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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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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 USA:

$23,400, 11 May 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$104,401, 16 May 2014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$400,194, 24 August 2014
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John Slattery (the films writer & director) & Christina Hendricks starred as lovers together in Mad Men (2007) See more »

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

Quotes

Richard Shellburn: [talking to his boss on the phone, Richard is next to a pretty girl, who's asleep. He takes a tie and stuffs it in his mouth] I can't talk right now. I'm eating her.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Why Oh Why
Written by Gerald Russ
Performed by Little Alice
Courtesy of The Numero Group
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Maybe I'm easily pleased, but then so's a lot of other people!
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I was brought up thinking that a book had to have a story line packed full of memorable incidents, poems had to rhyme, and films were supposed to be full of action to be appreciated. I'm glad to say that I grew out of that 'please me quick' attitude. Yes if I'm in the mood for a dose of that I can gladly take it, but these days you are likely to overdose on that. I tend to seek films like this these days and I'm not at all disappointed. God's Pocket has been explained a few times already so I won't bother to do that. I'm just here to try and encourage others to enjoy this film for what it is, a great little offbeat film with tremendous characters, an everyday story of working people that takes a few twists and turns here and there, with a lovely dark streak running right through it. I for one loved it.


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