Mario Puzo's The godfather

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Paramount Home Entertainment,
Pub. Date:
[2008]
Language:
English
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Popularly viewed as one of the best American films ever made, the multi-generational crime saga The Godfather is a touchstone of cinema: one of the most widely imitated, quoted, and lampooned movies of all time. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino star as Vito Corleone and his youngest son, Michael, respectively. It is the late 1940s in New York and Corleone is, in the parlance of organized crime, a "godfather" or "don," the head of a Mafia family. Michael, a free thinker who defied his father by enlisting in the Marines to fight in World War II, has returned a captain and a war hero. Having long ago rejected the family business, Michael shows up at the wedding of his sister, Connie (Talia Shire), with his non-Italian girlfriend, Kay (Diane Keaton), who learns for the first time about the family "business." A few months later at Christmas time, the don barely survives being shot by gunmen in the employ of a drug-trafficking rival whose request for aid from the Corleones' political connections was rejected. After saving his father from a second assassination attempt, Michael persuades his hotheaded eldest brother, Sonny (James Caan), and family advisors Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) and Sal Tessio (Abe Vigoda) that he should be the one to exact revenge on the men responsible. After murdering a corrupt police captain and the drug trafficker, Michael hides out in Sicily while a gang war erupts at home. Falling in love with a local girl, Michael marries her, but she is later slain by Corleone enemies in an attempt on Michael's life. Sonny is also butchered, having been betrayed by Connie's husband. As Michael returns home and convinces Kay to marry him, his father recovers and makes peace with his rivals, realizing that another powerful don was pulling the strings behind the narcotics endeavor that began the gang warfare. Once Michael has been groomed as the new don, he leads the family to a new era of prosperity, then launches a campaign of murderous revenge against those who once tried to wipe out the Corleones, consolidating his family's power and completing his own moral downfall. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards and winning for Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), and Best Adapted Screenplay, The Godfather was followed by a pair of sequels. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
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Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Puzo, Mario,1920-1999,screenwriter.
Puzo, Mario,1920-1999.Godfather.
Rota, Nino,1911-1979,composer.
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Corleone family (Fictitious characters) -- Drama
Crime films
Criminal behavior
Criminal behavior -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama
Criminal psychology -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama
Delitos -- Nueva York (Estados Unidos) -- Nueva York -- Teatro
Drama
Familia -- Nueva York (Estados Unidos) -- Nueva York -- Teatro
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Gangs -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama
Gangster films
Gangsters
Gangsters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama
Italian American criminals
Italian American criminals -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama
Italian American families
Italian American families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama
Mafia
Mafia -- Drama
New York (State) -- New York
Organized crime
Organized crime -- Drama
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title_displayMario Puzo's The godfather
title_fullMario Puzo's The godfather [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures presents ; directed by Francis Ford Coppola ; screenplay by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola ; produced by Albert S. Ruddy
title_shortMario Puzo's The godfather
topic_facetCorleone family (Fictitious characters)
Criminal behavior
Criminal psychology
Delitos
Familia
Gangs
Gangsters
Italian American criminals
Italian American families
Mafia
Organized crime
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