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„ ~ Don Vito Don corleone most famous line and one of the most famous movie quotes of all time. “ A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man. „ ~ Vito Corleone's second most famous line. “ You talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you or my boy don corleone me?

I forgo vengeance for my son. But my youngest son had to leave this country because of this Sollozzo business.

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So now I have to make arrangements to bring him back safely, cleared of all these false charges. But I'm a superstitious man. And if some unlucky accident should befall him, if he should be shot in the head by a police officer, or if he should hang himself in his jail cell, or if he's struck by a bolt of lightning. then I'm going to blame some of the people in this room.

and that, I do not forgive. But, that aside, let me say that I swear, on the souls don corleone my grandchildren, that I will not be the one to break the peace we have made here today. „ ~ Don Vito Corleone to the other assembled Dons. Vito Corleone, also known as Don Corleone don corleone The Godfather, is the titular deuteragonist of Mario Puzo's bestseller crime novel, The Godfather and its 1972 film adaptation by Francis Ford Coppola, as well as its 1974 sequel.

His younger self appears in the second film through flashbacks. Vito was the founder and first head of the Corleone Family and he was a senior Mafia don and a wealthy olive oil business owner. He is the father of Michael, Sonny, Don corleone and Connie Corleone. He began as an orphaned Sicilian immigrant who moved to America and built up his Mafia empire, based on crime, gambling, bootlegging and corruption.

Despite his don corleone as a crime boss, he is a moral and principled man who is loyal to his family and friends. Upon his death, he don corleone succeeded by his son, Michael, as don of the family. In the 1972 film adaptation The Godfather, he was portrayed by the late Marlon Brando, who also portrayed Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, Antony in Julius Caesar, and Walter E. Kurtz in Apocalypse Now. In The Godfather Part II, he was portrayed by Robert De Niro, who also portrayed Johnny Ronchelli in Mean Streets, Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull, David "Noodles" Aaronson in Once Upon a Time in America, Al Capone in The Untouchables, Max Cady in Cape Fear, Jimmy Conway in GoodFellas, Ace Rothstein in Casino, Neil McCauley in Heat, Dwight Hansen in This Boy's Life, Gil Renard in The Don corleone, Louis Gara in Jackie Brown, David Callaway in Hide and Seek and Senator John McLaughlin in Machete, and also voiced Don Lino in Shark Tale.

Contents • 1 Biography • 1.1 Early Life (Novel and the Godfather II) • 1.2 The Godfather • 1.3 The Godfather: The Game • 2 Personality • 3 Quotes • 4 Gallery • 5 Trivia • 6 Navigation Biography Early Life (Novel and the Godfather II) The novel explains that Vito don corleone born in the small town of Corleone, Sicily in 1891. According to The Godfather Part II, he was born on December 7.

In 1901, Vito's father, Antonio Andolini, is murdered by local Mafia boss Don Ciccio because he refused to pay tribute to him. His older brother Paolo don corleone revenge, but is himself murdered by Ciccio's henchmen soon after. Eventually, Ciccio's henchmen come to the residence of the Andolinis to take Vito away and kill him.

Desperate, Signora Andolini takes her son to see the Mafia chieftain herself. Signora Andolini begs Ciccio to spare Vito. However, Ciccio refuses, reasoning that Vito would also seek revenge as an adult. Upon Ciccio's refusal, Signora Andolini puts a knife to his throat, allowing her son to escape, but is then shot dead by Ciccio's guards. (In the novel, she survives being shot and later reunites with her son in Sicily many years later.) Later that night, family friends help flee Sicily to seek refuge in America on a cargo ship full of immigrants.

In the novel, he deliberately changes his name to Corleone, after his home town. The film, however, plays that he is renamed "Vito Corleone" because the immigration workers at Ellis Island mistake "Andolini" for his middle name and the name of his town for his last name. According to The Godfather Part II, he later adopts the middle name "Andolini" to acknowledge his heritage.

Vito is later adopted by the Abbandando family in Manhattan's Lower East Side, and he befriends their son, Genco, who becomes like a brother to him. As a young man, he marries a fellow Italian immigrant named Carmela, with whom he has four children: Santino (" Sonny"), Fredo, Michael, and Connie.

He also informally adopts Tom Hagen, a homeless orphan whom Sonny befriended and brought home. Vito begins making an honest living at Abbandando's grocery store on Ninth Avenue, but loses the job, as an intimidated Abbandando is forced to fire him and give his job to the nephew of Don Fanucci, a blackhander and the neighborhood padrone. He soon learns to survive and prosper through petty crime and performing favors in return for loyalty.

During this time, he also befriends two other low-level hoods, Peter Clemenza and Salvatore Tessio. In 1920, he commits his first murder, killing Fanucci, who had tried to extort money from him. Vito chooses the day of a major Italian festival to spy on Fanucci from the rooftops as Fanucci goes home, and surprises him at the door to his apartment. He shoots Fanucci three times, as the din from the festival and the towel he had wrapped around the gun as a makeshift silencer drowns out the noise from the gunshots.

As a young man, Vito starts an olive oil business, Genco Pura (known as simply Genco Olive Oil in the films) with his friend Genco Abbandando. The company eventually becomes the biggest olive oil importer in the nation. Over the years he uses it as a don corleone front for his organized crime syndicate, while amassing a fortune with his illegal operations. In 1925, he returns to Sicily for the first time since leaving as a child. He and his business partner, Don Tommasino, set up a meeting with the aging Don Ciccio, where Vito kills him by carving his stomach open, thus avenging his murdered don corleone.

By the early 1930s, Vito has organized his illegal operations as the Corleone crime family. Genco becomes his consigliere, or advisor, with Clemenza and Tessio as caporegimes.

Later, Sonny becomes a capo as well, and eventually his underboss. Around 1939, he moves his base of operations to Long Island. Following Genco's death in 1945, Hagen, newly graduated from law school, becomes Vito's consigliere. While he oversees a business founded on gambling, bootlegging, and union corruption, he is known as a kind and generous man who lives by a strict moral code of loyalty to friends and, above all, family. He is a staunch believer in family values, rebuking his eldest son for having an affair, speaking contemptuously of his rival mob boss, Don Philip Tattaglia, as "a pimp" and (in a deleted scene) expressing disgust ("infamita") at Jack Woltz's sexual abuse of underage girls.

At the don corleone time, he is known as a traditionalist who demands respect commensurate with his status.

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By the time of the novel and film, even his three closest friends — Abbadando, Don corleone and Tessio — don corleone call him "Vito", but either "Godfather" or "Don Corleone". He disapproves of many of the vicious crimes carried out by gangs, and so seeks to control crime in New York by either consuming or eliminating rival gangs.

Nevertheless, he has a well-earned reputation for ruthlessness, and is not above the use of violence when he deems it necessary. For example, when his godson, singer Johnny Fontane, wants to get out of his contract with a bandleader, Vito makes the bandleader "an don corleone he can't refuse": he puts a gun to the man's head and tells him that, in 10 seconds, either his signature or his brains will be on a contract releasing Fontane for a much smaller sum than originally offered.

The Godfather In 1945, Vito hosts Connie's wedding to small-time criminal Carlo Rizzi, and honors the Sicilian tradition of granting favors on his daughter's wedding day. He agrees to have Clemenza's men beat up two college students who sexually assaulted family friend Amerigo Bonasera's daughter, and to send Hagen to persuade movie mogul Jack Woltz to cast Fontane in his latest movie. When Woltz refuses, he wakes up to find the severed head of his prize race horse, Khartoum, in this bed; it is implied that Vito ordered the horse killed.

Vito and Sonny meet with drug lord Virgil Sollozzo, who wants the Corleone Family to invest in a heroin operation and to use Vito's political contacts for the operation's protection. Vito refuses, reasoning that the politicians in his pocket would abandon him if he got got involved in narcotics. Sonny, however, speaks out of turn and intimates that he is interested in the offer; after the meeting, Vito warns his son that he should never let anyone but the family in on his thinking.

Don corleone afterward, Vito is nearly assassinated by Solllozzo's men as he goes to a market with Fredo. The Don crosses the street to buy oranges from a street vendor, when two of Sollozzo's hitmen come out from the shadows with guns drawn. Realizing the situation, Vito tries to sprint back to his Cadillac but he is shot five times. Drawing his weapon, Fredo tries to don corleone his father, but is overcome with fear, fumbles with his gun, and collapses in the street, sobbing.

Certain that Vito is dead, Sollozzo kidnaps Hagen and tells him to get Sonny to accept the drug deal. Hagen agrees, but warns Sollozzo that Vito's fanatically loyal hitman, Luca Brasi, will likely come after him. Sollozzo tells him to "let me worry about Luca", not telling him that he already killed Brasi hours earlier.

Just as Hagen is released, Sollozzo finds out Vito survived. Enraged, he makes a second attempt two days later at the French Hospital, where Vito is guarded by men from Tessio's regime. However, Sollozzo has corrupt police Captain Mark McCluskey throw Tessio's men in jail, leaving Vito unguarded.

Unfortunately for Sollozzo and McCluskey, Michael comes to visit his father just minutes before the attack is due. Realizing that his father is in danger, Michael has a nurse help him move Vito to another room and pretends to stand guard outside the hospital with Enzo the baker, a man who had come to visit Vito in gratitude for his earlier assistance in allowing don corleone to stay in America. Injuries from the attack put Vito out of action for the next three years, during which Sonny serves as acting head of the family.

Sonny determines that Corleone button man Paulie Gatto was in on the attempted assassination at the fruit stand, and orders Clemenza and his right-hand man Rocco Lampone to kill him.

He also gets word the Tattaglias had killed Brasi, and orders Tessio's men to kill the family's underboss, Bruno Tattaglia, when the Tattaglias refuse to turn him over. Michael persuades Sonny to allow him to kill Sollozzo and McCluskey, noting that as a longtime non-combatant he would be little suspected and that the otherwise off-limits action of killing a police captain was justified by the fact that McCluskey is serving as Sollozzo's bodyguard.

Also, Michael points out, the family's media contacts can spread word of McCluskey's corruption. Michael kills Sollozzo and McCluskey during a meeting at a restaurant, and then flees to Sicily.

A year later, Sonny himself is assassinated in a plot instigated by Connie's abusive husband Carlo Rizzi, in revenge for beating up after first learning of his abuse. This forces Vito to resume command. He orders that no inquiries be made or vengeance sought for Sonny's murder so that he can find out for himself who ordered the hit. Corleone making peace with Tattaglia After Sonny's funeral and other formalities, Vito orders Hagen to contact Emilio Barzini, the second most powerful Mafia chieftain in the country, in order to arrange a meeting of the Commission, the heads of all the families in America except the Chicago Outfit (considered the "black sheep" of the underworld).

The meeting takes place in the board room of a Manhattan bank whose president was a close friend of the Corleones. In that meeting, Vito renounces all vengeance regarding his son's death, and reluctantly agrees to the drug operations. However, he says he only accepts this for "selfish reasons" in order to bring Michael back from exile in Sicily. He then says that, should anything happen to Michael or his other remaining children, he will exact indiscriminate vengeance upon all of the Dons.

After the meeting, he deduces that that Tattaglia and Sollozzo were merely pawns in Barzini's plot to destroy the Corleone family. After Michael's return from Sicily, Vito installs him in the family business. After Michael marries his long-time girlfriend Kay Adams, Vito goes into retirement, and Michael becomes operating head of the family, with Vito as an informal consigliere.

Michael sends Hagen to Las Vegas to act as the family's lawyer there and lay the groundwork for a planned move of most operations there after Vito's death. Clemenza and Tessio request permission to break off and form their own families after the move to Las Vegas. Michael's bodyguards Al Neri and Rocco Lampone are chosen to be the future caporegimes of don corleone family.

They also make Rizzi Michael's right-hand man in Las Vegas, even though both Vito and Michael despise him; they are in fact planning to draw Rizzi close to them in order to have him killed. At the end of the novel, Vito dies of a heart attack while playing with his grandson Anthony in his garden.

His last words in the novel are, "Life is so beautiful." Vito's funeral is a grand affair, with all the other dons, capos and consiglieres in New York attending. Vito tells Michael a few days before his death that Barzini would set Michael up to be killed under cover of a meeting "to fix up things." Barzini would use a trusted member of the Corleone family as an intermediary. At the funeral, Tessio tells Michael that he had set up a meeting on his territory in Brooklyn, where Michael would presumably be safe.

However, Michael had anticipated this, and has Tessio killed, along with the heads of the other mob families in New York, Rizzi, and Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene, who was stonewalling Michael's efforts to buy casinos, In one bold don corleone, Michael makes real Vito's long-time dream of making the Corleone Family the most powerful criminal organization in the country.

The Godfather: The Game Vito in The Godfather: The Game. Vito Corleone appears in the 2005 videogame adaptation of the first film. He is voiced by Doug Abrahams, but his don corleone is that of Marlon Brando. In it, he sends the player on some missions.

He first appears don corleone the introduction cutscene set in 1936, in which his don corleone soldier Johnny Trapani is murdered by men working for Emilio Barzini. Vito comforts Johnny's son Aldo Trapani, and assures him that one day he will be able to take his revenge. In 1945, on the day of his daughter Connie's wedding, he is visited by Johnny's widow Serafina, who reveals that Aldo has fallen in with the wrong crowd and is worried for him.

Due to Johnny's loyalty to the family, something of which Vito hasn't forgotten, he sends Luca Brasi to track down Aldo. Luca finds Aldo and saves him from being severely harmed by thugs, and begins to teach him the ropes, and with that Aldo becomes an enforcer for the Corleone family. After Vito is shot down by gangsters at the market, Aldo escorts his ambulance to the hospital to stop any further assassination don corleone en route.

At the hospital, Aldo stands guard at the door, and then later teams up with Vito's son Michael Corleone to kill off gangsters trying to claim Vito Corleone's life, which they do with great success.

After being discharged, Vito has Aldo brought into the family as a made man. Following his eldest son Sonny's death, Vito has Aldo promoted to Capo. The player can do a couple of favours for Don Corleone, one which involves paying off an official, and another breaking up a union strike at a warehouse. Personality Despite being a mobster who committed numerous crimes from blackmail to murder, Vito was a loyal and caring man who was protective and loving towards his family, whom he valued above all else.

He was also loyal to his friends, valuing friendship almost as much as family. He demanded respect for his status, wishing to be referred to as "Godfather" and "Don Corleone", even by his closest associates.

Despite this, his reputation was for his compassion, unlike many other Mafia leaders who wished to be feared. He was highly intelligent and logical, understanding the opportunities and results of events in the future like a master chess player as well as being a wise adviser of Michael. Quotes “ Do me this favor. I won't forget it. Ask your friends in the neighborhood about me.

They'll tell you I know how to return a favor. „ ~ Vito Corleone. “ You can act like a man! „ ~ Vito to Johnny Fontane. “ I understand. You found paradise in America, had a don corleone trade, made a good living. The police protected you; and there were courts of law. And you didn't need a friend like me. But now you come to me and you say- "Don Corleone, give me justice." But you don't ask with respect. You don't offer friendship. You don't even think to call me Godfather.

Instead, you come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married, and you ask me to do murder for don corleone. „ don corleone Vito Corleone to Amerigo Bonasera.

“ Bonasera, Bonasera, what have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully? If you'd come to me in friendship, this scum who ruined your daughter would be suffering this very day.

And if by some chance an honest man like yourself made enemies they would become my enemies. And then, they would fear you. „ ~ Vito to Bonasera. “ I want you to use all your powers, and all your skills. I don't want his mother to see him this way. Look how they massacred my boy. „ ~ Vito to Bonasera, mourning his son Sonny. “ Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government.

It is almost the equal of family. „ ~ Vito Corleone on friendship. “ You cannot say "no" to the people you love, not often. Don corleone the secret. And then when you do, it has to sound don corleone a "yes" or you have to make them say "no." You have to take time and trouble.

„ ~ Vito Corleone. “ I spent my whole life trying not to be careless. Women and children can afford to be careless, but not men. „ ~ Vito Corleone. “ I knew that Santino was going to have to go through all this. And Fredo - well. Fredo was, well. But I never. I never wanted this for you. I work my whole life, I don't apologize, to take care of my family. And I refused to be a fool, dancing on the strings held by all those big shots.

I don't apologize, that's my life, but Don corleone thought that when it was your time that you would be the one to hold the strings. Senator Corleone. Governor - Corleone, something. „ ~ Vito's final conversation to his youngest son, Michael. “ Now listen, whoever comes to you with this Barzini meeting, he's the traitor. Don't forget that. „ ~ Vito to Michael. “ Oh, no. That's a new trick. You run in there. Run in there. „ ~ Vito to his grandson Anthony, his final words.

“ Life is so beautiful. „ ~ Vito's last words in the novel. “ There is nothing more important to a man than his Family. these men too, these men of honour, they are also my Family.

La Famiglia Corleone. I now invite you to be reborn as one of us. You are now one of our qualified men. Gli unomini qualificat. Please, introduce yourself to your brothers. „ ~ Vito Corleone to Aldo Trapani in the video game. Gallery Vito Corleone's death. Trivia • Marlon Brando received an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Vito Corleone, though he refused it.

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Robert De Niro also received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as a younger Vito. This makes Vito Corelone one of only two fictional characters to receive don corleone than one Academy Award (the other being the the Joker). • Premiere Magazine listed Vito Corleone as the greatest film character in history.

He was also selected as the 53rd greatest film character by Empire. • The character popularized the idea that Mafia bosses are referred to as "Don [surname]", while the actual Sicilian use (derived from Spanish nobility) wants that "Don" (meaning "Mister", "Sir", or "Lord") be associated with the first name or the nickname (for example as in "Don Vito"). • Vito Corleone is believed to be a composite of Frank Costello, Joe Profaci, Carlo Gambino and Joseph Bonanno.

• The assassination attempt on Vito Corleone is inspired by the murder of Frank Scalice, who was shot to death while buying fruit at a vegetable market. • Marlon Brando used audio tapes from the Kefauver hearings to listen to Frank Costello's voice as inspiration to build his portrayal of the character.

Costello also had vast political connections and was against the narcotics trade. Joe Profaci was a leading importer of olive oil in the United States and was dubbed "The Olive Oil King".

Joe Bonanno was born in a small town in Sicily and went to the United States following the death of his father. He also wanted his son to succeed him as boss of one of the Five Families. Carlo Gambino became the don corleone facto boss of bosses in the 1960s and was known for being low-key and soft spoken. • The American Film Institute (AFI) named "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse" number 2 of the top 100 film quotes ever.

