On Sunday May 3, Globo will show the film The Godfather. Released in 1972, the film stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton. The direction was made by Francis Ford Coppola. The production will air right after No Limite, around 11:40 pm.
The film tells the story of the summer of 1945, Don Vito Corleone hears requests for favors during his daughter Connie’s wedding, while his consigliere and adopted son Tom Hagen just listens. Singer and Don’s godson , Johnny Fontane, asks for help to star in a movie that will help him rebuild his career. Hagen heads to California to meet with studio head Jack Woltz with the aim of acquiring the role for Fontane. After refusing to climb Fontane, he awakens the next morning with the decapitated head of his prized and treasured horse Khartum in bed.
When he returns, the family’s leaders meet with Virgil “The Turk” Sollozzo, who requests Don Corleone to protect the Tattaglia family’s heroin business. Vito disapproves of the deal and believes his political connections could be jeopardized , thus turning down a lucrative deal. He sends his trusted man, Luca Brasi, to learn more about Sollozzo’s organization; however, Sollozzo’s men identify him and Brasi is murdered.
Don Corleone is shot five times in the back, but manages to survive. Sollozzo kidnaps Hagen and convinces him to present the previously discussed deal to the Don’s eldest son, Sonny. The youngest son, Michael, whom the other families regard as “civilian” with no mob business, intercepts a second assassination attempt at the site where Vito is hospitalized, but his jaw is broken after receiving a punch from Captain McCluskey, a corrupt cop. Sonny retaliates by murdering Don Philip Tattaglia’s son Bruno.