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God's pocket /

by Slattery, John [film director,]; Metcalf, Alex [screenwriter.]; Bisbee, Sam [film producer.]; Bisbee, Jackie Kelman [film producer.]; Acord, Lance [film producer,]; Ziff, Emily [film producer.]; Hoffman, Philip Seymour [actor,]; Hendricks, Christina [actor.]; Turturro, John [actor.]; Jenkins, Richard [actor.]; Marsan, Eddie [actor.]; Gerety, Peter [actor.]; Jones, Caleb Landry [actor.]; Lombardozzi, Domenick [actor.]; Van Patten, Joyce [actor.]; Dexter, Pete; IFC Films [presenter,]; Park Pictures [production company.]; Cooper's Town Productions (Firm) [production company.]; Shoestring Pictures [production company.]; MPI Media Group [film distributor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: New York, NY : IFC Films, [2014]Description: 1 videodisc (89 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0788618369; 9780788618369.Language note: In English; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).Title notes: $19.99 10/15/2014 (cw)Subject(s): Mothers and sons -- Drama | Sons -- Death -- Drama | Accidents -- Drama | DVD-Video discs | Feature films | Dark comedy films | Film adaptations | Fiction filmsCast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, John Turturro, Richard Jenkins, Eddie Marsan, Peter Gerety, Caleb Landry Jones, Domenick Lombardozzi, Joyce Van Patten.Summary: After Mickey Scarpato's stepson Leon, is killed in a construction "accident", Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news along with the body. But even in the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of God's Pocket, PA, no secret can stay hidden forever. When a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, Mickey quickly finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle compounded by a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please, and a debt he can't pay.
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John Slattery's feature directorial debut, an adaptation of Pete Dexter's first novel, God's Pocket stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as Mickey Scarpato, who lives in the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of God's Pocket with his wife Jeanie (Christina Hendricks), a lifelong resident of the Pocket, and his stepson Leon (Caleb Landry Jones). Young Leon works at a construction site, and one day his overt racism and all-around unlikability lead to his murder at the hands of a co-worker (the entire crew claim it was a workplace accident). Mickey, always down on his luck financially, has to scrape together enough money to pay combative funeral-home owner Jack Moran (Eddie Marsan) for the service his grieving wife wants for her boy. He talks his best friend Bird (John Turturro) into betting on a horse he has a tip on, and Bird goes along with the scheme in order to pay off his own debts to a local gangster named Sal Cappi (Domenick Lombardozzi). Watching over this rough-and-tumble community is newspaper columnist Richard Shellburn (Richard Jenkins), who writes poetic pieces about the dignity of the locals while remaining continually soused and on the prowl for attractive young women he can sleep with. He visits Jeanie to profile her dead son, and she confesses to him that she doesn't think his co-workers are telling the truth about what happened. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

DVD, NTSC region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.

In English; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).

Title from disc surface.

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, John Turturro, Richard Jenkins, Eddie Marsan, Peter Gerety, Caleb Landry Jones, Domenick Lombardozzi, Joyce Van Patten.

Music, Nathan Larson ; editor, Tom Mcardle ; director of photography, Lance Acord.

Based on the novel "Paris Trout" by Peter Dexter.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.

MPAA rating: R; for violence, language throughout and sexual content.

After Mickey Scarpato's stepson Leon, is killed in a construction "accident", Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news along with the body. But even in the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of God's Pocket, PA, no secret can stay hidden forever. When a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, Mickey quickly finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle compounded by a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please, and a debt he can't pay.

Special feature: Commentary with co-writer/director/producer John Slattery; deleted scenes; TV spot; trailer.

$19.99 10/15/2014 (cw)

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