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Leap of FaithSteve Martin is amusing but oddly distant as a glitzy tent-show preacher selling bogus salvation, and dour Debra Winger is miscast as his high-tech gal...Leap of FaithComedy, DramaPG-13Steve Martin is amusing but oddly distant as a glitzy tent-show preacher selling bogus salvation, and dour Debra Winger is miscast as his high-tech gal...1993-06-25Lolita DavidovichLukas HaasLiam NeesonLolita Davidovich, Lukas Haas, Liam NeesonParamount Pictures
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Leap of Faith

Genre: Comedy, Drama; Starring: Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, Lukas Haas, Liam Neeson; Director: Richard Pearce; Author: Janus Cercone; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Steve Martin is amusing but oddly distant as a glitzy tent-show preacher selling bogus salvation, and dour Debra Winger is miscast as his high-tech gal Friday. More to the point, the script is a mess: Aiming for comic spirituality, it comes down this side of paradise via underwritten characters and sloppy plotting. You have to admire a movie that drags the old Crippled Kid Brother routine out of mothballs. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be renting ”Elmer Gantry” instead.