The Godfather

Synopsis: When the aging head of a famous crime family decides to transfer his position to one of his subalterns, a series of unfortunate events start happening to the family, and a war begins between all the well-known families leading to insolence, deportation, murder and revenge, and ends with the favorable successor being finally chosen.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Won 3 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 28 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
175 min

The MEN walk down another row of parked cars. Put another

number in the notebook. A shiney new Cadillac with wooden


PETER CLEMENZA, dancing the Tarantella joyously, bumping

bellies with the ladies.


He mops his sweating forehead with a big handkerchief.

PAULIE hustles, gets a glass of icy black wine, and brings

it to him.


You look terrif on the floor!


What are you, a dance judge? Go do

your job; take a walk around the

neighborhood... see everything is


PAULIE nods and leaves; CLEMENZA takes a breath, and leaps

back into the dance.

The MEN walk down another row of parked cars. Put another

number in the notebook.

TESSIO, a tall, gentle-looking man, dances with a NINE-YEAR-

OLD GIRL, her little black party shoes planted on his

enormous brown shoes.

The MEN move on to other parked cars, when SONNY storms out

of the gate, his face flushed with anger, followed by



Buddy, this is a private party.

The MAN doesn't answer, but points to the DRIVER of the

sedan. SONNY menacingly thrusts his reddened face at him.

The DRIVER merely flips open his wallet to a greed card,

without saying a word. SONNY steps back, spits on the

ground, turns, and walks away, followed by CLEMENZA, PAULIE,

and another TWO MEN. He doesn't say a thing for most of the

walk back into the courtyard, and then, muttered to PAULIE.


Goddamn FBI...don't respect nothing.


DON CORLEONE sits quietly behind his massive desk in the

dark study.


...a fine boy from Sicily, captured

by the American Army, and sent to

New Jersey as a prisoner of war...


Nazorine, my friend, tell me what I

can do.

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Mario Puzo

Mario Gianluigi Puzo (October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author, screenwriter and journalist. He is known for his crime novels about the Mafia, most notably The Godfather (1969), which he later co-adapted into a three-part film saga directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the first film in 1972 and Part II in 1974. Puzo also wrote the original screenplay for the 1978 Superman film. His last novel, The Family, was released posthumously in 2001. more…

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