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James Caan in The Godfather

James Caan (1940 - )

Film Deaths[]

  • Games (1967) [Paul Montgomery]: Poisoned by Simone Signoret when he drinks a toast with her to celebrate the success of their plan.
  • The Godfather (1972) [Sonny Corleone]: Killed by machine gun fire from rival gangsters at a tollbooth. Gianni Russo was involved in his death as an act of revenge.
  • Kiss Me Goodbye (1982) [Jolly Villano]: Falls to his death down a staircase at a party; he appears as a ghost throughout the movie, and his death is shown in a flashback. 
  • Dick Tracy (1990) [Spud Spaldoni]: Killed, along with his men, in an explosion by a car bomb planted by Al Pacino's men, after James leaves the meeting of all the gangsters. 
  • City of Ghosts (2002) [Marvin]: Shot during a shoot-out; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Matt Dillon. His body is later seen when placed on a makeshift funeral pyre which is then set adrift into the ocean.
  • Santa's Slay (2005) [Darren Mason]: Choked to death when Bill Goldberg shoves a turkey leg in his mouth, then knocks him face-forward onto the table after pinning James' hands to the table with silverware. (Played for comic effect.)
  • Blood Ties (2013) [Leon]: Dies of lung cancer off-screen; we learn of his death when his body is shown in bed when Clive Owen comes to see him while Billy Crudup and Lili Taylor are also in the room.
  • The Good Neighbor (2016) [Harold Grainey]: Commits suicide by shooting himself in the head. 

TV Deaths[]

  • Magic City: The Sins of the Father (2013) [Sy Berman] Dies via car bomb when he starts his cars ignition.

Video Game Deaths[]

  • The Godfather: The Game (2006) [Sonny Corleone]: Killed by machine gun fire by rival gangsters at a tollbooth. His body is then discovered by Andrew Pifko. (See also James' death in the film version.)

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