The Pope Must Diet


1h 27m 1991

Brief Synopsis

An unlikely priest finds himself elected Pope through a case of mistaken identity.

Film Details

Also Known As
Pope Must Die, The, Pope Must Diet
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Thriller
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Yugoslavia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Synopsis

An unlikely priest finds himself elected Pope through a case of mistaken identity.

Film Details

Also Known As
Pope Must Die, The, Pope Must Diet
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Thriller
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Yugoslavia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States September 13, 1991

Limited Release in United States August 30, 1991

Released in United States October 1991

Released in United States on Video February 20, 1992

Released in United States Summer August 30, 1991

Shown at MIFED in Milan October 20-25, 1991.

Miramax Pictures retained the services of civil rights activist Alan Dershowitz after ABC, NBC and CBS refused to air spots advertising the film because of the title "The Pope Must Die" (August 1991).

Began shooting November 5, 1990.

Completed shooting December 22, 1990.

In Yugoslavia, the title is "Sleeping With the Fishes" so as not to offend the religious populace.

Stereo Surround

Released in United States on Video February 20, 1992 (under the title "The Pope Must Diet")

Limited Release in United States August 30, 1991

Expanded Release in United States September 13, 1991

Released in United States October 1991 (Shown at MIFED in Milan October 20-25, 1991.)

Released in United States Summer August 30, 1991