This 1992 movie centers on the acts of reverend jonas nightengale played by steve martin, an itinerant faith healer whose greed seemingly knows no bounds. This is leap of faith trailer by network ireland television on vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. Ellen degeneres funny 1st appearance doing stand up comedy on johnny carsons tonight show duration. The official database for broadway theatre information. Read an article in the chicago tribune featuring the film. Jonas and his team of helpers, including jane who is in. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email. With steve martin, debra winger, lolita davidovich, liam neeson. A 1992 comedydrama film directed by richard pearce and starring steve martin. In a tourdeforce performance, steve martin plays reverend jonas nightengale, a slickasoil flimflam man wholl trade salvation for a donation to his touring ministry. Leap of faith film i recorded this movie on hbo comedy on sp but it came out bad. Overview of leap of faith, 1992, directed by richard pearce, with steve martin, debra winger, lolita davidovich, at turner classic movies.
Steve martins layered performance transcends the somewhat undercooked narrative of leap of faith. Leap of faith with sam neill and anne archer this movie is so good because it deals with. Leap of faith 1992 yarn is the best way to find video clips by quote. Its half a good film, only lacking the courage of its cynicism. View audience reactions at the jcc chicago jewish film festival. Dec 02, 2011 jonas is a fraudulent faith healer, who uses all the tricks in the book to con the people attending his shows. When his traveling ministry breaks down in a small kansas town, a parttime reverend and fulltime con artist quickly pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. As the film begins, nightengales truck caravan breaks down and his troupe finds.
Leap of faith shows how technology can be used to manipulate peoples belief and to profit the unscrupulous. He blows into a small midwest town with his large entourage of assistants, production crew, and gospel choir, ready to bilk the naive. Leap of faith original, musical, broadway opened in new york city apr 26, 2012 and played through may, 2012. We seek to be salt and light to a society in desperate need, to the glory of our father in heaven. Leap of faith 25th anniversary celebration in plainview on. We hope this 25 th anniversary celebration shines a spotlight on this beautiful town and its gracious community who were so essential to the film s success, says heather page, director of the texas film commission. She also addresses issues of disclosure and other questions often raised by prospective donor egg recipients. Leap of faith 1988 a woman anne archer and her husband sam neill find ways other than conventional medicine to fight her potentially fatal disease.
Leap of faith tv movie 1988 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Also featured in the cast are debra winger, lolita davidovich, and liam neeson martin, in a rare noncomedic turn, plays jonas nightengale, a cynical con man who makes his living as a traveling revivalist preacher and faith healer. I am french and i see this film of course, you love it. Leap of faith soundtrack cd details and availability. With anne archer, sam neill, frances lee mccain, louis giambalvo. Philosophy and religion government church and state political aspects church charities religious charities. Leap of faith magazine leap of faith is a lifestyle magazine which inspires its readers to defy their comfort zone and challenge themselves. Fake faith healer jonas nightingale is stranded in a small town where he finds he cant fool all of the people all of the time. The film is about jonas nightengale, a christian faith healer who uses his revival meetings to milk money out of the inhabitants of rustwater, kansas. Jonas is a fraudulent faith healer, who uses all the tricks in the book to con the people attending his shows. Listen to david and steve share experiences of making the film on the rhythm of life podcast also available on itunes, stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts. The shows go off without a hitch, until sensible lawman will. Faith leap films is a christian entertainment company, providing quality productions to inspire and encourage the body of christ, as well as reach the wider culture with the gospel message.
Her husband is in denial, her family devastated, but she refuses to give up and desperately searches for alternative means of healing. Phyllis martin explains the leap of faith and how couples determine that donor egg ivf is a good option for their family. Cast in credits order complete, awaiting verification. Leap of faith 1992 touring christian evangelist jonas nightengale steve martin and his cohorts tend to put on their bogus faithhealing revivals in major cities, where hefty donations flow freely. Find the exact moment in a tv show, movie, or music video you want to share. Jonas nightengale, a devilish con man in the business of selling salvation and faith healing who performs a real miracle, much to his surprise. Kelly longs for a connection in a disconnected world. Jun 27, 2017 kelly longs for a connection in a disconnected world. The love to make that leap of faith the time is right to let it go make that simple leap of faith will you fly over my stormy sea will you cry everything that i wanted to hear had to hear i know you have the strength in you the love to make that leap of faith the time is right to let it go make that simple leap of faith x4. Jul 26, 2017 the texas film commission is proud to celebrate leap of faith with the city of plainview. Leap of faith is a 1992 american comedydrama film directed by richard pearce and starring steve martin, debra winger, lolita davidovich, liam neeson, and lukas haas.
Steve martin has one of his best roles in leap of faith as jonas nightengale, a hightech faith healer and revival preacher who takes pride in the money he squeezes out of people, convincing himself that he cant deliver hope, but i give my people a good show. Leap of faith soundtrack 1992 the moviemusic store. Its strange, the way this movie opens and builds so strongly, and then has such an unsatisfying ending. It was released in june 1991 as the first single from his album chasin the sun. Leap of faith, richard pearce, debra winger, steve martin, 1992. Some christians may be offended by the premise of a con man using preaching as a con game. Sure do miss jappeloup he was amazing and stole my heart the first time i saw him jump. Touring christian evangelist jonas nightengale steve martin and his cohorts tend to put on their bogus faith healing revivals in major cities, where hefty donations flow freely. Watch leap of faith online stream full movie directv. The film is well crafted, and the acting is credible. Jonas and his team of helpers, including jane who is in need of some romance, travel. Jonas nightengale is a fraudulent christian faith healer who makes a living travelling around america holding revival meetings and conducting miracles with the help of his friend and manager, jane, and. Information about alan menkens broadway musical, leap of faith, including news and gossip, production information, synopsis, musical numbers, sheetmusic, cds, videos.
A description of tropes appearing in leap of faith. Leap of faith 1992 touring christian evangelist jonas nightengale steve martin and his cohorts tend to put on their bogus faith healing revivals in major cities, where hefty donations flow freely. Its not todays standard animated fare, so its got that going for it. A woman anne archer and her husband sam neill find ways other than conventional medicine to fight her potentially fatal disease. Leap of faith, directed by richard pearce from a screenplay by janus cercone, begins as an expose, develops into a social commentary, and ends. Leap of faith suffers from having a bit too much spit and polish the film s carnival setting couldve benefited from a bit more dirt and grime. Please click the link below to receive your verification email. Leap of faith tv movie 1988 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and.241 808 218 1399 307 601 938 1006 86 1602 684 597 619 935 806 507 337 426 797 1167 332 854 442 470 958 552 1220 838 16 1333 1062 938 1451 250 135 937 798 809