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I don't know what to do

Johnny Fontane:
[discussing his problems]
I don't know what to do, Godfather. My voice is weak, it's weak. Anyway, if I had this part in the picture, it puts me right back on top, you know. But this... this man out there. He won't give it to me, the head of the studio.
Don Corleone:
What's his name?
Don Corleone:
Woltz. He said there's no chance, no chance...
[Meanwhile, Hagen finds Sonny and summons him]

Johnny Fontane:
A month ago he bought the rights to this book, a best seller. The main character is a guy just like me. I wouldn't even have to act, just be myself. Oh, Godfather, I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do...
[All of a sudden, Don Corleone rises from his chair and gives Fontane a savage shake]

Don Corleone:
YOU CAN ACT LIKE A MAN!
[gives a quick slap to Fontane]

Don Corleone:
What's the matter with you? Is this what you've become, a Hollywood finocchio who cries like a woman? "Oh, what do I do? What do I do?" What is that nonsense? Ridiculous!
[the Don's unexpected mimicry makes Hagen and even Fontane laugh; around this time Sonny comes in]

Don Corleone:
Tell me, do you spend time with your family?
Johnny Fontane:
Sure I do.
Don Corleone:
Good. Because a man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.
[gives a quick look at Sonny and affectionately embraces Fontane]

Don Corleone:
You look terrible. I want you to eat, I want you to rest well. And a month from now this Hollywood big shot's gonna give you what you want.
Johnny Fontane:
Too late. They start shooting in a week.
Don Corleone:
I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse. Okay? I want you to leave it all to me. Go on, go back to the party.
[a gratified Fontane leaves]

Transcript:
Yeah. This is your friend?
JOHNNY: I don't know what to do.
My voice is weak. It's weak.
Anyway, if I had this part in the picture,
it puts me right back on top again.
But this... man won't give it to me,
the head of the studio.
- What's his name?
- Woltz.
He won't give it to me,
and he says there's no chance.
TOM: Sonny?
Sonny?
(BOTH MOANING)
(KNOCK ON DOOR)
TOM: Sonny?
- Sonny, are you in there?
- What?
The old man wants you.
One minute.
(BOTH MOANING)
(SINGING IN ITALIAN)
JOHNNY: A month ago he bought the
movie rights to this book, a best-seller.
The main character
is a guy just like me.
I wouldn't even have to act.
Godfather, I don't know what to do.
You can act like a man!
What's the matter with you?
Is this how you turned out? A Hollywood
finocchio that cries like a woman?
(MIMICKING JOHNNY) "What can I do?
What can I do?" What is that nonsense?
Ridiculous.
- You spend time with your family?
- Sure I do.
Good.
Because a man who doesn't spend time
with his family can never be a real man.
You look terrible. I want you to eat.
Rest, and in a month this Hollywood
big shot will give you what you want.
It's too late,
they start shooting in a week.
I'm going to make him an offer
he can't refuse.
Just go outside and enjoy yourself,
and forget about all this nonsense.
- I want you to leave it all to me.
- All right.
(BAND PLAYING)
- What time does my daughter leave?
- Soon, after they cut the cake.
Do we give your son-in-law
something important?
Never. Give him a living, but never
discuss the family business with him.
- What else?
- Virgil Sollozzo called.
- We'll have to see him next week.
- When you come back from California.
- When am I going to California?
- Tonight.

Clip duration: 199 seconds
Views: 18
Movie: The Godfather
Year: 1972
Genres: crime, drama
Summary: The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.


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Actors

Johnny Fontane - Al Martino