THE GODFATHER: PART II
ABC1, Sunday, 11.10pm, MA15+ ( 1974)
Achieving the almost impossible – the phrase “Oscarwinning sequel” is justly considered a near miracle – Francis Ford Coppola permeated the apocryphal veneer of his original mafia epic to offer a legion of devotees an endowment of mighty proportions. Here, the emotional currency that underpins much of Coppola’s saga reaches full potential through the characters of Al Pacino ( pictured) and Robert De Niro. They are the focus of the story; a parallel interconnection of dissimilar fates within the Corleone family viewed on a flashback timeline. A sequel that exceeds expectations.