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The Pope Must Diet (1991)

The Pope Must Die (original title)
R | | Comedy | 30 August 1991 (USA)
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A less-than-qualified and far-from-perfect priest is mistakenly named the new pope. As the pontiff, he must deal with Vatican corruption, the Mob and the reappearance of his old lover.

Director:

Peter Richardson

Writers:

Peter Richardson (screenplay by), Pete Richens (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robbie Coltrane ... The Pope
Adrian Edmondson ... Father Rookie
Paul Bartel ... Monsignor Fitchie
Damir Mejovsek Damir Mejovsek ... Drunk Cardinal
Bozidar Smiljanic Bozidar Smiljanic ... Cardinal Spott
Salvatore Cascio ... Paulo
Alex Rocco ... Cardinal Rocco
Annette Crosbie ... Mother Superior
Marc Smith ... US News Reporter
Peter Richardson Peter Richardson ... Bish
Ranko Zidaric Ranko Zidaric ... Father Santini
Dani Segina Dani Segina ... Old Cardinal
William Hootkins ... Cardinal Verucci
Niall Buggy Niall Buggy ... BBC Reporter
Robert Stephens ... The Camarlengo
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Storyline

A less-than-qualified and far-from-perfect priest is mistakenly named the new pope. As the pontiff, he must deal with Vatican corruption, the Mob and the reappearance of his old lover. Written by Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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Our Father who art in trouble... See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Trivia

When ABC, NBC, and CBS refused to air ads for the film because of its original title, Miramax Pictures hired civil rights activist Alan Dershowitz to appeal the refusal. See more »

Goofs

The Conclave of Cardinals by which a new Pope is elected for centuries has been held in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. In this film, the location in which the Conclave was filmed was apparently a church, with columns, arches , statues and other architectural features with no resemblance to the Sistine Chapel, one of the most recognisable 'rooms' in the world. See more »

Quotes

Vittorio Corelli: NO MORE MR. NICE POPE!
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Crazy Credits

Filmed in the UK and mainly in Europe, not far from the Vatican City. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 26 August 1991 (1991) See more »

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Baby Please
Performed by Mike Sanchez with the Big Town Playboys
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BRILLIANT
17 July 2003 | by gypolancSee all my reviews

This film is truly hilarious. Some people mightn't like it, but if you're Catholic and fairly broadminded, it's a scream. Annette Crosbie as the nun, and Ade Edmundson as the deaf Priest are the best performers- save for Herbert Lom and Robbie Coltrane who really make this movie come alive.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pope Must Diet See more »

Filming Locations:

Yugoslavia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP8,746,989 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$264,147, 2 September 1991

Gross USA:

$582,510

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$582,510
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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