Director Francis Ford Coppola's landmark adaptation of Mario Puzo's best-selling novel of Mafia life in 1940s New York earned Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor. Marlon Brando stars as aging mob boss Don Vito Corleone, who weighs the appointment of a rightful successor to head his "family business" from among his three sons: hot-headed first-born son Sonny (James Caan), weak-minded Fredo (John Cazale), and college-educated war hero Michael (Al Pacino). With Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Richard Castellano. 177 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.