The Godfather, Part 2 Movie Review 1974

Information and Film Reviews for The Godfather, Part 2 the Movie

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A continuation and retracing of the first film, interpolating the maintenance of the Corleone family by the aging Michael, and its founding by the young Vito (De Niro, in a terrific performance) 60 years before in NYC's Little Italy. Often considered the second half of one film, the two films stand as one of American film's greatest efforts, and as a 1970s high-water mark. Combined into one work for TV presentation. Followed by a sequel.


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Available on VHS
Running time 200 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Crime Drama, Witness Protection Program, Organized Crime, Revenge, Family Ties, Producers: Coppola/American Zoetrope, Books to Film: Mario Puzo, Modern Shakespeare, New York, New York, Cuba, Flashback, Brothers & Sisters, New Year's Eve, 4 Bones
Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, James Caan, Danny Aiello, John Cazale, Lee Strasberg, Talia Shire, Michael V. Gazzo, Troy Donahue, Joe Spinell, Abe Vigoda, Marianna Hill, Fay Spain, G.D. Spradlin, Bruno Kirby, Harry Dean Stanton, Roger Corman, Kathleen Beller, John Aprea, Morgana King, Dominic Chianese, Frank Sivero, Gianni Russo, Peter Donat
Gordon Willis
Francis Ford Coppola
Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola
Paramount Pictures


Oscars 1974: Adapt. Screenplay, Art Dir./Set Dec., Director (Coppola), Picture, Support. Actor (De Niro), Orig. Dramatic Score; AFI 1998: Top 100; Directors Guild 1974: Director (Coppola), Natl. Film Reg. 1993;; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1974: Director (Coppola); Writers Guild 1974: Adapt. Screenplay.

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