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.
When Robert De Niro won his Oscar for this film, Francis Ford Coppola had to accept it on his behalf. De Niro was busy filming 1900 (1976). That film also featured Sterling Hayden; who had appeared in The Godfather (1972); and Gérard Depardieu who, like De Niro, would be nominated for an Oscar for playing a role (Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)) that had... ...
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 ...
When Michael returns to the snowy Lake Tahoe estate, we see him looking at a toy red car and then walking past a window. In the next shot, when he enters the building, he suddenly has a lit cigarette in his mouth.
As with the first film no opening credits are shown. Although it is now commonplace for films not to have opening credits, it was considered innovative in 1974.
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