The Godfather is one of those films that are studied by academics because of their multi-layered plots, outstanding performances and wonderful aesthetics. The gangster film about crime families in 1940s/1950s New York is so renowned that even the individual performances (especially Marlon Brando's) and the film's lines are often copied and parodied.

The Godfather - Trailer

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. Trailer.

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Coppola and Mario Puzo wrote the screenplay.
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