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.
The first of many Robert De Niro movies running three hours or more in length not counting deleted scenes or almost three hours. His other movies are 1900 (1976), The Deer Hunter (1978), Once Upon a Time in America (1984) and Casino (1995).
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 ...
During the shootout on the streets after the attempt on Pentangeli's life, 60's and 70's cars can be seen parked in the background, and also in crossing traffic.
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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