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20 December 1974 (USA) See more »
All the power on earth can't change destiny.
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Al Pacino ... Michael

Robert Duvall ... Tom Hagen

Diane Keaton ... Kay

Robert De Niro ... Vito Corleone (as Robert DeNiro)

John Cazale ... Fredo Corleone

Talia Shire ... Connie Corleone

Lee Strasberg ... Hyman Roth

Michael V. Gazzo ... Frankie Pentangeli

G.D. Spradlin ... Senator Pat Geary

Richard Bright ... Al Neri
Gastone Moschin ... Fanucci (as Gaston Moschin)
Tom Rosqui ... Rocco Lampone

Bruno Kirby ... Young Clemenza (as B. Kirby Jr.)

Frank Sivero ... Genco

Francesca De Sapio ... Young Mama Corleone (as Francesca de Sapio)
Morgana King ... Mama Corleone

Marianna Hill ... Deanna Corleone (as Mariana Hill)

Leopoldo Trieste ... Signor Roberto

Dominic Chianese ... Johnny Ola
Amerigo Tot ... Michael's Bodyguard

Troy Donahue ... Merle Johnson

John Aprea ... Young Tessio

Joe Spinell ... Willi Cicci

James Caan ... Sonny Corleone

Abe Vigoda ... Tessio
Tere Livrano ... Theresa Hagen

Gianni Russo ... Carlo

Maria Carta ... Vito's Mother

Oreste Baldini ... Vito Andolini as a Boy

Giuseppe Sillato ... Don Francesco
Mario Cotone ... Don Tommasino
James Gounaris ... Anthony Corleone

Fay Spain ... Mrs. Marcia Roth

Harry Dean Stanton ... F.B.I. Man #1

James Murdock ... F.B.I. Man #2 (as David Baker)
Carmine Caridi ... Carmine Rosato

Danny Aiello ... Tony Rosato
Carmine Foresta ... Policeman
Nick Discenza ... Bartender
Joseph Medaglia ... Father Carmelo (as Father Joseph Medeglia)
William Bowers ... Senate Committee Chairman
Joseph Della Sorte ... Michael's Buttonman #1 (as Joe Della Sorte)

Carmen Argenziano ... Michael's Buttonman #2
Joe Lo Grippo ... Michael's Buttonman #3
Ezio Flagello ... Impressario
Livio Giorgi ... Tenor in 'Senza Mamma'

Kathleen Beller ... Girl in 'Senza Mamma' (as Kathy Beller)
Saveria Mazzola ... Signora Colombo
Tito Alba ... Cuban President
Johnny Naranjo ... Cuban Translator
Elda Maida ... Pentangeli's Wife
Salvatore Po ... Pentangeli's Brother
Ignazio Pappalardo ... Mosca
Andrea Maugeri ... Strollo
Peter LaCorte ... Signor Abbandando
Vincent Coppola ... Street Vendor

Peter Donat ... Questadt
Tom Dahlgren ... Fred Corngold
Paul B. Brown ... Senator Ream
Phil Feldman ... Senator #1

Roger Corman ... Senator #2

Ivonne Coll ... Yolanda (as Yvonne Coll)
Joe De Nicola ... Attendant at Brothel (as J.D. Nicols)
Edward Van Sickle ... Ellis Island Doctor
Gabriella Belloni ... Ellis Island Nurse (as Gabria Belloni)
Richard Watson ... Custom Official
Venancia Grangerard ... Cuban Nurse
Erica Yohn ... Governess
Teresa Tirelli ... Midwife (as Theresa Tirelli)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Italia Coppola ... Mama Corleone's Body (uncredited)

Roman Coppola ... Sonny Corleone as a Boy (uncredited)

Sofia Coppola ... Child on Ship (uncredited)
Victor Pujols Faneyte ... Cuban Guerilla with Grenade (uncredited)

Julie Gregg ... Sandra Corleone (uncredited)
Larry Guardino ... Vito's Uncle (uncredited)
Buck Houghton ... Senator with mustache (uncredited)
Karyn Jansen ... Gianna Hagen (uncredited)
Ken Koc ... Waiter #1 (uncredited)

