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Francis Ford Coppola

There Should've Only Been

ONE 'Godfather' Movie

11/21/2011 8:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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"Godfather" director Francis Ford Coppola says "Part II" -- which many consider the greatest sequel of all time -- was a MISTAKE ... insisting, "There shoulda only been one."

Coppola was leaving Hemingway's Lounge in L.A. last night when we asked if he would ever pick up the Corleone storyline for another GF flick when he dropped the bombshell.

We agree about GF3 -- but TWO? Two was AWESOME -- with Al Pacino, De Niro ... the trip back to Italy -- C'MON!!!!

So, we gotta ask ...

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31.

dj    

It should have been one movie. The Epic version which is 1 and 2 combined in chronological order. It's brilliant if you haven’t seen it.

976 days ago
32.

Criss    

Who the hell voted for mistake?

976 days ago
33.

bmh    

Best thing about 3 was Andy Garcia

976 days ago
34.

blksista    

It was "Godfather II" that was the classic. "Godfather III" sucked great big donkey doo.

976 days ago
35.

Ruth    

I'd love to hear the reason for his comment. No. 2 is one of the best films ever made, it is simply superb. The first is excellent and we walked out of No. 3 in the middle!

976 days ago
36.

Glen    

Read Robert Evans' book "The Kid Stays in the Picture." He said that he had nothing to do with the movie and that Coppola came to him during the editing process and begged him to "save the film." Evans did more than that - he made the movie better than the first. Coppola is an egomaniac.

976 days ago
37.

jabby    

There shouldn't have been a Godfather#3. That was really awful.

976 days ago
38.

There's a problem here    

Agreed. For a sequel GF-2 was superb. On the other hand GF-3 sucked donkey.

976 days ago
39.

raisethetaxesontherich    

You did not think that way back then,to money hungery.......

976 days ago
40.

queen of english    

the incest twist is not my favorite plot line, but the movie as a whole and as a franchise is spectacular. rent it at netflix.

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976 days ago
41.

rolf fiesel    

3 was the mistake !!!

976 days ago
42.

jj snith    

The main reason III was made is that coppola was broke AGAIN. Which is really a shame considering how good the first two were. Now to have that piece of junk tarnishing the legacy is bad.

976 days ago
43.

Helen    

I don't think he is serious about GF2 .. He was trying to end the conversation with those idiots with cameras, u can't blame him anyone will do the same

976 days ago
44.

Ih8Taxes    

No, his biggest mistake was casting his really ugly daughter in part 3.

976 days ago
45.

Fidel's niece    

GF2 had some of the best lines
spoken in movies...
***
"I don't feel I have
to wipe everybody out, Tom.
Just my enemies."

(Michael Corleone to Tom Hagen)

and
"Fredo you are nothing to me now.
You're not a brother, you're not a friend.
i don't want to know you, or what you do...
When you see our mother, I wanna know a day
in advance so I won't be there..."
(Michael to his brother Fredo)

976 days ago
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