The Last Godfather

December 29th, 2010


The Last Godfather

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A Mafia boss trains his mentally impaired son as his successor.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 3.1/10 (568 voted)

Director: Hyung-rae Shim

Stars: Jason Mewes, Harvey Keitel, Michael Rispoli

Young-goo (Hyung-rae Sim) the son of mafia boss Don Carini (Harvey Keitel), is too foolish to be part of the mafia elite. One day, Young-goo comes to his father and is trained by Tony V (Michael Rispoli) to be his father's successor. A few days later, Young-goo accidentally rescues Nancy (Jocelin Donahue), the only daughter of Don Bonfante, the boss of a rival mafia family. But Vinnie (Jason Mewes), an under-boss of the Bonfante family kidnapped her and fabricates that Young-goo has taken her. Vinnie's behavior provokes an armed conflict between the two families.

Jason Mewes - Vinnie
Harvey Keitel - Don Carini
Michael Rispoli - Tony V
Blake Clark - Captain O'Brian
Jon Polito - Don Bonfante
Jocelin Donahue - Nancy Bonfante
Logan Shea - Little Willie
John Pinette - Macho
Jack Kehler - Cabbie
Debra Mooney - Sister Theresa
Paul Hipp - Rocco
Matthew J Cates - Customer
Keegan Boos - Bowery Boy
Michele Specht - Burlesque Hostess
Hyung-rae Shim - Younggu


Official Website: Official Blog [South Korea] | Official site |

Release Date: 29 December 2010

Box Office Details

Budget: $13,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $101,921 (USA) (3 April 2011) (58 Screens)

Gross: $163,591 (USA) (17 April 2011)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

User Review

Play on nationalism.

Rating: 1/10

This movie will only have limited success because of Hyung-rae Shim's play on nationalism. He has used this tactic before with his movie D-war -- which I've heard is also terrible.

His tactic is simple: he tells Koreans that they must be proud of their country and the Korean film industry. Therefore, they must show pride in Korean movies. Therefore, they must watch Korean movies, regardless of their quality -- especially his movies.

The result: his terrible movies are watched by many Koreans and seen as a success for Korea in the world market. Further, Koreans who criticize Hyung-rae Shim's movies have been slandered continuously on the Internet.

I saw this movie as a test to see if it was as disgraceful as some have said... it was. Koreans need to realize that by supporting bad Korean movies, they are actually hurting the image of Korea worldwide, not improving it.


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