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Midnight Movie at the Sunshine: Gone With The Pope

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The Midnight Movie at the Sunshine Cinema is a return visit (“back by popular demand”) of the exploitation film, Gone With the Pope. It stars writer/director Duke Mitchell (Massacre Mafia Style) as Paul, a gangster with an unholy scheme: to kidnap the pope and charge “a dollar from every Catholic in the world” as the ransom.

They write: Shot in 1975 as Kiss the Ring, Gone With the Pope was unfinished at the time of Duke Mitchell’s death in 1981. Sage Stallone and Bob Murawski of Grindhouse Releasing rediscovered Gone With the Pope in 1995 and vowed to save it from obscurity. Academy Award-nominated film editor Murawski (The Hurt Locker, Spider-Man 1,2 and 3) spent 15 years completing Gone With the Pope from the surviving film elements.

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