There are aspects of the novel "The Godfather," and its film adaptation, that are based on or inspired by real-life events; for example, the novel's author, Mario Puzo, has described dealing with Frank Sinatra, who was a... More »

Some of the main cast members of "The Godfather" include Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall and James Caan. Other cast members include John Cazale, Talia Shire and Abe Vigoda. Richard S. Castellano and Diane Keaton ... More »

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Released in 2006 by Pixar Animation Studios, "Cars" stars Owen Wilson as the voice of Lightning McQueen. Unlike other acclaimed Pixar films like "Toy Story" and "Finding Nemo," "Cars" received mixed to positive critical ... More »

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In a leniency letter to a judge, the writer should include the positive aspects of the convicted person's character and a passage asserting that the convicted has taken responsibility for the crime and how it has affecte... More »

John Quincy Archibald, the main character in the film "John Q" starring Denzel Washington, is a fictional character; there is no real John Q. serving time anywhere. The movie's producer, Mark Burg, and its director, Nick... More »

John Ford's film adaptation of "The Grapes of Wrath" is generally consistent with John Steinbeck's novel, with some plot and thematic deviations. The first part of the film follows the novel closely, while the second hal... More »

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"God's thumb" is a key location in the young adult novel "Holes" by Louis Sachar and in the film adaptation of the book. The top of the mountain in question is named "God's thumb" because it appears as if a rock thumb is... More »