Nuns on the Run (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  30 March 1990 (USA)
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Brian and Charlie (B & C) work for a gangster. When the boss learns they want to "leave", he sets them up to be killed, after they help rob the local Triads of their drug dealing profits. B... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Hope / Flight Attendant #1 (as Eric Idle) (as Brian Hope)
Charlie McManus / Flight Attendant #2 (as Robbie Coltrane) (as Charlie McManus)
Sister Superior
Doris Hare ...
Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart
Sister Mary of the Annunciation
Robert Patterson ...
'Case' Casey
Robert Morgan ...
Winston Dennis ...
Tom Hickey ...
Father Seamus
Colin Campbell ...
Richard Simpson ...
Mr. Norris
Nicholas Hewetson ...
Gary Tang ...
Ronnie Chang
David Forman ...
Henry Ho


Brian and Charlie (B & C) work for a gangster. When the boss learns they want to "leave", he sets them up to be killed, after they help rob the local Triads of their drug dealing profits. B & C decide to steal the money for themselves, but when their escape doesn't go to plan, they have to seek refuge in a Nuns' teacher training school. Disguised as nuns, B & C have to avoid their boss, Triads, police and Brian's girlfriend. There's also the problem of them being men disguised as nuns in an all women institution. Written by Rob Hartill

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The Story of an Immaculate Deception.


Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

30 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Freiras em Fuga  »

Box Office


$10,959,015 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Corinthians 13:13 in the King James Bible says, "And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity." The three principal characters are named Faith (Thomas), Brian Hope, and "Charlie" McMannus (and the greatest of these is Charlie). See more »


When Brian's and Charlie's car runs out of gas, we hear the engine stall and the starter engine being cranked, while we still see Brian holding the steering wheel with both hands. See more »


Sister Superior: You stole money because you want to get *out* of organized crime?
Brian Hope: Oh, it was stolen already.
Charlie McManus: The important thing is that now the good guys have got it instead of the bad guys.
Brian Hope: Yeah. It's like Robin Hood, you see? We stole from the rich to give to the poor.
Sister Superior: Who are you going to give this money to?
Brian Hope: Us. We're poor.
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Crazy Credits

Charlie McManus as Flight Attendant - this is the character played by Robbie Coltrane in the film. See more »


Referenced in The Weakest Link: 'Doctor Who' Special (2007) See more »


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As Good As A Fish Called Wanda
3 June 1999 | by (Vancouver, BC Canada) – See all my reviews

This one didn't have the marketing push that A Fish Called Wanda had. Still it's as good a comedy and worth watching

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