During a heated exchange with a man in New York City on Sunday, the CNN host claimed the name "Fredo" was equivalent to the "n-word."
Fredo Corleone, considered the weakest brother, betrays his younger brother, ultimately costing him his life.
Cuomo was filmed threatening man he accused of using "the N-word for Italians."
After being called "Fredo," Cuomo used several profane words in a counterattack, even threatening to throw the man down a flight of stairs. Cuomo said it was like being called the n-word.
Mario Puzo, the father of 'The Godfather' expounds in the original book on some key elements of the story that didn't make it into the film.
Newsweek was among the first publications to praise 'The Godfather' as a masterpiece.
The actor died of old age at his daughter's home in New Jersey.
'The Godfather Epic' will also feature footage left out of the theatrical version of the films.