Movie: The Godfather Pt. II (1974)
Who does the sonning? Michael Corleone (Al Pacino)
Who gets sonned? Senator Pat Geary (G. D. Spradlin)
Context: As Michael assumes his role as the new don of the Corleone crime family, managing affairs, forming alliances, strategizing hits and all that, Nevada Senator Pat Geary gets cocky and tries to coerce Michael into paying $250,000, plus monthly payments, for a simple gaming license. It would be one thing if Geary was just another snake in a suit, but he's also prejudiced. He crosses the line when he bad-mouths Italian-Americans, specifically Michael and his family.
Michael responds to the Geary's gall, stating, "We're both part of the same hypocrisy, but never think it applies to my family." And then Michael tells him what the new offer is: nothing. Lesson learned: Don't mess with a mob boss because you will walk away empty handed and later wake up next to a dead prostitute. —Arianna Friedman