The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

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Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay by), Mario Puzo (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ... Sen. 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)
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Storyline

The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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All the power on earth can't change destiny.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Robert De Niro spent four months learning to speak the Sicilian language in order to play Vito Corleone. Nearly all of the dialogue that his character speaks in the film was in Sicilian. See more »

Goofs

While Hyman Roth is speaking at his birthday party, a guest behind him is stirring a drink using his right hand. The camera changes and now the party guest is using his left hand to stir. 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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Crazy Credits

This is the only Godfather film not to feature a stand-alone title screen against a black background. Instead, the title appears over Michael Corleone's chair after he gets up from it. See more »

Alternate Versions

5.1 Blu-ray remix replaces a bunch of foley sound effects like gunshots, car sounds, and ambiance. However, if you select the English Mono track on the same Blu-ray disk you'll get the original theatrical mono mix. See more »

Connections

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Mr. Wonderful
Jerry Bock Lawrence Holofcener (as Larry Holofcener) George David Weiss (as George Weiss)
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The Godfather Part 2
18 January 2021 | by auuwwsSee all my reviews

The best sequel ever and one of the best films I have seen, a great story with great writing characters carefully written and masterfully illustrated by the actors. Robert De Niro embodies the ingenuity of Vito Corleone, Al Pacino played the role of Michael greatly and continued on the same level in the first film, the only negative that affected me the film was slightly less than the level of the first part is the length of the film was long and I felt some bored in some shots I am watching the film, the film is one of the 10 best films I have ever seen, and my rating for the film is 9.3 and I highly recommend watching it


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Spanish | Latin | Sicilian

Release Date:

18 December 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Son of Godfather See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$171,417, 10 November 2019

Gross USA:

$47,834,595

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,035,783
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (The Godfather Trilogy 1901-1980 VHS Special Edition)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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