Tamar Lapin at the New York Post offers a piece on how modern day mob guys are still quoting The Godfather film after all these years.
Mobsters are still quoting “The Godfather” nearly 50 years after the Mafia masterpiece came out, according to reputed Colombo capo Joseph Amato’s wiretapped phone calls.
Amato, 60, was allegedly giving a soon-to-be associate a heads up about his upcoming induction ceremony into the crime family, and suggested he dress as well as Emilio Barzini, the 1972 film’s antagonist, according to a transcript of the call, included court documents filed Thursday in Brooklyn federal court.
“You should go to bed early. Did you press your clothes?” Amato asked the pal, identified only as “CC1,” during their Dec. 10, 2018 call.
The pal was going to be “made,” or inducted into the crime family, the next day, the feds allege.
“You’re gonna look like Barzini or what?” Amato asked of the big occasion, referring to Vito Corleone’s sleekly-dressed nemesis in the movie.
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You can also read my Washington Times review of The Godfather, 50th Anniversary Edition, via the below link:
Note: The top photo shows Marlon Brando has the Godfather, Vito Corleone, and the below photo shows Richard Conte as Barzini in The Godfather.