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


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