Released Date
March 24, 1972
Distributor
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Drama
Rating
R
Budget
$6,000,000
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$134,966,411 + $111,154,575 = $246,120,986
81

Al Pacino

as Michael Corleone

1924-2004

Marlon Brando

as Vito Corleone

76

Diane Keaton

as Kay Adams

81

James Caan

as Sonny Corleone

75

Talia Shire

as Connie

91

Robert Duvall

as Tom Hagen

1921-2016

Abe Vigoda

as Tessio

50

Sofia Coppola

as Michael Francis Rizzi

78

Gianni Russo

as Carlo

1927-2009

Al Martino

as Johnny Fontane

1936-2015

Alex Rocco

as Moe Greene

1916-1996

Sterling Hayden

as Capt. McCluskey

1918-1996

Vito Scotti

as Nazorine

1910-1975

Richard Conte

as Barzini

1933-1988

Richard S. Castellano

as Clemenza

About The Godfather

An organized crime dynasty's aging patriarch transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

An organized crime dynasty's aging patriarch transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

About

Francis Ford Coppola film about the ailing boss of a mafia family hands over control of his criminal empire to his hesitant son. The film is the first installment in the Godfather franchise. 

Trivia

Actor Marlon Brando won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in his role of Don Corleone. To make his character look like a bulldog, Marlon Brando wore a mouthpiece created by a dentist for the film.