The Godfather was released in 1972 and it's a movie about a mafia family and the New York City's gang war in the late 1940s. It was written by Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo, based on a Puzo's novel and was directed by Francis, himself.
Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) is The Godfather, the "Don" (head) of a successful family whose business is organized crime. Their appearance is impulsive, hot-tempered Sonny (James Caan), whose brothers are brooding Michael (Al Pacino), who tries to seperate himself from his criminal family, and Fredo (John Cazale), who doesn't seem to do anything right. Vito has also adopted level-headed Tom Hagen (Rober Duvall), then the family lawyer.
Vito's refusal to enter the lucrative drug rackets puts him in a war between the mafia families. Michael gets his hand dirty by taking revenge on the family's behalf, and then taking over as the new calculating, ruthless godfather. In his new role he plots to make the Corleones the leading players in Las Vegas casino industry while arranging for the war in New York City to be settled for once and for all.