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The Apostle

1997 Rated PG-13 2hr 14m

When charismatic but troubled Pentecostal preacher Euliss "Sonny" Dewey (Robert Duvall) discovers that his wife (Farrah Fawcett) is having an affair, he promptly puts the other man in a coma and flees his home state of Texas for Louisiana. Once there, he takes on a new name, renovates an old church and brings new life to a congregation. Written and directed by Duvall, the film also earned an Oscar nod for Duvall's complex, captivating performance.

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Movie Details

1998 Independent Spirit Awards®
1998 Academy Award®
Thematic elements and a related scene of violence
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1


French, Spanish (Neutral), English

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Universal has stepped up to the plate with this disc. The film is presented in 1.85:1 widescreen letterbox, with audio in Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. Some great extras are here, including an intriguing commentary by the movie's writer-director-star; particularly interesting is the discussion of how he cast the film and his efforts to achieve authenticity in the church scenes. Besides the commentary, there's a fine "making of" featurette and the theatrical trailer.