6.2/10
4,643
99 user 40 critic

The Rapture (1991)

Trailer
1:52 | Trailer
A telephone operator living an empty, amoral life finds God and loses him again.

Director:

Michael Tolkin

Writer:

Michael Tolkin
Reviews
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Dah and Jocelyn come from Benin, Africa, to coach their rooster, "S'en fout la mort", for an illicit cock-fight in the basement of a restaurant.

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Isaach De Bankolé, Alex Descas, Solveig Dommartin
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Toshia Mori
Documentary | Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee sets out to make a movie about Union General Sherman's March to the Sea towards the end of the American Civil War, but keeps getting sidetracked by his own love life.

Director: Ross McElwee
Stars: Ross McElwee, Dede McElwee, Ross McElwee Jr.
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A documentary chronicling the background to, and history of, the Vietnam War.

Director: Emile de Antonio
Stars: Harry S. Ashmore, Daniel Berrigan, Joseph Buttinger
Loulou (1980)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A bored wife leaves her husband for an unemployed, petty criminal.

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Guy Marchand
Real Life (1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A film crew sets out to record a year in the life of an average family, but things quickly start going wrong.

Director: Albert Brooks
Stars: Dick Haynes, Albert Brooks, Matthew Tobin
The Rapture (1972)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A newscast is interrupted with bulletins that people are suddenly disappearing, leaving chaos in their wake. Authorities announce a supercomputer in Europe will be used to track the survivors.

Stars: Dallas Holm
Archangel (1990)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An amnesiac soldier, seeking his lost love, arrives in Archangel in northern Russia to help the townsfolk in their fight against the Bolsheviks, all quite unaware that the Great War ended three months ago.

Director: Guy Maddin
Stars: Michael Gottli, David Falkenburg, Michael O'Sullivan
Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The movie is set in chaotic 1920's China, when warlords fought each other for power while Sun Yat-Sen's underground movement tried to establish a democratic republic. The movie tells the ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Brigitte Lin, Sally Yeh, Cherie Chung
Gabbeh (1996)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When an old couple washes their gabbeh - a type of Persian rug - a young woman magically appears and tells them her life story.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Stars: Shaghayeh Djodat, Hossein Moharami, Rogheih Moharami
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

This was the first movie produced in Israel. It deals with the outbreak of hostilities during the war for independence in 1947. The message of this film was the sadness and stupidity of ... See full summary »

Director: Thorold Dickinson
Stars: Edward Mulhare, Haya Harareet, Michael Shillo
Passenger (1963)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

While being aboard a transatlantic ship, German woman Liza notices someone who looks like Marta, the former inmate at Auschwitz, where Liza used to be the guard.

Directors: Andrzej Munk, Witold Lesiewicz
Stars: Aleksandra Slaska, Anna Ciepielewska, Jan Kreczmar
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vocação See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$171,603, 6 October 1991

Gross USA:

$1,277,404

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,277,404
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Tolkin wanted Carol's boyfriend to be played by 'Chazz Palmentieri', but John Landis wouldn't release him from filming Oscar (1991). 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?
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.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Inspired and challenging Christian examination.
2 October 1999 | by movieman9See 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.


55 of 73 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 99 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed