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The Apostle

When charismatic but troubled Pentecostal preacher Euliss "Sonny" Dewey (Robert Duvall) discovers that his wife (Farrah Fawcett) is having an affair, he promptly puts the other man in a coma and flees his home state of Texas for Louisiana. Once there, he takes on a new name, renovates an old church and brings new life to a congregation. Written and directed by Duvall, the film also earned an Oscar nod for Duvall's complex, captivating performance.
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NYT Critics' Pick
Evangelical preacher starting life anew. Lovely warts-and-all portrait, with splendid Duvall. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 91%
Critics' score: 91   Audience score: 76   Rotten Tomatoes page
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A labor of love coming to fruition after 13 years, this is Robert Duvall's third and best directorial effort, a sharply observed exploration of a preacher who embarks on a redemption odyssey after committing a crime. full review

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  • Release Year: 1997
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 134 min
  • Available From: Mar 02, 2012
  • Queued by: 600 people
Directed By
Robert Duvall
Cast
Robert Duvall, Farrah Fawcett, Billy Bob Thornton, John Beasley, Miranda Richardson, June Carter Cash, Todd Allen, Paul Bagget
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