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By Kathy Passero

Paramount+ just made you an Offer you can’t refuse …

Fans of The Godfather know all the classic lines and characters, but the behind-the-scenes story about making the movie is as electrifying as the Corleone saga itself—and just as full of colorful characters and danger. It’s the subject of the riveting new Paramount+ series The Offer, streaming starting April 28.

Based on the recollections of Academy Award–winning producer Albert S. Ruddy, the 10-episode series marks the 50th anniversary of the first Godfather movie, the star-making classic that broke box office records, helped save the studio, and became a film legend.

All three original Godfather films will also be available on Paramount+ starting on April 28. Are you due for a Corleone-family refresher? To help put your memory through its paces, here’s a quiz to test your knowledge of the original film.

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Stream The Offer exclusively on Paramount+ starting April 28. The first three episodes will be available on April 28, with new episodes to follow every Thursday.

1) When we meet Michael Corleone at the beginning of the film at his sister Connie’s wedding, he has just returned from serving in what branch of the military? Bonus: What war did he serve in?

A) Army

B) Navy

C) Marines

D) Air Force

You'll find the answer below the next question.

2) Why are so many wedding guests lining up to see Don Vito Corleone privately in his office during Connie’s wedding?

Don Corleone sits in his study wearing a tuxedo and petting a cat as he listens intently to a visitor

Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) on his daughter's wedding day

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A) To pay their respects

B) This is the only chance they have for a face-to-face meeting with him

C) Sicilian tradition dictates that he can’t refuse any favor on his daughter’s wedding day

D) All of the above


Answer to question 1: C) Marines. Michael is a decorated veteran. The ribbons on the uniform he wears at the wedding indicate that he served in both the European and Pacific theaters in World War II and won the Silver Star as well as the Purple Heart.

3) Why doesn’t Don Corleone want to go into business with The Turk? Bonus: What is The Turk’s real name?

\u200bAl Lettieri as The Turk in a business suit

Al Lettieri as The Turk

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A) There was bad blood between them from their early days in Sicily

B) The Turk’s business is narcotics and Don Corleone doesn’t want to get involved

C) Don Corleone doesn’t want to cross the other families and start a war

D) The Turk shows a lack of respect


Answer to question 2: D) All of the above, but mostly C) Sicilian tradition dictates that he can’t refuse any favor on his daughter’s wedding day. Luca Brasi is the only visitor who doesn’t ask for a favor.

4) What is the name of Don Corleone’s driver who calls in sick, setting him up for a hit? Bonus: Who was his fill-in driver and what was the Don buying when he got shot?

\u200bFredo weeps in the street.

Fredo weeps in the street.

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A) Bruno Tattaglia

B) Luca Brasi

C) Carlo Rizzi

D) Paulie Gatto

Answer to question 3: B) The Turk’s business is narcotics and Don Corleone doesn’t want to get involved. The Turk’s real name is Virgil Sollozzo.

5) Who comes to the hospital to visit Don Corleone and gets enlisted by Michael to stand on the steps and pose as an armed protector. Bonus: What is the character’s actual profession?

MIchael leans over his father in his hospital bed to reassure him.

Michael visits his injured father in the hospital.

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A) Enzo

B) Fabrizio

C) Neri

D) Stracci


Answer to question 4: D) Paulie Gatto. Gatto called in sick, so Fredo was driving his father. Vito Corleone was buying a bag of oranges from a street vendor when he got shot. Clemenza gets revenge on Paulie for the betrayal later in the movie, after uttering the famous phrase, “Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.” By the way, actor Richard Castellano ad-libbed the cannoli part. It was never in the script!

6) When Vito Corleone says “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse,” who is he referring to? Bonus: What does the offer relate to?

Corleone family lawyer Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) gets up from the dinner table after a meeting.

Always cool and collected, Corleone family lawyer Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) gets up from the dinner table after a meeting.

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A) Jack Woltz

B) Barzini

C) The Turk

D) Sergeant McClusky

Answer to question 5: A) Enzo. The baker was coming to pay his respects to Don Corleone for having straightened out his visa and preventing him from getting deported.

7) Where does the fateful meeting between Michael, McClusky, and The Turk take place? What dish does The Turk recommend?

