Year of Release: 1992
Director: Richard Pearce
Approx. Running Time: 107 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
In a tour-de-force performance, Steve Martin plays reverend Jonas Nightengale, a slick-as-oil flimflam man who'll trade salvation for a donation to his touring ministry. Jonas knows how to work a crowd and a con, but his works of wonder are done with mirrors and smoke.
When his tour bus breaks down, Jonas pitches his tents in impoverished Rustwater, Kansas. While his alluring manager (Debra Winger) tries to persuade the local sheriff (Liam Neeson) not to close the show, Jonas sets his sights on a beautiful skeptic named Marva (Lolita Davidovich). But making a believer out of Marva is going to take a real miracle. With its heart-warming spirit and rousing soundtrack, Leap Of Faith is a movie that will make you stand up and cheer.
A really good mix of comedy, romance and drama, with some great music and a surprisingly strong performance from Steve Martin who is - to put it nicely - not exactly one of my favorite actors.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)