Partially based on Puzo's 1969 novel, The Godfather, the film is in part both a sequel and a prequel to The Godfather, presenting two parallel dramas.

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Would Michael Corleone stay in Cuba?

What was Michael Corleone's and Hyman Roth's initial plan in Cuba in The Godfather: Part II? What would have happened if a revolution did not happen when Michael, Roth and partners gathered there? ...
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Why didn't Don Fanucci have any bodyguards so that Vito killed him so easily?

In The Godfather II, Vito decides to get rid of Don Fanucci and kills him during the carnival outside his apartment. How could it be so easy to kill Don Fanucci? Supposedly with the career he got, ...
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Was the “Superman” show that was shown in Cuba in “Godfather II” a real show?

In The Godfather II, when Fredo leads the group of people to a club in La Habana, a show is presented where a man with a cape appears in the scene with a couple of women (if I recall correctly). Does ...
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Johnny Ola's cut finger in The Godfather 2 - accident or what?

I noticed something in The Godfather: Part II when, during Hyman Roth's birthday cake presentation, Johnny Ola seems to cut his finger when preparing to cut the cake. He grabs a napkin to wrap the ...
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Does Al Pacino really slap Diane Keaton in The Godfather II?

I was watching The Godfather II tonight and was thinking about the scene where Kay (Keaton) tells Michael (Pacino) that she had an abortion. Pacino appears to hit Keaton so hard that his ...
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Sonny and Carlo's relationship in The Godfather?

In The Godfather I, Carlo is seen as an abuser of his wife Connie, and my general feeling (and maybe yours too) is that he's somewhat of an outsider who wants desperately to get involved in the ...
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What was going on with Tom Hagen?

In The Godfather, Part II there's some conflict between Michael and Tom: TOM: That plane goes to Miami. MICHAEL: That's where I want it met. TOM: Mike that's impossible -- they'll turn ...
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What happened to Willie Cicci after the grand jury?

In The Godfather: Part II, Willie Cicci, played by Joe Spinelli, testifies that Michael Corleone was involved in organised crime and the head of the Corleone family: "Oh yeah, a buffer. The family had ...
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Did anyone back in America know about Michael's marriage to Appolonia in Sicily?

During the course of The Godfather Michael marries Appolonia in Sicily. A failed assasination attempt results in her death. Shortly after, Michael returns to New York and marries Kay Adams. There was ...
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What exactly did Fredo do to betray Michael?

We know Fredo betrayed Michael by working with Hyman Roth and Johnny Ola. What exactly did he do though? He says he didn't know it was going to be a hit and that he was only trying to help the ...
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Who killed the assasins after the failed hit on Michael Corleone?

Michael survives an attempt on his life at the beginning of the Godfather 2. The gunmen miss him and attempt to flee. We then see that they have been killed. Who killed the bodyguards?
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In The Godfather 2 why does Frankie Pentangeli immediately change his story when he sees his brother?

Frankie Pentangeli is before a committee ready give evidence against Michael Corleone. His brother enters the room and Frankie to immediately changes his story. Was it just out of guilt or was there ...
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Why does Frankie Pentangeli's would be assassin say “Michael Corleone says hello”?

In The Godfather 2, Frankie Pentangeli walks into a bar. A man puts a cord around his neck and says "Michael Corleone says hello". Later on we find out that Roth ordered the hit as Michael confronts ...