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The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)

Two cousins unknowingly rob the mob and face the dangerous consequences.

Director:

Stuart Rosenberg

Writers:

Vincent Patrick (novel), Vincent Patrick (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Paulie
Mickey Rourke ... Charlie
Daryl Hannah ... Diane
Geraldine Page ... Mrs. Ritter
Kenneth McMillan ... Barney
Tony Musante ... Pete
M. Emmet Walsh ... Burns
Burt Young ... Bed Bug Eddie
Jack Kehoe ... Bunky
Philip Bosco ... Paulie's Father
Val Avery ... Nunzi
Joe Grifasi ... Jimmy the Cheese Man
Tony DiBenedetto Tony DiBenedetto ... Ronnie
Ronald Maccone Ronald Maccone ... Nicky
Betty Miller ... Nora
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Storyline

Charlie and his troublesome cousin Paulie decide to steal $150000 in order to back a "sure thing" race horse that Paulie has inside information on. The aftermath of the robbery gets them into serious trouble with the local Mafia boss and the corrupt New York City police department. Written by Grant Hamilton <n9431210@scholar.nepean.uws.edu.au>

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Pate von Greenwich Village See more »

Filming Locations:

Warwick, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,544,624, 24 June 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,836,201, 31 December 1984
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Company Credits

Production Co:

United Artists See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Around thirteen years later, Philip Bosco and M. Emmet Walsh would appear with Eric Roberts' sister Julia Roberts in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997). See more »

Goofs

When Walter (Bunky) (Jack Kehoe) falls into the elevator shaft, Charlie goes down to see if the guy is still alive or not. Charlie finds out it's a cop & also that he has a wire tape on him. When Charlie checks Bunky's pulse in Bunky's neck, the actor leans into Charlie's hand. He is supposed to be dead, and not moving. See more »

Quotes

Ginty: [Paulie runs into the bar as the summons man heads back towards the mens room] Hey I know you! You're the guy...
Paulie: Yeah, I'm the guy who got his car fuckin' towed... and you're Kinty.
Ginty: Ginty.
Paulie: What'd I say
[starts emptying a powder pack into a glass]
Ginty: Good God, Lad! you're not poisoning the man!
Paulie: Nah. It's horse physic - here, pour the ginger ale, man. It's what they give horses when they can't shit.
Ginty: How much do they give a horse that can't shit?
Paulie: One. One of these will bust a block of concrete
Ginty: Does it ...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in I'm Not Russian, But I Play One on TV (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Just to Walk That Little Girl Home
Performed by Willy DeVille (as Mink De Ville)
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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A Must See for all Italians!
6 September 2004 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

Not your typical mobster movie, the Pope of Greenwich Village does have a good Sinatra soundtrack. The cool style that was 1984 is showcased in this movie. The hair styles, the clothes, the music, even the cool walk is present in this movie. One of Eric Roberts best movies, his acting is second to none as the fast talking, fast walking, and scared out of his mind side kick / cousin to Mickey Rourke. The "thumb scene" alone is timeless. It is both scary and funny, most movies can't produce a scene with as much realism as "Charlie....they took my thumb. Overall, the Pope of Greenwich Village is a comedy, but at times, it is dramatic and as serious as a heart attack. A classic for the 80's, sit back and enjoy Rourke, Roberts, Young and Hannah when they were on top of the world...and on top of Hollywood.


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