The Godfather Trilogy

Director: Francis Ford Coppola


Production: Paramount Pictures; Technicolor, 35mm; running time: 176 minutes. Released 11 March 1972. Filmed in New York City and in Sicily. Cost: over $5 million. Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando), Best Screenplay, 1972; New York Film Critics' Award, Best Supporting Actor (Duvall), 1972; Directors Guild of America, Director Award (Coppola), 1972.

Producer: Albert S. Ruddy; screenplay: Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo, from the novel by Mario Puzo; photography: Gordon Willis; editors: William Reynolds, Peter Zinner, Marc Lamb, and Murray Solomon; sound: Bud Granzbach, Richard Portman, Christopher Newman, and Les Lazarowitz; production designer: Philip Smith; art director: Warren Clymer; music: Nino Rota; costume designer: Anna Hill Johnstone.

Cast: Marlon Brando (Don Vito Corleone); Al Pacino (Michael Corleone); James Caan (Sonny Corleone); Richard Castellano (Clemenza); Robert Duvall (Tom Hagen); Diane Keaton (Kay Adams); Sterling Hayden (McCluskey); Talia Shire (Connie Rizzi); John Cazale (Fredo Corleone).

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