R | | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
In one scene Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) is walking by the fruit stand there is a poster promoting Jake LaMotta, who is portrayed by Robert De Niro in Raging Bull (1980). Robert De Niro goes on to portray a young Don Corleone in The Godfather II (1974).
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 ...
During the hospital scene, as Michael and the nurse are wheeling Vito's bed into the storage room, they almost pinch Vito's hand in the door frame. He jerks his hand out of the way.
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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