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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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Mole Ferrell
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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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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$104,401 (USA) (16 May 2014)
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In Spain was only released in 2 theaters (Madrid: Artistic Metropol / Barcelona: Cinemes Girona) in subtitled version. See more »

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

Quotes

Arthur 'Bird' Capezio: [the power went down] What the fuck?
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Sweet Thing
Written by Frankie Brown & Robert Lee
Performed by Frankie & Robert
Courtesy of The Numero Group
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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A real film about real people
30 October 2014 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a man whose son is killed in an workplace accident. His wife insists on finding out the truth, and things descend into a downward spiral.

"God's Pocket" is a very sad film, as many tragic events happen in a deprived neighborhood. Characters are developed very well, making the film engaging. In the short time that the son appears in the film, he appears so obnoxious that viewers have little sympathy for him. The mother is stricken with grief, and makes poor decisions. It's a real fun about real people. Given it's one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's last film, it deserves more attention.


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