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 film takes place in 1901, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1941, 1958, 1959 and 1960.
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 ...
The movie perpetuates the myth that Ellis Island inspectors routinely changed immigrants' long or difficult-to-spell names to something simpler or more "American." In fact, any such changes were made by the immigrants themselves.
As with the first film no opening credits are shown. Although it is now commonplace for films not to have opening credits, it was considered innovative in 1974.
English, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Sicilian
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