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Sister Act (1992)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Music | 29 May 1992 (USA)
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When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.



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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Miranda ...
Choir Nun
Carmen Zapata ...
Choir Nun
Choir Nun
Prudence Wright Holmes ...
Choir Nun
Georgia Creighton ...
Choir Nun
Susan Johnson ...
Choir Nun


Sister Act is about a Reno lounge singer named Deloris Van Carter who witnesses her mobster boyfriend killing an employee. She is then hidden in a convent under a witness protection program. She soon makes friends with the nuns, especially Sister Mary Robert, Sister Mary Lazuras and Sister Mary Patrick. After the Mother Superior catches Deloris going out to a bar in the night followed by Mary Robert and Mary Patrick, she orders her to join the church choir. Only to find her coaching the choir and turning them into swingin' singin' sisters. The choir proves to be a big success with the surrounding neighborhood, but will Deloris' boyfriend track her down... Written by Chantel Cotterell <ynnahc@msn.com>

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Plot Keywords:

choir | singer | convent | nun | mob | See All (180) »


No sex. No booze. No men. No way.


Comedy | Crime | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cambio de hábito  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$31,000,000 (estimated)


$139,610,000 (USA)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| (5.1 surround)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Mother Superior dubs Deloris "Sister Mary Clarence". She states that the "Clarence" part of the moniker derives from "Saint Clarence of Concord". While there is no St. Clarence from Concord in conventional Roman Catholicism, there is a St. Clarence from Vienne who is, coincidentally, the patron Saint of prisoners. See more »


When Sister Mary Roberts gives Sister Mary Clarence the clock to help her wake up in the morning, she says "I set the clock for 5:00," but the clock is really set for 7:00. See more »


[first lines]
[in a classroom in 1968]
Nun: Who can name all the apostles? Yes, Delores?
Little Delores: John, Paul, George... and Ringo!
[the children laugh]
Nun: Delores Wilson, you are the most unruly, disobedient girl in this school! Now, I want you to march right up to that blackboard and write the names of all the apostles alphabetically.
[Little Delores walks up to the blackboard and writes "John, Paul, Peter" and "Elvis" in big letters, underlined. The children laugh again]
Nun: This is enough! You are hopeless, and I ...
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Crazy Credits

Newspaper and magazine clippings of the nun choir. See more »


Referenced in Neighbours: Episode #1.7471 (2016) See more »


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A Great Movie, for a very different reason...
17 April 2005 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This is, indeed, a comedy. It is mostly funny, though it won't have anybody rolling in the aisles. This movie is terrific, but not because of the acting or directing...what this movie does is demonstrate the possibility of positive change. If you allow yourself to suspend disbelief about certain aspects of the plot, you'll discover that you can relate to and understand the struggles the sisters go through. They are universal--every human being has been in some dysfunctional, stuck or dying organization. Everybody knows what it feels like, and everybody wishes that they could do something about it.

I think every member of every church, synagogue, mosque, house of worship, civic organization, school, committee, and/or organization of any kind should be tied to a chair and made to watch this movie. It's a paean to possibility, and a wonderful encouragement to those who believe that life could be better than it is.

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