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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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Cast

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The Pope
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Cardinal Rocco
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Father Rookie
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Monsignor Fitchie
Damir Mejovsek ...
Drunk Cardinal
Bozidar Smiljanic ...
Cardinal Spott
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Paulo
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Mother Superior
Marc Smith ...
US News Reporter
Peter Richardson ...
Bish
Ranko Zidaric ...
Father Santini
Dani Segina ...
Old Cardinal
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Cardinal Verucci
Niall Buggy ...
BBC Reporter
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The Camarlengo
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Storyline

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 Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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They chose him by mistake, now they want him dead. See more »

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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 Pope Must Diet  »

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$582,510 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Steve Martin was offered the lead role, but passed. See more »

Quotes

[first line]
Monsignor Fitchie: Pope's dead!
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Crazy Credits

Filmed entirely in Europe, not far from the Vatican. See more »

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Referenced in The Killing Floor (2007) See more »

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Performed by Mike Sanchez with the Big Town Playboys
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21 July 2015 | by (Land Of The White) – See all my reviews

I remember when this first came out.I saw the commercial and then 2 days later it was changed to "Diet". Without even seeing the movie I was very upset that they would give into pressure from a church and change the name. After seeing the movie,it's clear that if you have a problem with the title,you are a humorless turd.I always thought it was weird that the church never complained about the mob picking the Pope. Starring Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid from Harry Potter) and Beverly D'Angelo and written by Peter Richardson(the man behind The Comic Strip Presents),this movie is hilarious and action packed. The mob is picking the new Pope and a hard of hearing clerk(Adrian Edmondson,Vyvyan from The Young Ones)hears the name wrong and a guitar playing priest from an orphanage becomes the new Pope. The only way to get rid of him is to kill him. Wackiness ensues. This is a must see.


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