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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie's main setting is an Italian ethnic locale known as "Little Italy" which is situated in the "Greenwich Village" of the film's title on the west side of Lower Manhattan in Manhattan, New York City. According to website 'Wikipedia', Little Italy "is bounded on the west by Tribeca and Soho, on the south by Chinatown, on the east by the Bowery and Lower East Side, and on the north by Nolita". See more »

Goofs

Charlie's hairstyle changes between shots while he and Diane argue (leading to the revelation that she is pregnant). See more »

Quotes

Diane: When are you going to outgrow him, Charlie?
Charlie: Outgrow him? I dunno Diane, Maybe WASP's outgrow people. I'm Italian. We outgrow pants, not people.
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Connections

Referenced in Dice Rules (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Summer Wind
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Courtesy of Reprise Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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One of my all-time favorite movies
22 February 2002 | by ChimpyMatlockSee all my reviews

Remember when Mickey Rourke was good? Remember Eric Roberts before the "Best of the Best" series? Remember Darryl Hannah at her finest? If not, this surprisingly good film will show you why they all were once established talents (or in Hannah's case, just nice to look at). The dialogue is New York street, but done so well it doesn't feel out of place. A must-see movie for anyone who loves NY, or just stories about endearing losers trying to make it big.


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