The Apostle Poster

Release Date: January 30th, 1998

DVD Release Date: August 19th, 1998

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

Production Co: Butcher's Run Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Avoiding the clichés and condescension that characterize many films on religious figures, the movie is at once a compelling drama and a thoughtful look at faith-related issues on personal, social, and cultural levels. show more

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

  • Duvall's screenplay does what great screenwriting is supposed to do, and surprises us with additional observations and revelations in every scene. show more

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