The Pope of Greenwich Village. A wonderful Movie, and favorite of many, especially if you live in The Village and are Italian-American as I. Mickey Rourke and
Eric Roberts both turned in wonderful performances and this Movie is the Best Loved role for most of their fans. Burt Young was great as “Bed Bug Eddie” and Geraldine Ferrara was magnificient as crooked cop “Bunky’s” alcholic Irish Mom. Frank Vincent had a small part. He cut off Paulie’s (Eric Roberts) thumb.
“He took my thumb Charlie!!!!! I didn’t wanna give up the poor bastard, but it was my Life Man,” (Paulie to cousin Charlie) And Tony Musante who was Paulie’s Uncle Pete and one of Beg Bug’s soldiers.
What ever happened to Tony Musante. He was Great.
P.S. Great Theme Song, “The Summer Wind” sung by none other than the incomparable Frank Sinatra
To see a Great Trailer of “The Pope of Greenwich Village” and Mickey, Eric, and Tony . Watch the videos below.