Wedding house from "The Godfather" movie scene for sale

By Chris Michaud

NEW YORK (BestGrowthStock) – Make them an offer they can’t refuse — as long as it is at least $2.9 million.

The stately Tudor home where “The Godfather” wedding scene was filmed is for sale.

The same owners who opened their doors to Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and director Francis Ford Coppola for the classic film’s opening scene nearly 40 years ago are selling the eight-bedroom, 4-1/2 bath house on New York’s Staten Island.

Fans of the Oscar-winning film, which spawned two sequels, recall the wedding of mob boss Don Corleone’s daughter, Connie, played by Talia Shire, which opened the film and where Pacino’s character, Michael, reveals the nature of his family’s business.

The extended sequence, during which Corleone, played by Brando, delivers the famous line “I’m gonna’ make him an offer he can’t refuse,” runs some 30 minutes of screen time.

Gianni Russo, a Staten Islander who played Carlo Rizzi in the film, was instrumental in getting the house selected for the wedding scene by the Paramount film’s producer, Albert Ruddy, the realtor Connie Profaci Realty said..

“The Godfather” went on to win three Oscars, including one for Brando which he notoriously refused, and is considered among the greatest American films of all time.

An employee of the realtor said on Thursday that the sellers were only the second owners of the 12-room, 6,250-square-foot house which also boasts an English pub in the basement, a four-car garage and the requisite swimming pool.

(Editing by Greg McCune)

Wedding house from "The Godfather" movie scene for sale