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God's Pocket (2014)

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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.

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Accident à God's Pocket See more »

Filming Locations:

Yonkers, New York, USA

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Box Office

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Richard Shellburn: I've been writing the story of this city for 20 years.
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Farming Man
Written by Michael Hendrix
Performed by Tennessee River Crooks
Courtesy of Fervor Records Vintage Masters
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An offbeat and dark drama that shows life is tough!
29 May 2014 | by blanbrnSee 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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