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FULL SYNOPSIS

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

Crew

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