History Film / LeapOfFaith

11th Sep '16 12:30:33 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1992 comedy-drama film directed by Richard Pearce and starring Creator/SteveMartin along with Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, and Creator/LiamNeeson.

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A 1992 comedy-drama film directed by Richard Pearce and starring Creator/SteveMartin along with Creator/SteveMartin. Also featured in the cast are Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, and Creator/LiamNeeson.
11th Sep '16 12:24:08 PM Mdumas43073
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11th Sep '16 12:21:32 PM Mdumas43073
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Steve Martin, in rare non-comedic turn, plays Jonas Nightengale, a cynical con man who makes his living as a travelling revivalist preacher. When his convoy breaks down in a depressed small town in Kansas, Nightengale decides to set up his revival there, over the protests of the local sheriff who sees through his act and wants to protect the town. He has little trouble winning over the local population, but starts to find himself affected by their naive faith.

It was adapted into a Broadway musical, which earned unfavorable reviews from critics but still earned a Tony nomination for Best Musical.


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Steve A 1992 comedy-drama film directed by Richard Pearce and starring Creator/SteveMartin along with Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, and Creator/LiamNeeson.

Martin, in rare non-comedic turn, plays Jonas Nightengale, a cynical con man {{con man}} who makes his living as a travelling traveling revivalist preacher. preacher and faith healer. When his convoy breaks down in a depressed small town in Kansas, Nightengale decides to set up his revival there, over the protests of the local sheriff [[TheSheriff sheriff]] (Neeson), who sees through his act and wants to protect the town. He has little trouble winning over the local population, but starts to find himself affected by their naive faith.

It was adapted into a Broadway musical, {{musical}}, which earned unfavorable reviews from critics but still earned a Tony nomination for Best Musical.

Musical.



!!Leap Of Faith provides examples of:

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!!Leap Of Faith !!''Leap of Faith'' provides examples of:
8th Nov '15 3:53:00 AM Morgenthaler
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29th Aug '14 11:28:13 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Nightengale gets one in the very first scene when his bus is pulled over for speeding, without registration or insurance. He [[SherlockScan cold-reads the cop's history in the first minute]], [[BreakThemByTalking cuts straight to the heart of his insecurities]], ''gets arrested in the process'', and still convinces the guy to let him go without so much as a ticket. The cop even [[BeyondTheImpossible makes a donation to his ministry.]]

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Nightengale gets one in the very first scene when his bus is pulled over for speeding, without registration or insurance. He [[SherlockScan cold-reads the cop's history in the first minute]], [[BreakThemByTalking cuts straight to the heart of his insecurities]], ''gets arrested in the process'', and still convinces the guy to let him go without so much as a ticket. The cop even [[BeyondTheImpossible makes a donation to his ministry.]]
26th Aug '14 2:59:43 PM tromag
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Nightengale gets one in the very first scene when his bus is pulled over for speeding, without registration or insurance. He [[SherlockScan cold-reads the cop's history in the first minute]], [[BreakThemByTalking cuts straight to the heart of his insecurities]], ''gets arrested in the process'', and still convinces the cop to let him go without so much as a ticket. The cop even [[BeyondTheImpossible makes a donation to his ministry.]]

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Nightengale gets one in the very first scene when his bus is pulled over for speeding, without registration or insurance. He [[SherlockScan cold-reads the cop's history in the first minute]], [[BreakThemByTalking cuts straight to the heart of his insecurities]], ''gets arrested in the process'', and still convinces the cop guy to let him go without so much as a ticket. The cop even [[BeyondTheImpossible makes a donation to his ministry.]]
26th Aug '14 2:58:25 PM tromag
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Nightengale gets one in the very first scene when his bus is pulled over for speeding, without registration or insurance. He casually starts chatting with the cop and cold reads him. He figures out that the cop is divorced and taunts him about it until he gets arrested. He also figures out the cop has an estranged daughter (and even ''guesses her name''). He convinces the cop to reconcile with his daughter, and walks away free. The cop even makes a donation.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Nightengale gets one in the very first scene when his bus is pulled over for speeding, without registration or insurance. He casually starts chatting with [[SherlockScan cold-reads the cop cop's history in the first minute]], [[BreakThemByTalking cuts straight to the heart of his insecurities]], ''gets arrested in the process'', and cold reads him. He figures out that the cop is divorced and taunts him about it until he gets arrested. He also figures out the cop has an estranged daughter (and even ''guesses her name''). He still convinces the cop to reconcile with his daughter, and walks away free. let him go without so much as a ticket. The cop even [[BeyondTheImpossible makes a donation.donation to his ministry.]]
25th Apr '14 3:37:27 AM Scoutstr295
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The whole revival show was a deliberate take on televangelist Peter Popoff, who used similar tactics to fake miracles in his show. The controversial {{Creator/TBN}} faith healer Benny Hinn also influenced Martin's performance as Jonas Nightengale.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The whole revival show was a deliberate take on televangelist Peter Popoff, who used similar tactics to fake miracles in his show. The controversial {{Creator/TBN}} faith healer Benny Hinn BennyHinn also influenced Martin's performance as Jonas Nightengale.
21st Dec '13 5:24:41 AM VicGeorge2011
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The whole revival show was a deliberate take on televangelist Peter Popoff, who used similar tactics to fake miracles in his show. The controversial {{TBN}} faith healer Benny Hinn also influenced Martin's performance as Jonas Nightengale.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The whole revival show was a deliberate take on televangelist Peter Popoff, who used similar tactics to fake miracles in his show. The controversial {{TBN}} {{Creator/TBN}} faith healer Benny Hinn also influenced Martin's performance as Jonas Nightengale.
9th Dec '13 11:48:46 AM hullflyer
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Liam Neeson's small-town Kansas sheriff has a distinctly Irish lilt to his voice.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Liam Neeson's small-town Kansas sheriff has a distinctly Irish lilt to his voice.voice (though there is an [[OfficerOHara entire trope]] built around the idea of this, with no small amount of TruthInTelevision.
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