed, all their estate went to the Emperor. If they just went home and killed themselves, up front, nothing happened.
Tom Hagen: Yeah, that was a good break. A nice deal. Pentangeli looks at Hagen; he understands.
Frankie Pentangeli: They went home and sat in a hot bath and opened their veins, and bled to death. Sometimes they gave a little party before they did it. Hagen throws away his cigar. Pentangeli puffs on his.”

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“Senator Pat Geary: Freddie, that thing can’t be real
Senator Pat Geary: Freddie, that thing can’t be real.
Fredo Corleone: Sure it is. That’s why they call him Superman
Fredo Corleone: Sure it is. That’s why they call him Superman.”

“Hyman Roth: There was this kid I grew up with; he was younger than me. Sorta looked up to me, you know. We did our first work together, worked our way out of the street. Things were good, we made the most of it. During Prohibition, we ran molasses into Canada… made a fortune, your father, too. As much as anyone, I loved him and trusted him. Later on he had an idea to build a city out of a desert stop-over for GI’s on the way to the West Coast. That kid’s name was Moe Greene, and the city he invented was Las Vegas. This was a great man, a man of vision and guts. And there isn’t even a plaque, or a signpost or a statue of him in that town! Someone put a bullet through his eye. No one knows who gave the order. When I heard it, I wasn’t angry; I knew Moe, I knew he was head-strong, talking loud, saying stupid things. So when he turned up dead, I let it go. And I said to myself, this is the business we’ve chosen; I didn’t ask who gave the order, because it had nothing to do with business!”

“Sonny: Your country ain’t your blood remeber that
Sonny: Your country ain’t your blood remember that.”

“Sonny: they’re saps, cause they risk their lives for strangers
Sonny: They’re saps because they risk their lives for strangers.”

“Fredo Corleone: Taken care of me? your my kid brother mike, and you take care of me, you ever think about that
Fredo Corleone: Taken care of me ? You’re my kid brother and you take care of me? Did you ever think about that?”

“Michael Corleone: I know it was you [Fredo]. You broke my heart. YOU BROKE MY HEART.”

“Vito Corleone: Michael, your father loves you very much. Very much.”

“Michael Corleone: Keep your friends close, but enemies closer.”

“Vito Corleone: My name is Vito Corleone. And this is for you!”

“Michael Corleone: You broke my heart fredo, you broke my heart.
Michael Corleone: Fredo. You broke my heart.”

“Michael Corleone: If anything in this life is certain, if history’s taught us anything, it’s that you can kill anyone.”

“Michael Corleone: was it boy?
Michael Corleone: Was it boy?
Tom Hagen: At 3 1/2 months—
Tom Hagen: At 3 1/2 months…
Michael Corleone: Now can’t you give me a straight answer anymore! Was it a boy?!”

“Hyman Roth: This is the business we’ve chosen, I didn’t ask who gave the order, cause it had nothing to do with business!”

“Michael Corleone: I knew it was you, Fredo. I knew it was you and you broke my heart.”

“Michael Corleone: I’ll change; I’ll change. I’ve learned that I have the strength to change
Michael Corleone: I’ll change; I’ll change. I’ve learned that I have the strength to change.”

“Michael Corleone: There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer
Michael Corleone: There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”

“Michael Corleone: “Fredo, you’re nothing to me now. You’re not a brother, you’re not a friend. I don’t want to know you or what you do. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance so I won’t be there…”
Michael Corleone: Fredo, you’re nothing to me now. You’re not a brother, you’re not a friend. I don’t want to know you or what you do. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance so I won’t be there…”

“Hyman Roth: Micheal, we’re bigger than U.S. Steel.”

“Hyman Roth: This is the business we’ve chosen!”

“Michael Corleone: I knew it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart.”

“Michael Corleone: Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”

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“Michael Corleone: I don’t feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies.”

“Vito Corleone: Michael, your father loves you very much. Very much.”

“Frankie Pentangeli: Your father did business with Hyman Roth, he respected Hyman Roth… but he never trusted Hyman Roth!
Frankie Pentangeli: Your father did business with Hyman Roth, he respected Hyman Roth, but he never trusted Hyman Roth!”

“Hyman Roth: I knew Moe, I knew he was head-strong, talking loud, saying stupid things. So when he turned up dead, I let it go. And I said to myself, this is the business we’ve chosen; I didn’t ask who gave the order, because it had nothing to do with business!”

“Michael Corleone: Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”

“Hyman Roth: Michael, we’re bigger than U.S. Steel.”

“Michael Corleone: I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.”

“Michael Corleone: Keep yours close, but your enemies closer.”

“Connie: Michael, you’re not my father!
Michael Corleone: Then what did you come to me for?
Connie: Because I needed the money.”

