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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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Leon Hubbard
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Mole Ferrell
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Ray
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Fat Pat
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Priest
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Joyce
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Danny
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Eleanor
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Petey Kearns
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Joanie
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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

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Crime | Drama

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

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8 August 2014 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bogu iza nogu  »

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Budget:

$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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Trivia

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 »

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

Quotes

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

Soundtracks

Fight Song (God's Pocket)
Written by Sam Bisbee and Nathan Larson
Performed by Nina Persson and Carina Round
Courtesy of BAMSAMMUSIC and THE MUSIC OF NATO
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A wonderful movie
31 October 2014 | by See 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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