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Nuns on the Run (1990)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  16 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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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
Lila Kaye ...
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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Comedy | Crime

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16 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Freiras em Fuga  »

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$10,959,015 (USA)
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Trivia

The second feature film written and directed by Jonathan Lynn. See more »

Goofs

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

[Sister Mary briefly sees shaving gear in Sister Inviolata/Charlie's hand. Charlie quickly hides it]
Sister Mary of the Annunciation: You know, I saw two men last night.
Sister Inviolata: Oh, I'm sure it was just a nightmare.
Sister Mary of the Annunciation: Yes, but... was it real? Hmm, your face.
[Touches his face, then squeezes it]
Sister Mary of the Annunciation: It's all stubby! You've got a beard! You're a man!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Pushing Daisies: Bad Habits (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

MOON ON ICE
Composed by Boris Blank and Dieter Meier
Lyrics by Billy Mackenzie
Performed by Yello
Courtesy of Phonogram Limited
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British gangsters dressing up as nuns -- now that's comedy!
18 May 2001 | by (Haddonfield, NJ) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this when it was out in theaters. It was the first Python-related film I ever saw on the big screen and thus will always have a special place in my heart. That, and it's funny as hell (or heaven, as the case may be).

There are lots of memorable quotes ("God is like a shamrock -- small, green and split three ways.") and hilarious performances. I've always loved the scene where Robbie Coltrane finds a unique use for a bedpan. And the music -- by Yello and Hidden Faces -- is perfect.

As comedies go there have been funnier ones than "Nuns on the Run," but it works more often than not, and that's what really matters.


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