Rapture, The

Although there are strong scenes of sensuality in this film, the "rapture" of the title refers to the religious fervor one feels when one has found the love of God.

Sharon is a woman who by day works at a monotonous job as a telephone information operator. Her evenings are spent with sleazy men seeking out other couples for the purpose of engaging in sexual orgies. She's depressed with the emptiness of her life and searches for something meaningful. One day religious fundamentalists knock on her door and leave a Bible with her and she begins to read it. After another sordid sexual tryst in a seedy motel, she contemplates suicide but instead begins reading from the bedside Bible. This time she finds God and begins to spread "The Word" to all she meets.

With a fresh start on life, Sharon marries and has a daughter. All is well until several years later when her husband and several others are shot to death at work by a distraught former employee. Her faith in God unshaken, she takes her young daughter to a remote location where they await the end of the world when they will meet God. What they meet is tragedy.

  • Starring: Mimi Rogers and David Duchovny
  • Director(s): Michael Tolkin
  • Producer(s): New Line Cinema
  • Screenwriter(s): 5-Mar-91
  • Release Date: Tuesday, March 05, 1991
  • Rating: Acceptable

Featured Animal Action

There are several fantasy scenes where animals appear briefly. At various times mysterious riders on horseback appear. They are symbolic of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The riders merely rode the horses from point A to point B. In another scene the night sky is filled with the image of a woman holding a candelabra astride a bull. This scene was filmed in a studio and there was no bucking.