R | | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Bill Butler did some uncredited cinematography for the film, namely in the scenes shot in Los Angeles, as Director of Photography Gordon Willis was busy filming in the main locations in New York City.
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 ...
Tom Hagen flies to California to see the movie producer in a Lockheed Constellation. The first production model of the Lockheed Constellation was not produced until 1947, and did not enter commercial service until even later. Tom's flight was apparently in 1945 ("almost 1946" according to movie dialog).
In the end credits, Marlon Brando's name is the only one that is not accompanied by the character name that he plays (e.g. "as Vito Corleone").
English, Italian, Latin
£14,480 (UK) (11 July 1996)
$134,966,411 (USA) (11 May 1997)
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