Two friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same woman they knew in their youth, but the religious position of both men denies them romance.

Director:

Edward Norton

Writer:

Stuart Blumberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... Rabbi Jake Schram
Edward Norton ... Father Brian Finn
Jenna Elfman ... Anna Riley
Anne Bancroft ... Ruth Schram
Eli Wallach ... Rabbi Ben Lewis
Ron Rifkin ... Larry Friedman
Milos Forman ... Father Havel
Holland Taylor ... Bonnie Rose
Lisa Edelstein ... Ali Decker
Rena Sofer ... Rachel Rose
Ken Leung ... Don
Brian George ... Paulie Chopra
Catherine Lloyd Burns ... Debbie
Susie Essman ... Ellen Friedman
Stuart Blumberg ... Len
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Storyline

Jake and Brian are friends. They are Jewish and Catholic respectively. They would grow up and become a rabbi and priest. Anna, whom they knew when they were younger, comes back to town a stunning woman. Jake is up to be the head of his synagogue but he is not married which doesn't make his appointment any easier. Jake finds himself attracted to Anna but because she's not Jewish, he can't marry her as it would make his appointment less likely. Brian also finds himself attracted to Anna, but the priesthood doesn't allow that. Their friendship is strained when each learns of the other's feelings for her. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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If you have to believe in something, you might as well believe in love.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

All Jenna Elfman, Rena Sofer and Holland Tayler played parts in sitcom Two and a half Men. See more »

Goofs

When Anna tells Brian about her relationship with Jake, he pours a bottle of water over his head in shock. In the next shot and for the remainder of the scene, his hair and clothes are completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: Whoa! Listen to what you're saying. You're telling me that I was supposed to be sensitive to the possibility that a Catholic priest might have a crush on my secret girlfriend?
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Crazy Credits

Thank-yous include one to "Salmita Bonita", a reference to actor-director Edward Norton's girlfriend, actress Salma Hayek. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also included on the DVD is a Gag Reel, a long collection of outtakes featuring several bits of 'sermon' from Jakob, Anna stuttering and falling into the fountain at the museum, a rabbi and Jakob discussing how the 'director is god and the producer should kiss his ass' and 'the jew has to try out for SAG president', and Brian falling several times trying to catch his glass at the bar. Many of the finalized scenes these outtakes relate to also wound up as outtakes. See more »

Connections

References Se7en (1995) See more »

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Hot Nights
Written and Performed by John Leach
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A fresh, fun romantic comedy in a New York state of mind.
18 October 2000 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Keeping the Faith" is just hip enough to breathe some fresh air into a stagnating genre without sacrificing the requisite "feel good" moments in the process. The film's 2+ hour run time is a bit long for it's simple plot, but it manages to stay focused and dish up enough creativity to make it time well spent. A very enjoyable fun flick.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew | Spanish

Release Date:

14 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,078,671, 16 April 2000

Gross USA:

$37,047,880

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,945,183
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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