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The Godfather (1972)

R 175 min - Drama, Crime - 14 March 1972
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Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

Director:  Francis Ford Coppola
Stars:  Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri, Diane Keaton, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire, Gianni Russo, John Cazale, Rudy Bond, Al Martino, Morgana King, Lenny Montana, John Martino, Salvatore Corsitto, Alex Rocco, Tony Giorgio, Victor Rendina, Simonetta Stefanelli, Saro Urzì, Sofia Coppola, Louis Guss, Gabriele Torrei, Tony King, Richard Bright, Vito Scotti, Tere Livrano, Julie Gregg, Angelo Infanti, Corrado Gaipa, Franco Citti, Max Brandt, Carmine Coppola, Roman Coppola, Don Costello, Robert Dahdah, Gray Frederickson, Ron Gilbert, Joe Lo Grippo, Sonny Grosso, Randy Jurgensen, Tony Lip, Lou Martini Jr., Raymond Martino, Joseph Medaglia, Rick Petrucelli, Sal Richards, Tom Rosqui, Frank Sivero, Filomena Spagnuolo, Joe Spinell, Nick Vallelonga, Conrad Yama

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Storyline

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.



Tagline: An offer you can't refuse.

Genres: Drama, Crime

Details

Official Website:  http://www.thegodfather.com/
Country:   United States of America
Language:  English, Italian, Latin
Release Date:  14 March 1972

Box Office

Budget:  $6,000,000
Revenue:  $245,066,411

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Paramount Pictures, Alfran Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 55 min

Academy Award Nominations

ACTOR — Marlon Brando {“Don Vito Corleone”} – WON [NOTE: Mr. Brando refused the award.]
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — James Caan {“Sonny Corleone”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Robert Duvall {“Tom Hagen”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Al Pacino {“Michael Corleone”}
COSTUME DESIGN — Anna Hill Johnstone
DIRECTING — Francis Ford Coppola
FILM EDITING — William Reynolds, Peter Zinner
MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score) — Nino Rota

[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. The Godfather score, composed by Nino Rota, was originally announced as one of the five official nominees. It was later pointed out that portions of the score and the main theme were composed by Rota for his score to the 1958 Italian film, Fortunella. The Music Branch was given this information and re-balloted to determine the fifth nomination. The list of six films they were to choose from were the remaining five of the top ten preliminary listings, plus The Godfather score. The results of the re-balloting was that the fifth nomination became Sleuth, composed by John Addison.]

BEST PICTURE — Albert S. Ruddy, Producer – WON
SOUND — Bud Grenzbach, Richard Portman, Christopher Newman
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola – WON


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