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The Rapture

  • Drama
  • Mystery
  • 1991
  • Michael Tolkin
  • 96 mins
  • 18

Summary

A telephone operator living an empty, amoral life finds God and loses him again.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Tinseltown has been unkind to Mimi Rogers, who is remembered chiefly for having once been Mrs Tom Cruise. Here she reminds us what a truly fine actress she can be with a bravura performance as a bored LA telephone operator and part-time swinger who joins a fundamentalist religious movement that believes the end of the world is nigh. Michael Tolkin, probably best known for his screenplay for The Player, makes a striking directorial debut with this admittedly imperfect but also ambitious, challenging and intelligent offering that perfectly captures the conspiratorial creepiness of such overly zealous religious sects. Rogers is told that God forgives you of your sins, to which she replies: "Who forgives God?" Such perceptiveness and a beguiling sense of the bizarre offsets a sometimes solemn and pretentious approach. This is definitely not for everyone's taste. But fans of The X Files will want to catch a pre-Fox Mulder David Duchovny playing Rogers's husband. As for Tolkin, his career never really got off the ground, although he did write the screenplay for Deep Impact.

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Credits

Cast

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SharonMimi Rogers
RandyDavid Duchovny
VicPatrick Bauchau
MaryKimberly Cullum
Sheriff FosterWill Patton
PaulaTerri Hanauer

Crew

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DirectorMichael Tolkin

Details

Released on
1992-07-03
Languages
English
Guidance
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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