Frank 'Frankie Five Angels' Pentangeli was a caporegime in the Corleone family. He was an old associate and friend of Vito Corleone, having worked with him in the early days of the olive oil business. After Clemenza's death, Pentangeli took over the Clemenza regime, and headed the Corleone family's operations in New York while Michael and Fredo were in Las Vegas. He also moved into the old Corleone estate on Long Island.
The Corleones family is very large and in the book it is sometimes hard to remamber every person. This is a tree of the Corleone family. On the top is Don Vito Corleone and under him are is sons and daughters. The last row of people is not important in the book .
Little known fact: there was originally a different opening scene. Initially, Coppola planned to open the film with a bright overhead shot of the Corleone family wedding. But when a friend saw a draft of the script, he wondered aloud if Coppola couldn’t start the film with something more different and unexpected, so Coppola rewrote it.
The Godfather or The Godfather Part II: Which is the superior entry in Francis Ford Coppola’s masterful mob trilogy? We asked one of the men closest to the Corleone family saga, Al Pacino, if he could make that Sophie’s Choice — and, to our surprise, he chose a favorite. After extolling Part II's portrayal of the Italian-American experience and calling it “more thoughtful,” he made it clear that Part I is his Godfather of choice: “It’s mesmerizing from the moment it starts,” said Pacino, who…