The Godfather (Scots: The Godfaither) is a 1972 American crime drama film directit bi Francis Ford Coppola an produced bi Albert S. Ruddy frae a screenplay bi Mario Puzo an Coppola.

The Godfather
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Theatrical release poster
Directit biFrancis Ford Coppola
Produced biAlbert S. Ruddy
Screenplay bi
Based onThe Godfather
bi Mario Puzo
Muisic biNino Rota
CinematographyGordon Willis
Eeditit bi
Alfran Productions
Distributit biParamount Pictures
Release date
  • 15 Mairch 1972 (1972-03-15) (Loew's State Theatre)
  • 24 Mairch 1972 (1972-03-24) (United States)
Rinnin time
175 minutes
KintraUnitit States
Budget$6–7 million[1][2]
Box office$245.1–286 million[1][3][4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Godfather (1972)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  2. "The Godfather - Box Office Data, DVD and Blu-ray Sales, Movie News, Cast and Crew Information". The Numbers. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  3. Von Gunden 1991, p. 36.
  4. "The Godfather (Re-issue) (1997)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 20, 2014.