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

Michael's unnamed bodyguard is listed simply as "Michael's bodyguard" in the closing credits. But in the shooting script, he is named "Bussetta". See more »

Goofs

During the shootout on the streets after the attempt on Pentangeli's life, 60's and 70's cars can be seen parked in the background, and also in crossing traffic. 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

A 175 minute cut of the film was tested in select markets during its theatrical release in tandem with the uncut version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cast-outs (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

The Star-Spangled Banner
(1814) (uncredited)
Music based on "The Anacreontic Song" by John Stafford Smith
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IN MY HOME,WERE MY WIFE SLEEPS AND WERE MY CHILDREN PLAY WITH THEIR TOYS
21 January 2020 | by waynegavin1See all my reviews

Michael is now established as the GODFATHER of the CORLEONE crime family,with great power comes great adversary's and MICHAEL soon learns that his life is in danger,a bold attempt hurls him into a personal vendetta and what lies ahead reveals some home truths,enter the back story of his father VITO CORLEONE as he rose to prominence from an orphaned boy hightailed from SICILY and thrown into a quarantine status at the NEW YORK harbor.VITO played chillingly by DE NIRO is a quiet family man with family values but a small taste of luxury soon gives him a desire to want more for his poverty stricken existence. now we hop back and forth from father to son in a comparable parody and the story line unfolds with devastating effect in both eras,this sequel is more than that it is a stand alone crime family story and one of the best ever made.


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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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