R | | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Michael and Kay are seeing The Bells of St. Mary's at Radio City Music Hall while Don Corleone is shot. Contemporary newspaper ads show that is in fact the movie that was playing there during the Christmas 1945 season.
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 Sonny is beating Carlo, the actor Frank Sivero is watching the fight. Frank Sivero played the young Genco in the "back in time" scenes in The Godfather 2.
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)