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Pope John Paul II

Year:
Duration:
USA:186 min (including commercials) | Poland:127 min (theatrical version) | Italy:201 min (2 parts) | Poland:171 min (4 episodes)
Genres:
Biography | Drama
IMDB rate:
7.1
Director:
John Kent Harrison
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination
Details
Country: Italy
Release Date: 2005-12-04
Filming Locations: Italy
Earnings
Opening Weekend: PLN 3,250,463 (Poland) (5 March 2006)
Gross: PLN 24,158,623 (Poland) (30 April 2006)
Cast
Actor
Character
Jon Voight
Pope John Paul II
Cary Elwes
Young Karol Wojtyla
James Cromwell
Cardinal Adam Sapieha
Christopher Lee
Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski
Ben Gazzara
Cardinal Agostino Casaroli
Daniele Pecci
Roman
Vittoria Belvedere
Eva
Wenanty Nosul
Stanislaw Dziwisz
Stefano Molinari
SS Officer
Valeria Cavalli
Teresa
Bartosz Glogowski
SS Officer
Chiara Conti
Anna
Bianca Nappi
Vittoria
Giulietta Revel
Halina
Giovanna Nodari
Nurse
Fabrizio Bucci
Krysztof Zachuta
Alessandro Demcenko
First Young Doctor (as Alesandro Demcenko)
Beata Ben Ammar
Beate
Luca Capuano
Jeep Clerk #1
Andy Luotto
Homeless Man
Luca Di Prospero
Jeep Clerk #2
Marcin Kuzminski
Mikal
Allan Caister
Neurologist
Robert Gonera
Tadeusz
Maurizio Di Carmine
Older Doctor
Maciej Marczewski
Marek
Michael Fitzpatrick
Orthopedic Surgeon
Krzysztof Pieczynski
Czerny
Stefano Venturi
Parish Priest
Christopher Good
Cardinal Konig
Guido Roncalli
Pope's Doctor
Michele Alhaique
Young Waiter (as Michelle Alhaique)
Krzysztof Janczar
Dobry
Giampiero Rotoli
Second Young Doctor
Juliusz Chrzastowski
Jerzy
Giorgia Porchetti
Woman
Carlo Sabatini
Master of Ceremonies
Mariusz Sibiga
Dashkov (as Marcin Sibiga)
Jean Paul Buana
African Journalist
Jacek Lenartowicz
Lech Walesa
Marcus J. Cotterell
American Journalist
Giacomo Piperno
Cardinal Felici
Fabrizio Rogano
British Journalist
Mikolaj Grabowski
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
Wlodzimierz Chrenkoff
Communist Sec. Officer
Paolo Paolini
Cardinal Villot
Dimitri Tamarov
Elderly Cardinal
Vanni Corbellini
Cynical Journalist
Sergio Nicolai
First Cardinal
Francis Pardeilhan
Engineer
Luis Molteni
Second Cardinal
Carla Verolo
Eva's Mother
Roberto Nobile
Third Cardinal
Tadeusz Bradecki
Father Kozlowski
Andrzej Blumenfeld
Gierek Edward
Luca Lombardi
French Journalist
Robert Mazurkiewicz
Captain
Edward Zentana
Gestapo Officer
Pietro Sarubbi
José Lopez Portillo
Zaneta Babik
Little Girl
Nicola Pistoia
Cardinal De Furstenberg
Lidia Duda
Little Girl's Mother
Ronald Dudley Grant
African Cardinal
Adrian Ochalik
Lukash
Andrzej Zarnecki
Prof. Kriek (as Adrzej Zarnechi)
Alessandro Zamattio
Gestapo Officer
Harald Posch
Hans Frank
Mariapia Cassarino
Tyranowski
Slawomir Sosnierz
Older Nun
Alicja Bienicewicz
Older Nun (as Alicia Bienicewicz)
Ewa Zytkiewicz
Andrei Gromyko
Cyrus Elias
Polish Man
Maria Bosco
Sister Lucia
Dominik Nowak
Crucitti
Giulio Base
Pope Paul VI
Michele Gammino
Leonid Brezhnev
Eddie Roberts
SB Roberts
Slawomir Zapala
Seminarian Wiktor Loga / Sharczwoeski
Fabrizio Jovine
Yuri Andropov
Elisabetta Tucci
Sister Katerina
Andrzej Szopa
Mikhail Gorbachev
Claudio Spadaro
Soviet Leader
Bruce McGuire
US Embassy Official
Ennio Tozzi
Theatre Director
Agneska Popkiewicz
Screaming Woman
Wojciech Leonowicz
Edmund (as Wojciech Leonowocz)
Krzys Kremieniecki
Young Boy 12 Yrs Old
Izabela Kuna
Emilia Wojtylowa
Klara Bielawka
Younger Nun
Ryszard Radwanski
Gomulka
Valentina Capone
Second Nurse
Maciej Kepika
Young Karol 12 Yrs Old
Zygmunt Jozetczak
Bishop Baziak
Marc Fiorini
Professor La Pira (as Mark Fiorini)
Pierpaolo Lovino
Ambulance Driver
Paula Carboni
Sister Tobiana
David Traylor
First Worker (as David Zed)
Marta Król
Danuta (as Marta Krol)
Raffaela Latagiata
Second Worker
Gabriella Barbuti
Roman's Wife
Romuald Andrzej Klos
Third Worker (as Romuald Klos)
Daniele Petruccioli
Thomas
Andrea Bosca
Guard
Michal Dworczyk
Anna's Boyfriend (Piotr)
Wojciech Kowman
Sec. Officer Poland (as Wojtek Kowman)
Agnieszka Mandat-Grabka
Dobry's Wife (as Agnieszka Mandat)
Maciej Malysa
Young Priest
Pawel Kacprzycki
First Seminarian (as Pawél Kasprzycki)
Maciej Lusnia
Father Zacher
Ted Rusoff
Iman of Sarajevo
Massimiliano Ubaldi
Mehmet Ali Agca
Ben Talar
Student (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Pope Benedict XVI is briefly depicted in the film as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (played by Mikolaj Grabowski).
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Scholars at the Vatican provided network writers at CBS with script consultations before work on the film began.
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Ian Holm was originally cast for the role of Pope John Paul II but left for personal reasons.
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Goofs
When the newly-elected Pope John Paul II is changing into his white papal cassock, the actor playing the pope switches between Cary Elwes and Jon Voight several times between shots (most likely this scene was filmed twice, once with Elwes and once with Voight, and the scenes were then edited together).
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After Wojtyla accepts the papal election, the cardinals rise and applaud. The camera then pans in towards the new Pope. However, if you look closely, it is actually the mirror image shot from the previous conclave, with John Paul I clearly in the middle of it all instead of John Paul II.
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When John Paul gives the Urbi et Orbi blessing after he is elected, there are 16 people standing on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. But in the following wide shot from St. Peter's Square, only two people can be seen on the balcony.
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Photos from cast
Ettore Bassi Giuliano Gemma