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40 Days and 40 Nights Details


Following memorable roles in the military action-adventures [[Feature~V243504~Pearl Harbor~pearlharbor]] (2001) and [[Feature~V257740~Black Hawk Down~blackhawkdown]] (2001), young actor [[Performer~P241673~Josh Hartnett~joshhartnett]] is propelled to romantic leading man status with this semi-autobiographical comedy from screenwriter [[Performer~P305252~Rob Perez~robertperez]]. [[Performer~P241673~Hartnett~joshhartnett]] stars as Matt Sullivan, a young man smarting over the bitter breakup of his most recent relationship. With Lent approaching, Matt decides to observe the 40-day tradition by abstaining from all sexual contact, including self-gratification. Once his odyssey of discipline has begun, he meets the girl of his dreams, while his ex begins campaigning to get him back. Co-starring [[Performer~P286262~Shannyn Sossamon~shannynsossamon]], [[Performer~P29409~Maggie Gyllenhaal~maggiegyllenhaal]], and [[Performer~P239177~Vinessa Shaw~vinessashaw]], 40 Days and 40 Nights inspired another round of controversy between distributor Miramax and the Catholic League, which accused the film of being a "vulgar parody" of Lent. The League previously protested the company's releases of [[Feature~V133868~Priest~priest]] (1994) and [[Feature~V180080~Dogma~dogma]] (1999). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:March 1, 2002


Josh Hartnett
as Matt Sullivan
Shannyn Sossamon
as Erica
Paulo Costanzo
as Ryan
Chiara Zanni
as Nun
Mary Gross
as Mom
Terry Chen
as Neil
Lorin Heath
as Diana
Susan Bain
as Ms. Willow
Monet Mazur
as Candy
Alan Draven
as Computer Nerd
Nicole Wilder
as Anastasia
Griffin Dunne
as Jerry
Michael C. Maronna
as Bagel Boy
Christopher Gauthier
as Mikey
Michael Macabebe
as Bagel Guy
Tracy Kyser
as Business Woman
Glenn Fitzgerald
as Chris
Christine Chatelain
as Andie
Maggie Gyllenhaal
as Samantha
Aaron Trainor
as Waiter
Emmanuelle Vaugier
as Susie
Adam Trese
as John Sullivan
Michelle Harrison
as Maureen
Dylan Neal
as David
Jarrad Paul
as Duncan
Reuben Grundy
as Computer Nerd #2
Lina Teal
as Girl in bed
Stefanie von Pfetten
as Girl in Chinatown
Barry Newman
as Dad
Jason Low
as Merj
Kai Lennox
as Nick
Stanley Anderson
as Father Maher
Vinessa Shaw
as Nicole
Keegan Connor Tracy
as Mandy


Michael Lehmann
Michael London
Eric Fellner
Tim Bevan
Elliot Davis
Rolfe Kent
Composer (Music Score)
Bonnie Greenberg
Musical Direction/Supervision
Nicholas C. Smith
Sharon Seymour
Production Designer
Yvonne J. Hurst
Art Director
Walter Gasparovic
Art Director
Stuart M. Besser
Debra Hayward
Executive Producer
Liza Chasin
Executive Producer
Lesley Beale
Set Designer
Don Halton
Set Designer
Barbara Munch
Set Decorator
Lesley Beale
Set Decorator
Jill M. Ohanneson
Costume Designer
Nelson Stoll
Sound/Sound Designer
David Husby
Sound/Sound Designer
Nancy Noblett
First Assistant Director
Walter Gasparovic
First Assistant Director
Michelle Baines
Chris McMullin
Camera Operator
Heath Stevenson
Duane Dickinson
David Husby
Sound Mixer
Barbara Kelly
Production Manager
Joseph Middleton
Michael Meiser
Cable Person
Rob Konuch
Shelly Kennedy
Set Medic/First Aid
Gail Irvine
Caroline Hardon
First Assistant Editor
Diana Nachlik
Lenny Fisher
Robert Shoup
Supervising Sound Editor
Susie Milka
Set Production Assistant
Lara P. Fox
Script Supervisor
Mark Spence
Scenic Carpenter
Rick Bold
Boom Operator
Brad Greer
David Jacox
Stunts Coordinator
Erica Maletz
Production Coordinator
Rick Stadder
Dolly Grip
Shawn McLaughlin
Walter Shemly
Special Effects Coordinator
Randy Spendlove
Executive Music Producer
Bryan Korenberg
Properties Master
Debra Derkach
Set Medic/First Aid
Fred Boyd
Jay Rupert
Emily Coutts
Set Medic/First Aid
Penny Charter
Second Assistant Director
Roy Waldspurger
Assistant Avid Editor
Vivian Hengsteler
Negative Cutter
Michelle Wright
Executive in Charge of Production
Anneke Van Oort
Randy Morton
Second Assistant Camera
Ruth Hasty
Post Production Supervisor
Craig Brisker
Construction Foreman
Tony Whiteside
Key Grip
John Burke
Art Department Coordinator
Chuck Reid
Best Boy Electric
Neil Wildman
Kathy Nelson
Executive Music Producer