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Twist of Faith (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 9 February 2013
Grieving over the untimely loss of his family and in a dissociative state, an aimlessly-wandering Jewish man is rescued by another family who help him find his way back to happiness again.

Director:

Paul A. Kaufman

Writers:

Joyce Gittlin (teleplay), Janet Fattal (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Braxton ... Nina Jones
David Julian Hirsh ... Jacob Fisher
Nathaniel J. Potvin ... Asher Jones (as Nathaniel James Potvin)
Paula Shaw ... Hava Fisher
Kyra Zagorsky ... Ruth Fisher
Mykelti Williamson ... Uncle Moe
Viv Leacock ... Brother Day
Dee Jay Jackson ... Pastor Johnson
Colin Lawrence ... Mike Jones
Tanner Saunders Tanner Saunders ... Yeeshai Fisher
Eliana Calogiros ... Miriam Fisher
Kennedi Clements ... Sarah Fisher
Ken Kramer ... Rabbi
Gina Leon ... Naomi
Lucia Walters ... Julia
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Storyline

About Twist of Faith Jacob Fisher ('David Julian Hirsh'), an Orthodox Jewish Cantor and amateur songwriter who resides in Brooklyn, New York, witnesses the senseless murder of his wife and three children. Catatonic, Jacob walks out on his Jewish mourning ritual, leaving behind his Jewish garments, wallet and keys. Abandoning his identity, he wanders aimlessly, hoping somehow to understand his tragedy. Fortuitously, he lands in Brent, Alabama (population 2,500), where he is embraced by Nina (Toni Braxton), a single mother and the lead singer of a small gospel choir (an unlikely finalist in the competition to determine the best gospel choir in Alabama), her Uncle Moe (Mykelti Williamson) and their gospel community who help his return to life while music brings Nina and Jacob together as they try to make sense of his past and their possible future. Written by Lonewolf

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

9 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida Num Momento See more »

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Production Co:

Lighthouse Pictures See more »
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Color
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Trivia

If you listen carefully, you can still hear traces of David Julian Hirsh's Quebecois accent. See more »

Goofs

The beginning of the scene opens with choir rehearsals, and Nina ask the pastor to leave because her ex husband is dropping her son off. (Crazy since her Uncle Moe is already home, and she lives right next door to the church).Nina is talking to her ex husband Mike, after dropping off her son, Asher.You can clearly see her black belt on her blouse. As she walks up the steps of her home, it disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Jacob Fisher: There's other ways to happiness besides running away.
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Soundtracks

Kol Nidrei
(uncredited)
Written by Max Bruch
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Jacob's Ladder
11 February 2013 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In small-town Brent, Alabama, single singer-teacher Toni Braxton (as Nina Yarber) devotes time to her young son and the church, where she sings gospel music. Friends attempt to play matchmaker, but Ms. Braxton resists. Meanwhile, in big-city Brooklyn, New York, devout Jewish musician David Julian Hirsh (as Jacob Fisher) witnesses a horrific bus massacre. After the tragedy, Mr. Hirsh moves to Alabama and meets Braxton. At first, she is unimpressed with his shabby, homeless appearance...

Hirsh is secretive about his background. He begins working as a handyman for Braxton and the church. He also loves music, just like Braxton. Hirsh teaches Braxton's son Nathaniel James Potvin (as Asher "Ash" Jones) to play basketball and a father-son relationship develops. Hmmm... Braxton's rabbit-hunting uncle Mykelti Williamson (as Moe) approves. You'll have to see if Braxton and Hirsh hook up, and how his past threatens the possibility. "Twist of Faith" is a mostly Christian TV-movie, with good music.

***** Twist of Faith (2/9/13) Paul A. Kaufman ~ Toni Braxton, David Julian Hirsh, Mykelti Williamson, Nathaniel J. Potvin


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