Shô Kosugi ... Passerby in Coat with Cap Pulled Down (uncredited)
Gary Kurtz ... Photographer in Court (uncredited)
Alan Lee ... Klingman - Casino Owner (uncredited)
Laura Lyons ... (uncredited)
Paul Martino Jr. ... Extra (uncredited)

Connie Mason ... Extra (uncredited)

Richard Matheson ... Senator #3 (uncredited)
John Megna ... Young Hyman Roth (uncredited)

Frank Pesce ... Extra (uncredited)

Jay Rasumny ... Street Vendor (uncredited)

Harrison Ressler ... Crowd (uncredited)

Hank Robinson ... Man Guarding Hyman Roth (uncredited)
Carmelo Russo ... Man Who Greets Vito (uncredited)

Tony Sirico ... Extra (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Filomena Spagnuolo ... Extra in Little Italy (uncredited)
Julian Voloshin ... Sam Roth (uncredited)

Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola 
Writing credits
Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay) &
Mario Puzo (screenplay)

Mario Puzo (novel "The Godfather")

Produced by
Francis Ford Coppola .... producer
Gray Frederickson .... co-producer
Fred Roos .... co-producer
Mona Skager .... associate producer
Robert Evans .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
Cinematography by
Gordon Willis (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Barry Malkin 
Richard Marks 
Peter Zinner 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton  (as Michael Fenton)
Vic Ramos 
Production Design by
Dean Tavoularis 
Art Direction by
Angelo P. Graham  (as Angelo Graham)
John Dapper (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
Costume Design by
Theadora Van Runkle 
Makeup Department
Naomi Cavin .... hair stylist
Charles H. Schram .... makeup artist (as Charles Schram)
Dick Smith .... makeup artist
Edie Lindon .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Dedee Petty .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Mario Cotone .... unit manager: sicilian unit
Valerio De Paolis .... production supervisor: sicilian unit (as Valerio DePaolis)
Michael S. Glick .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Newt Arnold .... assistant director (as Newton Arnold)
Burt Bluestein .... second assistant director
Tony Brandt .... assistant director: sicilian unit
Alan Hopkins .... second assistant director
Michael Kusley .... second assistant director (as Mike Kusley)
Henry J. Lange Jr. .... second assistant director
Charles Myers .... second assistant director (as Chuck Myers)
Art Department
Joe Chevalier .... assistant set decorator: sicilian unit
Douglas E. Madison .... properties (as Doug Madison)
V.R. Bud Shelton .... properties (as V. Bud Shelton)
Eugene Acker .... painter (uncredited)
Matty Azzarone .... leadman (uncredited)
Nick Caparelli .... props (uncredited)
Gerard Dery .... greensman gang boss (uncredited)
Gary Fettis .... carpenter (uncredited)
Jerry Graham .... property master (uncredited)
Robert Hart .... carpenter (uncredited)
Bob Jepsen .... drapery foreman (uncredited)
Gary F. Kieldrup .... assistant property master (uncredited)
John LaSandra .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Claude F. Powell .... construction gang boss (uncredited)
Sound Department
Howard Beals .... sound effects editor
Mark Berger .... sound montage associate
Nathan Boxer .... production recordist
James Fritch .... sound effects editor (as Jim Fritch)
Pat Jackson .... sound montage associate
James J. Klinger .... sound effects editor (as Jim Klinger)
Kyrsten Mate .... sound effects editor: Saul Zaentz: re-release
Walter Murch .... sound montage
Walter Murch .... sound re-recordist
Charles M. Wilborn .... production recordist (as Chuck Wilborn)
Kitty Malone .... foley artist (uncredited)
Patrick Mitchell .... boom operator (uncredited)
James Perdue .... playback sound (uncredited)
Maurice Schell .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Ben Sobin .... playback sound (uncredited)
Mel Zelniker .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
A.D. Flowers .... special effects
Joe Lombardi .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Kevin Chaja .... data management (2007 restoration)
Chris Clausing .... MTI operator: digital image clean up (2007 restoration)
Padraic Culham .... compositor (2007 restoration)
Daphne Dentz .... senior digital intermediate producer (2007 restoration)
Karina Desin .... data management (2007 restoration)
Joe Dubs .... MTI operator: digital image clean up (2007 restoration)
Lloyd Kaplowitz .... MTI operator: digital image clean up (2007 restoration)
Valerie McMahon .... MTI operator: digital image clean up (2007 restoration)
Mike Moreno .... MTI operator: digital image clean up (2007 restoration)
Edgar Orlino .... MTI operator: digital image clean up (2007 restoration)
Cathy Quiroz .... MTI operator: digital image clean up (2007 restoration)
Bill Roper .... film recordist (2007 restoration)
Phil Adams .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Amato Sr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Stephen Burnette .... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Grossman .... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham .... stunts (uncredited)
