Fred Astaire (as Finian, fresh from Ireland), age 68, in his last musical, leads Petula Clark (as daughter Sharon), who was convinced she couldn't dance with him, into their first number, all the American kids supporting, Francis Coppola directing, in Finian's Rainbow, 1968.
Tom Petty must have seen this, Louise (Luana Anders) with brother-in-law Richard (William Campbell), then groundskeeper Arthur (Ron Perry) recalling a family tragedy, also haunting brother Billy (Bart Patton), in Dementia 13, 1963, written and directed by Francis Coppola.
Impecunious Nick (Sam Waterston), invited to his neighbor's Long Island mega-party, conducted by the bodyguard (John Devlin) to meet his host (Robert Redford) for the first time, in Jack Clayton's film from Francis Coppola's script based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby, 1974.
Mimicking Francis Coppola's Godfather pictures at no apparent expense, writer-producer-director and star Duke Mitchell narrates as Micelli, defying his father (Lorenzo Dodo) and migrating from a purported Italy to an atmospherically identical Los Angeles, in Massacre Mafia Style, 1978.
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