In the finale of The Offer, The Godfather is done and awaiting release, so there's nothing left but to see history play out as we all know it, right?

Not quite, as there are a few more twists and turns in the story of how The Godfather came to be the all-time classic that it is today.

Plot developments include Robert Evans (Matthew Goode) coming to terms with his failed marriage to Ali McGraw (Meredith Garretson) and trying to get Henry Kissinger to the premiere,

Al Ruddy (Miles Teller) looking for his next movie, Bettye McCartt (Juno Temple) kicking off her new career as an agent/manager and The Godfather’s eventual triumph at the Academy Awards.

However, the two most interesting plotlines in the finale are about why Ruddy didn’t do The Godfather Part II and what Paramount did in releasing The Godfather that would revolutionize the movie industry.

So that’s what we’re going to be focusing on with the final fact vs fiction piece for The Offer.

The fiction: Al Ruddy fought and bled for The Godfather (that’s not a metaphor) and is ultimately awarded with the Best Picture Oscar as the movie’s only producer.

Most movies and shows about the world of entertainment do have the scope of talking about some of the most basic problems that plague the industry.

ut they usually choose to focus on the topics that have been tackled from a hundred different angles and then come to the same conclusion as their predecessors; thereby saying nothing new about entertainment or the industry.

Not The Offer (2022) though. With Episode 9, it delved into the question of why producers and distributors prefer smaller cuts of movies.