Three nuns on a weekend trip are held hostage by escaped convicts.




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Credited cast:
Sister Meredith
Sister Ellen
Sister Frances
Lieutenant Papich
Tod Andrews ...
Police Sergeant
Sister Nadine
Ford Lile ...
Barbara Barnett ...
Chief Guard
William Lally ...
Buck Young ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucy Bush ...
Prison guard


When their kidnap victim is killed accidentally, amateur criminals Eddie and Larry decide to grab another woman to replace her in order to collect the original ransom. Eddie winds up kidnapping three nuns: Sisters Frances, Ellen, and Meredith. The nuns learn that two of them will be killed once the ransom is picked up and the third one will get to live. Written by Anonymous

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Kidnapper yarn with unusual ingredients, unsatisfactory returns...
28 July 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Handsomely-produced TV-movie from Paramount has two desperate men, holed up in an abandoned house in California's High Desert, hastily rearranging their kidnap-for-ransom plan after their female captive suffers a fall and dies; they decide to kidnap another woman to take the dead girl's place, but end up with three nuns in the bargain (two in robes and habits, one in civilian clothes: a pleated mini-skirt and go-go boots!). Fairly entertaining yarn, written by Lionel E. Siegel with tongue slightly in-cheek, begins well but unravels completely by the third act. This holy trio of Sisters (Lois Nettleton, Jane Wyatt and Carol Lynley) is quite an unlikely group--as are Robert Conrad and Lee Majors as the kidnappers! The characters are not fleshed out by the writing, therefore we never fear for their safety. Lynley has a big dramatic sequence late in the film which Siegel squashes merely so he can continue along with his formula (this may not have been his fault, however, as most television dramas from this era were not made to be surprising or provocative--just routine). However, Jud Taylor's competent direction and the interesting rural locales manage to hold interest for most of this "Weekend".

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