Wally Rose .... stunts (uncredited)
George Sawaya .... stunt gaffer (uncredited)
George Sawaya .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
William Gereghty .... camera assistant (as Bill Gereghty)
Ralph Gerling .... camera operator
George Holmes .... gaffer
Bob Rose .... key grip
Pat Campea Sr. .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Johnie Carroll .... grip (uncredited)
Bob Edessa .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Carl R. Gibson Jr. .... best boy (uncredited)
James Glennon .... first camera assistant (uncredited)
Lloyd Gowdy .... electrician (uncredited)
Larry D. Howard .... best boy (uncredited)
Larry Keys .... electrician (uncredited)
Robert D. McBride .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer (uncredited)
Steve Pellant .... electrician (uncredited)
Arley Waters .... generator operator (uncredited)
Bill Williams .... generator operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Emy DeSica .... casting: Sicilian unit
Maurizio Lucci .... casting: Sicilian unit
Maurice Schell .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandy Berke Jordan .... wardrobe (as Sandra Burke)
Nancy McArdle .... wardrobe
George Newman .... wardrobe
Marie Osborne .... wardrobe
Marilyn Putnam .... wardrobe
Eric Seelig .... wardrobe
Thomas Welsh .... wardrobe (as Tommy Welsh)
Frances Kandelin Harrison .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Kent James .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Cliff Langer .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Paul B. Schaeffer .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Ray Summers .... key wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
George Berndt .... assistant editor
Lisa Fruchtman .... assistant editor
Christopher Gillaspie .... scan manager (2007 restoration) (as Chris Gillaspie)
Bobbe Kurtz .... assistant editor
Kathleen Largay .... digital conform (2007 restoration)
Jan Yarbrough .... senior digital intermediate colorist (2007 restoration)
Peter Zinner .... foreign post production
Michael Kirchberger .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Randy Carter .... location assistant
Ronald Colby .... location supervisor: New York (as Ron Colby)
Jack English .... location coordinator
Mona Houghton .... location assistant
Melissa Mathison .... location assistant
Carl Skelton .... location auditor
Jesse Wayne .... location assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
George Brand .... music editor
Carmine Coppola .... composer: additional music
Carmine Coppola .... conductor
Tommy Johnson .... musician: tuba (uncredited)
Transportation Department
James D. Brubaker .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
Hugh Kelly .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
B.J. Bjorkman .... script supervisor (as B.J. Bachman)
Serena Canevari .... script supervisor: sicilian unit
Deborah Fine .... researcher
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title
John Franco .... script supervisor
Sonya Friedman .... subtitler
Edward Guthmann .... advisor: senate hearings (as Ed Guthman)
Tammy Newell .... coordinator: Miami
Bruno Perria .... production assistant: sicilian unit
Eileen Peterson .... unit publicist
Romano Pianti .... sicilian translator
Nanette Siegert .... production secretary
Joe Catalfo .... first aid (uncredited)
Shirley Deckert .... welfare worker (uncredited)
Stephen A. Glanzrock .... production assistant: New York (uncredited)
Robert A. Harris .... producer: 2007 restoration (uncredited)
Michael Hyatt .... assistant restorationist: 2007 restoration (uncredited)
James C. Katz .... producer: 2007 restoration (uncredited)
Eileen Peterson .... publicist (uncredited)
Paul B. Schaeffer .... stand-in (uncredited)
James Caan .... the producers would like to thank: for his special participation in this film
Joe Caracappa .... thanks: Pro-Tek Media Preservation Services, a Kodak company, negative preparation (2007 restoration)
Jeff Cava .... thanks: for Paramount Pictures (2007 restoration)
Martin Cohen .... thanks: for Paramount Pictures (2007 restoration)
Francis Ford Coppola .... special thanks (2007 restoration)
Allen Daviau .... thanks (2007 restoration)
Brian Drischell .... thanks: The Academy Film Archive (2007 restoration)
Jessi Jones .... thanks: The Academy Film Archive (2007 restoration)
Liana Kroll .... thanks: Pro-Tek Media Preservation Services, a Kodak company, negative preparation (2007 restoration)
Joanne Lawson .... thanks: for the Film Preserve (2007 restoration)
Scott MacQueen .... thanks: Pro-Tek Media Preservation Services, a Kodak company, negative preparation (2007 restoration)
James T. Mockoski .... thanks: for American Zoetrope (2007 restoration) (as James Mockoski archivist)
Heather Olson .... thanks: The Academy Film Archive (2007 restoration)
Michael Pogorzelski .... thanks: The Academy Film Archive (2007 restoration)
Robert Raring .... thanks: Technicolor liaison (2007 restoration) (as Bob Raring)
Ben Rosenblatt .... thanks: for Paramount Pictures (2007 restoration)
Gordon Willis .... special thanks (2007 restoration)
Crew verified as complete

