Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Cold: 'The Godfather' Quiz


"The Godfather" was a novel before it was a movie. Who wrote the book?

Mario Puzo's "The Godfather" was originally published in 1969.

Who directed all three "Godfather" movies?

Francis Ford Coppola directed "The Godfather" series.

Although we don't call it this, what is the actual name of "The Godfather" movie?

Francis Ford Coppola insisted on "Mario Puzo's The Godfather," to credit the author.

What is the opening sentence in "The Godfather"?

"I believe in America," says Amerigo Bonasera when asking Don Vito Corleone for a favor.

How is Talia Shire, who played Connie Corleone, related to Francis Ford Coppola?

Talia Shire and Francis Ford Coppola are brother and sister.

True or false: Sofia Coppola appears in all three films.

Coppola appears in all three "Godfather" films, as baby Michael Rizzi and as Mary Corleone.

Who becomes the Don's consigliere after Genco Abbandando's death?

Tom Hagen is appointed consigliere after Genco.

Who created the puppet-strings logo for the book cover and movie?

Graphic designer S. Neil Fujita, who designed Truman's Capote's "In Cold Blood" cover, created the well-known logo for Puzo's "The Godfather" novel.

What does Clemenza tell Rocco to leave behind after he kills Paulie?

"Leave the gun; take the cannoli."

Which ingredient isn't part of Clemenza's sauce recipe?

Clemenza's sauce includes oil, garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, red wine and sugar, but not onions.

What was Vito Corleone's last name before he came to America?

Vito Corleone's last name was Andolini before coming to America.

At what restaurant is Michael's truce meeting with Sollozzo and McCluskey?

Michael, Sollozzo and McCluskey meet at Louis' Restaurant on White Plains Road in the Bronx, New York.

Who was Michael's first wife?

Apollonia Vitelli was Michael Corleone's first wife. They married in Sicily.

What movie do Michael Corleone and Kay Adams see at Radio City Music Hall the evening Don Corleone is shot?

Michael and Kay see "The Bells of St. Mary's" at Radio City Music Hall.

Which song does Johnny Fontane sing at Connie's wedding?

Johnny Fontane croons "I Have But One Heart" at Connie's wedding.

How much money is in Connie's silk bridal purse, according to chauffeur Paulie Gatto?

Connie's bridal purse contains $20,000 to $30,000 "in small bills — cash."

What is Corleone family rival Virgil Sollozzo known as?

Because he owns poppy fields in Turkey, Virgil Sollozzo is known as The Turk.

What is the Corleone phone number?

The Corleone phone number was Longbeach-4-5620, which Michael dialed from his father's hospital room.

How did the American Film Institute (AFI) rank the line "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse" in its top 100 movie quotes?

The AFI selected Vito Corleone's line "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse" as the No. 2 movie quote, behind "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" from "Gone With the Wind."

Who in the family arranges Michael's assassination?

Tessio betrays the Corleone family and sets up the hit on Michael.

Michael's exile to Corleone, Sicily, was actually filmed where?

Because Corleone was too developed, Michael's exile was filmed in the Sicilian town of Savoca.

Which family is not one of the Five Families?

The Five Families were the Barzini, Corleone, Cuneo, Stracci and Tattaglia families.

Where was Sonny Corleone gunned down?

Sonny was gunned down at the tollbooth on the Long Beach Causeway.

How many people of the film cast won Oscars for their performances?

Seven people in the cast won Oscars for their roles in "The Godfather" (and five more were nominated).

True or false: Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro are the only two actors ever to each win an Oscar for playing the same character.

Marlon Brando won best actor for playing the role of Vito Corleone, and Robert De Niro won best supporting actor for the same role in "The Godfather: Part II."

Who is the Hyman Roth character based on?

Hyman Roth is said to be based on the real-life crime figure Meyer Lansky.

Richard Castellano plays Clemenza in "The Godfather." Who plays the young Clemenza in "The Godfather: Part II"?

Bruno Kirby plays the young Clemenza role in "The Godfather: Part II."

What game is on the TV when Michael goes to Hyman Roth's house in Miami?

A USC vs. Notre Dame football game is on TV when Michael visits Hyman Roth.

Who lobbied to be cast as Vito Corleone?

All three men wanted to play the role of Don Corleone, but Coppola had Brando in mind.

Francis Ford Coppola did not create the montage of crime scenes when the men "go to the mattresses." Who did?

Uncredited, George Lucas put together the montage about the war between the Five Families as a favor to Coppola.

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