Leap of Faith (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

Leap of Faith (1992)




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Movie Info

Richard Pearce's comedy-drama stars Steve Martin as Jonas Nightengale, a con artist whose latest scheme has him posing as a traveling evangelist. When his caravan breaks down in a poor Southern town, he tries to make the best of the situation by exploiting the community for all its worth.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Janus Cercone
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 23, 2003
Paramount Home Video


Steve Martin
as Jonas Nightingale
Meat Loaf
as Hoover
La Chanze
as Georgette
Delores Hall
as Ornella
David L. Emmons
as Jerry Joe
Margaret Bowman
as Woman with Cherries ...
Jennifer Snyder
as Glitter Jeans Girl
Deborah Hope
as Glitter Jeans Mother
Ed Geldart
as Brown Jacket
Marietta Marich
as Mrs. Hawkins
Grover Washington
as Old Black Man
Suzi McLaughlin
as Weather-worn Woman
Casey Hammer
as Nineteen
Norm Colvin
as 1st Man
Maria Arita
as Female TV Anchor
Dave Hager
as Trucker
Jason McGuire
as Tough Kid
Melodee Bowman
as Calvin's Wife
Shirley Ash
as Angel of Mercy
Angela Blair
as Angel of Mercy
Cornelius Clark
as Angel of Mercy
Georgie Ellis
as Angel of Mercy
Tommy Ray Green
as Angel of Mercy
Felicia House
as Angel of Mercy
Tarsha Jackson
as Angel of Mercy
La Dale Kemp
as Angel of Mercy
Lizz Lee
as Angel of Mercy
Lawrence Matthews
as Angel of Mercy
Shun Pace-Rhodes
as Angel of Mercy
Stephanie Stephens
as Angel of Mercy
Cherrie Thompson
as Angel of Mercy
Leon P. Turner
as Angel of Mercy
Gabrielle West
as Angel of Mercy
Leroy Williams
as Angel of Mercy
Eugene Young IV
as Angel of Mercy
Tommy Rae Green
as Angel of Mercy
Georgia Ellis
as Angel of Mercy
Mary Jackson
as Emma Schlapp
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Critic Reviews for Leap of Faith

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 5, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Leap of Faith

Predictable from the first minutes. The story's to blame here. Martin is good as a bogus preacher but is given nowhere to go.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


One of Steve Martin's last interesting roles.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

I like most Steve Martin movies. This one was fun enough with him as a faith healer stuck in a small town. I enjoyed it. There was comedy, drama and a bit of romance. A successful premise.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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