The 1972 Best Picture Oscar-winner is a great pulp drama co-authored for the screen by Coppola and novelist Mario Puzo (the script also won an Oscar). The casting is also great, with Brando delivering one of the signature performances of his career (he, too, won an Oscar), and the very young Pacino seizing his screen destiny.
"...Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola. Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, John Cazale,..."
March 28, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten