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Newseries The Godfather


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The complete story MARIO puzo's novel adapted for television in four parts starring
Part 1
1901: Escaping from Sicily after witnessing the slaying of his family in a bloody vendetta, eight-year-old Vito Corleone arrives in New York. There, living in the Italian community, he drifts into a life of petty crime - the first step in a career that is to make him the most feared and powerful figure in America's underworld.
In this masterly re-shaping of his two Oscar-winning feature films incorporating footage not seen in the original movies, director Francis Ford Coppola transcends the basic story of gangsterdom and violence, creating a vivid portrait of Italian-American family life while examining the nature of power at its most evil and corrupt.
Screenplay by MARIO puzo and FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
(Part 2: tomorrow at 9.25 pm)


Unknown: Vito Corleone
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Unknown: Mario Puzo
Unknown: Francis Ford Coppola
Produced By: Albert S. Ruddy
Produced By: Francis Ford Coppola
Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola
Don Vito Corleone: Marion Brando
Michael Corleone: Al Pacino
Tom Hagen: Robert Duvall
Sonny Corleone: James Caan
Clemenza: Richard Castellano
Kay Adams: Diane Keaton
the young Vito Corleone: Robert de Niro
Connie Rizzi: Talia Shire
McCluskey: Sterling Hayden
Jack Woltz: John Marley
Barzini: Richard Conte
Hyman Roth: Lee Strasberg
Fredo Corleone: John Cazale
SolloZZO: Al Lettierl
Tessio: Abe Vigoda
Johnny Fontane: Al Martino
Mama Corleone: Morgana King
Al Neri: Richard Bright
Moe Greene: Alex Rocco
Apollonia: Simonetta Stefanelli
Frankie Pentangeli: Michael V. Grazzo
Carlo Rizzi: Gianni Russo

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Newseries The Godfather

BBC One London, 5 September 1983 21.25

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