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Writers:
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20 December 1974 (USA) See more »
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The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won 6 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (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 Medeglia ... 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)
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)
Connie Mason ... Extra (uncredited)

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

Frank Pesce ... Extra (uncredited)

Jay Rasumny ... Street Vendor (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)
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Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola 
 
Writing credits
Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay) &
Mario Puzo (screenplay)

Mario Puzo (based on the novel "The Godfather" by)

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)
Walter Murch .... sound montage
Walter Murch .... sound re-recordist
Charles M. Wilborn .... production recordist (as Chuck Wilborn)
Pat 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)
 
Stunts
Steven Burnett .... 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)
 
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)
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)
 
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
Randy Carter .... location assistant
Ronald Colby .... location supervisor: New York (as Ron Colby)
Jack English .... location coordinator
Deborah Fine .... researcher
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title
John Franco .... script supervisor
Sonya Friedman .... subtitler
Edward Guthmann .... advisor: senate hearings (as Ed Guthman)
Mona Houghton .... location assistant
Melissa Mathison .... location assistant
Tammy Newell .... coordinator: Miami
Bruno Perria .... production assistant: sicilian unit
Eileen Peterson .... unit publicist
Romano Pianti .... sicilian translator
Nanette Siegert .... production secretary
Carl Skelton .... location auditor
Joe Catalfo .... first aid (uncredited)
Shirley Deckert .... welfare worker (uncredited)
Stephen A. Glanzrock .... production assistant: New York (uncredited)
Eileen Peterson .... publicist (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... location assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
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)
  • 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)
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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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Runtime:
200 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1988) | Finland:K-18 (heavily cut) (1982) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1975) | France:-12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Israel:PG | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Japan:PG12 (2011) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Poland:15 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video re-rating) (restored version 2007) (2008) | UK:18 (re-release: re-rating) (1996) | UK:18 (video rating) (1987) (1996) (1997) (2001) | USA:R (PCA #24038) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The unnamed senators in the committee were played people who were primarily screenwriters and producers: William Bowers, Roger Corman, Phil Feldman, and Richard Matheson.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Though the time-frame was the fifties, the fuselage style of the Cessna that landed was not produced until 1964.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

If Vito was born an Andolini, how did he get the name Corleone?
How does the movie end?
Roth was dying, so why did Michael need to kill him?
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247 out of 321 people found the following review useful.
The Greatest Film Ever Made, 7 May 1999
Author: DanB-4 from Canada

The original Godfather is a brilliant work. It is in a sense a voyeuristic delight, allowing us to see the mafia from the inside - we become part of the family. It single-handedly change the world's view of organized crime, and created a cast of sympathetic characters, none of whom have a shred of common morality. It was the highest grossing movie of its time and Brando created a cultural icon whose influence resonates as strong today as it did in 1972.

As extraordinary an achievement as this is, Part II is even better. It easily receives my nod as the best picture ever made. I have seen it at least 20 times, and each time its 200 minutes fly by.

The movie uses flashbacks to brilliantly weave two tales. The main story is the reign of Michael Corleone as the world's most powerful criminal. Now reaping the benefits of legalized gambling in Las Vegas, Michael is an evident billionaire with an iron fist on a world of treachery.

Behind this, Director Francis Ford Coppola spins the tale of the rise of Michael's father, Vito, to the center of the New York mafia. It is these scenes that make the film a work of art. Without spoiling, I will simply say the Robert DeNiro as the young Vito is the best acting performance of all time, a role for which he won a richly deserved Oscar.

The screenplay is full of delicious little underworld nuggets ("Keep your friends close .....", "I don't want to kill everyone, just my enemies"), while it blows a dense, twisted plot past you at a dizzying and merciless pace. The cinematography is depressing and atmospheric. The score continues in the eerie role of its predecessor, foretelling death and evil.

All of this makes the movie great and infinitely watchable. But it's what's deeper inside this film ... what it is really about ... that is its true genius.

The Godfather Part II is not really a movie about the mafia, it is a movie about a man's life long struggle. Michael controls a vast empire that is constantly slipping out of his hands. He grows increasingly distrustful and paranoid, and even shows signs that he hates his own life. Michael almost seems to resent the fact that he is a natural born crime lord, a man who puts the family business ahead of everything.

The great Don Michael Corleone can never come to terms with one simple fact.... his father's empire was built on love and respect, Michael's empire is built on fear and violent treachery.

See this movie. It's three-and-a-half hours very well spent.

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