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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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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

The nick-name of Detective Walter Ritter (Jack Kehoe) was "Bunky" whilst the nick-names of mob boss Eddie Grant (Burt Young) were "Bed Bug" and/or "Bed Bug Eddie". See more »

Goofs

The sign concerning "Christmas Shopping" to the right of the front door in Barney's clock shop is missing the first letter "P" in some scenes, and it then reappears in other scenes. See more »

Quotes

Summons Man: Encore!
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Connections

Referenced in The Killing Floor (2007) 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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What a delight!!
13 January 2007 | by htbtSee all my reviews

I am now beginning to rent lots of movies and decided to rent "the Pope.." I've heard so many great things about it.

I AM a Mickey Rourke fan - however if I see him in a shitty film - I have no qualms in stressing my opinion.

A Rourke fan or not - this movie is a delight, from the shots of New York City back in 1984 - to Eric Roberts' acting, this movie was great.

I think the major problem most viewers on this site had was Robert's acting, I felt that Roberts overacted sometimes - or perhaps that's what the script called for and if so he gave a memorable performance - almost hilarious at times - the thumb scene is a prime example. I felt that he almost stole the show.. not because I thought his acting was amazing. because it was almost like a parody - I found it strange at times.

Rourke was cool, calm and focused - his acting was great.. and I LOVED his "come over here.." line.. almost seemed sexual to me.. I wondered what he was going to do.

I think everyone who commented on this film is right in saying how incredibly sad it is how Rourke's and Robert's career went down the tubes the way it did. We all have our demons I guess. The focus is to overcome them. Roberts is a B- movie actor. Rourke was never a B-movie actor - he was always a great actor with enormous potential who still has a shot of living up to his potential

he has recently been making a great comeback - "...my best work is still ahead of me" he commented. he came out of the grave. Amen to that!!

The special things about this film are the Acting and the nostalgic feeling one gets when looking at scenes of New York back in 84 (if you are from the east coast and live close to the city or are from the city - you know what I'm talking about)

Amen to the Pope - great little film, one in which I will buy to my collection.


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