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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
... 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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Slattery's feature film directorial debut. See more »


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Richard Shellburn: [talking to his boss on the phone, Richard is next to a pretty girl, who's asleep. He takes a tie and stuffs it in his mouth] I can't talk right now. I'm eating her.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »


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Written by Gerald Hugh Ramsey
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An offbeat and dark drama that shows life is tough!
29 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

"God's Pocket" is an offbeat independent film that's dark and it shows that for many people and in many places life is tough and complex never being what it seems or is meant to be. The now late great Philip Seymour Hoffman is Mickey a tough wise guy on the mean streets of Philadelphia who earns his living with loans and collecting debts. His wife Jeanie(Christina Hendricks)is wise in top size even though she has a wandering eye! To make matters more complex Mickey's stepson Leon is killed one day at work they say an apparent accident that went wrong!? Then to make matters worse this film shows it's dark humor as to bury Leon has became a problem! Overall this film is dark, different and offbeat proving that life is tough and hard and tragic and it shows that many streets and towns are like "God's Pocket" as many people find themselves trapped in a closed up pocket.

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