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The Godfather is an drama movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan and Richard S. Castellano and Robert Duvall. The movie was written by Mario Puzo (screenplay by), Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay by). The film has a $6 million budget with a 175-minute running time. The Godfather currently has a 9.2 IMDb rating, based on 1373944 and 100 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated R.

release date for The Godfather

The Godfather release date

When does The Godfather come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for The Godfather (1972) is March 15, 1972.


When will The Godfather be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

The Godfather DVD/Blu-ray release date is N/A. The estimated DVD release date is N/A. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in N/A. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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The Godfather budget

How much did The Godfather cost to make?

$6,000,000 budget

The movie cost $6 million to make.

The Godfather movie poster

The Godfather rating

R Rated

The Godfather is rated R. R stands for ‘Restricted’, which means children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. The movie contains some adult material and parents are urged to learn more about the movie.


The Godfather reviews

9.2 IMDb 100 Metascore

The movie currently has a 9.2 of out 10 IMDb rating and 100 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.


The Godfather trailer

The Godfather plot summary

What is The Godfather about?

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.


Synopsis from IMDb The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.


The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.


The Godfather cast

Who is in The Godfather?

Marlon Brando in The Godfather Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone
Al Pacino in The Godfather Al Pacino as Michael Corleone
James Caan in The Godfather James Caan as Santino ‘Sonny’ Corleone
Richard S. Castellano in The Godfather Richard S. Castellano as Pete Clemenza
Robert Duvall in The Godfather Robert Duvall as Tom Hagen

The Godfather box Office

How much did The Godfather make?

$245,066,411 worldwide

The film has made over $245 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.


The Godfather details

Theatrical Release Date: March 15, 1972
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: N/A
Film Budget: $6 million
Box Office: $245 million
Length: 175 minutes
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English

The Godfather facts


How long is The Godfather?

The movie is 175 minutes long (2 hours and 55 minutes).

What year did The Godfather come out?

The movie is out on March 15, 1972. The movie has been out for .


Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Marlon Brando plays as Don Vito Corleone.


Who is the director of The Godfather?

Francis Ford Coppola directed the movie.


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