Francis Ford Coppola

Apocalypse Now

(1979)
90
15 Aug 1979
? R
153 min
John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Herr (narration)
Won 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 32 nominations.
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Dracula

(1992)
57
13 Nov 1992
? R
128 min
Bram Stoker (novel), James V. Hart (screenplay)
Won 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 15 nominations.
The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancee and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Rumble Fish

(1983)
63
Watch Trailer
21 Oct 1983
? R
94 min
S.E. Hinton (novel), S.E. Hinton (screenplay), Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Rusty James is the leader of a small, dying gang in an industrial town. He lives in the shadow of the memory of his absent, older brother -- The Motorcycle Boy. His mother has left, his father drinks, school has no meaning for him and his relationships are shallow. He is drawn into one more gang fight and the events that follow begin to change his life.

The Conversation

(1974)
86
01 Jun 1974
? PG
113 min
Francis Ford Coppola
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 13 nominations.
Harry Caul is a devout Catholic and a lover of jazz music who plays his saxophone while listening to his jazz records. He is a San Francisco-based electronic surveillance expert who owns and operates his own small surveillance business. He is renowned within the profession as being the best, one who designs and constructs his own surveillance equipment. He is an intensely private and solitary man in both his personal and professional life, which especially irks Stan, his business associate who often feels shut out of what is happening with their work. This privacy, which includes not letting anyone into his apartment and always telephoning his clients from pay phones is, in part, intended to control what happens around him. His and Stan's latest job (a difficult one) is to record the private discussion of a young couple meeting in crowded and noisy Union Square. The arrangement with his client, known only to him as "the director", is to provide the audio recording of the discussion and photographs of the couple directly to him alone in return for payment. Based on circumstances with the director's assistant, Martin Stett, and what Harry ultimately hears on the recording, Harry believes that the lives of the young couple are in jeopardy. Harry used to be detached from what he recorded, but is now concerned ever since the deaths of three people that were the direct result of a previous audio recording he made for another job. Harry not only has to decide if he will turn the recording over to the director, but also if he will try and save the couple's lives using information from the recording. As Harry goes on a quest to find out what exactly is happening on this case, he finds himself in the middle of his worst nightmare.

The Godfather

(1972)
100
24 Mar 1972
? R
175 min
Mario Puzo (screenplay), Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay), Mario Puzo (novel)
Won 3 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 27 nominations.
When the aging head of a famous crime family decides to transfer his position to one of his subalterns, a series of unfortunate events start happening to the family, and a war begins between all the well-known families leading to insolence, deportation, murder and revenge, and ends with the favorable successor being finally chosen.

The Godfather: Part II

(1974)
80
20 Dec 1974
? R
202 min
Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay), Mario Puzo (screenplay), Mario Puzo (novel)
Won 6 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 20 nominations.
The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

The Godfather: Part III

(1990)
60
25 Dec 1990
? R
162 min
Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 13 nominations.
In the final instalment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to legitimize his crime family's interests and remove himself from the violent underworld but is kept back by the ambitions of the young. While he attempts to link the Corleone's finances with the Vatican, Michael must deal with the machinations of a hungrier gangster seeking to upset the existing Mafioso order and a young protoge's love affair with his daughter.