The Godfather

The Godfather

Marlon Brando
Director: Francis Ford Coppola Cast: Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
, Al Pacino
Al Pacino
, James Caan
James Caan
Francis Ford Coppola

DVD (Anniversary Edition / Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed)

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Overview

Popularly viewed as one of the best American films ever made, the multi-generational crime saga The Godfather is a touchstone of cinema: one of the most widely imitated, quoted, and lampooned movies of all time. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino star as 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 (Talia Shire), with his non-Italian girlfriend, Kay (Diane Keaton), 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 (James Caan), and family advisors Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) and Sal Tessio (Abe Vigoda) 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. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards and winning for Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), and Best Adapted Screenplay, The Godfather was followed by a pair of sequels.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/09/2017
UPC: 0032429272171
Original Release: 1972
Rating: R
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:57:00
Sales rank: 5,219

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlon Brando Don Vito Corleone
Al Pacino Michael Corleone
James Caan Sonny Corleone
John Cazale Fredo Corleone
Robert Duvall Tom Hagen
Diane Keaton Kay Adams
Sterling Hayden McCluskey
Richard Conte Barzini
Talia Shire Connie Corleone
Al Lettieri Sollozzo
Martino Johnny Fontane
Lenny Montana Luca Brasi
John Martino Paulie Gatto
Richard S. Castellano Clemenza
John Marley Jack Woltz
Abe Vigoda Tessio
Gianni Russo Carlo Rizzi
Rudy Bond Cuneo
Morgana King Mama Corleone
Richard Bright Neri
Alex Rocco Moe Greene
Tony Giorgio Bruno Tattaglia
Vito Scotti Nazorine
Jeannie Linero Lucy Mancini
Julie Gregg Sandra Corleone
Simonetta Stefanelli Apollonia
Angelo Infanti Fabrizio
Corrado Gaipa Don Tommasino
Franco Citti Calo
Saro Urzi Vitelli
Victor Rendina Phillip Tattaglia
Tere Livrano Theresa Hagen
Salvatore Corsitto Bonasera
Ardell Sheridan Mrs. Clemenza
Carmine Coppola Piano Player (uncredited)
Sofia Coppola Baby (uncredited)
Joe Spinell Willy Cicci (uncredited)
Carlo Savina Conductor

Technical Credits
Francis Ford Coppola Director,Screenwriter
Paul R. Baxley Stunts
Sass Bedig Special Effects
Michael Chapman Camera Operator
Warren Clymer Art Director
Dick Smith Makeup Special Effects
A.D. Flowers Special Effects
Gray Fredrickson Associate Producer
Fred T. Gallo Asst. Director
Louis Di Giaimo Casting
Charles Grenzbach Sound/Sound Designer
Anna Hill Johnstone Costumes/Costume Designer
Marc Laub Editor
Joe Lombardi Special Effects
Christopher Newman Sound/Sound Designer
Mario Puzo Screenwriter
William H. Reynolds Editor
Philip Rhodes Makeup
Fred Roos Casting
Nino Rota Score Composer
Albert S. Ruddy Producer
Carlo Savina Musical Direction/Supervision
Philip Smith Set Decoration/Design
Murray Solomon Editor
Dean Tavoularis Production Designer
Gordon Willis Cinematographer
Peter Zinner Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Godfather
1. I Believe In America
2. The Wedding
3. Johnny Fontane
4. Tom Hagen Goes To Hollywood
5. Meeting With Sollozzo
6. Shooting Of Don Corleone
7. Luca Brasi Sleeps With The Fishes
8. Michael At The Hospital
9. It's Strictly Business
10. How's The Italian Food In This Restaurant?
11. The Don Returns Home
12. The Thunderbolt
13. Sonny Gives Carlo A Warning
14. Michael Marries Apollonia
15. I Don't Want His Mother To See Him This Way
16. Apollonia's Murder
17. We Are All Reasonable Men Here
18. The Don Puts Michael In Charge
19. I'm Moe Green
20. I Never Wanted This For You
21. Baptism And Murder
22. Don't Ask Me About My Business, Kay
23. End Credits

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