Virgil Sollozzo

Virgil Sollozzo

Al Lettieri as Virgil Solozzo
First appearanceThe Godfather
Created byMario Puzo
Portrayed byAl Lettieri
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Virgil "The Turk" Sollozzo (March 2, 1899 - January 12, 1946) is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's The Godfather. In the novel, it is said that he got his nickname because he has a nose like a Turkish scimitar and also because he does much of his business (growing poppy) in Turkey. He is said to be very good with a knife, but only in matters of business. In Francis Ford Coppola's film adaptation, he is portrayed by Al Lettieri.

Sollozzo arrives in New York and enlists the aid of the Tattaglia family for his new heroin business. He then goes to the Corleone family to obtain money and protection from the police and courts. Vito Corleone refuses, however, feeling that the drug business is bad for the neighborhoods.

Sollozzo's men then attempt to murder Vito Corleone, assuming that Vito's oldest son Sonny, who seemed to want to go into the heroin trade, would take over the family. When they succeed only in wounding him, Sollozzo sends agents to the hospital, where the guards are off duty thanks to strings pulled by McCluskey, a police captain on his payroll, and try again to kill Don Corleone. Vito's son, Michael, however, arrives on the scene and prevents his father's murder.

Soon thereafter, Sollozzo, under McCluskey's protection, meets with Michael in a restaurant. Although Michael is frisked before the meeting, a revolver had been planted on the back of a toilet in the lavatory of the restaurant. Michael excuses himself and goes to the bathroom and retrieves the revolver. He then returns: for a brief moment, everything is normal; then Michael draws the gun and shoots Sollozzo in the forehead, killing him instantly. He quickly shoots McCluskey in the neck, and then again in the forehead.
The Godfather

Author Mario Puzo
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Thriller, Crime novel
Publisher G. P.
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Mario Gianluigi Puzo

Mario Puzo
Born: September 15 1920(1920--)
Manhattan, New York, USA
Died: July 2 1999 (aged 80)
Bay Shore, New York, USA
Occupation: Novelist
Nationality: American
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Al Lettieri (born Alessandro Lettieri, February 24 1928 – October 18 1975) was an Italian American actor, best known for his portrayal of Virgil "The Turk" Sollozzo in The Godfather.
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Mario Gianluigi Puzo

Mario Puzo
Born: September 15 1920(1920--)
Manhattan, New York, USA
Died: July 2 1999 (aged 80)
Bay Shore, New York, USA
Occupation: Novelist
Nationality: American
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The GodFather is a Windows application that consistently renames, sorts or tags one's collection of audio files. It has features similar to iTunes in that it allows for album sorting by folder, and in alphabetical order based on the artist's name.
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The kilij (from Turkish kılıç, literally "a sword" [1]) is a sword used by the Ottoman Empire and Turks. These blades were a distinct variation on the Turko-Mongol sabers that had been used over all the lands touched by the empire of the Khans.
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poppy is any of a number of showy flowers, typically with one per stem, belonging to the poppy family. They include a number of attractive wildflower species with showy flowers found growing singularly or in large groups; many species are also grown in gardens.
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Motto
Yurtta Sulh, Cihanda Sulh
Peace at Home, Peace in the World
Anthem
İstiklâl Marşı
The Anthem of Independence
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Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola at Cannes 2001

Born March 7 1939 (1939--) (age 68)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
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The GodFather is a Windows application that consistently renames, sorts or tags one's collection of audio files. It has features similar to iTunes in that it allows for album sorting by folder, and in alphabetical order based on the artist's name.
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Al Lettieri (born Alessandro Lettieri, February 24 1928 – October 18 1975) was an Italian American actor, best known for his portrayal of Virgil "The Turk" Sollozzo in The Godfather.
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State of New York

Flag of New York Seal
Nickname(s): The Empire State
Motto(s): Excelsior!

Official language(s) None

Capital Albany
Largest city New York City

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Philip Gustapay Tattaglia (1891-1955) is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather, the first installment of The Godfather film trilogy and The Godfather video game. He was portrayed by actor Victor Rendina.
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Heroin (INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from morphine, a derivative of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum.
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The Corleone family is a fictional Mafia family of Mario Puzo's The Godfather. The family is founded by Vito Corleone (born Vito Andolini), who is from Corleone, Sicily, in Italy. Upon arriving in America, Vito was renamed Vito Corleone by immigration at Ellis Island.
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Vito Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather, as well as Francis Ford Coppola's trilogy of films based on it. In the first film, he was portrayed by Marlon Brando.
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Santino 'Sonny' Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's 1969 novel The Godfather and its 1972 film adaptation.

In the novel and film, he is the oldest son of New York Mafia Don Vito Corleone and Carmella Corleone.
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Michael Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's novels, The Godfather and The Sicilian. He is also the main character of the film trilogy that was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, in which he was portrayed by Al Pacino.
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The GodFather is a Windows application that consistently renames, sorts or tags one's collection of audio files. It has features similar to iTunes in that it allows for album sorting by folder, and in alphabetical order based on the artist's name.
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The Godfather Part II is a 1974 motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script he co-wrote with Mario Puzo.
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The Godfather: Part III

The Godfather: Part III Theatrical Poster
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Produced by Francis Ford Coppola
Written by Mario Puzo
Francis Ford Coppola
Vincent Patrick
Starring Al Pacino
Diane Keaton
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The Godfather Saga is a TV movie that combines The Godfather and The Godfather Part II into one film playing in chronological order. It originally aired on NBC over four consecutive nights (one three-hour segment and three two-hour segments) in November
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The Godfather

Author Mario Puzo
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Thriller, Crime novel
Publisher G. P.
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The Sicilian

Author Mario Puzo
Country United States
Language English
Series The Godfather
Genre(s) Thriller, Crime
Publisher Random House
Publication date November 1984
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The Godfather Returns
Author Mark Winegardner
Country United States
Language English
Series The Godfather
Genre(s) Thriller, Crime novel
Publisher Random House
Publication date November 16, 2004
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The Godfather's Revenge, a 2006 novel written by author Mark Winegardner, is the sequel to The Godfather, The Sicilian, and The Godfather Returns.
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The Corleone family is a fictional Mafia family of Mario Puzo's The Godfather. The family is founded by Vito Corleone (born Vito Andolini), who is from Corleone, Sicily, in Italy. Upon arriving in America, Vito was renamed Vito Corleone by immigration at Ellis Island.
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Vito Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather, as well as Francis Ford Coppola's trilogy of films based on it. In the first film, he was portrayed by Marlon Brando.
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Carmella Corleone (December 8, 1897 – January 27 1959) is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's The Godfather. She is the wife of Don Vito Corleone. Though she figures somewhat prominently in the book and the films, she is nowhere given a name and is only referred to
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Thomas "Tom" Feargal Hagen is a fictional character in the Godfather books and films. He was portrayed by Robert Duvall in the films. He is the informally adopted son of Don Vito Corleone and serves as the family lawyer and consigliere (advisor).
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