The Pope Must Die(t) (1991)


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This satirical comedy makes fun of the Catholic church as it chronicles the misadventures of an ordinary doofus who through a series of extraordinary circumstances becomes Pope Dave I. Now in charge of the Vatican finances, Dave tries use the money to start a children's fund, but unfortunately, his well-meaning gesture gets him in trouble with powerful gangsters who want him dead. The film was originally titled The Pope Must Die, but that created so much controversy that the producers changed … More

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Pete Richens, Peter Richardson
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On DVD: Feb 20, 1992
Media Home Entertainment



as The Pope

as Veronica Dante

as Corelli

as Fitchie

as Cardinal Rocco

as Father Rookie

as Cardinal Verucci

as Carmelengo

as Mother Superior

as Cardinal Spott

as US News Reporter

as BBC Reporter

as Postman

as General

as Malvini

as Chocolate Spaghetti ...

as Father Franco

as 3rd Journalist

as Doctor

as Big Security Guard

as Newspaper Vendor

as Alberto

as Father Santini

as Motorcade Cop

as Carlo Felici

as Bank Manager's Assis...
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Critic Reviews for The Pope Must Die(t)

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Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for The Pope Must Die(t)

I love this film. It's stupid yes but its so funny!

Anthony Lawrie

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An amusing story, with the best of British TV comedians cast, about an English priest who becomes Pope following a case of mistaken identity.

Ross Collins

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