R | | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Don Corleone's (Marlon Brando) slap on his godson (Al Martino) at Connie Corleone's (Talia Shire) wedding wasn't originally in the script, but Francis Ford Coppola kept it in the film.
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 Michael is telling Kay about Luca Brasi, she has a cigarette in her left hand which disappears and reappears between shots. A few seconds later, the cigarette is gone and Kay has a fork in her left hand which then jumps to her right hand.
Other than Mario Puzo's name there are no opening credits.
The Godfather Saga (1977), besides the added scenes, toning down the violence and language and deleting the nude scene, other changes were made to the original version:
English, Italian, Latin
£14,480 (UK) (11 July 1996)
$134,966,411 (USA) (11 May 1997)
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