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Leap of Faith (1992)

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Fake faith healer Jonas Nightingale is stranded in a small town where he finds he can't fool all of the people all of the time.

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Jane Larson
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Marva
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Sheriff Will Braverman
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Boyd
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Hoover
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Titus
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Storyline

Jonas is a fraudulent faith healer, who uses all the tricks in the book to con the people attending his shows. Jonas and his team of helpers, including Jane who is in need of some romance, travel the country stopping at big towns and cities to put on their show. When one of the trucks breaks down in a small town, Jonas is quick to accept the challenge of making money in this town. His other goal is to seduce Marva, a waitress in the town, but she's a hard nut to crack, as is Will, the local sheriff who's determined to expose Jonas as a fraud. Written by Rob Hartill

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Real miracles, sensibly priced. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »
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18 December 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Leap of Faith  »

Box Office

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$23,369,283 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song that Jonas is listening to in his car is "Paradise by the Dashboard Light", sung by Meat Loaf. Meat plays the part of the bus driver, Hoover, in the movie. See more »

Goofs

During the first "healing" sequence, Jonas addresses the woman who needs a job. Meanwhile, his assistants ready another audience member, a blonde woman in a blue dress, at the opposite side of the stage. However, in the next shot, the blonde woman has been replaced by the "gambling man" who Jonas picked out of the audience earlier. See more »

Quotes

Jonas: What did the doctors tell you about your legs?
Boyd: The doctors have nothing to do with my legs. I'll walk if it's God's will.
Jonas: God doesn't have a trucker's license.
Boyd: I believe that things happen for a reason.
Jonas: You believe that. I'm gonna run.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, the 'Angels of Mercy' singers are shown singing to a tent full of people (including some of the cast members). See more »

Connections

Referenced in ReBoot: Daemon Rising (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

What It Takes
Written and Performed by Brendan Croker
Produced by Barry Beckett
Courtesy of Silvertone Records
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Great movie! Finally available on DVD
6 October 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a fantastic movie, and proof that Steve Martin is more than just a comedian. The movie is well done, with solid character development and great direction. The production really captures the essence of the midwest setting. The gospel music - a joint effort between George Duke and Edwin Hawkins - is also great. The story itself is very thought-provoking and emotional. Contrary to what another reviewer said here, the ending is great and was the perfect climax to a thoughtful story. (How the other reviewer considered the ending to be pointless is beyond me. Oh well, pearls before swine and all that.) Excellent movie!


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