|The Godfather (1972)|
|Rating: 9.2/10 (1,325,871 votes)|
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: Mario Puzo (screenplay by), Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay by), Mario Puzo (based on the novel by)
Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano
Runtime: 175 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Released: 24 Mar 1972
|Plot: The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.|
The Godfather 1972
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
The Godfather When the aging head of a famous crime family decides to transfer his position to one of his subalterns, a series of unfortunate events start happening to the family, and a war begins between all the well-known families leading to insolence, deportation, murder and revenge, and ends with the favorable successor being finally chose
Did You Know?
I believe in America. America has made my fortune. And I raised my daughter in the American fashion. I gave her freedom but I taught her never to dishonor her family. She found a “boy friend,” not an Italian. She went to the movies with him. She stayed out late. I didn’t protest. Two months ago he took her for a drive, with another boy friend. They made her drink whiskey and then they tried to take advantage of her. She resisted. She kept her honor. So they beat her. Like an animal…
Engrossing motion picture that features some of the finest editing, cinematography and performances ever. There is a wonderful theme of family that runs through this film and its later sequels. No one is truly judged. Love is unconditional. God is the one who truly judges. Easily, the word masterpiece describes this film, but that’s been said by so many…Who am I to argue? Masterpiece is right on the money.
In the end credits, Marlon Brando’s name is the only one that is not accompanied by the character name that he plays (e.g. “as Vito Corleone”).