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Luciano was in exile in Italy at this point, and Costello and Genovese had long been on a collision course as they ascended the ranks of a surging criminal underworld. Genovese was a bit more rash—a bit more hungry, maybe—and convinced Vincent " The Chin" Gigante to whack Costello.

Somehow (the bullet grazed his head but did not puncture his skull) the Mafia Don survived. He saw the writing on the wall, however, and began bowing out of the life, retiring to his home in Sands Point on Long Island.

Costello wanted to do what he could to live out his life in a normal way, die in his own bed, and not at the hand of an assassin, despite his Cosa Nostra roots. In his forthcoming book, Top Hoodlum: Frank Costello, Prime Minister of the Mafia, Pulitzer Prize–winning scribe and noted Mafia historian Anthony M. DeStefano recounts the life and times of Costello, a man whose political connections enabled the Mafia to basically do whatever it wanted.

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VICE talked to DeStefano to find out just how much Costello served as the model for Mario Puzo's Don Corleone in The Godfather, the various powerful politicians (including a future president) he crossed paths with, and how close Costello got to achieving the legitimacy he craved.

VICE: It's often said in mafia obsessive circles that Frank Costello was the model for Mario Puzo's Don Corleone. Did Puzo ever confirm that? Anthony M. DeStefano: I don't know if Puzo ever said it, but Costello’s image was part of the inspiration. I think there don corleone possibly two others in the mix. Don Joe Profaci, who was the olive oil king—there was an olive oil connection to Don Corleone and his business life. Also: Carlo Gambino. Costello didn't have any family, but Gambino and Profaci did.

I think that those are the three mafia leaders who inspired and contributed don corleone the characterization of Don Corleone. It's a blend of all three. Why do you think real-life mobsters like John Gotti and Al Don corleone get a lot more play and notoriety in pop culture than someone like Frank Costello, even though Costello arguably had more power and reach at his peak?

Costello was not a killer. He was not a tough guy. He was more of a politician, a facilitat, a diplomat of sorts. Gotti and Capone got more publicity because Capone was [portrayed] in The Untouchables.

He was a really major gangster in the mid part of the 20th century. Gotti wanted to be a gangster and he sort of filled a need in the 1980s and early 90s to have some sort of mob [figure] like they had in the old days for the press and public.

What's your sense of where Costello's craving for the respectability of high society came from—his desire to elevate don corleone above the mob? It began with some him coming from a poor immigrant background and family. Seeing how the rest of the upper crust society lived, he aspired to that respectability because he didn't have it. He wanted to be remembered as somebody who was legitimate because he wanted to shake the poor, sort of immigrant, gangster image.

But in the end he really couldn't shake that. He cursed the gangster life that he’d grown up in. He was a product of the times, because a lot of these guys didn't really have much in terms of family resources or mainstream connections. They had to make it on their own, doing things that were illegal, but which the public craved, like booze and gambling. How mobbed up were New York politicians and cops in Costello's time compared to the rest of the country?

The police were involved in Prohibition in don corleone sense that they were moving liquor and smuggled booze for the gangsters, off-loading shipments. The politicians saw the mob as a source of cash, which politicians needed.

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But if you look around the country, in places like Kansas City, the mob also had influence there. Down south too, in the Arkansas area. The don corleone, such as it was in those other cities, had similar clout, but in New York it was more magnified—for the obvious reason that New York was the media capital. Everyone has heard about Tammany Hall in its heyday, but I think readers will be surprised to learn just how involved people like Costello were in mainstream political events.

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In 1932, Costello was with delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago and worked to secure Franklin D.Roosevelt the presidential nomination. He was at the convention with Tammany leader Jimmy Hines, who years later would be convicted of corruption.

Hines took regular cash payments from gamblers, controlled a city magistrate who dismissed criminal cases on Don corleone request, had sway over the Manhattan District Attorney's office, and protected Dutch Schultz's gambling operation.

You mentioned the media megaphone, which seems obvious, and it was always a big trade center. But why else was New York such a perfect breeding ground for bootleggers, mafiasos, and the dirty politicians they work with, even compared to other major cities? New York had the five families—that structure was put in place by Luciano. The democratic machine, back in the day of Tammany, was getting poorer as time went on—we're talking in the 20th century—and they needed a good don corleone of cash.

The gangsters were that source of cash because they had a big stockpile of money from Prohibition. They were able to entice the politicians, who the mobsters needed to run favors. To get police on their side. To get government on their side.

To sort of create a structure, in a political sense, that was favorable to organized crime. New York has been pretty dirty politically in recent years, with several once-untouchable political leaders in Albany going down. Is the corruption don corleone comparable to that era? I don't don corleone the mob has factored in New York City corruption for decades, since the 60s or 70s. But you still have, essentially, the basic motives for corruption: money and power.

The way the political system is here, reliant on political donations and money, it's [ripe] for corruption. How much of Costello avoiding major prosecution and serious prison tiume—despite his prominence—was luck as opposed to being crafty or careful? Luck played a part of it. He was coming up in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, when the laws weren't as sharply focused and tuned as they are today don corleone racketeering statutes. When they did go after him for Prohibition, and for income tax, they just didn't have the goods on him.

In some ways, he was the Teflon Don of the time because he avoided the [cases that tripped up his contemporaries]. He was investigated for a number of things, but they didn't go after him until really later on, when they did finally get a federal contempt citation on him because he didn't want to testify before Congress.

How close to legitimacy do you think Costello actually got in his lifetime? Did he achieve what he wanted, or was he still fighting for more? In his mind he came close, but in society's mind, he had some distance to go. Fiorello LaGuardia [the New York City mayor] went after him with hammer and tongs, going after his gambling operations in the city, calling him one of the chiselers and punks with the racketeers.

He went after him with gusto and caused a problem because that forced Costello to shift his gambling operations down south to Louisiana.

The attention that Costello got from law enforcement prevented him from shedding that image of a racketeer, of a mob boss. You saw this in the Kefauver hearings. Costello thought he don corleone acquit himself well in his testimony, but it came out very poorly. People came away shaking their heads and figuring, "Well this guy is doing something wrong or has done something wrong in life." He was never really allowed to shake the image.

Even though you're making your money legitimately, if you have that bad image, that reputation, it's gonna prevent you from being so-called legitimate. I think the impression was that he wasn't legit.

No matter what he thought. No matter what he was doing. Learn more about DeStefano's book, out June 26, here. Sign up for our newsletter to don corleone the best of VICE delivered to your inbox daily. Follow Seth Ferranti on Twitter.
Fictional character, invented by Mario Puzo. The greatest gangster of all time. A man who made himself a legend by playing the game with a cool head and intelligence. Tony Montana's idol.

His first name, Vito, don corleone well known as it is thrown around by smelly ass skater trash who talk about "Fat Don Vito from Viva La Bam" but have no idea of where that name came from. Original name was Antonio Andolini. Father was murdered for speaking out against the local Sicilian Don, Don Cici. Brother Paulo killed by the Don's men after swearing an oath of revenge. After seeing his mother blown away don corleone front of him while she pleaded for her son to be spared, he escaped the Don's clutches and with the help of friends loyal to Antonio's father, he was smuggled to America.

He was twelve years old. At Ellis Island he was asked his name by an immigration official, and since he knew no English, did not respond; therefore the official looked over where he from, a Sicilian town named Corleone, and gave him that name. Here he worked during the Great Depression as a poor Sicilian teenager. Eventually, by meeting the right friends and making smart connections, worked himself hard enough to become a small time mafia Don.

Many Sicilians and Italians heard about the principles of Don Corleone and flocked to work for him. In his thirties, he returned to Sicily under the new name of Vito Corleone and visited Don Cici, who don corleone now too old to recognize a grown man as the young son he had vowed to kill. Vito got up close to Cici, whispered that he was Antonio Andolini, and stabbed the Don in the belly. He had three sons, Sonny, who would be killed by a rival gang family, Michael, who would run the family after Vito died of a heart attack, and Fredo, who would be killed by his brother Michael.

Don Corleone would coin terms don corleone "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse," and "A man who does not spend time with his family, can never be a real man." "Someday - and that day may never come - I'll call upon you to do a service for me." mother: I am taking over as the Don Corleone of this house; enough is enough.

David. you are such a rotten apple. now it's time for don corleone to either kiss Don Corleone's ring, or die. David: Since I am too late to save your sinking Titanic, I mean my sinking Titanic, what are the consequences. mother: either you are going to save your sinking Titanic or you can shack up with your girlfriend and try to flap your own wings.

The ball is in your half court. mother: I am taking over as the Don Corleone of this house; enough is enough. David, you are such a rotten apple. now it's time for you to either kiss Don Corleone's ring, or die. Or you can shack up with your girlfriend and flap your own wings; the ball is in your half court.

David: Since I am too late to save my sinking Titanic, what are the consequences? mother: you are going to save your sinking Titanic or you can try to flap your own wings. Don Corleone may refer to: • Vito Corleone, the original Don in The Godfather, played by Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro • Michael Corleone, Vito's son, played by Al Pacino, who took over the control of the family • Vincent Corleone, Sonny's illegitimate son, played by Andy Garcia, who became Michael's successor and the third Don Corleone See also [ edit ] • Don Corleon (born 1978), Jamaican record producer, songwriter, and mixer Add links • This page was last edited on 1 December 2021, at 18:10 (UTC).

