The Offer Episode 6 is the sixth part of a biographical drama miniseries about the development and production of Francis Ford Coppola’s landmark New York City gangster film The Godfather (1972) for Paramount Pictures. The miniseries is part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the classic film and is based on the experiences of producer Al Ruddy, played by Miles Teller.
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Entitled “A Stand Up Guy”, The Offer Episode 6 might just be the best instalment yet notwithstanding the fact that Al Ruddy is not really the protagonist this time round. Essentially, at the beginning of the episode, Ruddy is fired by Charlie Bluhdorn for the negative publicity caused by the former’s association with Mafia gangster Joe Colombo.
Thus, in The Offer Episode 6, it is the folks around Ruddy who do whatever is necessary to ensure that Ruddy is reinstated, so that the very existence of the Godfather film is no longer in jeopardy. So, Bettye takes things into her hands to inform Colombo about the turn of events, which results in the shoot being shutdown by the mafia-controlled unions.
In the meantime, Bob Evans flies to New York to convince the Gulf+Western board of directors not to sell Paramount Pictures, which will no doubt affect the viability of the Godfather film as well. Coppola also does his part to entreat Bluhdorn to reinstate Ruddy for the sake of the film. Naturally, ultimately Ruddy is brought back and the Godfather film is able to continue with its shooting schedule.
Certainly, with The Offer Episode 6, there is a strong sense of destiny about the film. Considering the various obstacles in its way, it is a miracle that the film was ever made. Maybe somethings are just meant to be.
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