The Godfather

Crime, Drama Rated: R 175 min
Saturday, April 2

Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and based on Mario Puzo’s novel of the same name, The Godfather focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). When the don’s youngest son, Michael (Al Pacino), reluctantly joins the Mafia, he becomes involved in the inevitable cycle of violence and betrayal. Although Michael tries to maintain a normal relationship with his wife, Kay (Diane Keaton), he is drawn deeper into the family business.

“Coppola made his bones with that crime epic, which won three Academy Awards, including best picture, made untold millions of dollars for Paramount Pictures and influenced a half-century of filmmaking in the process.” — Dave Itzkoff, New York Times
“Francis Ford Coppola’s first film in the series is still an epic, full of hypnotic acting, which reinvented mafia criminals as players in a dynastic psychodrama.” — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
directed by
Francis Ford Coppola
written by
Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
English, Italian, Latin
United States