“MITCH ALBOM’S HAVE A LITTLE FAITH,” A HALLMARK HALL OF FAME FILM BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING BOOK, PREMIERED SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011 ON ABC
Laurence Fishburne, Bradley Whitford, Anika Noni Rose and Martin Landau Star;
Jon Avnet Directs from Mitch Albom’s Screenplay
Mitch Albom (Bradley Whitford) has a pretty great life. He lives in Detroit and is happily married. He’s an award-winning sportswriter, a must-read newspaper columnist, a screenwriter, and a radio and television broadcaster.
Then two men come into his life, and he realizes something’s missing.
The two men are Rabbi Albert Lewis (Martin Landau), who presides over a thriving synagogue in a comfortable New Jersey suburb, and pastor Henry Covington (Laurence Fishburne), a recovering drug user and dealer, who preaches to the poor and homeless in a crumbling Detroit inner-city church.
Moving between their worlds—Christian and Jewish, African-American and white, impoverished and privileged—Albom witnesses firsthand how these two very different men not only live life, but celebrate life.
What do rabbi and reverend have in common? Albom comes to realize they both take profound comfort in believing that there’s a divine spark in all of us, and that one person—or in this case, two people—can make a big difference in others’ lives, as long as they have a little faith.