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.
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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