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Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 1322 Ratings

Summary: The story begins as "Don" Vito Corleone, the head of a New York Mafia "family", oversees his daughter's wedding. His beloved son Michael has just come home from the war, but does not intend to become part of his father's business. Through Michael's life the nature of the family business becomes clear. The business of the family is just like the head of the family, kind and benevolent to those who give respect, but given to ruthless violence whenever anything stands against the good of the family. Don Vito lives his life in the way of the old country, but times are changing and some don't want to follow the old ways and look out for community and "family". An up and coming rival of the Corleone family wants to start selling drugs in New York, and needs the Don's influence to further his plan. The clash of the Don's fading old world values and the new ways will demand a terrible price, especially from Michael, all for the sake of the family.
Runtime: 175 min
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Production: Paramount Pictures
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Languages: English, Italian, Latin
Home Release Date: Oct 9, 2001
Director Credit
Francis Ford Coppola Director
Writer Credit
Francis Ford Coppola Screenplay
Mario Puzo Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Al Pacino Michael Corleone
Marlon Brando Don Vito Corleone
Cast Credit
Abe Vigoda Sal Tessio
Al Lettieri Virgil 'The Turk' Sollozzo
Diane Keaton Kay Adams
Gianni Russo Carlo Rizzi
James Caan Santino 'Sonny' Corleone
John Cazale Fredo Corleone
John Marley Jack Woltz
Richard Conte Don Emilio Barzini
Richard S. Castellano Peter Clemenza
Robert Duvall Tom Hagen
Rudy Bond Don Carmine Cuneo
Sterling Hayden Capt. McCluskey
Talia Shire Connie Corleone Rizzi
Producer Credit
Albert S. Ruddy Producer
Gray Frederickson Associate Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: