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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.

Director:

Michael Tolkin

Writer:

Michael Tolkin
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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
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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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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.

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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

According to Michael Tolkin on the DVD commentary, Douglas Roberts who plays Louis came into the audition with the same intensity the he displays on screen. He remarked that Roberts even had that intensity while in the waiting room where he was making the other people nervous. 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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Soundtracks

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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Complicated and uncompromising -- possibly Mimi Rogers' finest performance.
24 June 2000 | by kbnewtonSee all my reviews

A haunting movie -- one that lingers in the mind (and the heart) for a long time afterwards. Mimi Rogers turns in a stunning performance as a woman trapped in a cycle of dull work and duller play, whose life is transformed twice -- first by a religious conversion, and then by coming face to face with the literal meaning of that conversion. She is incandescent in her belief, and in the movie's final scenes, takes on the epic proportions of a Job or King Lear. You may be puzzled, conflicted, or even offended by what the movie "means," but you won't be able to walk away from it untouched.


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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

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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