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Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone in the film The Godfather First appearance The Godfather Last appearance The Godfather: The Game Created by Mario Puzo Portrayed by Marlon Brando (age 53–68), Robert De Niro (age 25–33), Oreste Baldini (child) In-universe information Full name Vito Andolini Corleone Gender Male Title Godfather Don Occupation Olive oil importer Crime boss Affiliation Corleone family Family Antonio Andolini (father, died 1901) Signora Andolini (mother, died 1901) Paolo Andolini (brother, 1887–1901) Spouse Carmela Corleone (m.

1915–1955) Children • Santino "Sonny" Corleone (1916–1948) • Frederico "Fredo" Corleone (1919–1960) • Michael Corleone (1920–1997) • Constanzia "Connie" Corleone (1922–?) Religion Roman Catholic Nationality Italian Vito Corleone (born Vito Andolini) is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's 1969 novel The Godfather and in don corleone first two of Francis Ford Coppola's film trilogy.

Vito is originally portrayed by Marlon Brando in the 1972 film The Godfather, and later by Oreste Baldini as a boy and by Robert De Niro as a young man in The Godfather Part II (1974).

He is an orphaned Sicilian immigrant who builds a Mafia empire. He and his wife Carmela have four children: Santino ("Sonny"), Frederico ("Fredo"), and Michael, and one daughter Constanzia ("Connie"). Vito informally adopts Sonny's friend, Tom Hagen, who becomes his lawyer and consigliere. Upon Vito's death, Michael succeeds him as Don of the Corleone crime family.

Vito oversees a don corleone founded on gambling, bootlegging, prostitution, and union corruption, but he is known as a kind, generous man who lives by a strict moral code of loyalty to friends and, above all, family. He is also known as a traditionalist who demands respect commensurate with his status; even his closest friends refer to him as "Godfather" or "Don Corleone" rather than "Vito".

Contents • 1 Early years • 2 The Godfather • 3 Sequel novels • 4 Family • 5 Portrayals and influences • 6 References Early years [ edit ] Vito Andolini's story begins in Corleone, Sicily, in the Kingdom of Italy. In the novel, he was said to be born on April 29, 1887, which his tombstone reads in the first film; however, the second film gives his birthdate as December 7, 1891. In 1901, the local mafia chieftain, Don Ciccio, murders Vito's father Antonio when he refuses to pay him tribute.

Paolo, Vito's older brother, swears revenge, but Ciccio's men kill him too. Vito's mother begs Ciccio to spare Vito, but Ciccio refuses, reasoning the boy will seek revenge as a grown man. Upon Ciccio's refusal, Vito's mother holds a knife to Ciccio's throat, allowing her son to escape while Ciccio's men kill her. Family friends smuggle Vito out of Sicily, putting him on a ship with immigrants traveling to America.

At Ellis Island, an immigration official renames him Vito Corleone, using his village for his surname. He later uses Andolini as his middle name in acknowledgment of his family heritage. Vito is taken in by the Abbandando family, who are distant relations of his, in Little Italy on New York's Lower East Side. Vito grows very close to the Abbandandos, particularly their son, Genco, who is like a brother don corleone him. Vito earns an honest living at the Abbandandos' grocery store, but the elder Abbandando is forced to fire him when Don Fanucci, a blackhander and the local neighborhood padrone, demands that the don corleone hire his nephew.

A young Vito (played by Robert De Niro) kills Don Fanucci In 1920, Vito is befriended by small-time criminals Peter Clemenza and Salvatore Tessio, who teach him how to survive by fencing stolen dresses and performing favors in return for loyalty. Fanucci learns of Vito's operation and demands a cut of his illegal profits or he will report Vito and his partners to the police. Vito then devises a plan to kill Fanucci. During the festival of Saint Rocco, Vito trails Fanucci from Little Italy's rooftops, jumping from one building to the next, as Fanucci walks home.

Don corleone enters Fanucci's building and shoots him in the chest, face and throat, killing him. Vito then takes over the neighborhood, treating it with far greater respect than Fanucci did. Vito and Genco start an olive oil importing business, Don corleone Pura Olive Oil Company. It eventually becomes the nation's largest olive oil importing company, and the main legal front for Vito's growing organized crime syndicate.

Between Genco Pura and his illegal operations, Vito becomes a wealthy man. In 1923, he returns to Sicily for the first time since fleeing as a child. He and his partner Don Tommasino systematically eliminate Don Ciccio's men who were involved in don corleone Vito's family and arrange a meeting with Ciccio himself. Vito carves open the elderly Don's stomach, thus avenging his family.

Tommasino takes over the town and is the family's staunchest ally in the old country for the next half-century. By the early 1930s, Vito has organized his criminal operations as the Corleone crime family, one of the most powerful in the nation. Genco Abbandando is his consigliere, and Clemenza and Tessio are caporegimes. As a boy, Vito's oldest son, Sonny, brings his friend Tom Hagen, a homeless orphan, to stay with the Corleones and Vito unofficially adopts him.

As an adult, Sonny becomes a capo, Vito's heir apparent and de facto underboss.

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Fredo, Vito's second-born son, is deemed too weak and unintelligent to handle important family business and takes on only minor responsibilities.

Vito has a difficult relationship with his youngest son, Michael, who wants nothing to do with the family business. Michael enlists to fight in World War II against Vito's wishes; when Michael is wounded in combat, Vito pulls strings to have him honorably discharged and sent back to the U.S., without Michael's knowledge. Around 1939, Vito moves his home and base of operations to Long Beach, New York on Long Island, where Genco serves as his most trusted adviser until he is stricken with cancer and can no longer fulfill his duties.

Hagen, who by now has become a practicing attorney, takes Genco's place. Vito prides himself on being careful and reasonable but does don corleone completely forsake violence.

When his godson, singer Johnny Fontane, wants to be released from his contract with a bandleader, Vito offers to buy him out, but the bandleader refuses. Vito then makes the bandleader an "offer he can't refuse": he threatens to kill him unless he releases Fontane don corleone a much smaller sum.

The Godfather [ edit ] In 1945, Vito hosts Connie's wedding to Carlo Rizzi, and honors the Sicilian tradition of granting favors on his daughter's wedding day. He agrees to have Clemenza's men beat up two college students who sexually assaulted family friend Amerigo Bonasera's daughter, and to send Hagen to Hollywood to persuade movie mogul Jack Woltz to cast Fontane in his don corleone movie. When Woltz refuses, he wakes up to find the severed head of his prize race horse, Khartoum, in his bed; it is implied that Vito ordered the horse killed.

Soon afterward, heroin kingpin Virgil Sollozzo asks Vito to invest in his operation. Sollozzo is backed by the rival Tattaglia family, and wants Vito's political influence and legal protection. Vito declines, believing the politicians and judges on his payroll would turn against him if he engaged in drug trafficking. During the meeting, Sonny expresses interest in the deal; after the meeting, Vito chastens his son for letting an outsider know what he was thinking.

Shortly afterward, as Vito goes to buy oranges from a fruit stand, Sollozzo's hitmen emerge with guns drawn. Vito runs for his Cadillac, but is shot five times. Fredo, who had been accompanying Vito, drops his gun and is unable to return fire as the assassins escape. (The murder of Frank Scalice inspired the assassination attempt on Vito.) [1] Vito survives, and Sollozzo makes a second assassination attempt at the hospital.

Mark McCluskey—a corrupt police captain on Sollozzo's payroll—has removed Vito's bodyguards, leaving him unprotected. However, Michael arrives moments before the imminent attack. Realizing his father is in danger, Michael has Vito moved to another room, and affirms his loyalty at Vito's bedside. Don corleone Vito recovers, Sonny serves as acting head of the family.

Michael, knowing his father will never be safe while Sollozzo lives, convinces Sonny to let him murder Sollozzo and McCluskey. Michael lures both men to a meeting at a restaurant in The Bronx, retrieves a handgun planted by Clemenza in the bathroom, and shoots both men dead.

Michael is then smuggled to Sicily under the protection of Vito's friend and business partner Don Tommasino. The deaths of Sollozzo and McCluskey ignite a war between the Corleone and Tattaglia families, with the other New York families backing the latter. After Sonny is killed by Barzini's men, Vito resumes control and brokers a peace accord among the families, during which he realizes that Barzini masterminded the attempt on his life and Sonny's murder.

Michael returns home to become Vito's heir apparent. Michael marries his girlfriend Kay Adams, and Vito retires, making Michael the operating head of the family—something Vito had never wanted for his favorite son. Vito becomes his informal consigliere, replacing Hagen. Michael persuades Vito that it is time to remove the family from organized crime.

At the same time, Michael and Vito secretly plan to eliminate the other New York dons, while allowing them to whittle away at Corleone family interests to lull them into inaction. Vito warns Michael that Barzini will set Michael up to be killed under the guise of a meeting; Barzini will use one of the Corleone Family's most don corleone members as an intermediary. Shortly afterwards, on July 29, 1955, Vito dies of a heart attack in his garden while playing with his grandson, Michael's son Anthony.

In the novel, his last words are, "Life is so beautiful." At Vito's funeral, Tessio inadvertently reveals that he is the traitor when he tells Michael that Barzini wants a meeting and that he can set it up on his territory in Brooklyn, where Michael would be safe. Days later, Michael eliminates the other New York dons in a wave of assassinations. Michael also orders Tessio and Rizzi murdered for conspiring with Barzini, along with Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene, who has been stonewalling Michael's efforts to buy don corleone.

In one stroke, the Corleone family regains its status as the most powerful criminal organization in the country. Sequel novels [ edit ] Vito appears in both The Godfather Returns, Mark Winegardner's 2004 sequel to Puzo's novel, and The Family Corleone, a 2012 novel by Ed Falco.

These novels explore his rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s and his early relationships with his wife and children. Family [ edit ] • Carmela Corleone – wife, played by Morgana King • Santino "Sonny" Corleone – eldest son; played by James Caan • Frederico "Fredo" Corleone – middle son; played by John Cazale • Michael Corleone – youngest son; played by Al Pacino • Constanzia don corleone Corleone – daughter; played by Talia Shire • Tom Don corleone – informally adopted son, played by Robert Duvall • Francesca Don corleone – granddaughter, twin of Kathryn Corleone • Kathryn Corleone – granddaughter, twin of Francesca Corleone • Frank Corleone – grandson • Santino Corleone, Jr.

– grandson • Vincent Corleone – grandson; played by Andy García • Anthony Corleone – grandson; played by Franc D'Ambrosio and James Gounaris as a child • Mary Corleone – granddaughter; played by Sofia Coppola • Don corleone Rizzi – grandson • Michael Rizzi – grandson; played by infant Sofia Coppola Portrayals and influences [ edit ] Graffiti in Legutio, Spain In The Godfather, Don Vito Corleone was portrayed by Marlon Brando.

He was portrayed as a boy by Oreste Baldini and as a younger man in The Godfather Part II by Robert De Niro. Brando and De Niro’s performances won Academy Awards — Best Actor for Brando, Best Supporting Actor for De Niro.

Brando declined his Oscar, having Sacheen Littlefeather state his reasons during the ceremony. For 48 years, Vito Corleone was the only role in history to have two Academy Awards won for playing it. This record was finally matched by Joaquin Phoenix winning the 2019 Best Actor Award for the role of The Joker in the film Joker, following Heath Ledger's win for Best Supporting Actor of 2008 for The Dark Knight.

[2] [3] This record was later matched again by the two iterations of Anita from West Side Story through the 1961 and 2021 film adaptations where actresses Rita Moreno and Ariana DeBose both won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for their respective versions. Premiere Magazine listed Vito Corleone as the greatest film character in history.

[4] He was also selected as the 53rd greatest film character by Empire. [5] Vito Corleone is based on a composite of mid-20th century New York Don corleone figures Carlo Gambino, [6] Frank Costello, [7] Joe Bonanno, [8] and Joe Profaci. [9] Star Wars character Marlo the Hutt was inspired by Marlon Brando's portrayal of Vito Corleone, appearing among the Hutt Council in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

[10] References [ edit ] • ^ Cowie, Don corleone (1997). The Godfather Book. London, England: Faber & Faber. p. 18. ISBN 978-0399108327.

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• ^ "The 100 Greatest Movie Characters- 10. Vito Corleone". Empire. London, England: Bauer Media Group. December 5, 2006. Retrieved February 27, 2012. • ^ Schladabeck, Jessica (August 24, 2016). "A look at the Gambino Crime family tree, from their early roots to serving as inspiration for 'The Godfather' ". The New York Daily News. New York City: Tribune Publishing. Retrieved January 23, 2019. • ^ Ferranti, Seth (June 18, 2018). "Meet the Unconventional Mafia Boss Who Inspired 'Godfather' Don Corleone".

Vice. New York City: Vice Media. Retrieved January 23, 2019. • ^ Reed, Christopher (May 13, 2002). "Obituary: Joe Bonanno". The Guardian. London, England. Retrieved January 23, 2019. • ^ Sokol, Tony (March 15, 2018). "The Real History of The Godfather Movies and Book". Den of Geek. New York City: Dennis Publishing. Retrieved January 23, 2019. • ^ "THE CINEMA BEHIND STAR WARS: THE GODFATHER". August don corleone, 2013. Preceded by • العربية • Azərbaycanca • Български • Català • Čeština • Ελληνικά • Español • فارسی • Français • Galego • 한국어 • Հայերեն • Bahasa Indonesia • Italiano • עברית • ქართული • Magyar • Nederlands • 日本語 • Norsk bokmål • پښتو • Polski • Português • Română • Русский • Shqip • Simple English • Slovenščina • کوردی • Српски / srpski • Suomi • Svenska • Türkçe • Українська • اردو • Tiếng Việt • 中文 Edit links • This page was last edited on 14 April 2022, at 08:57 (UTC).

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There’s no question that Vito Corleone was the breakout character of The Godfather series.

Although Al Pacino killed it as Michael, he is still only spoken of after Don Corleone’s portrayal. In a story about crime, Vito was a character who was as anti-gangster as you can think of. RELATED: don corleone Movies To Watch If You Like The Godfather He was a family man who chose the mob life to bring security to his loved ones, and conducted his business very close to the legitimate level. While he was still a criminal, he was also a sharp man with a lot of wisdom to impart.

Here are 10 quotes that attest to Vito’s wise nature. None of the things that happened in The Godfather saga would’ve taken place had Sonny learned how to keep his mouth closed. During the meeting with Virgil Sollozzo, Vito turned down the latter’s proposal to go into business; Sonny interrupted when he thought the Tattaglias would guarantee their potential investment. It was here when Vito swiftly silenced Sonny and excused the interruption as him having spoiled don corleone son.

In the end, Vito turned out to be absolutely right as Sonny’s interjection led to Sollozzo attempting a hit on Vito. The Don knew what he was talking about when he wanted his kids to listen, not talk. Bonasera came to Vito asking him to take out the thugs who had manhandled his daughter, shredding away the facade of the everyman persona he had worked his life to put up.

Vito turned down the request to kill the men, citing that Bonasera’s daughter still lived. It was done to show Bonasera that Vito wasn’t a common criminal who would kill just because someone was telling him to.

Although what happened Bonasera’s daughter was unfortunate, Vito could tell the man was picking and choosing what he thought “justice” meant. So, Vita spilled out some hard facts that killing the men wasn’t tit-for-tat. 8 "You Can Act Like A Man! What's The Matter With You?" Men of Vito’s generation weren’t the type to be overly emotional, and while Vito was a very sensitive person in general, he wasn’t a fan of needless drama.

When his godson Johnny Fontane came to him for help in acquiring a movie role, Vito wasn’t in the mood to see the man crying before him. RELATED: The Godfather: 10 Hidden Details Everyone Completely Missed Suddenly springing up, Vito yelled in Johnny’s face to man up and do something about the situation rather than wallow around.

Johnny was clearly don corleone the situation up to gain sympathy, but it was also obvious that Vito understood this, which was why he was so harsh with his godson. The Don would do anything for family, but he wasn't going to play the fool.

By the time Michael had been placed as the head of the Corleone family, the situation was in dire straits for the main characters. Michael was clearly being set up to be taken out, but they had no idea who it could be to betray him. Even though don corleone was near death by then, Vito could still read don corleone situation when no-one else could. Crucially, he told Michael not to trust anyone who would set up a meeting with Don Barzini, as Vito had figured out that Barzini had been the one behind Sonny’s death.

Posthumously, this advice to Michael saved his life. 6 "Now You Come To me And You Say, 'Don Corleone, Give Me Justice.' But You Don't Ask With Respect, You Don't Offer Friendship." The reason why Vito wasn’t giving Bonasera any leeway in their interaction was because he saw right through the man. It was a testimony to the calm nature that Vito possessed, don corleone Bonasera had actually been very disrespectful by barging in on the wedding of Vito’s daughter and demand he kill people.

Vito, sensing he could put Bonasera in his place while simultaneously gain respect, told the latter that it was a two-way street they were on and Bonasera would need to extend a show of friendship. By doing this, Vito had another follower in his midst seeing as Bonasera acquiesced to calling him “Godfather” and acknowledged that Vito was a man to be held in high esteem. Vito was the only one in the organized business who saw what the future would really be like when the offer to go into the narcotics trade came up to him.

Although Tom Hagen and Sonny attempted to tell him that the real money was in drugs, Vito denied it. Without admonishing Sollozzo for the business he conducted, Vito confessed he found narcotics to be dangerous and below his level.

Vito also admitted he was in no place to judge how a man made a living since he himself was a gangster, but he knew that going into narcotics would smear the don corleone name. 4 "A Man Who Doesn't Spend Time With His Family Can Never Be A Real Man." Though Vito loved all his children equally, he held a certain amount of contempt for Sonny for not following through the principles Vito had taught him. Unlike couples across media who break up for silly reasons, Vito was a character who always believed in being a loyal husband and a father.

RELATED: 10 Most Memorable Quotes From The Godfather Trilogy When he saw that Sonny had been playing around with his mistress on the day of Connie’s wedding, Vito took a subtle jab at him for not spending time with his family. As far as Vito was concerned, the true mark of a man was how he treated his loved ones through don corleone and thin; money and power were secondary at best. The whole interaction with Bonasera had a true purpose: it was to don corleone the man in Vito’s debt.

He realized that a man like Bonasera, who had had no run-ins with the law and was a don corleone, would don corleone useful for Vito in the long-run should he require assistance that would go unnoticed. It was done in such a way that Bonasera, or anyone for don corleone matter, would have no choice but to return the favor in the future.

After all, Vito had shown them consideration, agreed to their requests, and was simply asking something in return. It was a masterclass in making an ally out of someone. 2 "Is Vengeance Going To Bring Your Son Back To You Or My Boy To Me?" Make no mistake, vengeance very well was in Vito’s mind by this point, but he was wise enough to overcome the urge to get revenge for Sonny’s death because Michael’s safety was in question.

