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[[Performer~P85868~Francis Ford Coppola~francisfordcoppola]]'s legendary continuation and sequel to his landmark 1972 film, The Godfather, parallels the young Vito Corleone's rise with his son Michael's spiritual fall, deepening The Godfather's depiction of the dark side of the American dream. In the early 1900s, the child Vito flees his Sicilian village for America after the local Mafia kills his family. Vito ([[Performer~P17593~Robert De Niro~robertdeniro]]) struggles to make a living, legally or illegally, for his wife and growing brood in Little Italy, killing the local Black Hand Fanucci ([[Performer~P50940~Gastone Moschin~gastonemoschin]]) after he demands his customary cut of the tyro's business. With Fanucci gone, Vito's communal stature grows, but it is his family (past and present) who matters most to him -- a familial legacy then upended by Michael's (Al Pacino) business expansion in the 1950s. Now based in Lake Tahoe, Michael conspires to make inroads in Las Vegas and Havana pleasure industries by any means necessary. As he realizes that allies like Hyman Roth (Lee Strasberg) are trying to kill him, the increasingly paranoid Michael also discovers that his ambition has crippled his marriage to Kay ([[Performer~P96996~Diane Keaton~dianekeaton]]) and turned his brother, Fredo (John Cazale), against him. Barely escaping a federal indictment, Michael turns his attention to dealing with his enemies, completing his own corruption. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

  • Release date:December 12, 1974

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Al Pacino Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1974 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Al Pacino Best Actor 1974 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Al Pacino Best Actor 1975 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dean Tavoularis Best Art Direction 1974 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lee Strasberg New Star of the Year - Male 1974 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lee Strasberg Best Supporting Actor 1974 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mario Puzo Best Adapted Screenplay 1974 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Mario Puzo Best Screenplay 1974 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nino Rota Best Original Dramatic Score 1974 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Nino Rota Best Original Score 1974 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Robert De Niro Best Supporting Actor 1974 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Talia Shire Best Supporting Actress 1974 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Francis Ford Coppola Best Director 1974 Winner
Directors Guild of America Francis Ford Coppola Best Director 1974 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Francis Ford Coppola Best Director 1974 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Francis Ford Coppola Best Adapted Screenplay 1974 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Francis Ford Coppola Best Picture 1974 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Francis Ford Coppola Best Director 1974 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Francis Ford Coppola Best Screenplay 1974 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Vincente Gazzo Best Supporting Actor 1974 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gray Fredrickson Best Picture 1974 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Angelo P. Graham Best Art Direction 1974 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences George R. Nelson Best Art Direction 1974 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Carmine Coppola Best Original Dramatic Score 1974 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Carmine Coppola Best Original Score 1974 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Fred Roos Best Picture 1974 Winner

Cast

Al Pacino
as Michael Corleone
Robert Duvall
as Tom Hagen
Diane Keaton
as Kay Adams
Robert De Niro
as Vito Corleone
John Cazale
as Fredo Corleone
Lee Strasberg
as Hyman Roth
Talia Shire
as Connie
Oreste Baldini
as Vito Andolini, as a boy
Troy Donahue
as Merle Johnson
Dominic Chianese
as Johnny Ola
Roger Corman
as Senator #2
John Aprea
as Young Tessio
Danny Aiello
as Tony Rosato
Francesca de Sapio
as Young Mama Corleone
Fay Spain
as Marcia Roth
Nick Discenza
as Bartender
Carmine Caridi
as Carmine Rosato
Ignazio Pappalardo
as Mosca
Tom Dahlgren
as Fred Corngeld
Carmine Foresta
as Policeman
Carmen Argenziano
as Michael's Buttonman #2
Joe Spinell
as Willie Cicci
Kathleen Beller
as Girl in "Senza Mamma"
Bruno Kirby
as Young Clemenza
Abe Vigoda
as Tessio
Roman Coppola
as Young Sonny Corleone (uncredited)
Maria Carta
as Vito's Mother
Frank Sivero
as Genco
Michael Vincente Gazzo
as Frankie Pentangeli
Tom Rosqui
as Rocco Lampone
Phil Feldman
as Senator #1
Tere Livrano
as Theresa Hagen
Morgana King
as Mama Corleone
Giuseppe Sillato
as Don Francesco
Sofia Coppola
as Child (uncredited)
Joseph Della Sorte
as Michael's Buttonman #1
Peter Donat
as Questadt
Richard Bright
as Al Neri
James Caan
as Sonny
Gianni Russo
as Carlo
Harry Dean Stanton
as FBI Man 1
G.D. Spradlin
as Senator Pat Geary
William Bowers
as Senate Committee Chairman
Amerigo Tot
as Michael's Bodyguard
Gastone Moschin
as Fanucci
Ezio Flagello
as Impresario
Vincent Coppola
as Street Vendor
Erica Yohn
as Governess
Mario Cotone
as Don Tommasino
James Gounaris
as Anthony Corleone
Leopoldo Trieste
as Signor Roberto
Marianna Hill
as Deanna Corleone

Crew

Francis Ford Coppola
Director
Francis Ford Coppola
Producer
Gray Fredrickson
Producer
Fred Roos
Producer
Mario Puzo
Book Author
Mario Puzo
Screenwriter
Francis Ford Coppola
Screenwriter
Gordon Willis
Cinematographer
Carmine Coppola
Musical Direction/Supervision
Carmine Coppola
Composer (Music Score)
Nino Rota
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Zinner
Editor
Richard Marks
Editor
Barry Malkin
Editor
Dean Tavoularis
Production Designer
Angelo P. Graham
Art Director
George R. Nelson
Set Designer
Walter Murch
Sound/Sound Designer
Joe Lombardi
Special Effects
Burt Bluestein
First Assistant Director
Chuck Myers
First Assistant Director
Newt Arnold
First Assistant Director
Mike Fenton
Casting
Vic Ramos
Casting
Jane Feinberg
Casting
Michael S. Glick
Production Manager
Carmine Coppola
Conductor
Charles Schram
Makeup
Frank Campanella
Dialogue Coach
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