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Leap of Faith (1992)

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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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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Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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18 December 1992 (USA)  »

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Der Schein-Heilige  »

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$23,369,283
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Trivia

The movie was adapted into a Broadway musical in 2012. Featuring music by Alan Menken, it ran only 19 performances (plus 25 previews). 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 However, in the next shot, the blonde woman has been replaced by the "gambling man" who Jonas picked out of the audience earlier.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

Jane: You really don't care about anybody or anything except yourself, do you?
Jonas: Oh, Jane... I never pretended I did.
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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 »


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Organ Interludes
by Jerry Peters
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Salvation lies within...
12 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

A masterpiece of both the secular and the Godly were mixed in this amazingly wonderful movie. Steve Martin is at his absolute best playing con man faith healer Jonas Nightingale. His approach as a con man/faith healer/snake oil salesman is 100% believable. With some of the most beautiful gospel music, and a fantastic story about true faith, Leap of Faith is truly one of the most incredible movies of life and healing. I gave it a 10.


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