R | | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
In the novel and the shooting script, it is Michael who tells Kay about the Sicilian tradition of never refusing a request on a daughter's wedding day.
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 ...
When Captain McCluskey confronts Michael outside the hospital, the sound of a conversational, female voice is heard emanating from the police vehicles' radios. At the time, however, the New York Police Department's primary radio system was based solely on one-way broadcasts from headquarters, with male police officers behind the microphone.
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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