R | | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
The Corleones are based on the Borgias, a Spanish family that emigrated to Rome in fifteenth century Europe. The patriarch, Rodrigo, became Pope Alexander VI. Rome at that time, like New York City in the 1940s, had five powerful families. The other ... ...
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 ...
When Michael meets Moe Green in Vegas to buy him out, he gets out a pack of cigarettes, then we cut to another angle and he does it again.
Other than Mario Puzo's name there are no opening credits.
English, Italian, Latin
£14,480 (UK) (11 July 1996)
$134,966,411 (USA) (11 May 1997)
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