The Godfather, Part II | Chicago Reader

The Godfather, Part II

Three hours and 20 minutes of Al Pacino suffering openly, Robert Duvall suffering silently, Diane Keaton suffering noisily, and (every so often) Robert De Niro suffering good-naturedly is almost too much, but Francis Ford Coppola pulls it off in grand style. This 1974 sequel never bores, though Gordon Willis's lights-in-your-face cinematography (with its heavy overhead lighting and all those browns and yellows) gets to you after a while, and Coppola's preoccupation with religious ritual almost spoils some quietly effective scenes.

Credits

Director:

  • Francis Coppola

Cast:

  • Al Pacino
  • Robert Duvall
  • Diane Keaton
  • Robert De Niro
  • John Cazale
  • Talia Shire
  • Lee Strasberg
  • Michael Gazzo
  • G.D. Spradlin
  • Richard Bright
  • Gastone Moschin
  • Tom Rosqui
  • B. Kirby Jr.
  • Frank Sivero
  • Francesca deSapio
  • Morgana King
  • Mariana Hill
  • Leopoldo Trieste
  • Dominic Chianese
  • Amerigo Tot
  • Troy Donahue
  • John Aprea
  • Abe Vigoda
  • Tere Livrano
  • Gianni Russo
  • Joe Spinell
  • Maria Carta
  • Oreste Baldini
  • Guiseppe Sillato
  • Mario Cotone

Writer:

  • Francis Coppola

Producers:

  • Francis Coppola
  • Gray Frederickson
  • Fred Roos
  • Mona Skager

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