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Keeping the Faith (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 April 2000 (USA)
Two friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same woman they knew in their youth, but the religious position of both men denies them romance.

Director:

Edward Norton

Writer:

Stuart Blumberg
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... Rabbi Jake Schram
Edward Norton ... Father Brian Finn
Jenna Elfman ... Anna Riley
Anne Bancroft ... Ruth Schram
Eli Wallach ... Rabbi Ben Lewis
Ron Rifkin ... Larry Friedman
Milos Forman ... Father Havel
Holland Taylor ... Bonnie Rose
Lisa Edelstein ... Ali Decker
Rena Sofer ... Rachel Rose
Ken Leung ... Don
Brian George ... Paulie Chopra
Catherine Lloyd Burns ... Debbie
Susie Essman ... Ellen Friedman
Stuart Blumberg ... Len
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Storyline

Jake and Brian are friends. They are Jewish and Catholic respectively. They would grow up and become a rabbi and priest. Anna, whom they knew when they were younger, comes back to town a stunning woman. Jake is up to be the head of his synagogue but he is not married which doesn't make his appointment any easier. Jake finds himself attracted to Anna but because she's not Jewish, he can't marry her as it would make his appointment less likely. Brian also finds himself attracted to Anna, but the priesthood doesn't allow that. Their friendship is strained when each learns of the other's feelings for her. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

If you have to believe in something, you might as well believe in love.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The first movie starring Edward Norton to not be rated R. See more »

Goofs

When Anna and Jake's mother sit on the sofa looking at pictures of the Schram's wedding, you can see that Anna's hair line is darker the rest of her hair - she obviously has to redye. In the next scene which plays maybe 1 hour later in the story, her hair is all over blonde. See more »

Quotes

Anna Riley: I've seen the way women look at you, even though they know you're a priest - especially when they know actually.
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Crazy Credits

Thank-yous include one to "Salmita Bonita", a reference to actor-director 'Edward Norton''s girlfriend, actress Salma Hayek. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK distributor (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) chose to remove 19 seconds of footage to classify the DVD for a "12" rating instead of a "15" rating. Cut weren't scenes from the film but from the outtakes due to inappropriate language for a "12" rating. See more »

Connections

References Marathon Man (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Ready to Take a Chance Again
Written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel
Performed by Barry Manilow, Edward Norton and Ken Leung
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Good comedy/romance
24 September 2001 | by stamperSee all my reviews

This is a pretty good film and I think it hits perfectly the things we all want in life. Great friends and significant others. It is just a beautiful film which I must say (for a comedy) and a Ben Stiller film is pretty jokeless. Good acting, good directing a good story and good everything. There was one thing that was great though. The way Edward Norton used Faith in this film. Never have I seen so much depictions of Faith in a film and actually enjoyed it. I don't believe in church and stuff, but these two clergymen are way beyond cool, they ROCK!

My favorite in this one is undoubtedly Jenna Elfman. She is so cool and cute. I mean there are so many beautiful women in Hollywood, but man one look into those shiny, glittery eyes and I'm sold. She has just so much natural glow about her it really is amazing. GOOD CHOICE!!! I can only beg producers to use her more in quality productions, she's pretty, she can act and she's very likeable too.

7 out of 10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew | Spanish

Release Date:

14 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Divinas tentaciones See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,078,671, 16 April 2000

Gross USA:

$37,047,880

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,945,183
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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