Southern Gothic, minus the delicious sleaze: That's the best way to characterize this leisurely tale of faith, human frailty and second chances, written, directed, produced by and starring veteran character actor Robert Duvall.
Texas-based Pentecostal preacher Euliss "Sonny" Dewey (Duvall), who's been spreading God's word since a near-death experience as an adolescent, is in the midst of a crisis. His wife (Farrah Fawcett) wants a divorce -- she's taken up with younger man Horace (Todd Allen), also a minister -- and
together they've appropriated Sonny's congregation. In a moment of distinctly un-Christian rage, Sonny slugs Horace with a baseball bat, then takes to ...