A young pope who feels he has lost touch with the people accidentally locks himself out of the Vatican and believes it is part of God's plan for him.

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Pope Leo XIV
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Cardinal Stefano Biondi
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Monsignor Francesco Ghezzi
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Abalardi
Donald Hewlett ...
Monsignor Colin McGee
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Ciolino
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Lucia
Angelo Evans ...
Giuliano
Marta Zoffoli ...
Isabella
Guido Alberti ...
Cardinal Augusto Morante
Massimo Sarchielli ...
Fortunato
Massimo Serato ...
Monsignor Betti
Agnès Nobecourt ...
Mother of Sick Boy
Jorge Krimer ...
Secretary, Sistine Chapel
Tom Felleghy ...
Ambassador
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A newly-elected Pope Leo XIV finds himself accidentally locked out of the Vatican. Unknown to the outside world, he winds up in an impoverished Italian village, where his adventures ultimately teach the Pope and his new friends some important lessons about friendship and self-esteem. Written by Chris DeSantis <ccdesan@burgoyne.com>

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13 November 1986 (Australia)  »

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Ein wahrer Jünger seines Herrn  »

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When Robert Duvall was being considered for the lead, the producers decided to opt instead for Conti because of the Oscar buzz on his " Reuben, Reuben " . Ironically it would be Duvall who won the Oscar that year for " Tender Mercies " See more »

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Abalardi: [Tongue in cheek] Excuse the sheep. They see so few Popes.
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Sweetness of Anne of Green Gables with the awe of The Godfather
9 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have not seen this movie in over 15 years, I am sure. I saw this movie because I tried something a bit different one day. I had a hankering to watch something that I would really like, so I came into the video rental store one time and asked the attendant, "Can you recommend a movie that is really good that I would not even know about, one that might be a real sleeper?" (A sleeper is something that looks rather ho hum on the outside, but is great on the inside.) He gave me Saving Grace, and told me that I would not be disappointed. Man, he was ever right! What a wonderful film. I saw it only once, and ever since I have been wondering if I could buy it. (I have looked on e auction site without success...so far) I have yet to find this movie. BTW- I have since gone into video stores and asked the same kind of question in hopes of finding other movies that would be so well done, but have NEVER had another recommendation that matched SAVING GRACE. I believe that you will not be disappointed with Saving Grace as well, IF you find it. (If you do, could you post it, please?)


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