R | | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
As of 2016, Robert De Niro is one of only six actors (with Sophia Loren, Christoph Waltz, Roberto Benigni, Benicio Del Toro, and Marion Cotillard) to win an Academy Award for a role primarily in a language other than English, since almost all of his dialogue in this film is in Sicilian.
The godfather was born Vito Andolini, in the town of Corleone in Sicily. In 1901 his father was murdered for an insult to the local Mafia chieftain. His older brother Paolo swore revenge and disappeared into the hills, leaving Vito, the only male ...
The aquarium at the Tahoe estate is of a type (without metal frames) that did not exist in the late 1950s - early 1960s. New silicone adhesives made frame-less aquaria possible only a few years before the film was shot.
Closing credits state that this film is "Based on the Novel "The Godfather" by Mario Puzo." In fact, only the scenes showing the young Vito have any basis in the novel. Everything dealing with Michael Corleone and his family in Las Vegas was created for the film, with the exception of the character Deanna Dunn.
A 175 minute cut of the film was tested in select markets during its theatrical release in tandem with the uncut version.
Pop Goes the Weasel
Traditional English nursery rhyme (first published 1855)
English, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Sicilian
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