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PG-13| 2 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
After Sonny (Robert Duvall), an eccentric Pentecostal preacher, learns that his wife is having an affair, he beats her lover into a coma and flees the state of Texas. Now in a small Louisiana town, Sonny goes by the name of "Apostle E.F." and opens a new church with the help of a retired reverend (John Beasley). While battling personal demons and injecting new life into his congregation, Sonny dates a radio station worker (Miranda Richardson) and searches for peace in his new life.

Cast: Robert Duvall , Farrah Fawcett , Miranda Richardson , Todd Allen , John Beasley , June Carter Cash , Walton Goggins , Billy Joe Shaver

Director: Robert Duvall

Genres: Drama

The Apostle (1998)

Release Date: January 30th, 1998|2 hr. 28 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Duvall is a blazing wonder in a film that ranks with the year's best. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    It's rare that we have a screen character as well-rounded, as recognizably human or as brilliantly played as Sonny Dewey. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A good little movie dominated by a great central performance that's likely to endure. [30 Jan 1998, p.D2] show more

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