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The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)

Two cousins unknowingly rob the mob and face the dangerous consequences.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Kehoe ...
Tony DiBenedetto ...
Ronald Maccone ...
Betty Miller ...


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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Release Date:

22 June 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Pate von Greenwich Village  »

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Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,544,624, 24 June 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,836,201, 31 December 1984
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rickie Lee Jones had originally written and recorded an instrumental demo as a theme, but it was rejected in favor of Frank Sinatra's "Summer Wind." The demo, which retained the title "Theme for the Pope" (because of the movie), wound up on her 1984 album The Magazine. See more »


When Walter (Bunky) (Jack Kehoe) falls into the elevator shaft, Charlie goes down to see if the guy is still alive or not. Charlie finds out it's a cop & also that he has a wire tape on him. When Charlie checks Bunky's pulse in Bunky's neck, the actor leans into Charlie's hand. He is supposed to be dead, and not moving. See more »


Paulie: Aw man, another two-hundred dollar a week hard-on lookin' to shit on anyone was drivin' a Coupe deVille.
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One of my all-time favorite movies
22 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Remember when Mickey Rourke was good? Remember Eric Roberts before the "Best of the Best" series? Remember Darryl Hannah at her finest? If not, this surprisingly good film will show you why they all were once established talents (or in Hannah's case, just nice to look at). The dialogue is New York street, but done so well it doesn't feel out of place. A must-see movie for anyone who loves NY, or just stories about endearing losers trying to make it big.

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