The Godfather

The Godfather
Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola
Produced byAlbert S. Ruddy
Gray Frederickson (associate)
Written byMario Puzo (also novel)
Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay)
Music byCarmine Coppola
Nino Rota
CinematographyGordon Willis
Edited byWilliam Reynolds
Peter Zimmer
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Running time
175 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish / Italian / Latin

The Godfather is a 1972 American movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It is based on Mario Puzo's novel of the same name, and stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. The story of the movie takes place from 1945 to 1955.

It has been considered one of the best movies about the Mafia. In addition, many have called it the best movie of all time; it also appears on many such lists, including AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (where it was ranked at number three).

The Godfather won three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor (for Marlon Brando, who refused the award), and Best Adapted Screenplay.[1]

A sequel, The Godfather Part II, was released in 1974 and won another Best Picture Oscar. It was the only sequel to do so until 2003's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The third movie in the Godfather trilogy, The Godfather Part III, came out in 1990. The critics thought it was not as good as the other two movies.

Release dates

Country Premiere
23x15px Canada 24 March 1972
23x15px United States 24 March 1972
23x15px Japan 15 July 1972
23x15px Uruguay 10 August 1972
23x15px United Kingdom 24 August 1972
Template:FRG 24 August 1972
23x15px Ireland 25 August 1972
23x15px Brazil 10 September 1972
23x15px Argentina 20 September 1972
23x15px Italy 21 September 1972
23x15px Sweden 27 September 1972
23x15px Finland 29 September 1972
23x15px Greece 29 September 1972
23x15px Mexico 4 October 1972
23x15px France 18 October 1972
24px Spain 20 October 1972
23x15px Portugal 24 October 1972
23x15px Australia 2 November 1972
23x15px Denmark 26 December 1972
23x15px Poland 31 December 1972
23x15px Netherlands 18 January 1973
23x15px Turkey October 1973
23x15px Hong Kong 11 October 1973
23x15px Czechoslovakia 1 January 1975
23x15px South Korea 25 May 1977
23x15px Hungary 25 March 1982

Related pages


  1. Tim Dirks. "Filmsite Movie Review - 100 Greatest Films The Godfather (1972)". AMC Filmsite. Retrieved 19 January 2014.

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