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In the film Michael has the heads of the other four New York families assassinated.

These include Barzini, Tattaglia, Cuneo and Stracci.

In the novel, it is only Emilio Barzini and Philip Tattaglia that are assassinated.

Is there any explanation in the film as to why Cuneo and Stracci are also murdered? If I remember correctly it was only Barzini and Tattaglia that conspired to murder Vito and later Michael Corleone. I can't remember a mention of Cuneo and Stracci getting involved?

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Cuneo sided with his fellow dons against the Corleone family. Stracci embraced the scheme of Don Emilio Barzini to unite against the Corleone family and force them into the heroin trade –  AlexKuznetsov Feb 4 at 22:22

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Stacci and Cuneo, while not killed in the book, were aligned with the Barzini and Tattaglia familes against the Corleone family to create the heroine trade:

Stracci embraced the scheme of Don Emilio Barzini to unite against the Corleone family and force them into the heroin trade. Wikipedia

[The] Cuneo family, along with Stracci, Barzini and Tattaglia crime families decide to invest in the Sollozzo heroin's trade, but when Sollozzo is killed in 1946 by Michael Corleone, Ottilio Cuneo declares war, with the other families on the Corleone family Wikipedia

The obvious reason for them to be killed in the movie is they were also against them in the war that killed Sunny. It makes sense to me that Michael would want to eliminate those who conspired (or failed to stop) the attack on his father and murder of his brother.

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