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Year: 1972
Saga: The Godfather
Original Title: The Godfather
Length: 175 minutes
Genre: Drama, Crime
Studios: Paramount Pictures
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Age rating: Suitable only for 15 years and over
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: August 11 1972

United States: March 24 1972

Ranking

Ranking: 272 out of 14,949 movies (up 128)

Ranked #2 in list 'The best movies ever'

9,6

8.7 by 100 users

10.0 by Movie'n'co

10.0 by 2 media

Plot

Vito Corleone and his youngest son, Michael, respectively. It is the late 1940s in New York and Corleone is, in the parlance of organized crime, a "godfather" or "don", the head of a Mafia family. Michael, a free thinker who defied his father by enlisting in the Marines to fight in World War II, has returned a captain and a war hero. Having long ago rejected the family business, Michael shows up at the wedding of his sister, Connie, with his non-Italian girlfriend, Kay, who learns for the first time about the family "business." A few months later at Christmas time, the don barely survives being shot by gunmen in the employ of a drug-trafficking rival whose request for aid from the Corleones' political connections was rejected. After saving his father from a second assassination attempt, Michael persuades his hotheaded eldest brother, Sonny, and family advisors Tom Hagen and Sal Tessio that he should be the one to exact revenge on the men responsible. After murdering a corrupt police captain and the drug trafficker, Michael hides out in Sicily while a gang war erupts at home. Falling in love with a local girl, Michael marries her, but she is later slain by Corleone enemies in an attempt on Michael's life. Sonny is also butchered, having been betrayed by Connie's husband. As Michael returns home and convinces Kay to marry him, his father recovers and makes peace with his rivals, realizing that another powerful don was pulling the strings behind the narcotics endeavor that began the gang warfare. Once Michael has been groomed as the new don, he leads the family to a new era of prosperity, then launches a campaign of murderous revenge against those who once tried to wipe out the Corleones, consolidating his family's power and completing his own moral downfall. Hide full plot... Show full plot

Awards

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Academy Awards (Oscars)Academy Awards (Oscars)
1973
10
3

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Cast The Godfather

Julie Gregg

Julie Gregg

Sandra Corleone

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

Vito Corleone

Al Pacino

Al Pacino

Michael Corleone

Talia Shire

Talia Shire

Connie

James Caan

James Caan

Sonny Corleone

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