- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 2, 2004
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: New Line Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Surround 5.1 - Spanish
- DTS - English
- Stereo 2S - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Michael Tolin (Director), Mimi Rogers (Star), David Duchovny (Star), Patrick Bauchau (Star)
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Don't ask God to meet you halfway."
- several persons to Sharon (MIMI ROGERS)
New York Times - 09/30/1991
"...[A] fierce, frightening exploration of religious faith pushed to the breaking point....A tough, thoughtful ending that will not soon be forgotten..."
Film Comment - 11/01/1991
"...[The] film is bold not only in its serious treatment of religion but in its stark, unnerving storytelling..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/04/1991
"...A nervy, unsettling, edgy piece of work....Compelling..."
A promiscuous switchboard operator seeks meaning and salvation by becoming a "Born Again" Christian. Yet as an apparent apocalypse approaches and God demands an Abraham-like sacrifice, she faces a cruel dilemma: choosing Heaven or Earth means losing one or the other.
Description by Warner Home Video:
A Los Angeles telephone operator who tires of mate-swapping and turns to a religious sect for spiritual guidance.
This controversial and highly unusual film explores issues of God, faith and redemption.
Sharon, a telephone operator deeply unhappy in both her work and her personal life, seeks relief from her pain by engaging in frequent, anonymous sexual encounters. Then, during one of her erotic adventures, she meets Randy, and unexpectedly discovers in him a man eager to transform her empty world through love. But that just isn't enough for Sharon; she wants something more -- she wants divine salvation. And she believes she's found it when God sends her a vision.
Sharon convinces Randy to join her in her spiritual journey, and for a while she experiences the bliss she's always longed for. Then a tragedy changes everything, and Sharon discovers that the Lord may just demand more faith and strength than she can summon...
- This was the directoral debut for screenwriter Michael Tolkin, who also wrote the script for Robert Altman's hit film "The Player".