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Leap of Faith


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Satirical drama starring
Steve Martin
Debra Winger , Liam Neeson
Jonas Nightengale puts on quite a show, preaching and performing
"miracles" wherever his tent is pitched. Behind the scenes, he is really a cynical con man aiming to fleece the faithful, aided by a well-drilled crew underthe watchful eye of his assistant Jane. However, theirarrival in the small, drought-stricken town of Rustwater, Kansas, marks a turning point in Jonas's criminal career, for he is intrigued by a waitress who rebuffs his advances, while he and Jane tackle the sheriff who hopes the show does not go on. Director Richard Pearce (1992, PG)
♦See Films: pages 46-49


Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Debra Winger
Unknown: Liam Neeson
Unknown: Jonas Nightengale
Director: Richard Pearce
Jonas Nightengale: Steve Martin
Jane: Debra Winger
Will: Liam Neeson
Marva: Lolita Davidovich
Boyd: Lukas Haas
Hoover: Meat Loaf
Matt: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Tiny: M C Gainey
Georgette: La Chanze
Ornella: Delores Hall

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