Francis "The Pope" Silva is a very violent and dangerous businessman who serves as the main,later secondary antagonist-turned-supporting protagonist of the 2015 crime thriller Heist (also known as Bus 657) he is the owner of the casino known as the Swan. He was introduced as the main villain, however this is simply to hide the true antagonist (Derrick Prince) later on. He has an illness that is going to end his life soon. He is potrayed by Robert De Niro, who also potrayed Rudy Mangano.


He is seen at the very beginning where he tortures and kills a couple that attempted to rob him. Later he is in his retirement party in which he spends most of his time thinking about his daughter Sid, who, angered at him for his actions, doesn't want to see him. Afterwards his employee Luke Vaughn asks him for money in order to help cure his daughter's illness. Frank rudely refuses, this angers Luke, so he decides to rob his casino along with a man called Cox and take the money, however this goes awry as the getaway driver cowers and leaves, forcing them to hijack a bus. During their long drive in the bus filled people, including a pregnant woman and a small child. Frank calls Derrick multiple times to find them, while also unsuccessfully tryng to get his daughter to become the new owner of the casino. Later, after the bus crashes, Luke and the driver make plan in which he keeps driving and Luke swiftly gets out, blending with the hostages. He is soon capture by Derrick, Frank and Marconi who is also revealed to be a part of this,only to reveal that the pregnant woman is actually his sister in disguise and that she took the money and already gave it to the hospital for his daughters curing. Angered, Derrick accidentally reveals his true intentions and threatens to kill his daughter, upon realizing this, Frank immediately shoots Derrick and kills him, revealing that he himself has daughter issues and that he doesn't want to live a life filled with mistakes anymore, he allows Luke to leave, while he himself stays in the bus.

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