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The Godfather (1972)
IMDb Rating 9.1
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Marlon Brando Don Vito Corleone
Al Pacino Michael Corleone
James Caan Santino 'Sonny' Corleone
Richard Castellano
Richard Conte Emilio Barzini
Robert Duvall Tom Hagen
Sterling Hayden Capt. Mark McCluskey
Diane Keaton Kay Adams
John Marley Jack Woltz
Talia Shire
Richard S. Castellano Pete Clemenza (as Richard Castellano)
Al Lettieri Virgil Sollozzo
Plot
Generally acknowledged as a bona fide classic, this Francis Ford Coppola film is one of those rare experiences that feels perfectly right from beginning to end--almost as if everyone involved had been born to participate in it. Based on Mario Puzo's bestselling novel about a Mafia dynasty, Coppola's Godfather extracted and enhanced the most universal themes of immigrant experience in America: the plotting-out of hopes and dreams for one's successors, the raising of children to carry on the good work, etc. In the midst of generational strife during the Vietnam years, the film somehow struck a chord with a nation fascinated by the metamorphosis of a rebellious son (Al Pacino) into the keeper of his father's dream. Marlon Brando played against Puzo's own conception of patriarch Vito Corleone, and time has certainly proven the actor correct. The rest of the cast, particularly James Caan, John Cazale, and Robert Duvall as the rest of Vito's male brood--all coping with how to take the mantle of responsibility from their father--is seamless and wonderful. --Tom Keogh
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Drama
Director Francis Ford Coppola
Producer Albert S. Ruddy
Writer Francis Ford Coppola; Mario Puzo
Studio Paramount Pictures
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 175 mins
Movie Release Date 3/24/1972
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 515
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/15/2005
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 097360804942
Release Date 5/11/2004
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
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