R | | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
When Paramount Pictures approached Otto Preminger to direct, he wanted Frank Sinatra to play Don Corleone.
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 ...
In several scenes wine bottles are shown with the DOC Italian wine classification designation shown on the bottle. DOC designations did not come in effect until 1963.
In the Blu-Ray version, the 2002 Paramount logo is used and tinted in sepia.
The new Coppola restoration features the new Paramount logo, tinted in the iconic Godfather golden hue.
English, Italian, Latin
£14,480 (UK) (11 July 1996)
$134,966,411 (USA) (11 May 1997)
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