R | | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
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 ...
After Santino tells his mom that pop is hurt; he tears off a piece of bread, opens it and grabs some peppers and onions. While Santino is eating in his father's den, he calls Tessio for back-up and opens his father's safe. The sandwich he is seen eating finished as he is dialing and reappears while he say's "C'mom Luca."
Although Mario Puzo is given possessory credit at the beginning, and is credited as a screenwriter at the end, no credit is given to him on-screen as author of the original novel, even though that credit is given on the poster. This credit does appear in the second film, however.
English, Italian, Latin
£14,480 (UK) (11 July 1996)
$134,966,411 (USA) (11 May 1997)
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