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Saving Grace Details


This is an Italian comedy about a runaway, incognito Pope who makes his way to a village for a temporary stay and tries to bring a few good works to fruition while there. After Pope Leo XIV gets locked out of the Vatican garden one day, he opts for taking off on a small escape from official and bureaucratic burdens. Since he is not in his robes, who's to know? He heads for a remote village in the south of Italy that has no priest. He finds shelter with a former hooker and her mute daughter and then sets to work overcoming the local thugs and repairing a broken aqueduct. Meanwhile, back at the Vatican, the Cardinals are wringing their hands, trying to hide the fact that His Holiness has taken a powder. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:January 24, 2000


Tom Conti
as Pope Leo XIV
Fernando Rey
as Cardinal Stefano Biondi
Erland Josephson
as Monsignor Francesco Ghezzi
Giancarlo Giannini
as Abalardi
Donald Hewlett
as Monsignor Colin McGee
Edward James Olmos
as Ciolino
Angelo Evans
as Giuliano
Patricia Mauceri
as Lucia
Jorge Krimer
as Secretary, Sistine Chapel
Robert Sommer
as Mr. Carver
Marta Zoffoli
as Isabella
Massimo Sarchielli
as Fortunato
Peter Boom
as Tourist
Paolo Merosi
Fabio Caretti
as Acolytes
Benito Pucciariello
as Montepetra Bartender
Mauro Sacripante
as Reporter
Natale Nazzareno
as Rigio Guard
Tessa Passante
as Vatican Switchboard Operator
Tom Felleghy
as Ambassador
Carlo Monni
as Pizzeria Owner
Francesca Roberti
Julian Jenkyns
as Tourist Group Leader
Claudio Masin
as Carabiniere at Montepetra
Don Sciarrino
as Monitor Room Guard
Ettore Martini
as Bishop
Massimo Serato
as Monsignor Betti
Angelo Panarella
as Bastiano
Italo Furlan
Agnes Nobercourt
as Woman With Sick Boy
Francesco Cinieri
Domenico Modena
as Tonino
Fernando Cartocci
as Truck Driver
Guido Alberti
as Cardinal Augusto Morante
Margherita Horowitz
as Nun Interpreter
Joe Chevalier
as Man Robbed in Rigio


Robert M. Young
Robert M. Young
Tom Conti
Richard Kramer
David S. Ward
Celia Gittelson
Book Author
Reynaldo Villalobos
Michael Kelly
Peter Zinner
Giovanni Natalucci
Production Designer
Newt Arnold
Associate Producer
Joe Chevalier
Set Designer
Vittoria Guaita
Costume Designer
Eros Bacciucchi
Special Effects
Adriano Pischiutta
Special Effects