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The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)

Two cousins unknowingly rob the mob and face the dangerous consequences.

Director:

Stuart Rosenberg

Writers:

Vincent Patrick (novel), Vincent Patrick (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Paulie
Mickey Rourke ... Charlie
Daryl Hannah ... Diane
Geraldine Page ... Mrs. Ritter
Kenneth McMillan ... Barney
Tony Musante ... Pete
M. Emmet Walsh ... Burns
Burt Young ... Bed Bug Eddie
Jack Kehoe ... Bunky
Philip Bosco ... Paulie's Father
Val Avery ... Nunzi
Joe Grifasi ... Jimmy the Cheese Man
Tony DiBenedetto Tony DiBenedetto ... Ronnie
Ronald Maccone Ronald Maccone ... Nicky
Betty Miller ... Nora
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Storyline

Charlie and his troublesome cousin Paulie decide to steal $150000 in order to back a "sure thing" race horse that Paulie has inside information on. The aftermath of the robbery gets them into serious trouble with the local Mafia boss and the corrupt New York City police department. Written by Grant Hamilton <n9431210@scholar.nepean.uws.edu.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pope of Greenwich Village See more »

Filming Locations:

Warwick, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,544,624, 24 June 1984

Gross USA:

$6,836,201

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,836,201
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Company Credits

Production Co:

United Artists See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's closing credits dedication states: "Mickey Rourke's Performance is Dedicated to The Memory of James Hayden 1953-1983". Hayden was an actor friend of Rourke's who passed away around the time this movie was made. See more »

Goofs

During the attempt to break into the safe, Charlie looks down into the elevator shaft. The pov shot shows Bunky's body on the girders below, before he fell in the shaft. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: Honest work. Let me tell ya somethin' about 'honest work'. When somebody says they got 'honest work', you know what they got? They got a shit job, that's what they got.
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Soundtracks

Heartaches
Performed by Ted Weems
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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One Of The Best Films Of The 80's
27 October 1999 | by Pete-135See all my reviews

Fans of this film have no problem quoting the dialogue word for word. The acting by the entire cast is brilliant. Mickey Rourke gives an outstanding performance, and I'd put his acting in this film up against any other performances by great actors.

If you haven't seen this, you've got to rent it. I think it's become an overlooked film.


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