R | | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
Though never explicitly stated in the film, Anita Colombo (the old woman evicted from her apartment that a young Vito helps out) is the grandmother of Sandra Corleone, Sonny's wife.
The godfather was born Vito Andolini, in the town of Corleone in Sicily. In 1901 his father was murdered for an insult to the local Mafia chieftain. His older brother Paolo swore revenge and disappeared into the hills, leaving Vito, the only male ...
When the mule used to sneak young Vito past Don Ciccio's men walks through the piazza, we hear the clacking of its hooves. However, the piazza seems to be covered in dirt rather than stone.
This is the only Godfather film not to feature a standalone title screen against a black background. Instead, the title appears over Michael Corleone's chair after he gets up out of it.
English, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Sicilian
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