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

R  |   |  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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Father Rookie
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Drunk Cardinal
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Bish
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Father Santini
Dani Segina ...
Old Cardinal
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Niall Buggy ...
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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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30 August 1991 (USA)  »

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Miramax Pictures retained the services of civil rights activist Alan Dershowitz after ABC, NBC and CBS refused to air spots advertising the film because of the title "The Pope Must Die." See more »

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Vittorio Corelli: I want him to know it was me who killed him. I don't want him to die thinking it was just... bad luck.
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Filmed entirely in Europe, not far from the Vatican. See more »

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Spun-off from The Comic Strip Presents... (1982) See more »

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Not putrid or atrocious
24 March 2002 | by (Penarth, Wales) – See all my reviews

I don't normally like Peter Richardson's Comic Strip films, so why I watched this I don't know. However, it was much better than I expected, and, despite a few expletives, I thought it quite subtle in places. It's not very original in plot (which takes in rather too much), but the cast is quite good (Coltrane, Lom, Rocco), and the only people who might object are those who think it's anti-religious, which I feel it turns out not to be. I'm not a crackpot or a religious fanatic, although I don't think the film would appeal to the latter group !


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