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
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Monsignor Colin McGee
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Ciolino
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Lucia
Angelo Evans ...
Giuliano
Marta Zoffoli ...
Isabella
Guido Alberti ...
Cardinal Augusto Morante
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Fortunato
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Monsignor Betti
Agnès Nobecourt ...
Mother of Sick Boy
Jorge Krimer ...
Secretary, Sistine Chapel
Tom Felleghy ...
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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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Funny, heartfelt, engaging, great characters
20 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Please keep in mind that I am a movie watcher, I don't care much for "the deeper meaning" behind it. I work hard, life is tough, I see all the pain and suffering in the day to day grind. I watch movies for the pleasure. OK? OK.

I haven't seen this gem in many years. I rented it from the big "B" video rental store over and over again. If I had more of a criminal bent, I'd have made myself a copy, or even better "lose" it and pay them for it. It is a lovely movie with a happy ending. It evoked emotions, made me believe it. The characters were real and at the same time larger than life. The actors were all accomplished in their craft. The location was perfect. I'm not one to pay attention to how they made the movie unless it stinks, this one made me notice how VERY well it was done. This is probably my all time favorite. I tried to expose friends to it, but with little success. I choose to believe that I am right and the rest of the world is wrong in regards to this particular movie. If you ever get a chance, try this one.


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