The Pope of Greenwich Village

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Released 1984

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The Pope of Greenwich Village

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Director:
Stuart Rosenberg
Released:
1984
Rating:
R
The Pope of Greenwich Village is an action film, set in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, which follows the story of a robbery gone wrong. Paulie (Eric Roberts) and his cousin Charlie (Mickey Rourke) could not be more different. Although they work at the same restaurant, Charlie dreams of one day opening his own restaurant while Paulie is a small time crook. When Paulie is caught skimming checks, both he and Charlie are fired from their jobs. Paulie approaches Charlie about a plan to rob the safe of a local business and realizing he has alimony to pay and a pregnant girlfriend to support, Charlie agrees to the scheme. They are able to successfully take the money, but what Charlie soon finds out is that the money they stole actually belongs to "Bed Bug" Eddie Grant (Burt Young), a member of the Mafia. When the Mafia finds out that Charlie and Paulie stole their money, they go after them. To find out what happens to Charlie and Paulie, watch The Pope of Greenwich Village.moreless
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    Crime, Mobsters