A blue collar worker tries to cover things up when his stepson is killed in a suspicious accident, but a local reporter senses that something's amiss.

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John Slattery

Writers:

Peter Dexter (novel), Alex Metcalf (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Hendricks ... Jeanie Scarpato
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Mickey Scarpato
Eddie Marsan ... Smilin' Jack Moran
Caleb Landry Jones ... Leon Hubbard
Jack O'Connell ... Mole Ferrell
Bill Buell ... Ray
Rebecca Kling ... Fat Pat
David Apicella David Apicella ... Priest
Bridget Barkan ... Joyce
Michael Drayer ... Danny
Prudence Wright Holmes ... Eleanor
Eddie McGee ... Petey Kearns
Molly Price ... Joanie
John Turturro ... Arthur 'Bird' Capezio
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Sal Cappi
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Storyline

When Mickey's crazy step-son Leon is killed in a construction 'accident', nobody in the working class neighborhood of God's Pocket is sorry he's gone. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body, but when the boy's mother demands the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle between a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please and a debt he can't pay. Written by I.F.C. Films

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The only thing they can't forgive is not being from ... God's Pocket

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language throughout and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The sides of beef seen in this film were actually plastic molds. See more »

Goofs

Taking place in a Philadelphia blue collar neighborhood, the logo on the door of the police car is the actual one used in Philadelphia, as are the shoulder id patches on the policeman's shirts, but the police car itself, as well as the breast, and hat badges, are obviously NOT of Philadelphia. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Richard Shellburn: [narrating] The working men of God's Pocket are simple men. They work. They follow their teams. They marry and have children who rarely leave the Pocket. Everyone here has stolen something from somebody else... Or when they were kids, they set someone's house on fire... Or they ran away when they should have stayed and fought. They know who cheats at cards and who slaps their kids around. And no matter what anybody does, they're still here. And whatever they are is what they are. ...
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

All Because of You
Written by Thomas Fletcher
Performed by Tee Fletcher
Courtesy of The Numero Group
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Maybe I'm easily pleased, but then so's a lot of other people!
17 September 2014 | by sjmd1156-1See all my reviews

I was brought up thinking that a book had to have a story line packed full of memorable incidents, poems had to rhyme, and films were supposed to be full of action to be appreciated. I'm glad to say that I grew out of that 'please me quick' attitude. Yes if I'm in the mood for a dose of that I can gladly take it, but these days you are likely to overdose on that. I tend to seek films like this these days and I'm not at all disappointed. God's Pocket has been explained a few times already so I won't bother to do that. I'm just here to try and encourage others to enjoy this film for what it is, a great little offbeat film with tremendous characters, an everyday story of working people that takes a few twists and turns here and there, with a lovely dark streak running right through it. I for one loved it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

God's Pocket See more »

Filming Locations:

Yonkers, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,482, 11 May 2014

Gross USA:

$169,976

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$413,567
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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