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The Rapture (1991)

R  |   |  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 ...
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Wayne
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Angie
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Tommy (as James LeGros)
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Henry
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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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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

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$1,277,401 (USA)
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Tolkin wanted Sharon's apartment to be barren of decoration because it would symbolize the emptiness in her life. 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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ASTRONAUT ANTHEM
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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Extremely thought provoking
11 May 2000 | by (Crystal, Minnesota) – See 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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