The Godfather Summary

The Godfather Summary

The Godfather is one of the greatest trilogies I’ve ever seen in my life. The first one is The Godfather. It was released in 1972, and received a bunch of awards, including Oscars for its content, actors, director...and so on. The story is about the mafia life of the elderly Vito Corleone and his son Michael’s inheritance.

Vito Corleone is the father of three sons and a daughter: Sonny as the oldest brother, Connie as the sister, Fredo, and Michael as the youngest brother. Vito Corleone is a powerful, respectful, and reasonable man. He is the Don (head) of the Corleone family in New York, and famous for his work to help other Sicilian American people (just like his family).

Early in the movie, Michael comes back home from WW2 and he’s a war hero. He doesn’t want to get involved in the complicated mafia business of the family which makes his father very disappointed because he had great hopes for Mike to become the next Don of the family. Later on, the other family in New York disagrees with Vito about their contracts in business, they send killers to eliminate Vito Corleone.

Fortunately, Vito’s survives the botched assassination. Sonny’s very angry. He drives to the other family’s base to get revenge for his father by himself, which is very emotional and shallow. Sonny gets killed.

Right after that, Michael realizes that he is the only one who could save the family’s business from the edge. Fredo’s always foolish and naive. Vito has another son. That’s Tom, he was an orphan and Vito saved him and raised him carefully, including giving him a good education. Now Tom is the legal adviser to the family. However, Tom’s not a blood relative of Vito, thus, only Mike can be the next Don.

Michael has an idea and it’s good enough to risk his life. Mike invites those who he thinks tried to kill his father for a meal, then he kills both of them. After the shooting at the restaurant, Mike’s sent to Sicilia to avoid the investigation. In Sicilia, he meets a...

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