Crazy Little-Known Facts about "The Godfather" Franchise

No "Mafia" References

Not once are either of those words uttered. This was intentional. Director Francis Ford Coppola met the with Italian-American Civil Rights League before filming to make sure that the film would not infringe on their rights. The groups decided to completely avoid those words in order to not bring on negative connotations to Italian-Americans. 


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