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

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. 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!


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.

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

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. "

d I'll be sitting drawing pictures in the sand...

Come on, Mama. Sing it!

Sing it.

d And when I see you coming

I will rise up with a shout...

Praise God! Praise him today!

d... and through the shallow water

Reaching for your hand d

d Oh, how I love Jesus

Oh, how I love Jesus

d Oh, how I love Jesus

Because he first loved me...

Your turn.

d It tells me of a Saviour's love

Who died to set me free

d It tells me of his precious blood...

A sinner's perfect plea

d Oh, how I love Jesus

Oh, how I love Jesus

d Oh, how I love Jesus

Because he first loved me d

Let's give a big handclap for Jesus!

When vacation Bible school is over,

we'll sing together at the temple, all right?

- I could sing the harmony part.

- Let's go now. Let grandmother rest.

- You'll play for us?

- We'll see.

- I'll see you in a minute.

- Bye, Grandma.

- When are you coming back?

- I'll call you.

- All right, son.

- About three weeks, all right?

I love you. The Lord loves you.

Make you snug.

- I love you, son.

- Take care.

Sonny, if you don't mind, would you go back

and get my double comforter?

- You all right?

- Yeah. I'm all right.

- I'm just a little chilly.

- All right. Hold on, now.

And bring me my other blanket.

One day, you're going to board an airplane.

And that plane's going to be

way past yon stars.

And yon moon! I'm talking sun and moon

and constellations, get out of my way!

- Jupiter and Mars, move over!

- Yeah!

We're going to be going

straight up to the pearly gates!

Mama, I can't take you with me,

so get on back in your chair.

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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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