The Apostle

Synopsis: Eulis 'Sonny' Dewey is a preacher from Texas living a happy life with his beautiful wife Jessie. Suddenly his stable world crumbles: Jessie is having an affair with young minister Horace. Sonny gets enraged and hits Horace with a softball bat, putting him into a coma. After that he leaves town, takes a new name, 'Apostle E.F.' and goes to Louisiana. There he starts to work as a mechanic for local radio station owner Elmo, and Elmo lets him preach on the radio. E.F. starts to preach everywhere: on the radio, on the streets, and with his new friend, Reverend Blackwell he starts a campaign to renovate an old church.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Robert Duvall
Production: New Films International
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
134 min

gonna have a flock of angels to lead you.

You've taken the Lord,

he's gonna go all the way with you.

You both are his champions here today.

Praise God!

Thank you, sir.

Don't have to thank me, son.

Thank the Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ.

You're in his hands now.

Bless you both. "Wherever two or more

are gathered in my name, there will I be also. "

Mister? I'm sorry,

you've got to go back to your car.

- You're not allowed here.

- I understand.

I guess you think

you accomplished something in there?

- I know I did.

- Go on.

I did not put my head

through that window in vain.

- How would you know?

- I'll tell you.

I'd rather die today and go to heaven

than live to be 100 and go to hell.

- Is that a fact?

- Yes, sir. It is.

Hallelujah for the Lord God omnipotent

that reigneth in the Book of Revelation.


Thank you.

d You ain't going to hold my body down

You ain't going to hold my body down d

No, sir.

d Victory is mine.

Victory is mine today.

d I told Satan, "Get thee behind"

d Because victory is ours today d

Mama, we made news in heaven this morning.

- What?

- Two young people, their lives ahead of them.

One may live, one may die. I don't know.

Touch and go.

- Let's pray for them, Mama.

- My Lord.

Pray with me, Mama.

Just sing a prayer, Mama.

d Sometimes my steps are weary

Sometimes my steps are slow

d But I've got a journey on my mind...

"Yea, though I walk through the valley

of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil for thou art with me. "

"Thy rod and thy staff will comfort me. "

"Thou preparest a table before me

in the presence of mine enemies. "

"Thou anointest my head with oil. "

"My cup runneth over. "

"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

all the days of my life. "

"And I shall dwell

in the house of the Lord for ever. " "Amen. "

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Robert Duvall

Robert Selden Duvall (; born January 5, 1931) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for seven Academy Awards (winning for his performance in Tender Mercies), seven Golden Globe Awards (winning four), and has multiple nominations and one win each of the BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Emmy Award. He received the National Medal of Arts in 2005. Duvall has starred in numerous films and television series, including To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Twilight Zone (1963), The Outer Limits (1964), Bullitt (1968), True Grit (1969), MASH (1970), THX 1138 (1971), Joe Kidd (1972), The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part II (1974), The Conversation (1974), Network (1976), Apocalypse Now (1979), The Great Santini (1979), The Natural (1984), Lonesome Dove (1989), The Handmaid's Tale (1990), Days of Thunder (1990), Rambling Rose (1991), and Falling Down (1993). Duvall began appearing in theatre during the late 1950s, moving into television and film roles during the early 1960s, playing Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and appearing in Captain Newman, M.D. (1963). (1970) and the lead role in THX 1138 (1971), as well as Horton Foote's adaptation of William Faulkner's Tomorrow (1972), which was developed at The Actors Studio and is Duvall's personal favorite. This was followed by a series of critically lauded performances in commercially successful films. Since then, Duvall has continued to act in both film and television with such productions as Tender Mercies (1983), The Natural (1984), Colors (1988), the television miniseries Lonesome Dove (1989), Stalin (1992), The Man Who Captured Eichmann (1996), Phenomenon (1996), A Family Thing (1996), The Apostle (1997), A Civil Action (1998), Deep Impact (1998), Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), Open Range (2003), Gods and Generals (2003), Secondhand Lions (2003), Broken Trail (2006), Get Low (2010), Jack Reacher (2012), A Night in Old Mexico (2014), The Judge (2014), and Wild Horses (2015). more…

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