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Pope of Greenwich Village, The Movie

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A slice of Little Italy in New York in this crime drama 80s movie. Two men try to get money to bet on a horse and winds up in trouble.

Pope of Greenwich Village, The DVD


Desperate to get money in order to bet on a horse, cousins Charlie (played by Mickey Rourke) and Paulie (played by Eric Roberts) steal money from a small company’s safe in the movie The Pope of Greenwich Village.

What they would soon find out is that the money was part of a plot by the mob to set up police and now the mob is looking for them in the movie The Pope of Greenwich Village.


Paulie - Eric Roberts
Charlie Moran - Mickey Rourke
Diane - Daryl Hannah
Mrs. Ritter - Geraldine Page
Barney - Kenneth McMillan
Pete - Tony Musante
Det. Burns - M. Emmet Walsh
'Bedbug' Eddie Grant - Burt Young
Det. Walter 'Bunky' Ritter - Jack Kehoe
Paulie's Father - Philip Bosco
Nunzi - Val Avery
Jimmy the Cheese Man - Joe Grifasi
Ronnie, Manager at Sal's - Tony DiBenedetto
Nicky - Ronald Maccone
Nora, Barney's Wife - Betty Miller


The Pope of Greenwich Village was nominated for an Oscar.

Vincent Patrick not only wrote the screenplay for the movie The Pope of Greenwich Village, but he also wrote the book for it.

Academy Awards:

Geraldine Page won for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for the role of Mrs. Ritter in Pope of Greenwich Village, The.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Pope of Greenwich Village, The was released to theatres on 06/22/1984 by MGM/UA, and grossed $6,139,896 at the box office in the US.

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