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TL DR: There are good arguments that he did and didn't know, but I believe he did know for the following reasons: His "Hail Mary" speech to Anthony partly conveyed his feelings of fear His understanding when Anthony was removed from the boat, with a simple, tragic "ah" Mario Puzo, in his novel Godfather Returns (released after the film) suggests he knew. ...


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Frankie knew during their unplanned meeting in his home that Mike was going to warm up to Roth and he felt betrayed, not so much because of what was said to him in the bar, but because he was savy enough to figure out Mike had made him vulnerable to Roth when the Rosato's tried to kill him. He realized Roth was basically given a green light by Mike when they ...


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There's one other explanation: Hyman Roth could have told the Rosatto brothers that Michael wanted Pentangeli dead and they would be doing him a service by killing him. After all, Michael had told Roth that Pentangeli "was a dead man" because he had supposedly tried to kill him. At that early stage Michael wasn't actually sure who had betrayed him (Roth or ...


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Barzini was partners with Don Tattaglia. You might recall that after Luca Brasi was killed, Michael had Tattaglia's son killed in response. Barzini knew Sonny was a hothead, and also knew that Sonny was overly protective of his sister Connie. So Barzini had Connie's husband give her a beating, which put Sonny (predictably) in a rage. Barzini then had his ...


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That sign really got me thinking too, but not the Genco name. Genco is depicted as a trusted friend of Vito Corleone (Godfather II ). In one of the deleted scenes, Vito Corleone takes all his children to visit Genco on his death bed, and there is an interesting request from Genco to stay with him, so death will be afraid of Vito, when it comes. Watch the ...


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Fredo’s feelings going out on the boat are left up to interpretation. However even though Fredo is the dim-witted older brother he would have had his suspicions going out in the boat on the deserted lake with Al Neri that his time was up because he had betrayed his brother Michael Fredo admits to Michael that he betrayed him when he delivers the following ...



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