The Rapture script
The Rapture (1991)
Synopsis: The Rapture is a 1991 drama film written and directed by Michael Tolkin. It stars Mimi Rogers as a woman who converts from a swinger to a born-again Christian after learning that a true Rapture is upon the world.

Cut to:

INTERIOR:
TELEPHONE COMPANY INFORMATION OFFICE. DAY.

SHARON works at a computer terminal. Close on her.

SHARON:

Operator 134, what city please?

(Pause, as she

types in the name.)

Is that a business or residence?

(Pause.)

Hold for the number.

(Pause.)

This is operator 134. What city?

(Pause.)

Can you spell that?

(Pause.)

Is that D as in Dick?

(Pause.)

Please hold for the number.

Cut to:

INTERIOR:
TELEPHONE COMPANY VENDING-MACHINE ROOM. DAY.

Coffee break. Move through the room. Everyone sits alone,

recovering from the phones. SHARON enters staring into space.

Behind her are a group of workers, talking quietly but

passionately. At first, SHARON doesn't listen. Bits of the

following drift into consciousness.

WORKER #1

Hi, Wayne. It was much stronger last

night, wasn't it?

WORKER #2

By a factor of five.

WORKER #3

It was almost like the first time,

I mean, it was that clear.

WORKER #1

And the horn, the sound of a horn,

that was new.

WORKER #2

One note, a very clear tone. I found

it on my piano; it's B flat.

WORKER #1

What do you think?

SHARON has leaned back in her chair to eavesdrop.

WORKER #3

I think it's going to happen, and

soon. Have you been praying?

WORKER #2, facing SHARON'S back, sees her leaning in and

puts a finger to his lips.

WORKER #2

Yes, as much as I can.

The other two glance over their shoulders at SHARON. She

looks over her shoulder and sees them look at her. She pulls

her chair forward.

WORKER #3

What does The Boy say?

WORKER #1

Not yet.

Cut to:

INTERIOR:
SHARON'S APARTMENT. NIGHT.

She is in bed with RANDY. Under the sheet, he strokes her.

She comes, pushing his hand away.

SHARON:

Tell me a story.

RANDY:

Hmmm.

He tries to start again.

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Michael Tolkin

Michael L. Tolkin (born October 17, 1950) is an American filmmaker and novelist. He has written numerous screenplays, including The Player (1992), which he adapted from his novel of the same name (1988), and for which he received the Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay (1993). The Return of the Player, followed (2006). more…

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