What's Worth Watching: The Godfather's Mob Marathon

Rob Moynihan
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The Godfather

The Godfather Marathon (Saturday, April 11, starting at 9am/8c, AMC)

Grab the cannolis and settle in for a weekend-long marathon of Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather and The Godfather Part II on AMC. Whether you're watching them for the first or the fiftieth time, it's your chance to rediscover both timeless, Oscar-winning classics. First up, it's the 1972 original starring Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone and Al Pacino as his youngest son, Michael trying to keep their business afloat as the major New York City crime families declare war on each other. And 1974's Part II is the rare example of a sequel being as good or better than the original as Michael tries to steer the family business under new leadership, while also exploring Vito's rise to power through flashbacks and a tour de force performance by Robert De Niro. How's that for an offer you can't refuse?