A silent Michael listens to the Turk as they prepare to dine with Sergeant McClusky.

Michael faces down The Turk and McClusky over dinner.

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A) Jack Dempsey’s Restaurant

B) Louis’ Restaurant

C) Nardone’s Restaurant

D) Luca’s Restaurant


Answer to question 6: A) Jack Woltz. Singer Johnny Fontane desperately wants a part in Woltz’s new movie and asks Don Corleone for help getting it. The producer has a grudge against Fontane and doesn’t want to cast him.

8) What are the names of Michael’s bodyguards in Sicily?

Michael with one of his bodyguards in the Sicilian countryside

Michael in Sicily with one of his bodyguards, after being struck by "the thunderbolt" of seeing his future wife Apollonia

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A) Ciccio and Andolini

B) Fabrizio and Calo

C) Enzo and Angelo

D) Francesco and Mario

Answer to question 7: B) Louis’ Restaurant. When the trio arrives at this family-owned eatery in the Bronx, The Turk tells McClusky to “Try the veal. It’s the best in the city.”

9) What is the legitimate “front” business of the Corleone family?

An older Vito Corleone in his garden talking to Michael with a glass of red wine nearby

Don Corleone talks with Michael

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A) Trucking

B) Wine Making

C) Olive Oil

D) Waste Disposal

Answer to question 8: B) Fabrizio and Calo. Both were hired by local Don Tommasino to protect Michael. Fabrizio betrays him with an assassination attempt that kills Michael’s wife, Apollonia.

10) Name the five enemies Michael has killed when he settles all family business on the day Connie’s baby is christened?

A young Michael in his father's office

MIchael utters one of his most famous phrases.

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Time to put away childish things. No multiple choice here. Scroll down to see if you remember which scores were settled.

Answer to question 9: C) Olive Oil. Genco Pura Olive Oil Company is the legitimate front for the Corleone family’s shadier business dealings. Near the end of the first film, Michael tells Moe Greene that the family is thinking of giving up its interests in the olive oil business and moving to Las Vegas.

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Key members of the cast of The Offer in the poster for the new Paramount+ series

Giovanni Ribisi as Joe Colombo, Miles Teller as Albert S. Ruddy, Juno Temple as Bettye McCartt, Matthew Goode as Robert Evans, Dan Fogler as Francis Ford Coppola, and Patrick Gallo as Mario Puzo in the official key art of the Paramount+ original series The Offer

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Answer to question 10: Barzini, Tattaglia, Cuneo, Stracci, and Moe Greene. Clemenza kills Carlo Rizzi shortly after the christening.

If you remembered the whole hit list—and got the rest of the answers right—all we can say is: Congratulations, capo dei capi! You're a real boss when it comes to The Godfather. We know you won't want to miss a minute of The Offer. Keep your eyes and ears open for the many Godfather Easter Eggs hidden throughout the new series.

You can stream The Offer as well as all three Godfather films—parts 1, 2, and 3—on Paramount+ starting April 28. The first three episodes will be available on April 28, with new episodes to follow every Thursday.

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Melody Thomas Scott in a dress by Alexander McQueen, short necklace and rings by Missoma, long necklace by Miranda Frye, and earrings by Simon G.

Photography by Andrew Eccles | Styled by Christina Pacelli

Watch spoke to cast members of The Young and the Restless past and present on what they think of their characters. Whether heroic or villainous, the residents of Genoa City are undeniably compelling—and complex. That's what makes actors (and fans) adore them. Robert Newman politely describes his own character Ashland Locke as “ethically challenged.” You could say that about a lot of Y&R characters!

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Melody Thomas Scott on Nikki Newman

Melody Thomas Scott in a yellow dress standing by a pool

Melody Thomas Scott in a dress by Alexander McQueen, short necklace and rings by Missoma, long necklace by Miranda Frye, and earrings by Simon G.

Photography by Andrew Eccles | Styled by Christina Pacelli

“She can be cunning. She can be so much worse than that. She can step up to the plate and be whoever she needs to be at that moment. She’s not anybody I would want to be friends with. I wouldn’t trust her for anything. She grew up in a very rough, abusive environment. Yes, of course, Victor [Eric Braeden] has taught her a lot. She’s catapulted into this whole other class of life and married well, but you still see the tough Nikki come through. I don’t think she’ll ever lose that.”

