Leap of Faith
PG-13 1992 | 108 mins | Comedy
Steve Martin plays Jonas Nightengale, an evangelical hustler, who decides to set up camp when his van breaks down in Rustwater, Kansas. Rustwater is a small farming town hard-hit by a drought. The town sheriff urges Jonas to move on claiming the people of Rustwater don't have money to waste on his scams. Jonas however sees opportunity from a town in peril and knows that he can turn a quick profit from people desperate for hope. Jonas easily convinces people of his powers with the help of well-researched assistants, who comb the town for information and gossip, and a manager who feeds him cues via a radio transmitter. But then, Jonas Nightengale's world is turned upside down as he performs an actual miracle one night.