The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American epic crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from the screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. It is the second installment in The Godfather trilogy. Based on Puzo's 1969 novel The Godfather, the film is both sequel and prequel to The Godfather, presenting parallel dramas: one picks up the 1958 story of Michael Corleone, the new Don of the Corleone crime family, protecting the family business in the aftermath of an attempt on his life. Following the success of the first film, Paramount Pictures began developing a follow up to the film, with much of the same cast and crew returning. Coppola, given more control on the film, had wanted to make both a sequel and a prequel to the film to tell the story of the rise of Vito and the fall of Michael. Principal photography began in October 1973 and wrapped up in June 1974; the Godfather Part II premiered in New York City on December 12, 1974, was released in the United States on December 20, 1974, receiving divided reviews from critics but its reputation, improved and it soon became the subject of critical re-evaluation.
It grossed between $48–$88 million worldwide on a $13 million budget. The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards at the 47th Academy Awards and became the first sequel to win for Best Picture, its six Oscar wins included Best Director for Coppola, Best Supporting Actor for De Niro and Best Adapted Screenplay for Coppola and Puzo. Pacino was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Both The Godfather Part II and its predecessor remain influential films in the gangster genre, the former has been reevaluated. In 1997, the American Film Institute ranked it as the 32nd-greatest film in American film history and it retained this position 10 years later; some have deemed it superior to The Godfather. It was selected for preservation in the U. S. National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 1993, being deemed "culturally or aesthetically significant"; the final film in the trilogy, The Godfather Part III, was released in 1990. In 1901, the family of nine-year-old Vito Andolini is killed in Corleone, after his father insults local Mafia chieftain Don Ciccio.
Vito is registered as "Vito Corleone" on Ellis Island. In 1958, during his son's First Communion party at Lake Tahoe, Michael Corleone has a series of meetings in his role as the Don of his crime family. Corleone caporegime Frank Pentangeli is dismayed that Michael refuses to help defend his territory against the Rosato brothers, who work for Michael's business partner Hyman Roth; that night, Michael leaves Nevada after surviving an assassination attempt at his home. In 1917, Vito Corleone lives in New York with his wife son Sonny, he loses his job due to Don Fanucci insisting. Michael suspects Roth meets him in Miami and feigns ignorance. In New York, Pentangeli attempts to maintain Michael's façade by making peace with the Rosato family but they attempt to kill him. Roth and several of their partners travel to Havana to discuss their future Cuban business prospects under the cooperative government of Fulgencio Batista. Michael becomes reluctant after reconsidering the viability of the ongoing Cuban Revolution.
On New Year's Eve, he attempts to have Roth and Roth's right-hand man, Johnny Ola, but Roth survives when Michael's bodyguard is discovered and shot by police. Michael discovers that his brother, betrayed him after Fredo inadvertently reveals that he knows Ola after claiming they had never met. Batista abruptly abdicates due to rebel advances. During the ensuing chaos, Michael and Roth separately escape to the United States. Back home, Michael learns. By 1920, Vito and Carmela have had two more sons and Michael. Vito's criminal conduct attracts the attention of Fanucci, his partners and Salvatore Tessio, wish to avoid trouble by paying in full, but Vito insists that he can convince Fanucci to accept a smaller payment by making him "an offer he won't refuse". During a neighborhood festa, he shoots him dead. In Washington, D. C. a Senate committee on organized crime is investigating the Corleone family. Having survived the earlier attempt on his life, Pentangeli agrees to testify against Michael, who he believes had double-crossed him, is placed under witness protection.
Now a respected figure in his community, Vito is approached for help by a widow, being evicted. After an unsuccessful negotiation with Vito, the widow's landlord asks around, learns of Vito's reputation, hastily agrees to let the widow stay on terms favorable to her. Vito and his partners are becoming more and more successful with their business, "Genco Pura Olive Oil Company". On returning to Nevada, Fredo tells Michael, he claims to be ignorant of the plot on Michael's life. He informs Michael that Questadt, is in Roth's payroll. Michael responds by disowning Fredo and tells his capo that nothing is to happen to Fredo while their mother is alive. Michael is unable to reach the guarded Pentangeli, so he sends for Pentangeli's brother from Sicily, resulting in Pentangeli renouncing his previous statement. Kay reveals to Michael that she act
Paul Regina was an American actor. Known for his work on television, he made his debut in that medium on the series Police Woman, starring Angie Dickinson, he is best known for his portrayal of Cliff Waters in the series Brothers. Other notable appearances include a recurring role in L. A. Law, a regular role in the 1993 The Untouchables television series, starring in the 1996 film It's My Party. Regina was born on October 1956, in Brooklyn, New York. One of five children, his father, Paul Joseph Regina, was a tradesman, he grew up in Medford, New York, graduated from Patchogue-Medford High School in 1974. He married Nancy Dye, a teacher of one of his improv workshops, in 1990. After living in Hollywood for more than 20 years, he returned to Long Island in 1999. Regina began working professionally on stage in an off-Broadway production of The World of Sholom Aleichem in 1976, he played Kenickie in a national touring company of the musical Grease, appeared in the Broadway production. He appeared in several additional plays in both Los New York City throughout his career.
He began appearing on television in 1978 in the series Police Woman. He had starring roles in the television series Joe & Valerie from 1978 to 1979 with Char Fontane and Zorro and Son in 1983 with Henry Darrow, he is best known for his portrayal of gay sibling Cliff Waters, with Robert Walden and Brandon Maggart as his two brothers, Philip Charles MacKenzie as his best friend, in Showtime's groundbreaking 80s sitcom Brothers, the first American sitcom with homosexual main characters that dealt with homosexuality in a real way. The show ran from 1984 until 1989, he appeared in several made-for-television movies and had guest appearances on a variety of television series. He had a recurring role in six episodes of L. A. Law as attorney Felix Echeverria, from 1988 to 1992, went on to appear in fifteen episodes of the 1993–1994 series The Untouchables, playing Frank Nitti, one of Al Capone's top henchmen; as a writer, he co-wrote the screenplay for the 2001 film Marie with Fred Carpenter. He penned the 2006 film Eddie Monroe, co-writing the screenplay with Fred Carpenter, Craig Weintraub, Thom Ross.
He was one of three screenwriters for Just Like Joe, released in 2008. He collaborated again with Fred Carpenter and Joanne Tamburro on the story for the 2011 film Jesse, released after his death. Regina died on January 2006, in Smithtown, New York, of liver cancer, he is survived by his wife, Nancy Dye, daughter, Nicolette. He is survived by his mother. Marie Eddie Monroe Just Like Joe Jesse The World of Sholom Aleichem Grease A Hundred Percent Alive Mississippi Blue Two Outs Bottom of the Ninth Wrestlers Grand Junction The Sisters Paul Regina on IMDb Paul Regina Biography
Point Davenport Conservation Park is a protected area occupying Point Davenpoint, a headland between Foul Bay and Sturt Bay on the south coast of Yorke Peninsula in South Australia about 19.8 kilometres south of Warooka. The park was proclaimed in 1987; the conservation park is considered to be ‘an area of high biodiversity with a range of habitats including beaches and foredunes, an estuary, listed as a nationally important wetland.’ It is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area. Point Davenport Conservation Park webpage on protected planet