The Apostle

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Overview

Robert Duvall's well-regarded religious drama The Apostle debuts on DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Duvall in which he discusses how personal this project was for him, a making-of featurette, biographies of the cast and crew, and the theatrical ...
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Overview

Robert Duvall's well-regarded religious drama The Apostle debuts on DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Duvall in which he discusses how personal this project was for him, a making-of featurette, biographies of the cast and crew, and the theatrical trailer.
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Special Features

Feature commentary with director Robert Duvall; "The Journey of The Apostle," an original featurette on the making of the film featuring interviews with Robert Duvall, Rob Carliner, John Beasley, and Farrah Fawcett, plus behind-the-scenes footage; Theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Ankeny
To its credit, Robert Duvall's The Apostle never lapses into the stereotypes common to films like Elmer Gantry, which portray preachers of questionable moral fibre as hypocrites and charlatans; of the many questions which swirl about Sonny, the utter conviction of his religious beliefs is never open to debate. His belief in salvation is total, and his love for his flock is pure; furthermore, his followers -- the majority of them African-American, further blurring common cinematic stereotypes -- are never criticized or made to seem foolish for placing their faith in him. While Duvall's storytelling skills are uneven, his gifts for establishing mise-en-scene are superbly realized; equally strong is his direction of his cast, a fascinatingly organic blend of professional and non-professional actors. The result of some 15 years of behind-the-scenes struggle, The Apostle is an important work from one of Hollywood's most important figures.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2002
  • UPC: 025192280320
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:14:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 7,152

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Duvall Eulis "Sonny" Dewey/The Apostle E.F.
Farrah Fawcett Jessie Dewey
Miranda Richardson Toosie
Todd Allen Horace
John Beasley Brother Blackwell
June Carter Cash Mrs. Dewey Sr.
Walton Goggins Sam
Billy Joe Shaver Joe
Billy Bob Thornton Troublemaker
Rick Dial Elmo
Technical Credits
Robert Duvall Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Steve Aaron Sound/Sound Designer
Irfan Akdag Art Director
Steven Brown Co-producer
Linda Burton Production Designer
Rob Carliner Producer
Douglas Hall Costumes/Costume Designer
Dea Jensen Set Decoration/Design
Lori Johnson Set Decoration/Design
Ed Johnston Associate Producer, Casting
Steve Mack Editor
David Mansfield Score Composer
Barry Markowitz Cinematographer
Louis Shaw Milito Asst. Director
Renee Rousselot Casting
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. New Boston, Texas 1939 (Main Titles) [3:26]
2. News in Heaven [6:25]
3. Grandma's House [3:33]
4. Holy Ghost Power [3:13]
5. Someone's in My Bed [3:01]
6. Wandering Eyes and Wicked Ways [3:45]
7. The Proper Channels [2:08]
8. Yelling at the Lord [2:09]
9. Sonny's Church [3:31]
10. One for the Road [3:44]
11. Adios, Amigo; Hello, Jesus [2:17]
12. A Place to Stay [3:36]
13. Heal This Broken Heart [2:40]
14. The Apostle [1:25]
15. The Road to Salvation [1:37]
16. Bayou Boutte [3:33]
17. Reverend Blackwell and the Apostle E.F. [3:52]
18. Pay Before You Pray [4:31]
19. A Good Foundation [2:44]
20. News From Home [2:36]
21. The Preaching Machine [4:44]
22. Dinner With Toosie [5:56]
23. We've Done Something [2:46]
24. The One-Way Road to Heaven [3:44]
25. Small, But Powerful [6:04]
26. Power in the Blood [1:05]
27. Not Like Other Preachers [4:32]
28. This Side of Heaven [3:00]
29. Let the Church Roll On [1:14]
30. Nobody Moves That Book [2:11]
31. Out of the Blue [8:03]
32. The Last Meeting [3:17]
33. I'll Fly Away [17:02]
34. In the Army of the Lord (End Titles) [1:51]
1. The Original Inspiration [2:26]
2. Tag Team Preachers [3:22]
3. Casting Farrah [1:47]
4. A Divided Church [2:49]
5. The Turning Point [2:04]
6. Self-Baptism [1:14]
7. Brother Blackwell [1:52]
8. Gifted Amateurs [2:05]
9. Miranda Richardson [1:07]
10. A Fighting Preacher [2:20]
11. The Final Sermon [3:31]
12. A Spiritual Experience [2:26]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Chapter List
   Bonus Materials
      The Journey of the Apostle (The Making of the Film)
         Play
         Chapter List
         Languages
            Spoken Language: English Only
            Captions: Captioned for the Hearing Impaired - English
            Subtitles: Français
            Subtitles: Español
      Feature Commentary With Director Robert Duvall
      MCA Records Sountrack Presentation
      Production Notes
      Cast & Filmmakers
         Robert Duvall - As The Apostle E.F.
         Farrah Fawcett - As Jessie Dewey
         Billy Bob Thornton - As Troublemaker
         June Carter Smith - As Mrs. Dewey, Sr.
         Miranda Richardson - As Toosie
         Robert Duvall - Director
      Theatrical Trailer
   Language Selection
      Spoken Languages
         Feature Commentary With Director Robert Duvall
         English
      Captions & Subtitles
         English
         François
         Español
         None
   Play
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of my favorite movies

    If you are into character development and local color - not to mention high intensity, realistic emotion - you will like this movie. Also if you are curious to know what a ''real Christian'' is ''really'' about - you know not the fake stuff so many who profess the faith put forward - this is an indepth portrayal of a genuine Christian as he hits hard times. One of the very few movies that has brought a tear to my eye. Highly recommend watching and buying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Its an awesome inspirational movie

    The apostle is one of the best movies I seen. Me and some collegues found it to be very inspirational..I stronly recommend to all!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Questionin' Religion? Watch This and Be Changed.

    I myself ain't never ben to keen on religion but i have always had a lot of faith. when I first saw this movie, I actually did not care for it. Howeva, as I caught repeated viewin's, I found myself gettin' a converted by simply watching Robert Duvall's performance, which should hav won the dang Oscar. There ain't nuthin' bad bout this here film. Watch it. Period.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Robert Duvall Rules

    This movie is a revelation of how so many religious leaders follow their own rules and justify it all in the name of their religion. Well-written, good music, and easy to follow. I saw it three times at the theater and bought the soundtrack.

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