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Keeping the Faith (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 April 2000 (USA)
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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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew | Spanish

Release Date:

14 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Divinas tentaciones See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,078,671, 16 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,047,880

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,945,183
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Composer Elmer Bernstein was hired due to an enthusiastic recommendation by the film's Editor Malcolm Campbell to Edward Norton, with whom Campbell had worked with when he was the primary editor for John Landis' films and Bernstein had scored for a period of ten or more years. Those films include An American Werewolf In London, Trading Places, Michael Jackson's Thriller, Spies Like Us, and Three Amigos! Campbell was an assistant editor when Bernstein first collaborated with Landis on National Lampoon's Animal House and also on Blues Brothers, where Bernstein provided the very brief "God Music" for the film. Bernstein was not involved with Twilight Zone The Movie which Campbell edited Landis' segment since the entire film was scored by the late Jerry Goldsmith. See more »

Goofs

Brian shows a picture to the bartender, clearly showing the kids' torsos. Then when Brian starts explaining who the kids in the picture are and we see the picture again, the kids are much closer to the camera and their torsos are no longer visible. See more »

Quotes

Anna Riley: Don't you have work?
Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: We're doing a hostile takeover of Congregation Bertov Sholem.
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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

The UK distributor (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) chose to remove 19 seconds of footage to classify the DVD for a "12" rating instead of a "15" rating. Cut weren't scenes from the film but from the outtakes due to inappropriate language for a "12" rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in At the Still Point (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart of Mine
Written and Performed by Peter Salett
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Good comedy/romance
24 September 2001 | by stamperSee all my reviews

This is a pretty good film and I think it hits perfectly the things we all want in life. Great friends and significant others. It is just a beautiful film which I must say (for a comedy) and a Ben Stiller film is pretty jokeless. Good acting, good directing a good story and good everything. There was one thing that was great though. The way Edward Norton used Faith in this film. Never have I seen so much depictions of Faith in a film and actually enjoyed it. I don't believe in church and stuff, but these two clergymen are way beyond cool, they ROCK!

My favorite in this one is undoubtedly Jenna Elfman. She is so cool and cute. I mean there are so many beautiful women in Hollywood, but man one look into those shiny, glittery eyes and I'm sold. She has just so much natural glow about her it really is amazing. GOOD CHOICE!!! I can only beg producers to use her more in quality productions, she's pretty, she can act and she's very likeable too.

7 out of 10


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