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The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992)

The multigenerational saga of the rise and fall of the Corleone crime family.

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Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Don Michael Corleone (archive footage)
Robert Duvall ... Tom Hagen (archive footage)
Diane Keaton ... Kay Adams (archive footage)
Talia Shire ... Connie Corleone Rizzi (archive footage)
Marlon Brando ... Don Vito Corleone (archive footage)
James Caan ... Sonny Corleone (archive footage)
John Cazale ... Fredo Corleone (archive footage)
Robert De Niro ... Young Vito Corleone (archive footage)
Andy Garcia ... Vincent Mancini (archive footage)
Richard S. Castellano ... Peter Clemenza (archive footage)
Lee Strasberg ... Hyman Roth (archive footage)
Michael V. Gazzo ... Frankie Pentangeli (archive footage)
Sofia Coppola ... Mary Corleone (archive footage)
Richard Bright ... Al Neri (archive footage)
Eli Wallach ... Don Altobello (archive footage)
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This direct-to-video feature re-edits the three Godfather films into one cohesive package. The saga of the Corleone Family is told in chronological order, and numerous scenes that were deleted from each film have been restored. Written by Phil Fernando

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

30 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kmotr 1, 2, 3 See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Vito Corleone, Clemenza and Tessio are going to the gunsmith the owner's name is Augustino Coppola, later he introduces his son, Carmine Coppola, who demonstrates his flute playing abilities. This scene is a tribute to Francis Ford Coppola's father and grandfather. His father was the first flautist with the NBC symphony under Arturo Toscanini. His grandfather was an actual gunsmith. His father worked in the "shop" from time to time as a child. They both insist the event actually happened. See more »

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As the Corleone's pack up to move to Las Vegas, there is a real estate sign outside the compound offering the property for commercial development. Later, Michael meets Frankie Pentangeli in his father's old (redecorated) house. See more »

Quotes

Don Michael Corleone: It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business.
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Alternate Versions

A 1981 video release was titled The Godfather 1902-1959: The Complete Epic (in Japan it was titled The Godfather 1901-1959: The Epic). This version reportedly contains fewer additional scenes. In 1992, _Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980, The (1992) (V)_ was released. It features "The Godfather Saga" and _Godfather: Part III, The (1990)_ edited in chronological order with even more additional scenes. See more »

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Version of The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977) See more »

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All time favourite with excellent acting and a marvelous script tightly composed between Coppola and Puzo
27 July 2003 | by VagusSee all my reviews

This is my all time favourite suite of movies. The Godfather trilogy has bedazzled me time after time. The best thing is to see them all in a row with at the most one day between.

In part one Marlon Brando totally owns the screen and takes all the attention. And this isn't an easy task if you look at the casting! Al Pacino himself makes it worth while, as well as James Caan, Diane Keaton and Robert Duvall. Together they blend a perfect mix.

If you see the movies first and then read the original book by Mario Puzo, you will probably find that the characters in the movies perfectly suits the ones in the book. It's such a perfect match. Maybe this if because of the fact that Francis Ford Coppola worked together with Puzo on the movies.

I first saw the movies and then read the book, and even if I knew the movies very well I sat glued to the book from the first page to the last! And after I finished the book I felt a strong urge to see the movies again. This is because you get so much more information on all the characters in the book, so when you watch the movies again you will understand so much more! It's almost like seeing the trilogy for the first time again!

Enjoy!


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