Wednesday, July 26, 2006

No-Commercial Godfather I, II

An Offer You Can’t Refuse: Turner Classic Movies to Air The Godfather, The Godfather II Uncut, Uninterrupted

Turner Classic Movies will premiere uncut, uninterrupted airings of The Godfather and The Godfather II at 8 and 11 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 6, 2006, it was announced today by Tom Karsch, executive vice president and general manager of TCM.

The two films are arguably the most successful and critically acclaimed original-and-sequel pair in the history of Hollywood. Each was not only a box-office blockbuster but also a Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards®. The Godfather was nominated for 10 Academy Awards® and won three Oscars®; The Godfather II was nominated for 11 Academy Awards® and won six Oscars®.

“The Godfather and The Godfather II became the prototype for all subsequent gangster films, catapulted the careers of Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan and Diane Keaton and put Marlon Brando forever into pop culture as the cliché mob boss because of his role as Don Vito Corleone,” said Tom Karsch, executive vice president and general manager of TCM. “TCM is proud to bring these influential, landmark films to viewers in their entirety.”

Because of the 8 p.m. start, a parental warning will precede the films, which carry a TV-MA rating. The rating, which recommends viewing by mature audiences only, indicates a program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.

The two films will air during a day featuring the extraordinary Duvall as part of Summer Under the Stars, a month-long celebration dividing all 31 days among some of Hollywood’s most-enduring personalities. For the full schedule, please visit