During the meeting between the heads of the families, Vito made the first move toward peace. Pointing out that no-one was in a place to gain anything from the gang war that had been going on, Vito gave a simple but impactful statement that the path of vengeance would bring no rewards, as Sonny was well and truly gone. All Vito could don corleone was accept it and avoid more tragedy. You might be wondering what was so wise about a quote where the implication was to threaten a man with death; well, it had to do with the timing of said moment.

Vito didn’t order any executions on the fly, and it was a deeply personal decision for him to make each time. He would always give the person before him a fair chance at considering his request, even treating the person with significant respect and continue to implore upon them to consider Vito’s demands. Unlike Sonny and Michael, who would always opt to kill as a first resort, Vito would only get to the “offer” part when there was no other recourse.

NEXT: Al Pacino’s 10 Most Iconic Roles, Ranked Saim Cheeda is an entertainment writer covering all of Film, TV, Gaming and Books. He's been a writer for Valnet since 2017, don corleone 500+ articles for The Gamer, The Things, Game Rant, Comic Book Resources and Screen Rant. Apart from freelance writing, Saim is a lifestyle blogger, co-owning the blog 3 States Apart. More From Saim CheedaDirected by Francis Ford Coppola .

(directed by) Writing Credits Mario Puzo . (screenplay by) and Francis Ford Coppola . (screenplay by) Mario Puzo . (based on the novel by) Cast (in credits order) verified as complete Marlon Brando . Don Vito Corleone Al Pacino . Michael James Caan . Sonny Richard S. Castellano . Clemenza (as Richard Castellano) Robert Duvall . Tom Hagen Sterling Hayden .

Capt. McCluskey John Marley . Jack Woltz Richard Conte . Barzini Al Lettieri . Sollozzo Diane Keaton . Kay Adams Abe Vigoda . Tessio Talia Shire . Connie Gianni Russo . Carlo John Cazale . Fredo Rudy Bond . Cuneo Al Martino . Johnny Fontane Morgana King . Mama Corleone Lenny Montana . Don corleone Brasi John Martino .

Paulie Gatto Salvatore Corsitto . Bonasera Richard Bright . Neri Alex Rocco . Moe Greene Tony Giorgio . Bruno Tattaglia Vito Scotti don corleone. Nazorine Tere Livrano . Theresa Hagen Victor Rendina . Philip Tattaglia Jeannie Linero . Lucy Mancini Julie Gregg . Sandra Corleone Ardell Sheridan . Mrs. Clemenza Don corleone Stefanelli . Apollonia - Sicilian Sequence Angelo Infanti . Fabrizio - Sicilian Sequence Corrado Gaipa .

Don Tommasino - Sicilian Sequence Franco Citti . Calo - Sicilian Sequence Saro Urzì . Vitelli - Sicilian Sequence Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Chris Anastasio . Policeman (uncredited) Norm Bacchiocchi . Luca Brasi's Assassin (uncredited) Max Brandt . Extra in Furniture-Moving Scene (uncredited) Tybee Brascia . Dancer in Wedding Scene (uncredited) Garrett Cassell .

Chef (uncredited) Carmine Coppola . Piano Player in Montage (uncredited) Gian-Carlo Coppola . Baptism Observer (uncredited) Italia Coppola .

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Extra in Wedding Scene (uncredited) Roman Coppola . Boy on Street Who Attended Don corleone (uncredited) Sofia Coppola . Michael Francis Rizzi (uncredited) Don Costello . Don Victor Stracci (uncredited) Robert Dahdah . Crowd (uncredited) Richard Fass . Tom Hagen's Son (uncredited) Gray Frederickson . Cowboy on the Set at Woltz's Studio (uncredited) Ron Gilbert .

Usher in Bridal Party (uncredited) Anthony Gounaris . Anthony Vito Corleone (uncredited) Joe Lo Grippo . Sonny's Bodyguard (uncredited) Sonny Grosso . Cop Outside Hospital (uncredited) Louis Guss . Don Zaluchi (uncredited) Bobra Harris . Woman (uncredited) Merril E. Joels . Toll Both Collector (uncredited) Randy Jurgensen . Sonny's Killer #1 (uncredited) Tony King .

Tony - Stablehand (uncredited) Paul Lambert . Mobster at Funeral with Barzini (uncredited) Peter Lemongello . Singer (uncredited) Tony Lip . Wedding Guest (uncredited) Lou Martini Jr. . Boy at Wedding (uncredited) Raymond Martino . Corleone Family Member (uncredited) Joseph Medaglia . Priest at Don corleone (uncredited) Carol Morley . Night Nurse (uncredited) Dave Moskin . Child (uncredited) Rick Petrucelli . Lou - Sollozzo's Driver (uncredited) Joe Petrullo .

Pallbearer (uncredited) Burt Richards . Floral Designer (uncredited) Sal Richards . Drunk (uncredited) Chuck Riley . Narrator of Theatrical Don corleone (voice) (uncredited) Tom Rosqui .

Rocco Lampone (uncredited) Giacomo Rossi Stuart . G.I. (uncredited) Nino Ruggeri . Mobster at Funeral with Barzini (uncredited) Frank Sivero . Street Extra (uncredited) Filomena Spagnuolo .

Extra in Wedding Scene (uncredited) Joe Spinell . Willi Cicci (uncredited) Gabriele Torrei . Enzo the Baker (uncredited) Nick Vallelonga . Wedding Party Guest (uncredited) Ed Vantura .

Wedding Guest (uncredited) Ron Veto . Extra in Hospital Don corleone (uncredited) Matthew Vlahakis . Clemenza's Son (uncredited) Conrad Yama .

Fruit Vendor don corleone Produced by Gray Frederickson . associate producer Albert S. Ruddy . producer (produced by) Music by Don corleone Rota . (music composed by) Cinematography by Gordon Willis . director of photography Film Editing by William Reynolds . (edited by) Peter Zinner . (edited by) Casting By Louis DiGiaimo .

(casting) Andrea Eastman . (casting) Fred Roos . (casting) Production Design by Dean Tavoularis Art Direction by Warren Clymer Set Decoration by Philip Smith Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone Makeup Department Philip Leto . hair stylist (as Phil Leto) Phil Rhodes . makeup (as Philip Rhodes) Dick Smith . makeup Enrico A. Cortese . additional make-up artist (uncredited) Production Management Fred C.

Caruso . unit production manager: Oaktree Productions (as Fred Caruso) Valerio De Paolis . production manager: sicilian unit Ned Kopp . production manager: second unit (uncredited) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Tony Brandt .

assistant director: sicilian unit Fred T. Gallo . assistant director: Oaktree Productions (as Fred Gallo) Paul Baxley . second unit director (uncredited) Stephen F. Kesten . assistant director (uncredited) Michael Rauch .

d.g.a. trainee (uncredited) Steven P. Skloot . second assistant director (uncredited) Art Department Samuel Verts . assistant art director: sicilian unit William Canfield .

set dresser (uncredited) Robert Hart . carpenter (uncredited) Robert Scaife . construction coordinator (uncredited) Sound Department Charles Grenzbach . re-recordist (as Bud Grenzbach) Christopher Newman . production recordist Richard Portman . re-recordist Howard Beals . sound effects editor (uncredited) Steve Cook . adr mixer (uncredited) Pierre Jalbert . assistant sound editor (uncredited) Les Lazarowitz . boom operator (uncredited) Don MacDougall . re-recording mixer (uncredited) Kitty Malone .

foley artist (uncredited) Special Effects by Sass Bedig . special effects: Oaktree Productions A.D. Flowers . special effects: Oaktree Productions Tony Karp . equipment design Joe Lombardi .

special effects: Oaktree Productions Paul J. Lombardi . special effects supervisor (uncredited) Visual Effects by Kevin Chaja . data management (2007 restoration) Chris Clausing . Don corleone operator: digital image clean up (2007 restoration) Padraic Culham . compositor (2007 restoration) Daphne Dentz .

senior digital intermediate producer (2007 restoration) Karina Desin . data management (2007 restoration) Joe Dubs . MTI operator: digital image clean up (2007 restoration) Lloyd Kaplowitz . MTI operator: digital image clean up (2007 restoration) Valerie McMahon . MTI operator: digital image clean up (2007 restoration) Mike Moreno .

MTI operator: digital image clean up (2007 restoration) Edgar Orlino . MTI operator: digital image clean up (2007 restoration) Cathy Quiroz . MTI operator: digital image clean up (2007 restoration) Bill Roper . film recordist (2007 restoration) Steve Sanchez . MTI operator: digital image clean up Stunts Paul Baxley .

stunt coordinator (uncredited) Joe Bucaro III . stunt double: young Vincenzo (uncredited) Anthony Caso . stunt double: for Al Pacino (uncredited) Harry Daley . stunts (uncredited) Camera and Electrical Department Michael Chapman . camera operator Bill Butler .

director of photography: second unit (uncredited) Caleb Deschanel . camera: newspaper sequence (uncredited) / newspaper sequence (uncredited) Russell Engels . rigging gaffer (uncredited) Ed Kammerer . rigging grip (uncredited) Edward Knott .

grip (uncredited) Jim Meyerhoff . generator operator (uncredited) Anthony R. Palmieri . camera loader (uncredited) Ed Quinn . best boy grip (uncredited) Robert Royal .

