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God's Pocket (2014)

R | | Crime, Drama | 8 August 2014 (UK)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jeanie Scarpato
... Mickey Scarpato
... Smilin' Jack Moran
... Leon Hubbard
... Mole Ferrell
... Ray
... Fat Pat
David Apicella ... Priest
... Joyce
... Danny
Prudence Wright Holmes ... Eleanor
... Petey Kearns
... Joanie
... Arthur 'Bird' Capezio
... Sal Cappi


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


Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 August 2014 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Accident à God's Pocket  »

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Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,400, 11 May 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$104,401, 16 May 2014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$400,194, 24 August 2014
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Leon's body was NOT in the casket when Mickey and Smiling Jack were having a beer. That was the body of an older woman in a pink dress. See more »


Throughout the movie, modern vehicles can be seen parked and driving in the background. See more »


Mickey Scarpato: I'm not mad, I'm just running.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »


Fallen Angel
Written by Gerald Hugh Ramsey
Performed by Jay Ramsey
Courtesy of Fervor Records Vintage Masters
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18 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film. It has excellent acting and character development. And there's never a dull moment. Sometimes seeing a dark, depressing, yet sprinkled with humor film uplifts the spirits. Not everyone will be able to appreciate what this film tries to do in its 1970s portrayal of blue collar life. It will be far too creative for many. I saw this film right after A rated Locke and enjoyed this film much more. This film gets bad reviews wherever I look. The popular film types of today get the good reviews, films that don't fit the molds get the bad reviews. It's not a superhero movie or a Disney film. If you want something different that works the mind, see this film.

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