Jonas Nightengale is a fraudulent Christian faith healer who makes a living travelling around America holding revival meetings and conducting 'miracles' with the help of his friend and manager, Jane, and their entourage. One of their trucks breaks down in Rustwater, a town in desperate need of rain to save their crops. While waiting for spare parts, Jonas decides to hold a revival meeting in the town. The local sheriff, Will Braverman, is skeptical and tries to prevent his town and its people from being conned. However a local disabled boy, Boyd, believes Jonas could make him walk again. Events in Rustwater make Jonas examine his own faith and doubts.

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  1. Janus Cercone


  2. Richard Pearce


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  1. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin

    Jonas Nightengale

  2. Debra Winger

    Debra Winger

    Jane Larson

  3. Lolita Davidovich

    Lolita Davidovich


  4. Liam Neeson

    Liam Neeson

    Sheriff Will Braverman

  5. Lukas Haas

    Lukas Haas


  6. Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 48m

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  • December 18, 1992



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