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The Pope Must Diet (1991)
"The Pope Must Die" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  30 August 1991 (USA)
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A less-than-qualified and far-from-perfect priest is mistakenly named the new pope. As the pontiff, he must deal with Vatican corruption, the Mob and the reappearance of his old lover.

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Cardinal Rocco
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Bish
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Father Santini
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Old Cardinal
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A less-than-qualified and far-from-perfect priest is mistakenly named the new pope. As the pontiff, he must deal with Vatican corruption, the Mob and the reappearance of his old lover. Written by &view=simple&sort=alpha" >Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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30 August 1991 (USA)  »

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The last film of Ernest Clark See more »

Quotes

Cardinal Rocco: [Dying from gunshot wound] Women!
[gasp]
Cardinal Rocco: You can't live with 'em,
[gasp]
Cardinal Rocco: and ya...
[dies]
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Filmed entirely in Europe, not far from the Vatican. See more »

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Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 26 August 1991 (1991) See more »

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Amusing and light hearted comedy
22 February 2002 | by (Manchester, UK) – See all my reviews

Contrary to the other reviewer's views this film was not made by bigots or those intent on stirring up religious hatred, but rather a light satire of the inner workings of the Vatican. It is a film that should not be taken too seriously.

Coltrane is as lovable as ever as the lowly priest who becomes the pope due to a typing error, and starts to clamp down on the mafia's involvement, though his efforts are put to an end when it is revealed he fathered a love child in his earlier life, he is then forced to try and stop the mafia from planting their own pope.

The stock British actors pull the film off with gentle gags, and where acting is cheesey is where the film blatantly doesnt take itself seriously....we're talking about a depiction of the vatican with a stock of Turin shrouds being sold in the crypt!!

Not the greatest comedy ever but still worth a look.


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