The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel of the same name. It stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of a fictional New York crime family. The story, spanning 1945 to 1955, chronicles the family under the patriarch Vito Corleone (Brando), focusing on the transformation of Michael Corleone (Pacino) from reluctant family outsider to ruthless mafia boss.
Cast and Crew
5-disc box set, includes all three Godfather films plus additional release material
Reviews the movies of 1972 and offers recommendations for the best (for the record, Godfather won Best Picture, Brando won Best Actor --but refused it, Coppola and Duvall were nominated for Best Director/Supporting Actor but did not win)
The Orange County Register picks movies for "freedom lovers"
Contrasts The Godfather's I and II with Goodfellas
Reviews of Sometimes a Great Notion and The Godfather
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