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gaffer (uncredited) Robert Ward . key grip (uncredited) Ray Williams . rigging best boy grip (uncredited) Casting Department Riccardo Bertoni . extras casting (uncredited) Costume and Wardrobe Department George Newman . wardrobe supervisor Marilyn Putnam . wardrobe: women Joan Joseff . costume jeweller (uncredited) Editorial Department Christopher Gillaspie . scan manager (as Chris Gillaspie) (2007 restoration) Kathleen Largay . digital conform (2007 restoration) Walter Murch .

post production consultant Jan Yarbrough . senior digital intermediate colorist (2007 restoration) Pierre Jalbert . assistant editor (uncredited) Marc Laub . editor: New York (uncredited) Barbara Marks . assistant editor (uncredited) Maurice Schell . assistant editor (uncredited) Murray Solomon .

editor: New York (uncredited) Jack Wheeler . assistant editor (uncredited) Location Management Tony Bowers . location coordinator Michael Briggs .

location coordinator Philip Procter . location coordinator (uncredited) Music Department Carmine Coppola .

additional music: mall wedding sequence Carlo Don corleone . conductor Don corleone Fortina . musician: accordion soloist (uncredited) John C. Hammell . music editor (uncredited) Tommy Johnson . musician: tuba (uncredited) Sidney Lazar . musician: trumpet solo (uncredited) Jimmy Maxwell . musician: trumpet solo (uncredited) Paul Salamunovich . choir conductor: boys choir (uncredited) Stephen Salamunovich . boy soprano, soundtrack (uncredited) Tommy Tedesco .

musician: guitar (uncredited) Louise Di Tullio . musician: flute (uncredited) Albert T. Viola . soloist: mandolin (uncredited) Script and Continuity Department Nancy Hopton . script continuity (as Nancy Tonery) Transportation Department Raymond Hartwick . driver (uncredited) Frank Khoury . transportation (uncredited) Charles Lazzarro .

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assistant to producer Robert A. Harris . restored by Nancy Hopton . script continuity (as Nancy Tonery) Robert S. Mendelsohn . executive assistant Peter Zinner . foreign post production Johnny Crear . stand-in (uncredited) Rocco Derasmo . teamster (uncredited) Don corleone Evans . studio executive (uncredited) James Giblin . teamster captain (uncredited) Sonny Grosso . technical advisor (uncredited) Michael Hyatt . assistant restorationist: 2007 restoration (uncredited) Johnny E.

Jensen . cinemobile technician (uncredited) Randy Jurgensen . technical advisor (uncredited) James C. Katz don corleone. producer: 2007 restoration (uncredited) Shari Leibowitz . production coordinator (uncredited) Gerry Lewis .

publicist (uncredited) George Lynch Jr. . teamster (uncredited) Richard Nelson . car coordinator (uncredited) Howard Newman . unit publicist (uncredited) James Ragan . production assistant (uncredited) Jasmine Sabu . animal trainer: horses (uncredited) Maurice Schell .

adr loop group (uncredited) Caleb Siler . critic (uncredited) Robert Towne . story editor (uncredited) Thanks Joe Caracappa . thanks: Pro-Tek Media Preservation Services, a Kodak company, negative preparation (2007 restoration) Jeff Cava .

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My voice is weak, it's weak. Anyway, if I had this part in the picture, it puts me right back on top, you know. But this. this man out there. He won't give it to me, the head of the studio. Don Corleone : What's his name? Don Corleone : Woltz. He said there's no chance, no chance. [Meanwhile, Hagen finds Sonny and summons him] Johnny Fontane : A month ago he bought the rights to this book, a best seller. The main character is a guy just like me. I wouldn't even have to act, just be myself.

Oh, Godfather, I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do. [All of a sudden, Don Corleone rises from his chair and gives Fontane a savage shake] Don Corleone : YOU CAN ACT LIKE A MAN! [gives a quick slap to Fontane] Don Corleone : What's the matter with you?

Is this what you've become, a Hollywood don corleone who cries like a woman? "Oh, what do I do? What do I do?" What is that nonsense? Ridiculous!

[the Don's unexpected mimicry makes Hagen and even Fontane laugh; around this time Sonny comes in] Don Corleone : Tell me, don corleone you spend time with your family? Johnny Fontane : Sure I do. Don Corleone : Good. Because a man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man. [gives a quick look at Sonny and affectionately embraces Fontane] Don Corleone : You look terrible.

I want you to eat, I want you to rest well. And a month from now this Hollywood big shot's gonna give you what you want. Johnny Fontane : Too late. They start shooting in a week. Don Corleone : I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse. Okay? I want you to leave it all to me. Go on, go back to the party.

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{INSERTKEYS} [a gratified Fontane leaves] • Don Corleone : We have known each other many years, but this is the first time you've come to me for counsel or for help. I can't remember the last time you invited me to your house for a cup of coffee, even though my wife is godmother to your only child. But let's be frank here. You never wanted my friendship.

And you feared to be in my debt. Bonasera : I didn't want to get into trouble. Don Corleone : I understand. You found paradise in America. You had a good trade, you made a good living. The police protected you and there were courts of law.

So you didn't need a friend like me. Now you come and say "Don Corleone, give me justice." But you don't ask with respect. You don't offer friendship. You don't even think to call me "Godfather." You come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married and you ask me to do murder - for money. Bonasera : I ask you for justice. Don Corleone : That is not justice. Your daughter is alive. Bonasera : Let them suffer then as she suffers. [the Don is silent] Bonasera : How much shall I pay you?

[the Don turns away dismissively, but Bonasera stays on] Don Corleone : Bonasera, Bonasera, what have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully?

If you'd come to me in friendship, this scum who ruined your daughter would be suffering this very day. And if by some chance an honest man like yourself made enemies they would become my enemies. And then, they would fear you. Bonasera : Be my friend... Godfather. [the Don at first shrugs, but upon hearing the title he lifts his hand, and a humbled Bonasera kisses the ring on it] Don Corleone : Good.

[He places his hand around Bonasera in a paternal gesture] Don Corleone : Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me.

But until that day, consider this justice a gift on my daughter's wedding day. [a gratified Bonasera offers his thanks and leaves] Don Corleone : [to Hagen] Give this job to Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away.

I mean, we're not murderers, in spite of what this undertaker thinks... • Sollozzo : Bene, Don Corleone. I need a man who has powerful friends. I need a million dollars in cash. I need, Don Corleone, all of those politicians that you carry around in your pocket, like so many nickels and dimes. Don Corleone : What is the interest for my family? Sollozzo : Thirty percent. In the first year your end should be three, four million dollars.

And then it would go up. Don Corleone : And what is the interest for the Tattalgia family? Sollozzo : [smiles at Tom] My compliments. [Hagen gives a formal nod] Sollozzo : I'll take care of the Tattaglias, out of my share. Don Corleone : So, I am to receive thirty percent for finance, for legal protection and political influence.

Is that what you're telling me? Sollozzo : That's right. Don Corleone : Why come to me? What have I done to deserve such generosity? Sollozzo : If you consider a million dollars in cash merely finance... [raises his glass] Sollozzo : Te salut, Don Corleone.

[the Don gets up to take a drink and sits closer to Sollozzo] Don Corleone : I said that I would see you because I had heard that you were a serious man, to be treated with respect.

But I must say no to you and let me give you my reasons. It's true I have a lot of friends in politics, but they wouldn't be so friendly if they knew my business was drugs instead of gambling which they consider a harmless vice.

But drugs, that's a dirty business. Sollozzo : No, Don Corleone... Don Corleone : It makes no difference, it don't make any difference to me what a man does for a living, you understand.

But your business is a little dangerous. Sollozzo : If you're worried about security for your million, the Tattaglias will guarantee it. Sonny : Whoa, now, you're telling me that the Tattaglias guarantee our investment without...?

Don Corleone : Wait a minute. [the Don gives his son a cold stare, freezing Santino into silence. {/INSERTKEYS}

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The others fidget with embarrassment at this outbreak, but Sollozzo looks slyly satisfied.] Don Corleone : [dismissive] I have a sentimental weakness for my children and I spoil them, as you can don corleone.

They talk when they should listen. Anyway, Signor Sollozzo, my no to you is final. I want to congratulate you on your new business and I'm sure you'll do very well and good luck to you. Especially since your interests don't conflict with mine. Thank you. [Sollozzo leaves] Don Corleone : Santino, come here.

Don Corleone : What's the matter with you? I think your brain is going soft with all that comedy you are playing with that young girl. Never tell anyone outside the Family what you are thinking again. Go on. • [at midnight, Don Corleone walks into his office and finds Tom Hagen taking a drink] Don Corleone : Give me a drop. [Hagen hands the Don his glass of anisette] Don Corleone : My wife is crying upstairs.

I hear cars coming to the house. Consigliore of mine, I think it's time you told your Don what everyone seems to know. Tom Hagen : I didn't tell Mama anything. I was just about to come up and wake you so that I could tell you. Don Corleone : But you needed a drink first. [Hagen nods] Don Corleone : And now you've had your drink. Tom Hagen : They shot Sonny on the causeway.

He's dead. [the Don accepts this news without any sign of emotion, except to close his eyes and remain silent for a few minutes] Don Corleone : [speaking at last] I want no inquiries made. I want no acts of vengeance. I want you to arrange a meeting with the heads of the Five Families.

This war stops now. • Don Corleone : Oh, I want don corleone to arrange to have a telephone man check all the calls going in and out of here don corleone it could be anyone. Michael : I did that already, Pop. I took care of that. Don Corleone : Oh, that's right. I forgot. Michael : What's the matter? What's bothering you? I'll handle it. I told you I can handle it, I'll handle it.

