The Pope of Greenwich Village by Vincent PatrickCharlie and Paulie consider themselves “family” even though they are only fifth cousins. Neither of them is 100 percent legitimate but they are not heavy thieves either. They beat the system as best they can with the various inside hustles of New York’s bar and restaurant scene.
Charlie, managing a Village restaurant at age thirty-five, needs one shot to realize his dreams of owning his own place in New England. Meanwhile, he’s just a jump ahead of two shylocks and into the worst streak of losing horses he has ever gone through.
Paulie is only a five-foot-three-inch waiter but he thinks big. Very image-conscious, he even tips toll booth attendants. And he went into hock to become part-owner of a “turrow bed” racehorse. Now he has an idea for one foolproof burglary that will solve all his problems for good, and he enlists Charlie in his scheme.
The third member of the team is Barney. A semi-retired Irish safecracker from the Bronx, Barney has a retarded son as is willing to take one last gamble to provide for his future. A clean break-in, a three-way split, and each of their dreams will come true.
Maybe. Before it’s over, they find themselves relentlessly hunted by both the Mafia “wise guys” and the police. And each of them grasps for survival in a different way.
Acutely realistic yet wondrously funny, The Pope of Greenwich Village captures the speech, the scams, the flavor, the dread, and the humor of ordinary people scrambling to make it big in a neighborhood that prides itself on creating and enforcing its own laws. It marks the impressive debut of a gifted writer.
Pope of Greenwich Village Eric Roberts in top form - absolutely!
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Everybody is very ethnic in "The Pope of Greenwich Village. They have such bonds of blood brotherhood, a cousin to them is closer than your mother is to you. And they've always got some kind of con game going on the side. Take Paulie, for example. Paulie explains about the horse while he has his mouth full of a hero sandwich that's a yard long. His cousin, Charlie, tells him he's crazy. That is a compliment in this family.
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Yeah, yeah, but what has he done for me lately? Roberts plays his cousin, Paulie yes, also Italian. Again, just go with it , who works as a waiter in the same restaurant. Charlie seems to be doing okay for himself. No, wait. Is he the guy to give her that dream?