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • ARRI  recorded on: Arri Film Recorders (2007 restoration)
  • American Zoetrope  production facilities furnished through (as American Zoetrope San Francisco)
  • Costumi d'Arte  costumes (uncredited)
  • Dominican Republic, The  Paramount Pictures gratefully acknowledges the cooperation of, for their help in filming portions of this motion picture (as the people of the Dominican Republic)
  • Motion Picture Imaging  digital restoration services by (2007 restoration)
  • Pro-Tek Media Preservation Services  thanks: negative preparation (as Pro-Tek Preservation Services, a Kodak company) (2007 restoration)

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mario Puzo's The Godfather: Part II" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
"Godfather Part II" - Japan (English title)
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202 min | 220 min (The Godfather Trilogy 1901-1980 VHS Special Edition)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1988) | Finland:K-18 (heavily cut) (1982) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1975) | France:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Hungary:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Israel:PG | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Japan:PG12 (2011) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | New Zealand:PG (original rating) | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Poland:15 | Portugal:M/16 | Russia:16+ | Singapore:PG | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2008) | UK:18 (video rating) (1987) | USA:R (PCA #24038) | West Germany:16

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The early buzz on The Godfather (1972) was so positive that a sequel was planned before the film was even finished filming.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: In Havana, Hyman Roth talks about dividing his assets after his passing. Some of the dialogue does not match his lip movements.See more »
[first lines]
Title Card:The godfather was born Vito Andolini, in the town of Corleone in Sicily. In 1901 his father was murdered for an insult to the local Mafia chieftain. His older brother Paolo swore revenge and disappeared into the hills, leaving Vito, the only male heir, to stand with his mother at the funeral. He was nine years old.
[gunshots and screams]
Woman:[subtitled from Italian] They've killed the boy! They've killed young Paolo! They've killed your son Paolo!
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198 out of 261 people found the following review useful.
Great ensemble acting, great story, greatest sequel ever made., 1 February 2000
Author: ( from Derbyshire, UK

The Godfather Part 2 is the finest sequel ever made and is arguably a finer film than the original Godfather. The film is divided into two main parts - the story of a young Vito Corleone (flawlessly acted by Robert De Niro and a worthy Oscar winner) and the rise to power of Michael as the head of the family. Francis Coppola recollaborated with many of the crew members of the first film and again achieves a quite superb period piece thanks to the cinematography of Gordon Willis and set design of Dean Tavoularis. The acting performances are outstanding, hence three supporting oscar nominations for acting guru Lee Strasberg (Hyman Roth), Michael Gazzo (Frank Pentangeli) and Robert De Niro (young Vito Corleone). Duvall, Keaton, Cazale and Shire all provided first rate performances but it is the performance of Al Pacino which steals the show, expertly portraying Michael as a cool, calculating, suspicious Don Corleone. The film expands upon the original movie and brings us into the family's activities in Nevada, Florida and Havana. Arguably the finest movie of the 70s, a cinematic masterpiece with the greatest ensemble acting you will probably see.

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