Bloody Battles

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"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." -Vito Corleone. This is one of the most recognizable lines in the most fascinating movie of all time called The Godfather. Acclaimed as one of the best movies ever, The Godfather lives up to its title. It features a riveting story with all of the right ingredients like action, drama, and suspense that make this film captivating and favored among the people that view it. The Godfather's enticing storyline and graphic brutality is what keeps us entertained. This film exploits the power, violence, money, and problems that make up the world of a New York City crime family.

The first movie in The Godfather Trilogy begins with the wedding of Vito Corleone's daughter Connie to Carlo. The excitement begins to unravel when the legendary singer Johnny Fontane, who is Vito's godson, shows up all the way from California to sing at the wedding for Connie.

In addition, he also comes to the wedding to ask a favor from Vito. Fontane claims that he needs a role in an upcoming movie directed by Woltz; however, he asks Vito to get him this part. The following day, Tom Hagen, the family lawyer, is sent to Hollywood to meet with Woltz, and he still says no to Johnny starring in his movie. In return, Woltz wakes up the next day with the head of his prize horse in his bed, and he decides to give Johnny the part.

Following the horse incident, there are many important and bloody scenes, including the assassination attempt on Vito. First, Solozzo, who is a top narcotics agent, arrives to meet with Vito and his family to discuss a new deal. Sonny and Tom claim that they should get into the narcotics business...