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.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
83
Rotten Tomatoes:
89%
PG-13
Year:
1997
134 min
267 Views

Hallelujah. Thank you, Lord.

Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Jesus.

- Praise the Lord.

- Praise the Lord.

- They put a thief on each side of Jesus.

- Yeah!

- Can you say, "Yes, Lord"?

- Yes, Lord.

"Praise the name of the Lord. "

One on the right hand and one on his left.

Glory to God!

The Bible tells me,

praise the name of the Lord.

Tells me they spit on him.

Praise the name of the Lord!

- Can you say, "Yeah, Lord"?

- Yeah, Lord!

- Yeah, Lord. Thank you, Lord.

- Yeah, Lord. Thank you, Lord.

- Yes, Lord.

- Thank you, Jesus.

- They nailed nails...

- Yes, Lord.

...in his hands, sisters and brothers.

- Yes, Lord.

For you and I.

They put nails in his feet for you and I.

- They pierced him in the side for you and I.

- Yes, Lord.

They put thorns about his head for you and I.

- Yes, Lord.

- Can you say, "Yeah, Lord"?

- Yeah, Lord.

Glory! Hallelujah!

Hallelujah!

My Lord!

Glory! Thank you, Jesus.

- Thank you, Jesus.

- Hallelujah.

- Glory to God! Hey! Thank you.

- Thank you, Lord.

My Lord. My Lord. My Lord.

Praise the Lord. Thank you, Jesus.

Glory to God!

Jesus said blessed are those

that haven't seen, and believed.

Blessed is those that haven't seen.

Thank you, Lord.

Thank you, Lord. And they still believe in him.

- Yeah, Lord!

- Yeah, Lord!

- Hallelujah!

- Hallelujah!

- Hey, glory!

- Hallelujah!

d Soon I will be done with

The troubles of the world

d Troubles of the world

Troubles of the world

d I soon will be done

With the troubles of the world

d Going home to live with God

d Oh-oh, weeping and wailing

d Oh, come on, weeping and wailing

d Oh-oh, weeping and wailing

d Going home to live with God...

Thank you, Lord.

d Going home to live with God... d

Roger here. Seven...

I don't know how many's in that car there.

There's three there, one there

and I guess there's two in this one.

Pretty sad. I hate this.

Like that little dog,

you never know who he belongs to.

Little puppy. Where you been?

You belong to this car or that one down there?

I like that kind of little dog. Smart little dogs.

Sugar is a good little thing.

Grab a handful of sugar, a lot of hot peppers.

Mama, wait now. Hold on. Hold on, Mama.

I'll pull up just here.

- Oh, Lord, Sonny.

- Just hush now.

You stay put, Mama.

You stay put.

I was just running down there.

I got to the car and she tried to follow me back.

Then I go get the man, told him to come out.

For years they thanked me for it.

"Therefore when I passed by thee

and saw thee polluted in thine own blood,

I said unto thee

when thy wast in thy blood, live. "

"Yea, I said unto thee

when thy wast in thy blood...

...live. "

Live, live.

Son, can you hear me? I'm going to help you.

I'm a minister of the Lord.

The Lord loves you and I love you.

If you can't answer, just nod.

If you can't nod, just think it.

Answer me in your mind and in your heart.

If the Lord were to call you right now,

would you be ready?

Do you accept the Lord Jesus Christ

as your saviour?

Are you ready for him? Are you ready

to follow and accept him this very instant?

If you open your heart, he will stand with you

whether you go home or stay with us.

If it isn't your time,

he'll stand by you and your wife.

He'll deliver you through this entire ordeal.

Listen to me.

There are angels even in this automobile

at this precise moment.

He has sent his angels here to watch over you.

Do you accept him here today?

Y- ye...

- Thank you, Jesus.

- Hey, mister. You have to get out of there.

You can't be in there. Hear me? Let's go.

When an ambulance gets you, the Lord's

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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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