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God's Pocket (2014)

R | | Crime, Drama | 8 August 2014 (UK)
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A blue collar worker tries to cover things up when his stepson is killed in a suspicious accident, but a local reporter senses that something's amiss.

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Leon Hubbard
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Mole Ferrell
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Ray
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Fat Pat
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Priest
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Joyce
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Danny
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Eleanor
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Petey Kearns
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Joanie
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Arthur 'Bird' Capezio
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Sal Cappi
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When Mickey's crazy step-son Leon is killed in a construction 'accident', nobody in the working class neighborhood of God's Pocket is sorry he's gone. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body, but when the boy's mother demands the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle between a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please and a debt he can't pay. Written by I.F.C. Films

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The only thing they can't forgive is not being from ... God's Pocket

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, language throughout and sexual content | See all certifications »

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8 August 2014 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bogu iza nogu  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,400 (USA) (9 May 2014)

Gross:

$104,401 (USA) (16 May 2014)
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Leon's body was NOT in the casket when Mickey and Smiling Jack were having a beer. That was the body of an older woman in a pink dress. See more »

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Throughout the movie, modern vehicles can be seen parked and driving in the background. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mickey Scarpato: What the fuck?
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Fight Song (God's Pocket)
Written by Sam Bisbee and Nathan Larson
Performed by Nina Persson and Carina Round
Courtesy of BAMSAMMUSIC and THE MUSIC OF NATO
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The reason to watch is the acting. It's pretty good but you have to be in the mood for it otherwise it will be a struggle.
7 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Until recently you only had to die once in this city, even if you came from God's Pocket." Mickey Scarpato (Hoffman) is the step-father to a kid that no one in the city really likes. The son gets killed at work one day but no one will tell the truth about what happened. This doesn't bother Mickey and he is ready to bury him right away but his wife and the boys mother demands the truth. Mickey does what he can to find out what happened but between finding out the truth, trying to make his wife happy and finding a way to pay for the funeral things begin to pile on top of him. When his wife turns to news reporter Richard Shellburn (Jenkins) for additional help things really begin to spiral out of control. This is a tough movie to review. I did think the movie was good and tense but did move very slow and was hard to stay focused on. The acting was great and this was very realistic but again though the pacing made it hard to stay engrossed in. Hoffman did a great job of playing someone who seemed lost and under an immense amount of stress and Jenkins was great as a sleazy reporter. The number one reason to watch this is for the acting. The movie itself, again, is pretty good but it is one you have to be in the mood for otherwise it will be a struggle to make it through. Overall, a movie that is worth seeing if you are in the mind set for it. It's too bad that Hoffman died because he is great in roles like this. I give it a B-.


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