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General: Minor Films   no photo.
TitleGodfather Part III (1990)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityGeneral Stroke
CountryUSA
Length161
GenreCrime
Rating4
DirectorFrancis Ford Coppola
CastAl Pacino Diane Keaton Talia Shire Andy Garcia Eli Wallach Joe Mantegna George Hamilton Bridget Fonda Sofia Coppola
NotesThe final part of the everyday story of Mafia folk. Micheal Corleone who has progressed from war hero to Godfather has a double stroke and we finally see him in a wheelchair. Micheal Corleone has had 2 strokes and is in a wheelchair, and looks a sad,lonely man. A lot of blameless people have strokes, use a wheelchair, may be sad, may be lonely. But for M.C. this seems like a punishment (along with his wife leaving, his daughter dying, and his brother's death at his orders) for his very palpable sins Is it then a negative portrayal of disability? Could Coppolla have used other ways. MC's father was shot, recovered and died almost peacefully of a heart attack while playing with his grandchildren. Shooting is too good for MC. But the sad, stroke 'victim' in a wheelchair is as a result of his own making. He has killed, caused to be killed many, and alienated everyone who might have loved and respected him.

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