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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mole Ferrell
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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


Crime | Drama

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

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Release Date:

8 August 2014 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bogu iza nogu  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$104,401 (USA) (16 May 2014)

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2.35 : 1
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John Slattery's feature film directorial debut. See more »


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


References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »


Fight Song (God's Pocket)
Written by Sam Bisbee and Nathan Larson
Performed by Nina Persson and Carina Round
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the negative reviewers here wouldn't know a good movie if it hit them in the head
5 October 2014 | by (ny ny) – See all my reviews

very very watchable movie probably best described as a black comedy drama which happens to be Hoffmans last role in a movie.

boy! let me start off by saying that i'm a Chinese American that grew up in a middle class neighborhood just like this...an Italian neighborhood pre-dominantly. underneath this middle class surface there was so much dirt around that it wasn't funny. everybody knew somebody that was crooked, backstabbing, lying, cheating and doing shady things was the norm.

i remembered when i was a young teen...one day a African American boy walked his Italian girlfriend home to her neighborhood and the neighborhood boys threw him off the top of a building and killed him. these motherf**kers thought they were invincible and doing wrong was doing right.

this movie got it just right, the neighborhood and the grit and grime. the only good guy was the construction company owner...everybody else was a scumbag including and especially the young man who died at the construction yard at the start of the movie. that's the funny thing about life in my neighborhood...you know inside that your child is a scum*g, but he's still a saint in the parents eyes...LOL!

all i'm saying is that i grew up in a neighborhood like this and the movie hits home. these motherf**kers were a biased and racist bunch of bullies. i mean how hard is it for a mob to beat up one man? then they feel good about it.

anybody that lived in a neighborhood like this would get what the movie is about. a totally depressing movie brought to life by a great ensemble cast. it didn't hurt that there were some deliciously funny black and comedic moments in it.

all in all...i totally recommend this movie, i mean even if you don't like the subject matter, there were some great actors and actresses in it, close or at the top of their game.

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