- 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,
Sharon London &
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).