[the Don rises as if to leave, but changes his mind midway and seats himself closer to Michael] Don Corleone : I knew Santino was going to have to go through all this and Fredo. well, Fredo was. But I, I never wanted this for you. I work my whole life, I don't apologize, to take care of my family. And I refused to be a fool dancing on the strings don corleone by all of those big shots.

That's my life, I don't apologize for that. But I always thought that when it was your time, that you would be the one to hold the strings. Senator Corleone, Governor Corleone, something. Michael : Another pezzonovante.

Don Corleone : Well, there wasn't enough time, Michael. There just wasn't enough time. Michael : We'll get there, Pop. We'll get there. [the Don kisses his son on the forehead] • [first lines] Bonasera : I believe in America.

America has made my fortune. And I raised my daughter in the American fashion. I gave her freedom but I taught her never to dishonor her family. She found a "boy friend," not an Italian.

She went to the movies with him. She stayed out late. I didn't protest. Two don corleone ago he took her for a drive, with another boy friend. They made her drink whiskey and then they tried to take advantage of her.

She resisted. She kept her honor. So they beat her. Like an animal. When I went to the hospital her nose was broken. Her jaw was shattered, held together by wire. She couldn't even weep because of the pain. But I wept. Why did I weep? She was the light of my life. A beautiful girl.

Now she will never be beautiful again. [He breaks down at this point, and the Don gestures to his son to get him a drink] Bonasera : Sorry. [He regains his composure and carries on] Bonasera : I went to the police, like a good American. These two boys were brought to trial. The judge sentenced them to three years in prison, and suspended the sentence.

Suspended sentence! They went free that very day! I don corleone in the courtroom like a fool, and those two bastards, they smiled at me.

Then I said to my wife, "For justice, we must go to Don Corleone." Don Corleone : Why did you go to the police? Why didn't you come to me first? Bonasera : What do you want of me? Tell me anything. But do what I beg you to do. Don Corleone : What is that? [Bonasera gets up from his seat and whispers into the Don's ear; for a long moment the Don is silent] Don Corleone : That I cannot do.

Bonasera : I will give you anything you ask! • Don Corleone : Call Bonasera.

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We need him now. [Tom Hagen calls Amerigo Bonasera] Tom Hagen : [on the phone] This is Tom Hagen, calling for Vito Corleone at his request. Now, you owe your Don a service. He has no doubt don corleone you will repay him. In one hour he will be at your funeral parlor to ask don corleone your help. Be there to greet him. [as ordered, don corleone nervous Bonasera meets the Don at his parlor] Don Corleone : Well, my friend, are you ready to do me this service?

Bonasera : Yes. What do you want me to do? [the two walk into the embalming room, where a corpse lies on a table.] Don Corleone : [staring at the table] I want you to use all your powers, and all your skills.

I don't want his mother to see him this way. [he draws back the sheet to reveal, to a horrified Bonasera, the bullet-smashed face of Sonny Corleone] Don Corleone : [breaking down for a moment] Look how they massacred my boy.

• Tessio : Barzini's people chisle my territory and we do nothing about it. Pretty soon there won't be anyplace in Brooklyn that I can hang my hat. Michael : Try and be patient. Clemenza : I'm not asking for help, Mike, just take off the handcuffs. Michael : Be patient. Clemenza : We gotta protect ourselves. At least give me the chance to recruit some new men.

Michael : No. I don't want to give Barzini any excuse to start fighting. Tessio : Mike, you're wrong. Clemenza : Don Corleone, you once said the day would come when me and Tessio could form our own families. Until today I would don corleone think of such a thing but now I must ask your permission. Don Corleone : Well, Michael's head of the family now and if give his permission then you have my blessing.

Michael : After we make the move to Nevada you can break off from the Corleone Family and go off on your own. After we make the move to Nevada. Clemenza : How long will that take? Michael : Six months. Tessio : Forgive me, Godfather, but with you gone me and Pete will come under Barzini's thumb sooner or later. Clemenza : And I hate that Goddamn Barzini. In six months time there won't be nothin' left to build on.

Don Corleone : Do you have faith in my judgement? Clemenza : Yes. Don Corleone : Do I have your loyalty? Clemenza : Yes, always Godfather. Don Corleone : Then be a friend to Michael. Do as he says. Michael : There are negotiations being made that are going to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems.

That's all I can tell you right now. Carlo, you grew up in Nevada. When we make our move there you're going to be my right hand man. Tom Hagen is no longer Consigliari. He's going to be our lawyer in Vegas. That's no reflection on Tom it's just the way I want it. Besides, if I ever help who's a better Consigliari than my father. That's it. [Everyone except Hagen leaves] Tom Hagen : Mike, why am I out? Michael : You're not a wartime Consigliari, Tom.

Things could get rough with the move we're making. Don Don corleone : Tom, I advised Michael. I never thought you were a bad Consigliari.

I thought Santino was a bad Don, rest in peace. Michael has all my confidence as do you. But there are reasons why you must have nothing to do with what's going to happen.

Tom Hagen : Maybe I could help. Michael : You're out, Tom. • Tom Hagen : The Senator called, he apologized for not coming but said that you would understand; also some of the judges. They've all sent gifts. [raises his glass to the Don] Tom Hagen : Salut. [Both men are don corleone startled by a huge roaring cheer] Don Corleone : What is that, outside?

[Both look out the window and see famous singer Johnny Fontane has arrived] Don Corleone : He came all the way from California to the wedding. i told you he was gonna come! Don corleone Hagen : It's been two years. He's probably in trouble again. Don Corleone : He is a good godson.

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1. Webáruház adatai: A webáruház üzemeltetője a(z) Atamel Bt.

• Székhely: 1078 Budapest, VII., Nefelejcs u. 27. • Adószám: 28609038-2-42 • Bejegyző hatóság: Fővárosi Cégbíróság • Ügyfélszolgálat: +36-1-321-0718 • E-mail: 2. Az elektronikus szerződéskötés lépései 2.1. Regisztráció a webáruházba. A Megrendelő köteles a regisztráció során a kért adatokat a valóságnak megfelelően megadni.

2.2. A megrendelni kívánt termék(ek) kiválasztása. Az elektronikus szerződés tárgyát a kiválasztott termék(ek) képzi(k). Vételárak a don corleone mellett kerülnek feltüntetésre, melyek tartalmazzák az általános forgalmi adót és a csomagolást.

A termékekről feltüntetett képek helyenként illusztrációk. 2.3. Belépés a pénztárhoz, a fizetési mód és eszköz don corleone, rendelés elküldése. A minimális rendelési érték 1900 Ft. 2.4. Az Atamel Bt. a megrendelés megérkezését elektronikus úton legkésőbb 10 percen belül visszaigazolja.

A megrendelés és annak visszaigazolása akkor tekintendő a megérkezettnek, amikor az az Atamel Bt., és a Megrendelő számára is egyaránt hozzáférhetővé válik. Amennyiben visszaigazolás a megrendelés elküldésétől számított 10 percen belül nem érkezik, Megrendelő a +36-1-321-0718 ügyfélszolgálati telefonszámon érdeklődhet megrendelésének állapotáról. 2.5. A megrendelt termék(ek)et futár által történő kiszállítással adjuk át.

Webáruházunkban lehetőséget biztosítunk elektronikus úton bankkártyával vagy SZÉP kártyával történő fizetésre. A kiszállításra megjelölt helyszínen készpénzzel, illetve előre jelzés esetén bankkártyával vagy SZÉP kártyával tud fizetni. A kiszállítás átlagosan a megrendelés visszaigazolását követő 60 percen belül történik, azonban a Felhasználó don corleone megrendelés napján előre megjelölt időpontra is kérheti a kiszállítást.

2.6. Étel házhozszállítás esetén a feladott megrendelés nem mondható le. Kivételt képez ez alól, amennyiben Megrendelő a lemondást a rendelés feladásától számított 5 percen belül a +36-1-321-0718 ügyfélszolgálati telefonszámon jelzi.

2.7. Az adatbeviteli hibák megrendelés feladását megelőző azonosításához és kijavításához biztosított eszközök: • a "Kosár" tartalma bármikor ellenőrizhető, változtatható, vagy akár törölhető. • a személyes adatok bármikor változtathatóak.

2.8. A megrendeléssel, visszaigazolással és don corleone végszámlával létrejövő szerződés nem minősül írásbeli szerződésnek, azt az Atamel Bt. nem iktatja, a későbbiekben nem lesz hozzáférhető. 3. Problémák, reklamáció, panaszkezelés A megrendelés teljesítésével kapcsolatos bármely problémát, reklamációt a Megrendelő az alábbi ügyfélszolgálati elérhetőségeken tud jelezni: • Telefonon: +36-1-321-0718 • E-mail: Felügyeleti szervek: • Nemzeti Fogyasztóvédelmi Hatóság - 1088 Budapest, József krt.

6. • Budapest Főváros Kormányhivatal Fogyasztóvédelmi Felügyelőség - 1052 Budapest, Városház u. 7. • Budapesti Békéltető Testület - 1016 Budapest, Krisztina krt. 99. III. em. 310. Bankkártyával előre kiegyenlített megrendeléssel kapcsolatos panasz, reklamáció esetén a megrendelt áru ellenértékének visszafizetése a bankkártyás fizetés szabályai szerint történik.

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