“[in Sicilian]
Vito Andolini’s mother: All my respect, Don Ciccio. You killed my husband because he wouldn’t give in to you. And his oldest son Paolo…because he swore revenge. But Vito is only nine. And dumb-witted. He never speaks.
Don Ciccio: It’s not his words I’m afraid of.
Vito Andolini’s mother: He’s weak. He couldn’t hurt anyone.
Don Ciccio: But when he grows, he’ll grow strong.
Vito Andolini’s mother: Don’t worry. This little boy can’t do a thing to you. [Don Ciccio stands up.]
Don Ciccio: When he’s a man, he’ll come for revenge.
Vito Andolini’s mother: I beg you, Don Ciccio, spare my only son. He’s all I have left. I swear to God he’ll never do you any harm. Spare him!
Don Ciccio: No.
[Vito’s mother reveals a concealed knife and holds it to Don Ciccio’s neck.]
Vito Andolini’s mother: Move and I’ll kill him! Run, Vito! [Vito watches as Don Ciccio’s guards shoot his mother down, and he runs away.]
Don Ciccio: Kill him!”

“Salvatore Tessio: [in Sicilian] Ehi Vito! Ma tu si sicuru ca iddu rici di sì? (Hey Vito! Are you sure he will say yes?)
Vito Corleone: [in Sicilian and English] Nun ti scantari (Do not worry): I make him an offer he don’t refuse. Don’t worry!”

“Senator Pat Geary: I thought that you and I would talk alone.
Michael Corleone: [points to Tom Hagen and Al Neri in the room] I trust these men with my life, Senator. To ask them to leave would be an insult.
Senator Pat Geary: Well, it’s perfectly all right with me, but I am a blunt man and I intend to speak very frankly to you. Maybe more frankly than anyone in my position has ever talked to you before. The Corleone family has done well in Nevada. You own, or control, two major hotels in Vegas, and one in Reno. The licenses were grandfathered in, so there was no problem with the Gaming Commission. Now my sources tell me that you plan to make a move against the Tropigala. They tell me that, within a week, you’re going to move Klingman out. Quite an expansion. However, it will leave you with a little technical problem. The license will still be in Klingman’s name.
Michael Corleone: Turnbull is a good man.
Senator Pat Geary: Yeah, well, let’s cut out the bullshit. I don’t want to spend more time here than I have to. You can have the licence. The price is $250,000 dollars. Plus five per cent of the gross monthly, of all four hotels. [sneers] Mr….Corl-ee-own-eh.
Michael Corleone: Now, the price of a gaming license is less than $20,000. Is that right?
Senator Pat Geary: That’s right.
Michael Corleone: Now why would I ever consider paying more than that?
Senator Pat Geary: Because I intend to squeeze you. I don’t like your kind of people. I don’t like to see you come out to this clean country with your oily hair, dressed up in those silk suits, passing yourselves off as decent Americans. I’ll do business with you, but the fact is that I despise your masquerade, the dishonest way you pose yourself. Yourself and your whole fucking family.
Michael Corleone: Senator. We’re both part of the same hypocrisy…but never think it applies to my family.
Senator Pat Geary: [exasperated] All right, all right…Some people need to play little games. You play yours. Let’s just say that you’ll pay me because it’s in your interest to pay me. But I want your answer and the money by noon tomorrow. And one more thing. Don’t you contact me again, ever. From now on, you deal with Turnbull.
Michael Corleone: Senator? You can have my answer now, if you like. My offer is this: nothing. Not even the fee for the gaming license, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally.
Senator Pat Geary: [sneers] Good afternoon, gentlemen.”

“Kay Adams-Corleone: It made me think of what you once told me: “In five years the Corleone family will be completely legitimate.” That was seven years ago.
Michael Corleone: I know. I’m trying, darling.”

“Fredo Corleone: Sometimes I think I should have married a woman like you did. Like Kay. Have kids. Have a family. For once in my life, be more like Pop.
Michael Corleone: It’s not easy to be a son, Fredo. It’s not easy.”

“[Vito Corleone returns years later to Sicily and meets Don Ciccio, the man who murdered Vito’s family]
Don Ciccio: Vito Corleone? You took the name of the town. And what was your father’s name?
Vito Corleone: His name was … Antonio Andolini.
Don Ciccio: Louder, I don’t hear so good.
Vito Corleone: [leans in closer] My father’s name was Antonio Andolini … and this is for you! [stabs him]”

“Michael Corleone: [about the unrest in Cuba] I saw an interesting thing today. A rebel was being arrested, and rather than be taken alive, he pulled the pin on a grenade he had hidden in his jacket. He killed himself and the captain of the command.
Guest: Ah, the rebels are lunatics!
Michael Corleone: Maybe. But it occurred to me, the soldiers are paid to fight; the rebels aren’t.
Hyman Roth: What does that tell you?
Michael Corleone: They can win.”

“Fredo Corleone: I haven’t got a lot to say, Mike.
Michael Corleone: We have time.
Fredo Corleone: I was kept pretty much in the dark. I didn’t know all that much.
Michael Corleone: What about now? Is there anything you can help me out with? Anything you can tell me now?
Fredo Corleone: They’ve got Pentangeli. That’s all I can tell you. [Michael stands up.] I didn’t know it was gonna be a hit, Mike. I swear to God, I didn’t know it was gonna be a hit. Johnny Ola bumped into me in Beverly Hills, and he said that he wanted to talk. He said that you and – and Roth were in on a – a big deal together and that there was something in it for me if I could help ’em out. He said that – He said that you were bein’ tough on the negotiations, but if they could get a little help and close the deal fast, it’d be good for the family.
Michael Corleone: You believed that story? You believed that?
Fredo Corleone: He said there was somethin’ in it for me. On my own.
Michael Corleone: I’ve always taken care of you, Fredo.
Fredo Corleone: Taken care of me?! You’re my kid brother, and you take care of me?! Did you ever think about that? Huh? Did you ever once think about that?! Send Fredo off to do this, send Fredo off to do that! Let Fredo take care of some Mickey Mouse nightclub somewhere! Send Fredo to pick somebody up at the airport! I’m your older brother, Mike, and I was stepped over!
Michael Corleone: That’s the way Pop wanted it.
Fredo Corleone: It ain’t the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I’m smart! Not like everybody says! Like, dumb. I’m smart, and I want respect!
Michael Corleone: [unmoved] Is there anything you can tell me about this investigation? Anything more?
Fredo Corleone: The Senate lawyer, Questadt, he belongs to Roth.
Michael Corleone: Fredo, you’re nothing to me now. You’re not a brother. You’re not a friend. I don’t wanna know you or what you do. I don’t wanna see you at the hotels. I don’t want you near my house. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance, so I won’t be there. You understand? [walks away.]
Fredo Corleone: [miserable] Mikey…
Michael Corleone: [to Al Neri] I don’t want anything to happen to him while my mother’s alive.”

“[Michael has just been told that Kay miscarried their child]
Michael Corleone: Was it a boy?
Tom Hagen: Mikey, after three and a half months –
Michael Corleone: [enraged] NOW CAN’T YOU GIVE ME A STRAIGHT ANSWER ANY MORE!? WAS IT A BOY?!?
Tom Hagen: I really don’t know.”

“Michael Corleone: What do you want from me? Do you expect me to let you go? Do you expect me to let you take my children from me? Don’t you know me? Don’t you know that that’s an impossibility? That that could never happen? That I’d use all my power to keep something like that from happening? Don’t you know that? Kay, now in time, you’ll feel differently. You’ll be glad I stopped you now. I know that. I know you blame me for losing the baby. Yes. I know what that meant to you. I’ll make it up to you, Kay. I swear I’ll make it up to you. I’m gonna change. I’ll change. I’ve learned that I have the strength to change. And you’ll forget about this miscarriage. And we’ll have another child. And we’ll go on, you and I. We’ll go on.
Kay Adams-Corleone: Oh, Michael. Michael, you are blind. It wasn’t a miscarriage. It was an abortion. An abortion, Michael! Just like our marriage is an abortion. Something that’s unholy and evil. I didn’t want your son, Michael! I wouldn’t bring another one of you sons into this world! It was an abortion, Michael! It was a son, Michael! A son! And I had it killed because this must all end! I know now that it’s over. I knew it then. There would be no way, Michael… no way you could ever forgive me, not with this Sicilian thing that’s been going on for 2,000 years!
[Enraged, Michael lunges at Kay, slapping her across the face. She falls onto the couch]
Michael Corleone: Enough! …you won’t take my children.
Kay Adams-Corleone: [sobbing] I will.
Michael Corleone: You WON’T TAKE MY CHILDREN!
Kay Adams-Corleone: They’re my children too!”

“Tom Hagen: When a plot against the emperor failed, the plotters were always given a chance to let their families keep their fortunes. Right?
Frank Pentangeli: Yeah, but only the rich guys, Tom. The little guys got knocked off and all their estates went to the emperors — unless they went home and killed themselves. Then nothing happened, and the families — the families were taken care of.
Tom Hagen: That was a good break. A nice deal.
Frank Pentangeli: Yeah. They went home and sat in a hot bath, opened up their veins and bled to death, and sometimes they had a little party before they did it.”

