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Nuns on the Run (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 30 March 1990 (USA)
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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Brian Hope / Flight Attendant #1 (as Eric Idle) (as Brian Hope)
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Charlie McManus / Flight Attendant #2 (as Robbie Coltrane) (as Charlie McManus)
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Faith
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Sister Superior
Doris Hare ...
Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart
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Sister Mary of the Annunciation
Robert Patterson ...
'Case' Casey
Robert Morgan ...
Abbott
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Morley
Tom Hickey ...
Father Seamus
Colin Campbell ...
Richard Simpson ...
Mr. Norris
Nicholas Hewetson ...
Louis
Gary Tang ...
Ronnie Chang
David Forman ...
Henry Ho
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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 & 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.

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30 March 1990 (USA)  »

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Freiras em Fuga  »

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$10,959,015 (USA)
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First and only ever British cinema movie written and/or directed by English writer/director Jonathan Lynn who has made a number of American Hollywood pictures with all his other British work being in television. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Brian Hope: Look Charlie, some con men sell life insurance. The church sells afterlife insurance. It's brilliant! Everyone thinks you might need it, and no one can prove you don't.
Charlie McManus: The church isn't selling anything, Brian.
Brian Hope: Oh! Well, if the church isn't selling anything how did it get to be so rich? Just remember, wherever there's a deep human need there's money to be made.
Charlie McManus: You think so?
Brian Hope: Of course, look at Kentucky Fried Chicken.
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Brian Hope as Flight Attendant - this is the character played by Eric Idle in the film. See more »


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ON THE RUN
Composed by Boris Blank and Dieter Meier
Performed by Yello
Courtesy of Phonogram Limited
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Unbelievably Hilarious!
27 May 1999 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the most funniest films I have ever seen. All right, the plot is a bit over the top but it is just so funny! Robbie Coltrane and Eric Idle perfectly fit the bill of bungling villains and they spark off each other from the start. In my mind, these two are probably the best double act in a film for a long while. Camille Coduri is great and Lila Kaye is absolutely hilarious as Sister Mary of the Annunciation. A definite must see!


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