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The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  22 June 1984 (USA)
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Charlie and his troublesome cousin Paulie decide to steal $150000 in order to back a "sure thing" race horse that Paulie has inside information on. The aftermath of the robbery gets them ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Burns
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Bed Bug Eddie
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Paulie's Father
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Nunzi
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Jimmy the Cheese Man
Tony DiBenedetto ...
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Ronald Maccone ...
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Betty Miller ...
Nora
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Storyline

Charlie and his troublesome cousin Paulie decide to steal $150000 in order to back a "sure thing" race horse that Paulie has inside information on. The aftermath of the robbery gets them into serious trouble with the local Mafia boss and the corrupt New York City police department. Written by Grant Hamilton <n9431210@scholar.nepean.uws.edu.au>

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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22 June 1984 (USA)  »

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Der Pate von Greenwich Village  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The number of times that the song "Summer Wind" sung by legendary crooner Frank Sinatra is heard during the film was three. See more »

Goofs

Charlie's hairstyle changes between shots while he and Diane argue (leading to the revelation that she is pregnant). See more »

Quotes

Paulie: Nicky don't go for spit. 'Nose' still shines his own shoes, pop. I don't call that success.
Paulie's Father: Oh yeah? And what do you call it?
Paulie: Knowin' how to spend it. I never ordered a Brandy in my life that wasn't Cordon Bleu... I took two-hundred from shylocks, pop, to see Sinatra at the Garden? Sat two seats away from Tony Bennett. That's success!
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Just To Walk That Little Girl Home
Written by Willy DeVille (uncredited) and Doc Pomus (uncredited)
Performed by Willy DeVille
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Deserves to be better remembered
14 September 2006 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

Rourke & Roberts pre-fame.

Charlie Moran (Rourke) seemed more like an Irish hood instead of an Italian. Rourke basically set a trend on the type of characters he plays. He's basically re-did this role again and again. And why not? He's great at it.

Eric Roberts is a chronic over actor. But unlike most, he can be so entertaining. Watching him chew the scenery here was the most fun. The whole "He should die, die, die...." scene after they get fired in the beginning is still a corker.

Daryl Hannah is not the best actress, but she seemed to thrive here as Charlie's straight girlfriend.

And kudos to Walsh, Young, McMillan (R.I.P), and the brilliant Geraldine Page (also R.I.P) for their roles. Page almost stole the film.

And I think Bedbug Eddie (Young) was based on the late NYC mafia leader Fat Tony Salerno. He also conducted most of his business in a no frills back room. He also didn't drink.

Good character study.


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