The Pope of Greenwich Village

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Stuart Rosenberg
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
121 min

The summer wind

Came blowing in

From across the sea

It lingered there

To touch your hair

And walk with me

All summer long

We sang a song

And then we strolled that golden sand

Two sweethearts

And the summer wind

Like painted kites

Those days and nights

They went flying by

The world was new

Beneath a blue umbrella sky

Then softer than a piper man

One day it called to you

I lost you

I lost you to the summer wind

The autumn wind

And the winter winds

They have come and gone

And still the days

Those lonely days they go...

Hi, Charlie. It's 3:30.

I'm taking Beth's 4:00 class

'cause she's got an audition.

Sorry I won't be able

to make your dinner.

Hey, do me a favor, don't cook.

- Jesus.

- Be good.

That never end

My fickle friend

The summer wind

Warm summer wind

Where the hell you been? Frankie.

How come nobody keeps me waiting

when they're looking to borrow it?

- You don't want it? You don't want it?

- Gimme the money. Gimme the money.

- We gotta stop meeting like this.

- Gimme the money!

Yeah, grazie.

- Ronnie, I'm sorry.

- Paulie came in late, too.

- Paulie came in late?

- So I been working short a waiter.

Charlie, he's your cousin,

but the kid pushes it to the hilt.

Hey, tell me about it.

I been on the phone

with reservations half the day.

Christ, don't people know

how bad the food is here?

Ladies' room toilet

overflowed during lunch.

To top it off, the old man's upstairs.

He's got a bug up his ass this big.

- Claims he's being robbed blind.

- What else is new?

He's not bullshitting, Charlie.

He's checking the waiters' dupes.

He's checking the dupes tonight?

You tell Paulie?

I already told Paulie.

The party is over for a while.

And you're the guy on the line with him.

Has Nicky been in yet?

He's late,

like everybody else around here.

Oh, and the machine's been

out of Marlboros for a week now.

And J3 on the jukebox sticks.

Charlie, this bimbo broad

you're getting started with,

this is Johnny Mack's private stock.

Who's getting started?

Huh? What am I doing?

What did I do?

Is Paulie here?

Will you give me a break,

for Christ's sake?

I'm coming, I'm coming.

Hey, Paulie, now. Come on.

You got it.

That's good, Charlie.

The house had some nice week here.

$195. What do you want for yourself?

- Let me grab 15 for cab fare.

- You got it.

Paulie make his payment?

Paulie who?

Anything I can get for you?

My name is Paulie.

If you need anything,

you will call me, yes? Absolutely.

Hey, Frankie, what number came in today?

Brooklyn number? 417.

- What'd you have? 325?

- No, I had 417.

- Not with me, you didn't.

- 325.

- You got it.

- Billy.

Walter, any time on table six.

You okay with your Shylocks out there?

I got a few, if you need it, man.

Ronnie warn you about the old man?

Paulie, it's serious.

Cut that out, you Argentine degenerate.

That's my cousin's ass you're rubbing.

That's family.

This ain't some filthy little jail

in Caracas.

It's Amer-ii-ca!

Where the hell are my clams?

We get some fucking plates?! Come on!

Keep quiet. Shut up. Just eat, huh?

Patty, enjoy the scarol'. Vito, dig in.

Everything is taken care of.

Alla salute.

- Salut'.

- Salut'.

You like the steak?

Who's got the big table?

- Maybe Paulie.

- Maybe Paulie.

- Walter's half whacked.

- Walter the cook?

Walter the cook.

You know another Walter in the place?

Somebody's been feeding him vodka.

Hey, now what's wrong with this, Paulie?

He ordered Beefeater. Says it ain't.

Nobody would do that, Charlie.

Who'd give that boozer a drink?

All the waiters know better. Of course,

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Vincent Patrick

Vincent Patrick is the author of the cult crime novels The Pope of Greenwich Village and Family Business. He adapted both novels for the screen. The Pope of Greenwich Village, directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starring Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke and Daryl Hannah, was released in 1984. Family Business, directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman and Matthew Broderick, was released in 1989. Patrick also served as a screenwriter on many movies, including Beverly Hills Cop, The Godfather Part III, and The Devil's Own. more…

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