The Godfather

The Godfather

  • Director: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Writer: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English, Italian, Latin
  • Release date: March 24, 1972
  • Runtime: 2h 55min
  • Sound mix: Mono
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Mario Puzo's The Godfather
  • "The Godfather" is a gangster movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino . It was released in the United States on March 24, 1972.
    The film is adapted from Mario Puzo 's novel of the same name. It tells the story of the development of the gangster family headed by Vito Don Corleone and how Corleone’s youngest son Mike took over as his father and became the gang leader. In 1973, the film won the 45th Oscars Awards for Best Film, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay   . In 2007, it was selected by the American Motion Picture Association as the "Second Place of 100 Best 100 Films".


    • Release date March 24, 1972
    • Filming locations Forza d'Agrò, Messina, Sicily, Italy
    • Production companies Paramount Pictures, Alfran Productions

    Box office


    $6,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Alexanne 2022-04-23 07:01:01

      sultry romance, romantic sultry

      Stupid romance, ——Analysis of the
      classics of [The Godfather]

      When it comes to gangster films, everyone should think of: all kinds of guns and ammunition, all kinds of team battles, all kinds of racing car chases... Anyway, it should be full of excitement, gunpowder smell and hormones toy. Then if you take this as a standard, in comparison, [Godfather] should give me the feeling of being boring.

      This kind of sullenness comes from almost any element in the film: the...

    • By Nathaniel 2022-04-23 07:01:01

      Why must you - when we are talking about the classics, what are we talking about.

      Every work once hailed as a classic will bear the fate of a star for the latecomer.
      Every person who really loves movies probably has a few "Is this my problem?" in their hearts and can't see any good classics.
      Except for some malicious brainless rebels who want to flaunt their outstanding taste by criticizing classics. This is probably because the classic itself is a kind of myth. So much so that "how to become a classic when the classics" became one of the few memory points in the...

    • By Gerald 2022-04-23 07:01:01

      Who invented the disgusting phrase "men's bible"?

      After reading the bible, do you men become masters of men, or do you continue to be small fish? If it is the latter, then you should watch a movie with Poly, Tom and others as the protagonists, and learn how to serve the peak.

      There are a lot of things here that you can't use as an ordinary person with a flat head. All you can do is greet customers with a smiley face, greet leaders with a smiley face, and write your documents, none of which are included in this film. Do you want to...

    • By Icie 2022-04-23 07:01:01

      far less than a book

      Maybe it's because of the earlier shooting time. The plot is boring, the characters are stiff, the expressions are stiff, the lines are too rigid, and the lines don't feel like it's just a mechanical narrative. I think people who haven't read the book may not be able to understand it.

      After all, it is not too easy to express the vivid mental activities or facial expressions of the actors in the book.

      Like the girl Mike fell in love with on the run. The description in the book is...

    • By Ahmad 2022-04-23 07:01:01

      Which is your favorite quote from the old Godfather Vito Don Corleone in The Godfather?

      A man who doesn't spend time with his family is not a real man!

      Originally wanted to make this sentence, he hastily ended his speech, but it turned out that it seemed far from enough.

      I think it should be the beginning of what he said when a person asked the godfather for help. He didn't treat him as a friend. Only when he was desperate, he came over and cried and shouted back my justice and other bullshit, but he didn't even want to call me a godfather.

      The opening...

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    • By Percy 2022-09-18 22:51:04

      I have watched The Godfather 1 three times so far. Today is the real mindblown. Every character’s small actions are portrayed. The moment and the isolation between the wife and michael at the end and the background The door that slowly closes is far more than a boxy perfect word. It can be summed up as a miracle of the pen and the spirit of the dragon and snake. It is a miracle. ! When you are too young, you really can't watch Godfather's past several times. It's a waste of...

    • By Peggie 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      It should be pretty, maybe not the type I like, I can't appreciate...

    • By Darron 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      The history of the Corleone family's development and struggle. It is indeed an atmospheric, calm and vigorous classic film about historical changes, the rise and fall of families, the growth of characters, and the carrying and shattering of the American dream. "Never let anyone know what you're thinking", in which the godfather played by Marlon Brando is majestic, deep and tolerant, absolutely unparalleled in the history of film. And Al Pacino's interpretation of the second-generation godfather...

