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Change of Habit (1969)

 -  Crime | Drama | Music  -  21 January 1970 (USA)
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An incognito nun tries to help a doctor clean up an inner city ghetto, with the pair growing closer as time goes on.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sister Michelle
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Sister Irene
Jane Elliot ...
Sister Barbara
Leora Dana ...
Mother Joseph
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Lt. Moretti
Robert Emhardt ...
The Banker
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Father Gibbons
Doro Merande ...
Rose
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Lily
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Bishop Finley
Nefti Millet ...
Julio Hernandez
Laura Figueroa ...
Desiree
Lorena Kirk ...
Amanda
Virginia Vincent ...
Miss Parker
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Storyline

Only a few songs as Elvis plays it straight as Dr John Carpenter. Mary Tyler Moore stars opposite as an incognito nun with a mission to help Dr Elvis clean up the ghetto he lives in. Can the King compete against God for Mary's heart? He can if anyone can. Written by Paul Batey <pbatey@laurel.ocs.mq.edu.au>

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Could he change her life, could she forget her vows and follow her heart... See more »

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Crime | Drama | Music

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21 January 1970 (USA)  »

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Asphalt Melodie  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mary Tyler Moore and Edward Asner would soon become co-stars of her self-named Mary Tyler Moore (1970) Show. In Change of Habit, however, they shared no scenes together. See more »

Quotes

Sister Michelle: [after she reveals herself to be a nun, Dr. Carpenter is shocked] Say something.
Dr. John Carpenter: I'll be damned.
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Referenced in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Killer Moves (2014) See more »

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Rubberneckin'
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Written by Dory Jones, Bunny Warren
Performed by Elvis Presley
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It is a very good movie.
17 August 2002 | by (Rio Rancho, New Mexico) – See all my reviews

Having worn the Habit, having gone through similar personal struggles and worked with inner city poverty and issues, I can attest to the accuracy of this movie. Also based on my own experiences, Elvis is also quite believable as the young inner city doctor trying to connect with his patients. It does accurately reflect the turbulence and changes of the 60s, besides being a fun movie. I identified with it, and feel that people who make fun of it don't really deeply understand the issues it's dealing with. I would especially recommend it to those who would like to understand that period better, plus the personal struggles of the inner city.


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