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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

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Michael Tolkin
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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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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 »

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Trivia

The shot of the pearl is a poster. See more »

Goofs

When confronting her co-workers in the break room about their religious beliefs, Sharon states: "the Muslims get along fine without Jesus". In point of fact, Jesus figures prominently in the Muslim faith and is mentioned as an important prophet in the Quran. 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 »

Soundtracks

Aguas de Março
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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Ignorance, narcissism, and a dash of vanity
5 April 2012 | by ThatOneGuy01See all my reviews

This movie was AWFUL. And this is not coming from an Athiest's perspective.

This film is the prime example of why people think Christians everywhere are loony bible heads with nothing better to do than to tell you, "Your going to hell"

And that was literally the message of the whole thing. Actual quotes taken from the movie consisted of "if you don't believe in God, your going to hell" "if you don't love him your going to hell" "Even if you think he wronged you, don't try to question the situation, just love him regardless. Because he loves you. And he loves you because you love him. And if you don't, your going to hell"

This self righteous, ignorant attitude is what's going to "send you to hell" I'm so sick of the false teaching and moronic example shown by the church. Its like the Westboro baptist church filmed this. I beg you, please don't take ANYTHING said in this movie seriously, it almost seems as if it's main goal is to turn people off to even the idea of Christ.

Keep your mind open, realize there's a difference between faith and blind impulsive ignorant behavior, don't be afraid to question everything, even your faith. And realize God doesn't require you to be "bound to the rules" and live a perfect life to be accepted into heaven.

I'm only writing this article from a religious standpoint because really, that's what the movie was about.

I've yet to see a good rapture movie out there, but I can promise you (unless you actually like the idea of being stuck in spiritual chains) that this film will disappoint you and leave you with useless knowledge, and less money (if you payed to watch it)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rapture 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

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New Line Cinema See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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