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.
|Directed by||Francis Ford Coppola|
|Produced by||Albert S. Ruddy|
Gray Frederickson (associate)
|Written by||Mario Puzo (also novel)|
Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay)
|Music by||Carmine Coppola|
|Edited by||William Reynolds|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||English / Italian / Latin|
|Box office||$287 million|
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).
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.
|Canada||24 March 1972|
|United States||24 March 1972|
|Japan||15 July 1972|
|Uruguay||10 August 1972|
|United Kingdom||24 August 1972|
|West Germany||24 August 1972|
|Ireland||25 August 1972|
|Brazil||10 September 1972|
|Argentina||20 September 1972|
|Italy||21 September 1972|
|Sweden||27 September 1972|
|Netherlands||28 September 1972|
|Finland||29 September 1972|
|Greece||29 September 1972|
|Mexico||4 October 1972|
|France||18 October 1972|
|Spain||20 October 1972|
|Portugal||24 October 1972|
|Australia||2 November 1972|
|Denmark||26 December 1972|
|Poland||31 December 1972|
|Hong Kong||11 October 1973|
|Czechoslovakia||1 January 1975|
|South Korea||25 May 1977|
|Hungary||25 March 1982|
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- Tim Dirks. "Filmsite Movie Review - 100 Greatest Films The Godfather (1972)". AMC Filmsite. Retrieved 19 January 2014.