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The Godfather

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Cast
Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Abe Vigoda, Richard Castellano, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Gianni Russo, Al Lettieri
Released
1972
heroin | opium poppy | marijuana
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Mafia don Vito’s lawyer Tom tells Producer Jack, “Also, one of your top stars has just moved from marijuana to heroin.” (0:28)

Tom tells Vito, referring to The Turk, “His business is narcotics. He has fields in Turkey where they grow the poppy. In Sicily he has the plants to process them into heroin.”
”He’s known as a top narcotics man.”
Vito’s son Sonny: ”There’s a lot of money in that white powder.”
Tom: “There’s more money potential in narcotics than anything else we’re looking at... narcotics is the thing of the future.” (0:34)

Vito tells The Turk“... they wouldn’t be friendly very long if they knew my business was drugs... but drugs is a dirty business.” (0:37)

Fredo grieves the apparent death of his father Vito. (0:45)

By telephone Sonny tells Michael, “Don’t panic.”
Michael: ”I won’t panic.” (1:03)

Michael tells the others, referring to police Capt. McCluskey, “I’m talking about a cop that’s mixed up in drugs...” (1:15)

Headline: “Police Captain Linked with Drug Rackets” (1:30)

Tom tells Vito, “Through our contacts... we’ve been able to put out a lot of material about McCluskey being linked with Sollozzo in the drug rackets.” (1:34)

Vito tells the other dons, “Because I believe this drug business is going to destroy us... Even the police departments... are going to refuse to help us when it comes to narcotics.”
Don: ”I also don’t believe in drugs.”
Barzini: “The traffic in drugs will be permitted but controlled.”
Vito, referring to Michael: “If he... should hang himself in his jail cell...” (2:08)

Tom asks Vito, “When I meet with the Tattaglia people should I insist that all these drug middlemen have clean records?” (2:12)

Funeral procession into the cemetery for Vito. (2:33)

MIchael tells his wife Kate, referring to his sister Connie, “She’s hysterical. Hysterical.” (2:50)

References in Fading GigoloJack and JillValley of Love