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Geoff Pevere: Revisiting the Pope

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , on January 6, 2012 by segarini

There’s a lot that’s changed since 1984, but the most arresting thing is this:¬†The Pope of Greenwich Village¬†has become gripping.

Not sure if you remember it. It stars Mickey Rourke and Eric Roberts as a pair of luckless Village hustlers who run afoul of the local mob. They get caught stealing a stash of cash intended as the police bribery pot, and the movie depicts the stress placed on the blood-tie loyalty between the two cousins as all hell comes closing in.

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