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The Rapture (1991)

 -  Drama | Mystery  -  4 October 1991 (USA)
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A telephone operator living an empty, amoral life finds God and loses him again.

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Sharon
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Maggie
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Vic
Marvin Elkins ...
Bartender
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Randy
Stéphanie Menuez ...
Diana
Sam Vlahos ...
Wayne
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Conrad
Scott Burkholder ...
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Angie
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Tommy (as James LeGros)
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Henry
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First Boy
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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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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

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

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$1,277,401 (USA)
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Trivia

When Vic is laying on the bed, as Sharon tells him about her conversion, he is laying with his hands over his head. The purpose was to suggest the hanging man from the Tarot, a card which symbolizes turnaround. 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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DIRECTLY FROM MY HEART TO YOU
Performed by Little Richard
Words and music by Little Richard (as Richard Penniman)
Published by Duchess Music Corporation
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc./Ace Records Ltd./Blues Interactions, Inc.
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Mimi Mesmerizes
4 November 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Uncommon mix of sex and religion is hard hitting and thought provoking. Mimi Rogers, giving easily the finest performance of 1991 (and many other years), was completely overlooked by the industry, and that's unfortunate for us. She is so superb in this film, that it is inconceivable that she doesn't work more than she does. She is supported by a fine cast, most notably, Kimberly Cullum, as Mary. It's too bad that Mimi Rogers isn't given more roles in Hollywood; but we do have this performance, in this film, and I highly recommend it!


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