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Saving Grace (1986)

A young pope who feels he has lost touch with the people accidentally locks himself out of the Vatican and believes it is part of God's plan for him.

Director:

Robert M. Young

Writers:

Celia Gittelson (novel), Richard Kramer | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Conti ... Pope Leo XIV
Fernando Rey ... Cardinal Stefano Biondi
Erland Josephson ... Monsignor Francesco Ghezzi
Giancarlo Giannini ... Abalardi
Donald Hewlett ... Monsignor Colin McGee
Edward James Olmos ... Ciolino
Patricia Mauceri ... Lucia
Angelo Evans Angelo Evans ... Giuliano
Marta Zoffoli ... Isabella
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Cardinal Augusto Morante
Massimo Sarchielli ... Fortunato
Massimo Serato ... Monsignor Betti
Agnès Nobecourt Agnès Nobecourt ... Mother of Sick Boy
Jorge Krimer Jorge Krimer ... Secretary, Sistine Chapel
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ... Ambassador
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Storyline

A newly-elected Pope Leo XIV finds himself accidentally locked out of the Vatican. Unknown to the outside world, he winds up in an impoverished Italian village, where his adventures ultimately teach the Pope and his new friends some important lessons about friendship and self-esteem. Written by Chris DeSantis <ccdesan@burgoyne.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1986 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein wahrer Jünger seines Herrn See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,590, 4 May 1986

Gross USA:

$18,209
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Duvall was originally offered the leading role. The studio rejected him; some say because they felt he wasn't right for the role, and others stated it was because he wasn't a bankable leading man. See more »

Quotes

Abalardi: [Tongue in cheek] Excuse the sheep. They see so few Popes.
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Sweetness of Anne of Green Gables with the awe of The Godfather
9 June 2004 | by artios81See all my reviews

I have not seen this movie in over 15 years, I am sure. I saw this movie because I tried something a bit different one day. I had a hankering to watch something that I would really like, so I came into the video rental store one time and asked the attendant, "Can you recommend a movie that is really good that I would not even know about, one that might be a real sleeper?" (A sleeper is something that looks rather ho hum on the outside, but is great on the inside.) He gave me Saving Grace, and told me that I would not be disappointed. Man, he was ever right! What a wonderful film. I saw it only once, and ever since I have been wondering if I could buy it. (I have looked on e auction site without success...so far) I have yet to find this movie. BTW- I have since gone into video stores and asked the same kind of question in hopes of finding other movies that would be so well done, but have NEVER had another recommendation that matched SAVING GRACE. I believe that you will not be disappointed with Saving Grace as well, IF you find it.


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