    • By Lewis 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      A classic film worth...

    • By Chadrick 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      Even if your father is Marlon Brando and your brother is Al Pacino, as long as you are a woman, you can still be a big idiot who is pregnant and abused by her husband every day for six months until he finally kills his brother and then protects...

    Movie plot

    In the summer of 1945, the head of the Corleone family of the American mafia, the godfather Vito Corleone held a grand wedding for his youngest daughter Connie. Vito Corleone has three sons, the lascivious eldest son Sonny, the cowardly second son Fred, and the youngest son Mike, who returned from the battlefield of World War II. Among them, Sonny is the godfather's right-hand man; while Mike is shrewd and capable, but he has no...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    During the filming, Coppola had a fierce conflict with the producer Paramount Pictures, so that the producer considered replacing him.
    Most of Marlon Brando's lines in the film are read out according to the cue cards. In addition, he deliberately imitated the voice of Vito Corleone's character prototype Frank Costello.
    Marlon Brando hopes to make Vito Corleone look like a "bulldog." During the audition, he stuffed cotton in his mouth to...
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    Actor selection

    The producer, Paramount Pictures, initially disagreed with the actors selected by director Coppola. The producer strongly opposed Brando's role as Vito Corleone and hoped that Lawrence Oliver would play the role, but Oliver was unable to play due to health problems. A director of Paramount Pictures also suggested that Danny Thomas should play Vito Corleone. Later, after Coppola’s repeated pleading, the producer finally agreed to sign a...
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    Overall Evaluation

    "The Godfather" tells a romantic gang epic in a somber and calm style. It is one of the greatest gangster movies in movie history and is known as the man's bible. The film has not only achieved success in reviews, art and box office, but it also set a model for future generations. It is a classic movie praised by all. Its praise rate on authoritative film websites is as high as 100%. The authoritative American film organization, the...
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    Narrative festival

    "The Godfather" is very well-rounded in narrative, and the half-hour wedding line is dense, which plays a key role in the development of the huge relationship network of characters and the plot. The several foreshadowings buried at the beginning of the film all echoed in the later plots, and what makes people feel novel is that these echoes do not determine the plot direction, but are connected in a grassy line. For example, the second...
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    Scene shot

    "The Godfather" has many very classic lens applications. For example, the old Godfather turned his back to the camera in the opening scene, listening to the funeral home owner's speech, the light was very dark, after the whisper, he was hitting suddenly, and then slowly opened the camera to show the scene of the whole house. , The godfather's majestic side was very successful. At the end of the film, the use of the depth-of-field lens...
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    Movie quotes

    • Sollozzo: [to Michael, in Sicilian] I am sorry. What happened to your father was business. I have much respect for your father. But your father, his thinking is old-fashioned. You must understand why I had to do that. Now let's work through where we go from here.

      [Michael tries speaking in Sicilian, but can't express himself properly, so with a quick look at McCluskey they both switch to English]

      Michael: What I want... what's most important to me is that I have a guarantee: no more attempts on my father's life.

      Sollozzo: What guarantees could I give you, Mike? I'm the hunted one. I've missed my chance. You think too much of me, kid. I am not that clever. All I want is a truce.

      Michael: I have to go to the bathroom. Is that all right?

      Capt. McCluskey: You gotta go, you gotta go.

      [Michael gets up, but a suspicious Sollozzo probes Michael's crotch, to Michael's offense]

      Capt. McCluskey: I frisked him. He's clean.

      Sollozzo: Don't take too long...

      [Michael heads to the bathroom]

      Capt. McCluskey: [to Sollozzo] I frisked a thousand young punks.

    • Emilio Barzini: [during a meeting with the Five Families] Times have changed. It's not like the Old Days, when we can do anything we want. A refusal is not the act of a friend. If Don Corleone had all the judges, and the politicians in New York, then he must share them, or let us others use them. He must let us draw the water from the well. Certainly he can present a bill for such services; after all... we are not Communists.

    • Tom Hagen: When I meet with Tattaglia's men, should I insist all their drug middlemen have clean records?

      Don Corleone: Mention it, don't insist. But Barzini will know that without being told.

      Tom Hagen: You mean Tattaglia...

      Don Corleone: Tattaglia is a pimp. He never could have outfought Santino. But I didn't know until this day that it was Barzini all along.