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.

Director:

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

Philip Seymour Hoffman was originally approached to play Richard Shellburn. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie, modern vehicles can be seen parked and driving in the background. 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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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Lookin' for a Girl Like You
Written by Lynn Ready and Sandy Szigeti
Performed by Lynn Ready
Courtesy of Fervor Records Vintage Masters
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A wonderful movie
31 October 2014 | by temrok9See all my reviews

I can not understand how people who call themselves critics can dismiss this movie as boring or uninvolving.I mean I can understand everyone's right not to like what's going on in a film or not to find a kind of narration interesting, but when you want to be called a film critic you have to acknowledge the perfection of this subtle movie, in which the low tones gradually and masterfully build to a piece of art.I enjoyed the film very much, it is superbly written, acted and directed (and I have to say that it is the second time recently that a wonderful film comes out of a Pete Dexter book, after the Paperboy), and I was glad I spent my time watching it.And yes, we will miss Philip Seymour Hoffman very much, as he probably was the best actor of his generation.


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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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