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The Pope Must Diet (1991)

The Pope Must Die (original title)
R | | Comedy | 30 August 1991 (USA)
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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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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Comedy

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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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When ABC, NBC, and CBS refused to air ads for the film because of its original title, Miramax Pictures hired civil rights activist Alan Dershowitz. See more »

Quotes

The Pope: [as Carmelengo is lowering the triple crown onto his head] You've got the wrong guy!
Carmelengo: They all say that.
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Filmed entirely in Europe, not far from the Vatican. See more »

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Spoofs The Godfather (1972) See more »

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In the Middle of the Night
Performed by Mike Sanchez with the Big Town Playboys
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BRILLIANT
17 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film is truly hilarious. Some people mightn't like it, but if you're Catholic and fairly broadminded, it's a scream. Annette Crosbie as the nun, and Ade Edmundson as the deaf Priest are the best performers- save for Herbert Lom and Robbie Coltrane who really make this movie come alive.


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