1991   USA The Rapture
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Director:Michael Tolkin
Studio:New Line Home Video
Writer:Michael Tolkin
IMDb Rating:6.2 (4,781 votes)
Awards:4 nominations
Duration:100 min
Languages:English, Spanish
Michael Tolkin  ...  (Director)
Michael Tolkin  ...  (Writer)
Mimi Rogers  ...  Sharon
Darwyn Carson  ...  Maggie
Patrick Bauchau  ...  Vic
Marvin Elkins  ...  Bartender
David Duchovny  ...  Randy
Stéphanie Menuez  ...  Diana
Sam Vlahos  ...  Wayne
Rustam Branaman  ...  Conrad
Scott Burkholder  ...  Evangelist
Vince Grant  ...  2nd Evangelist
Carole Davis  ...  Angie
Patrick Dollaghan  ...  Executive
James LeGros  ...  Tommy
Dick Anthony Williams  ...  Henry
DeVaughn Nixon  ...  First Boy
Thomas Newman  ...  Composer
Bojan Bazelli  ...  Cinematographer
Suzanne Fenn  ...  Editor
James Le Gros  ...  Tommy (as James LeGros)
Summary: Once upon a time, in the 1980s and early 1990s, American independent movies did not seek to merely ape Hollywood formulas. They were more than just feature-length resumes for shrewd, enterprising filmmakers who had nothing to say, but dreamed of saying it with a big-studio budget. Back then, independent films provided a different kind of movie experience; they challenged and provoked audiences--and none more so than 1991's "The Rapture", written and directed by Michael Tolkin, the man who wrote the screenplay for "The Player", Robert Altman's scathing anti-Hollywood comedy. Mimi Rogers plays Sharon, a lost soul who gives up her hedonistic life of sex and drugs when she finds God and becomes a fundamentalist Christian fanatic. Her pilgrim's progress, presented in a deadpan, nonjudgmental style, culminates quite literally in the title event--the Second Coming, the Apocalypse, the end of the world, or whatever you want to call it. Rogers's fearless performance becomes all the more provocative when you recall that the actress is a lifelong member of the Church of Scientology. "The Rapture" is a mind-boggling, wildly ambitious movie that's open to myriad interpretations. But no matter what you make of it, it's sure to leave you engaged and shaken.

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