“[discussing how to kill Hyman Roth]
Tom Hagen: It would be like trying to kill the President; there’s no way we can get to him.
Michael Corleone: Tom, you know you surprise me. If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it’s that you can kill anyone.”

“Kay:
It made me think of what you once told me: “In five years the Corleone family will be completely legitimate.” That was seven years ago.”

“Michael Corleone:
I know. I’m trying, darling.”

“Don Fanucci:
Oh, this is too violent for me!”

“Hyman Roth:
There was this kid I grew up with – he was younger than me. Sorta looked up to me – you know. We did our first work together – worked our way out of the street. Things were good, we made the most of it. During Prohibition – we ran molasses into Canada – made a fortune – you father, too. As much as anyone, I loved him – and trusted him. Later on he had an idea – to build a city out of a desert stop-over for GI’s on the way to the West Coast. That kid’s name was Moe Green – and the city he invented was Las Vegas. This was a great man – a man of vision and guts. And there isn’t even a plaque – or a signpost – or a statue of him in that town! Someone put a bullet through his eye. No one knows who gave the order – when I heard it, I wasn’t angry; I knew Moe – I knew he was head-strong, talking loud, saying stupid things. So when he turned up dead – I let it go. And I said to myself, this is the business we’ve chosen – I didn’t ask who gave the order – because it had nothing to do with business!”

“Genco Abbandando:
Vito, how do you like my little angel? Isn’t she beautiful?”

“Vito Corleone:
She’s very beautiful. To you, she’s beautiful. For me, there’s only my wife and son.”

“Kay Corleone:
Oh, Michael. Michael, you are blind. It wasn’t a miscarriage. It was an abortion. An abortion, Michael. Just like our marriage is an abortion. Something that’s unholy and evil. I didn’t want your son, Michael! I wouldn’t bring another one of you sons into this world! It was an abortion, Michael! It was a son Michael! A son! And I had it killed because this must all end!”

“Kay Corleone:
I know now that it’s over. I knew it then. There would be no way, Michael… no way you could ever forgive me not with this Sicilian thing that’s been going on for 2,000 years.”

“Michael Corleone:
Bitch! You won’t take my children!”

“Kay Corleone:
I will.”

“Michael Corleone:
You WON’T TAKE MY CHILDREN!”

“Kay Corleone:
They’re my children too.”

“Al Neri:
Our friend and associate Hyman Roth is in the news. The High Court of Israel turned down his request to live there as a returning Jew. He landed in Buenos Aires last night offering a “gift” of a million dollars if they’d let him stay. They said no. His passport’s been invalidated, except for his return trip to the States.”

“Tom Hagen:
He’ll try Panama next.”

“Michael Corleone:
Panama won’t take him. Not for a million, not for ten million.”

“Michael Corleone:
I don’t feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies.”

“Michael Corleone:
I know it was you Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!”

“Michael Corleone:
There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”

“Vito Corleone:
I make him an offer he don’t refuse.”

“Michael Corleone:
I’ll change; I’ll change. I’ve learned that I have the strength to change.”

“Hyman Roth:
If I could only live to see it, to be there with you. What I wouldn’t give for twenty more years! Here we are, protected, free to make our profits without Kefauver, the goddamn Justice Department and the F.B.I. ninety miles away, in partnership with a friendly government. Ninety miles! It’s nothing! Just one small step, looking for a man who wants to be President of the United States, and having the cash to make it possible. Michael, we’re bigger than U.S. Steel.”

“Hyman Roth:
What I am saying is, we have now what we have always needed, real partnership with the government.”

“Hyman Roth:
Stupid thugs. People behaving like that with guns.”

“Michael Corleone:
If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it is that you can kill anyone.”

“Michael Corleone:
I saw a strange thing today. Some rebels were being arrested. One of them pulled the pin on a grenade. He took himself and the captain of the command with him. Now, soldiers are paid to fight; the rebels aren’t.”

“Hyman Roth:
What does that tell you?”

“Michael Corleone:
It means they could win.”

“Michael Corleone:
Hyman Roth has been dying from the same heart attack for the last twenty years.”

“Fredo Corleone:
I’m your older brother, Mike, and I was stepped over!”

“Michael Corleone:
That’s the way Pop wanted it.”

“Fredo Corleone:
It ain’t the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I’m smart! Not like everybody says… like dumb… I’m smart and I want respect!”

“Michael Corleone:
Fredo, you’re nothing to me now. You’re not a brother, you’re not a friend. I don’t want to know you or what you do. I don’t want to see you at the hotels, I don’t want you near my house. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance, so I won’t be there. You understand?”

“Fredo Corleone:
Uno… por favor…”

“Fredo Corleone:
How do you say “banana daiquiri”?”

“Michael Corleone:
“Banana daiquiri.”

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