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Gone with the Pope (2010)

Unrated | | Crime | 12 March 2010 (USA)
Famed nightclub performer Duke Mitchell is Paul, a paroled gangster with an unholy scheme: to kidnap the Pope and 'charge a dollar from every Catholic in the world' as the ransom. Shot in ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Duke Mitchell Duke Mitchell ... Paul
Lorenzo Dardado Lorenzo Dardado ... The Pope / The Old Man
Jim LoBianco Jim LoBianco ... Luke
Peter Milo Peter Milo ... Peter
John Murgia John Murgia ... John
Giorgio Tavolieri Giorgio Tavolieri ... Giorgio
Jeanne Hibbard Jeanne Hibbard ... Jean
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Boyd Bill Boyd ... Bill
John Bruno John Bruno ... John
Carl Cocomo Carl Cocomo ... Carl
Paul DiAmico Paul DiAmico ... Bartender
Steve DiBiaso Steve DiBiaso ... Vatican Bishop
Nola Hand Nola Hand ... Fat Woman
Jeffrey Mitchell Jeffrey Mitchell ... Junkie
Zep Mizner Zep Mizner ... Himself
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Storyline

Famed nightclub performer Duke Mitchell is Paul, a paroled gangster with an unholy scheme: to kidnap the Pope and 'charge a dollar from every Catholic in the world' as the ransom. Shot in 1975, GONE WITH THE POPE was unfinished at the time of Duke Mitchell's death in 1981, and finally completed in 2009 from a rediscovered, unfinished print.

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You're either in, or you're in the way!

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Crime

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kiss the Ring See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Grindhouse Releasing See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

6-Track Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Reassembling the film was a challenge because there was no existing script. They had to use scenes written out in notebooks, on pieces of paper, and even on envelopes and cocktail napkins. Another challenge was that 5 reels of the rough cut were missing and never found (reels 9-13). They had to go through the negatives to find missing material. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, you can hear Duke Mitchell say, "OK, cut it." See more »

Connections

References Now, Voyager (1942) See more »

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awesome movie
9 May 2010 | by jmeyer007See all my reviews

I got a chance to view this film on 35mm in Rochester New York with my brother. Bob did a Q&A after the screening to explain how he acquired the film and the editing process. I love gone with the pope. It is very funny, a little bit of violence, very charming and I must say one of best undiscovered films out there. Highly recommend checking it out on 35mm - heads up to Grind house with the 35mm film print. Very clean print and crisp audio. I've seen many of the grind house releases on 35mm and Gone with the Pope is absolutely the best, considering the sources grind house had to work with. If you are a fan of 70'S grind house/mobster type of movies then def check this out on its road show tour on 35mm film.


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