• Film ID:
  • 8288
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=128 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
Robert Duvall gives possibly the performance of his career as Texan preacher Sonny Dewey, a man of God forced to flee his beloved flock when he loses the plot and beats his wife's lover to death with a baseball bat. Changing his identity, Sonny heads for Louisiana in an effort to evade the cops and rediscover his soul. This is a wonderful character study, a fine portrait of the South and an authentic study of a religious belief, for while Sonny is a foul-tempered womaniser and his sermons are glib show-biz, he is the real thing, a true believer.
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