The Godfather Part II (1974)
The Coppola Company
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
"The Godfather Part II" is a 1974 American crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Partially based on Puzo's 1969 novel The Godfather, the film is both sequel and prequel to "The Godfather", presenting parallel dramas: one picks up the 1958 story of Michael Corleone (Pacino), the new Don of the Corleone crime family, protecting the family business in the aftermath of an attempt on his life; the prequel covers the journey of his father, Vito Corleone (De Niro), from his Sicilian childhood to the founding of his family enterprise in New York City.
Genre': Crime, Drama
Release date: December 12, 1974 (NYC)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Screenplay by: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
Based on: The novel, "The Godfather" by Mario Puzo
Music: Nino Rota
Cinematography: Gordon Willis
Edited by: Peter Zinner, Barry Malkin, Richard Marks
Cast: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Talia Shire, Morgana King, John Cazale, Mariana Hill, Lee Strasberg
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
* © 1974 - Paramount Pictures