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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vocação  »

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$1,277,401 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Not all Christians accept that the Rapture is found in the Bible. A number of denominations do not recognize it and believe that its popularity is due to either a mistranslation or a misinterpretation of Biblical text. A number of them consider it outright heresy. See more »


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


[first lines]
Sharon: Please hold for the number. Operator 134. What city please? Is that a business or residence?
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Referenced in Brows Held High: Goodbye 20th Century (2011) See more »


Performed by Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble
Composed by Meredith Monk
Published by Meredith Monk Music (ASCAP)
From "DO YO BE" (ECM New Series 1336)
Produced by Manfred Eicher
An ECM Production
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Inspired and challenging Christian examination.
2 October 1999 | by (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

Since I have always been a Christian from childhood and agreeably conspire to my faith today, I am always curious about what causes others to "be saved" later in life. "The Rapture" tells this story with fascinating insights into the modern Christian perspective and what scares the public about its predictions. Mimi Rogers (in a heart-wrenching performance) plays Sharon, a telephone operator who leads a tedious and extremely boring life by day, but resorts to group sex and orgies to add excitement to her nightlife. She discovers Christianity through people pamphleting at her door and other employees in her office she never cared to talk to before. They use the imagery of a pearl to describe their experience of being saved, and Sharon longs to discover what it is about this religion that can bring fulfillment to her own life. David Duchovney, before his stint on "The X-Files," co-stars as Sharon's boyfriend and later husband she meets through her reckless "dates," and whom she induces to join her spiritual quest to find God. After their marriage and birth of their daughter, her faith is tested to intense extemes in ways I would not dare describe, but can honestly say are truly harrowing. I was surprised that, even though I am a devout Christian, I was not offended by this film, what can be seen as a blatantly sacreligious movie. I think every religious individual should see it to get a better understanding of what they conspire to, as well as how others may conceive of their faith. "The Rapture" is not a tame flick, and does not shy away from controversial discourse, but all in all, this is a rewarding picture that gets its viewers to think about their lives and what they believe in. No doubt you will be entranced. Rating: Three stars and a half.

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