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The Godfather

A powerful Sicilian family fights to maintain their grip on the criminal underworld in America.


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"The Godfather" is a "bedtime movie" for any movie lover, a masterpiece directed by Francis Ford Coppola and an accurate analysis of the mafia and Italian immigration in the United States. Not only did it influence subsequent works and become one of the best movies of all time, it was also one of the first responsible for bringing Hollywood back to its golden years.



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Plot summary

Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan's rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone's family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged. Based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel and featuring career-making performances by Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall, this searing and brilliant film garnered ten Academy Award nominations, and won three including Best Picture of 1972.

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