Director: Michael Tolkin
Runtime: 100 minutes
TV Rating: TVMA
The Rapture is a 1991 psychological/religious drama film starring Mimi Rogers, David Duchovny, Darwyn Carson, Patrick Bauchau, Marvin Elkins, Will Patton, and Stephanie Menuez; directed by Michael Tolkin; rated R; 100 minutes long; and produced by New Line Cinema.
The film tells the story of Sharon (Rogers), a young Los Angeles woman who engages in a swinging, libidinous lifestyle with her male partner. She comes into contact with a sect that advises her that a true Rapture is imminent. In time, she comes to accept this belief herself and becomes a born-again Christian. She begins a new, pious lifestyle, eventually marrying and having a daughter. When her husband Randy (Duchovny) is killed in a senseless murder, however, she begins to question the benevolence of God. She believes she must wait in the desert for the coming of the Rapture but eventually loses patience. At her daughter’s urging, she decides to hasten her and her daughter’s ascendance to heaven. She kills her daughter with a gunshot, but is unable to take her own life afterwards, afraid she’ll be condemned as a suicide.