Mansion from the 1972 movie classic "The Godfather" for sale: A New York City mansion featured in the 1972 classic "The Godfather" is up for sale with a $2.89 million price tag. In actuality, director Francis Ford Coppola only used its English Tudor-inspired exterior for the movie. The current owner has reportedly remodeled some of the rooms to resemble those used in the film. Some people may be willing to pay more for a home with a compelling story according to the managing realty company.