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The Godfather (1972)

The Godfather (1972) Premiere 14th March 1972, Loew's State 1 Theatre, New York  

 

   
Release Date: 15th March 1972 (five Manhattan theatres)
   
Country: USA
   
Language: English
   
Running Time: 175 minutes
   
Production Budget $6,200,000 (estimated)
   
Box Office $245,066,411 (lifetime, worldwide)
   
Director Francis Ford Coppola
   
Writer: Mario Puzo (novel & screenplay)
  Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay)
   
   
   
Synopsis:

Summer, 1945. At the wedding of his daughter Connie (Talia Shire) to Carlo Rizzi (Gianni Russo), Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando), the head of the Corleone Mafia family, follows the Sicilian custom of granting the favours requested of him by his guests. [MORE]

 
 
 
Secret Life: The melancholic strains of Nino Rotaís theme briefly play over a black screen before the appearance of a white hand controlling puppet strings and the filmís title. [MORE]
 
 
   
Background:

Sinatra was understandably peeved by all the speculation over whether Johnny Fontane was a thinly disguised version of his younger self. So when a well-meaning but misguided mutual friend attempted to introduce Puzo to the actor in Chasenís restaurant one night, Sinatraís explosion was perhaps inevitable. [MORE]

 
 
 
   
Critics:

...the film has a lot of terrific mood, one great performance by Pacino, an excellent character segue by Brando, and a strong supporting cast. That will be enough for some, only half the job for others. [MORE]

 
 
 
   
Video:  
 
 
 
   
Links:

The official Movie Site

 

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Cast: Marlon Brando Don Vito Corleone
  Al Pacino Michael Corleone
  James Caan Santino 'Sonny' Corleone
  Richard Castellano Peter Clemenza
 

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Crew: Producer: Albert S. Ruddy
    Gray Frederickson (associate)
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Miscellaneous: Production Company: Alfran Productions
    Paramount Pictures
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Awards:

Academy Awards

   
 

Best Actor in a Leading Role - Marlon Brando

 

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