The demise of Sonny Corleone was one of the most violent scenes of its time. Death by a hail of gunfire from a Tommy Gun, Sonny's death was painful to watch not just because of the brutality of the death, but because Sonny was everybody's favorite Corleone. Coppola was a fan of Bonnie and Clyde, so he staged Sonny's death in The Godfather to be reminiscent of the final death scene. In this clip, Sonny gets ambushed by Barzini's men at a toll booth with a barrage of bullets and to top it off, a kick in the face. Poor Bastard.