- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 4, 2002
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Universal Studios
Audio: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles: French Spanish
Picture: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Packaging: Keep Case
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Additional Release Material:
"Making of" featurette
Behind the scenes footage and deleted scenes
Audio commentary by Robert Duvall
Soundtrack section featuring Steven Curtis Chapman
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Miranda Richardson &
Billy Joe Shaver,
Billy Bob Thornton,
Mary Lynette Braxton,
William Atlas Cole,
Frank Collins, Jr.,
Carl D. Cook,
John E. Hawkins,
Brenda B. Jackson,
Sister Jewell Jernigan,
Fernie E. McMillan,
Jimmie J. Meaux,
L. Christian Mixon,
Harold Potier, Sr.,
Terrence Rosemore &
Joyce Jolivet Starks
Director of Photography:
Rolling Stone - 01/22/1998
"...Duvall is a blazing wonder in a film that ranks with the year's best..."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/1998
"...Duvall is a heaven-inspired acting machine..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/21/1998
"...Fascinating, eccentric....[Duvall is] righteous, charismatic....Enough to renew your faith -- in movies, at the very least..." -- Rating: A-
New York Times - 12/17/1997
"...A sweetly believable tone....A rare display of spiritual light on screen..."
Premiere - 02/01/1998
"...A lyrical tale of redemption....Duvall delivers a bravura, Oscar-quality performance....THE APOSTLE is a profoundly humane movie that crackles with the joy and sorrow of an old blues record..."
USA Today - 01/30/1998
"...THE APOSTLE is a good little movie dominated by a great central performance that's likely to endure..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/30/1998
"...THE APOSTLE sees its characters in an unusually perceptive light; they have the complexity and spontaneity of people in a documentary..."
After being squeezed out of his church by his ex-wife, a Texas fundamentalist preacher's alcohol-fueled rage sends him off the deep end. After beating her new beau into a coma, he flees to Louisiana and seizes the chance to reinvent himself as a devout "Apostle," founding a new church and captivating the citizenry while keeping his sins buried. Duvall, who also wrote and produced, is riveting in the title role. Academy Award Nominations: 1--Best Actor (Duvall).
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