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40 Days and 40 Nights Details


Following memorable roles in the military action-adventures Pearl Harbor (2001) and Black Hawk Down (2001), young actor Josh Hartnett is propelled to romantic leading man status with this semi-autobiographical comedy from screenwriter Rob Perez. Hartnett 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 Shannyn Sossamon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Vinessa Shaw, 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 Priest (1994) and Dogma (1999). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:March 1, 2002


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


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