Leap of Faith

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Leap of Faith ★★½ 1992 (PG-13)

Jonas Nightengale (Martin) is a traveling evangelist/scam artist whose tour bus is stranded in an impoverished farm town. Nevertheless he sets up his show and goes to work, aided by the technology utilized by accomplice Winger. Both Martin and Winger begin to have a change of heart after experiencing love—Winger with local sheriff Neeson and Martin after befriending a waitress (Davidovich) and her crippled brother (Haas). Martin is in his element as the slick revivalist with the hidden heart but the film is soft-headed as well as soft-hearted. 110m/C VHS, DVD . Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita (David) Davido-vich, Liam Neeson, Lukas Haas, Meat Loaf Aday, Philip Seymour Hoffman, M.C. Gainey, La Chanze, Delores Hall, John Toles-Bey, Albertina Walker, Ricky Dillard; D: Richard Pearce; W: Janus Cercone; M: Cliff Eidelman.