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Cast

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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
Winston Dennis ...
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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The second feature film written and directed by Jonathan Lynn. 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

Father Seamus: Tell me. Is celibacy just as difficult for a woman as it is for a man?
Charlie McManus: I wouldn't know... I must come clean, though, I, I had a man in my bed last night. All night. You see, the way I see it, sex is allowed.
Father Seamus: Ah, ha... ha!
Charlie McManus: No. No, it's the doctrine of original sin. You see, we're all born sinful, except for Jesus who was perfect of course. And he was sent to save us. But how could he save us unless we're sinning? So we have to go on sinning in order to be saved and go to Heaven. That's how ...
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) See more »

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ROLL WITH IT
Written by Steve Winwood, Will Jennings, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland
Performed by Steve Winwood (as Stevie Winwood)
Courtesy of Virgin Records 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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