The Godfather | reviewed by: Kyle Coleman | August 26, 2011
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Coppola's classic, Brando's brilliant, Pacino's emerging. Cazale amazing and oft-overlooked. This has it all: plot, score, top-notch acting.
genre Crime | Drama
synopsis The story spans the years from 1945 to 1955 and chronicles the fictional Italian American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael, steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.
lead actors Marlon Brando | Al Pacino | James Caan | Richard S. Castellano | Robert Duvall | Sterling Hayden | Richard Conte | Al Lettieri | Diane Keaton | Abe Vigoda | Talia Shire | Gianni Russo | John Cazale | John Marley | Rudy Bond | Al Martino | Simonetta Stefanelli | Victor Rendina | Tony Giorgio
director Francis Ford Coppola