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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.

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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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

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

Goofs

Taking place in a Philadelphia blue collar neighborhood, the logo on the door of the police car is the actual one used in Philadelphia, as are the shoulder id patches on the policeman's shirts, but the police car itself, as well as the breast, and hat badges, are obviously NOT of Philadelphia. 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 »

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Fallen Angel
Written by Gerald Hugh Ramsey
Performed by Jay Ramsey
Courtesy of Fervor Records Vintage Masters
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the negative reviewers here wouldn't know a good movie if it hit them in the head
5 October 2014 | by bcheng93See all my reviews

very very watchable movie probably best described as a black comedy drama which happens to be Hoffmans last role in a movie.

boy! let me start off by saying that i'm a Chinese American that grew up in a middle class neighborhood just like this...an Italian neighborhood pre-dominantly. underneath this middle class surface there was so much dirt around that it wasn't funny. everybody knew somebody that was crooked, backstabbing, lying, cheating and doing shady things was the norm.

i remembered when i was a young teen...one day a African American boy walked his Italian girlfriend home to her neighborhood and the neighborhood boys threw him off the top of a building and killed him. these motherf**kers thought they were invincible and doing wrong was doing right.

this movie got it just right, the neighborhood and the grit and grime. the only good guy was the construction company owner...everybody else was a scumbag including and especially the young man who died at the construction yard at the start of the movie. that's the funny thing about life in my neighborhood...you know inside that your child is a scum*g, but he's still a saint in the parents eyes...LOL!

all i'm saying is that i grew up in a neighborhood like this and the movie hits home. these motherf**kers were a biased and racist bunch of bullies. i mean how hard is it for a mob to beat up one man? then they feel good about it.

anybody that lived in a neighborhood like this would get what the movie is about. a totally depressing movie brought to life by a great ensemble cast. it didn't hurt that there were some deliciously funny black and comedic moments in it.

all in all...i totally recommend this movie, i mean even if you don't like the subject matter, there were some great actors and actresses in it, close or at the top of their game.


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