The Apostle Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for The Apostle the Movie

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No-holds-barred look at one man's search for religious redemption. Eulis Dewey (Duvall) is a devout, middle-aged, Pentecostal preacher in Texas, with a true gift for inspiring his congregation. Unfortunately, he's not so inspiring to his wife Jessie (Fawcett), who's cheating on him with younger minister, Horace (Allen). When Eulis discovers the infidelity, he strikes Horace with a bat, sending the man into a coma. Eulis escapes and winds up in the predominantly black town of Bayou Boutte, Louisiana, having shed his old identity for that of E.F., "The Apostle" of God. He zealously starts up a new church, seeking salvation, but his past comes back to haunt him.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 134 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Religion, The Meaning of Life, American South, Clergymen, Louisiana
Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall, Miranda Richardson, Farrah Fawcett, John Beasley, Todd Allen, June Carter Cash, Billy Bob Thornton, Rick Dial, Walton Goggins, Billy Joe Shaver
Barry Markowitz
Robert Duvall
David Mansfield
Rob Carliner, Robert Duvall, Butchers Run Films, October Films


Ind. Spirit 1998: Actor (Duvall), Director (Duvall), Film; L.A. Film Critics 1997: Actor (Duvall); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1997: Actor (Duvall).

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