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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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Sharon
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Maggie
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Vic
Marvin Elkins ...
Bartender
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Randy
Stéphanie Menuez ...
Diana
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Wayne
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Conrad
Scott Burkholder ...
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Carole Davis ...
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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A Vocação  »

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$1,277,401 (USA)
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Trivia

In the DVD commentary, Tolkin says that he wanted Carol's boyfriend to be played by Chazz Palmentieri, but he was busy working on another 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 The Larry Sanders Show: The Flirt Episode (1992) See more »

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I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR
Performed by The Velvet Underground
Written by Lou Reed
Used by permission of Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc.
On behalf of Oakfield Avenue Music, Ltd.
Courtesy of Polygram Special Products
A division of Polygram Group Distribution, 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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