The Godfather, Part II

1974, Movie, R, 200 mins

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TVGN Counts Down Sequels That Were Better Than the Original

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It's rare that a movie sequel matches the quality of the original, and even more rare when it surpasses the first. So what's the greatest movie sequel of all time?

TVGN counts down 25 Sequels Better Than the Original Monday at 9/8c. Which ones do you hope make the list? Weigh in below — and check out a clip of the countdown below:

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CBS Orders Robert De Niro Crime Pilot

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CBS has given the greenlight to Rookies, a crime drama pilot from Robert De Niro, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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Francis Ford Coppola Receives Oscar Lifetime Achievement Award

Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola received the Irving G. Thalberg award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's over the weekend during an Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles. 

"I've learned how to spend money, and Francis has learned how to make it," producer George Lucas said during his tribute to Coppola.

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Robert De Niro to Receive the Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

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Robert De Niro will receive the Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Tuesday.

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First Serial Killer Flick? And More!

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Questions about serial murderers in movies a shower of blood The Godfather IIs Troy DonahueMerle Johnson mystery and moreSend your movie questions to FlickChickSee Maitland McDonagh and Ken Fox review this weeks new flicks in Movie TalkHear Maitland on the weekly TVGuide Talk podcastQuestion I love movies about serial killers and that got me to wondering What was the very first serial killer picture -- AlexFlickChick I love first questions because they always get the discussion going Id argue that Alfred Hitchcocks silent The Lodger 1926 gets the credit for being the earliest movie about a serial murderer That said it focuses less on the killer and his victims than on the increasingly concerned landlady who comes to suspect her upstairs lodger might be this Jack the Ripper fellow she keeps reading about in the newspaper Fritz Langs M 1931 seems to me the first film whose structure resembles that of contemporary serial killer pictures It focuses on both read more

I know sequels and remakes ...

Question: I know sequels and remakes don't usually get nominated for Oscars, but has anyone other than Al Pacino ever been nominated for playing the same character in different movies? He was nominated for his portrayal of Michael Corleone in both The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974), which was a big exception to the sequel stigma. My friends and I were talking about it and we're all stumped.


Answer: Three other actors have also been honored twice for the same role: Bing Crosby was nominated for playing Father Chuck O'Malley in Going My Way (1944) and its sequel, The Bells of St. Mary's (1945). Peter O'Toole was nominated for playing King Hen read more

What was the holy day being ...

Question: What was the holy day being celebrated in the Godfather movie where people pinned money on a statue in the parade?


Answer: The scene you're describing is in The Godfather, Part II (1974), and takes place at the festival of San Gennaro. In Italy, towns and cities traditionally celebrated the feast days of patron saints with masses, religious processions — often involving life-size statues of the saint — donations to the Church and communal meals. Saint Gennaro, a bishop martyred in 305, is the patron saint of Naples. His feast day is Sept. 19 and the Italian immigrants (heavy on the Neapolitans) who settled in the New York City neighborhood in such numbers that it became known as Little Italy, brought the custom with them. The San Gennaro festival still takes place annually — 2005 was the 78th year — though it has become a very touri read more

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