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Godfather III.



Godfather III (Paramount, 1990). The final chapter of Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola's epic about the rise and fall of the Corleone clan has aging patriarch Michael (Al Pacino) and a fresh generation of mobsters Mobsters is a 1991 crime drama detailing the creation of the National Crime Syndicate/The Commission. Set in New York City during the Prohibition era, it's a somewhat fictionalized account of rise of Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Frank Costello, and Benjamin "Bugsy"  enmeshed en·mesh   also im·mesh
tr.v. en·meshed, en·mesh·ing, en·mesh·es
To entangle, involve, or catch in or as if in a mesh. See Synonyms at catch.
 in a deepening financial scandal with corrupt Vatican officials.

Hoping for redemption through charitable donations, the semiretired sem·i·re·tired  
adj.
Working only on a part-time basis, as for reasons of ill health or advanced age.



sem
 don finds that the young man who slaughtered his own family members as his child was being baptized bap·tize  
v. bap·tized, bap·tiz·ing, bap·tiz·es

v.tr.
1. To admit into Christianity by means of baptism.

2.
a. To cleanse or purify.

b. To initiate.

3.
 (in The Godfather) cannot wash away his sins by offering holocausts and bribes to greedy churchmen.

In the end, redemption would mean repentance and mercy, not sacrifice--and crimes of the past rise up in a new generation of Corleones who will not let Michael escape his guilt. ***
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Date:Nov 1, 2003
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