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The Rapture (1991)

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A telephone operator living an empty, amoral life finds God and loses him again.

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Michael Tolkin

Writer:

Michael Tolkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mimi Rogers ... Sharon
Darwyn Carson ... Maggie
Patrick Bauchau ... Vic / Sharon's boyfriend
Marvin Elkins Marvin Elkins ... Bartender
David Duchovny ... Randy / Sharon's husband
Stéphanie Menuez Stéphanie Menuez ... Diana
Sam Vlahos ... Wayne
Rustam Branaman ... Conrad
Scott Burkholder ... Evangelist
Vince Grant ... 2nd Evangelist
Carole Davis ... Angie
Patrick Dollaghan ... Executive
James Le Gros ... Tommy (as James LeGros)
Dick Anthony Williams ... Henry
DeVaughn Nixon ... First Boy
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Storyline

This is the story of a young woman (who lives in Los Angeles) with a very boring job. At night however, she and a male partner cruise the bars as swingers. After a time, she begins to believe that a conspiracy exists and decides that she must become a born-again Christian. The movie presents an interesting view of how even the most unlikely person might become born-again. Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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Taglines:

Rapture (rap'chur) 1. ecstatic joy or delight. 2. a state of extreme sexual ecstasy. 3. the feeling of being transported to another sphere of existence. 4. the experience of being spirited away to Heaven just before the Apocalypse.

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Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sensuality, and for some language and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vocação See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$171,603, 6 October 1991

Gross USA:

$1,277,404

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,277,404
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The shot of Sharon looking through the peephole in the door was the last shot created for the film. See more »

Goofs

Fast food joints learned long ago you don't hand the food over until after you get the money handed over first. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sharon: Please hold for the number. Operator 134. What city please? Is that a business or residence?
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: David Duchovny/Rod Stewart (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

AGUAS DE MARCO
Performed by Elis Regina
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Published by Corcovado Music Corp.
Courtesy of Polygram Special Products
A division of Polygram Group Distribution, Inc.
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Extremely thought provoking
11 May 2000 | by mde-6See all my reviews

This is one of those films that come along in a great while that both enthralls and disturbs you. Mimi Rodgers plays a woman caught up in depressing job as a directory assistance operator with her only escape, the sexual games and encounters she has with her lover. Driven to seek a better life, she is drawn into a religious cult that has her believing the Apocalypse is near. She is chosen by the group to go out to the rugged landscape and wait for a sign from God. What happens there is the remarkable and torturous journey of a woman brought to madness and questioning all that she believes in. This film haunts you long afterwards like witnessing a roadside accident. You are mesmerized by the horror of it while at the same time wanting to turn away. This film is powerful, provocative and deeply moving. A must see for serious film lovers.


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