Robert Newman on Ashland Locke

Robert Newman sitting at a desk in a suit with his hand on his leg

Robert Newman as Ashland in business attire

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“I don’t want to characterize Ashland exclusively as a bad guy. I don’t really believe in that idea. I always talked to the writers at Guiding Light [Newman’s previous Daytime role] about not putting Josh in the box of a good guy because it’s not interesting, and it’s not real life. With Ashland, I think he’s more ethically challenged than Josh ever was, but I think he’s a good businessman who is very driven to get the result he wants.”

Richard Burgi on Ashland Locke

Richard Burgi in a white button down shirt with his arms folded

Richard Burgi in his Y&R days

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Before Robert Newman took over playing the character of Ashland Locke, Richard Burgi played the character. Here's what he had to say about Ashland:

“He’s cagey. He’s worked hard. He’s gone through some tribulations and trials in his life, and I think he’s arrived at a place where he’s enjoying the fruits of his labors and the little quiver of arrows that he can throw at people insofar as psychological manipulations in his world of big business.

“He’s a terrific, personable, charming, intelligent, kind person … who, like many characters that have been labeled as nefarious, is just misguided. I think Victor Newman was castigated as a bad guy for a while. He’s just misunderstood!”

Jason Thompson on Billy Abbott

Jason Thompson in a gray suit and maroon polo shirt

Jason Thompson suits up for The Young and the Restless.

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“Billy is a pretty reckless dude. He’s kind of all over the place all the time, which is super fun to play. I’m excited to go to work every day. My character has had a big couple of years. He has a gambling addiction, then fell off the wagon, and had to get his life back!”

“He lives on the edge and is reckless at times with his heart, but I don’t think he wants to be a bad guy.”

Courtney Hope as Sally Spectra

Courtney Hope as Sally Spectra in a leopard coat posing in front of a Spectra sign

Courtney Hope as Sally Spectra, circa January 2017

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“Sally is very feisty, very determined, and very artistic. But given her last name, people have a tendency to not expect a lot from her. She and her family have quite a patchy reputation of being tricksters and causing a little bit of … what’s the word? Nonsense! So people don’t totally take Sally seriously, which makes for fun, but also makes her want to try harder to prove herself and get people to like her.”

Joshua Morrow on Nick Newman

Joshua Morrow in swim trunks

Joshua Morrow shows off his physique.

Photo credit: Ed McGowan/CBS

“Nick has always had a real eye for the ladies and a real lack of judgment.”

Brytni Sarpy on Elena Dawson and Devon Hamilton

Brytni Sarpy smiling over her shoulder at the camera in a white dress

Brytni Sarpy flashes a megawatt smile.

Photo Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS.

“Elena met Devon when he was going through so much tragedy. Everyone was rooting for him to finally have something positive. Elena’s character represented that. Still, I didn’t think people would fall that hard for them, because I saw what a strong fanship there was for Devon and [his late wife] Hilary.

“In a way, Elena could have been just another distraction before Devon ended up with [Hilary’s doppelganger] Amanda. But there’s an honesty and a true connection there. There was so much drama surrounding Devon and Hilary, which was great. But it was a lot! With Elena, it feels like a seamless love story.”

Melody Thomas Scott on Nikki and Victor Newman

Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden posing on an ottoman

Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden

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“[Nikki and Victor] did indeed have … something. That very rare spark that, for the lack of a better term, entices our souls into dancing together.”

"Together, our souls become one. May the two of us always be one."

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By Mara Reinstein

For fans keeping score, FBI special agents Maggie Bell and Omar Adom "OA" Zidan helped stop a drug cartel, domestic terrorists, a serial killer and kidnappers in Season 3. So, what's ahead for the duo? "Omar and Maggie die," Missy Peregrym says. Her co-star Zeeko Zaki immediately chimes in, "No, we go to Mexico and then jet-set around the world in warm locations." They're joking (we think). While we anxiously await Season 4, Watch interrogated the FBI stars for this digital exclusive.

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