Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of 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.
- Genre: Drama, Crime
- Studio: Paramount, Alfran Productions
- Keyword: italy, loss of loved one, love at first sight, based on novel or book, europe, symbolism, patriarch, organized crime, mafia, lawyer, religion, revenge motive, crime family, sicilian mafia, religious hypocrisy, gun violence, rise to power, dead horse, gang violence, 1940s, 1950s, mafia war, part of trilogy
- Cast: Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden