MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 498 this week

Sister Act (1992)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  29 May 1992 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 51,813 users  
Reviews: 91 user | 34 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 25 May 2012
 
S
a list of 45 titles
created 20 Jun 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 28 Oct 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 09 Jan 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Sister Act" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sister Act (1992)

Sister Act (1992) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sister Act.

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Robert Miranda ...
Joey
...
Willy
...
Carmen Zapata ...
...
Prudence Wright Holmes ...
Georgia Creighton ...
Susan Johnson-Kehn ...
Choir Nun (as Susan Johnson)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

choir | singer | convent | nun | murder | See more »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cambio de hábito  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$139,610,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| (5.1 surround)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Sister Mary Clarence/Dolores is escaping from Joey and Willy, towards the end of the film, she is shot at. We hear the shot but, although the pistol is on screen at the same time, we don't see it being fired. See more »

Quotes

[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 ...
[...]
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Bar Nun
Written by Jimmy Vivino
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nun better....
14 October 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

TIDBIT - Bette Midler was the original choice for the lead in "Sister Act".

That may have been cute (a Jewish nun?) but in choosing Whoopi, "Sister Act" gives itself a shot in the arm with an incomparable comic talent and insures every scene with Deloris/Mary Clarence is a highlight unto itself.

After witnessing a Mob hit courtesy of her boyfriend (Keitel), casino lounge singer Whoopi hightails it to her local police where a helpful cop (Nunn) puts her in the Witness Protection Program and before you can say "holy, holy, holy", sends her to the last place in the world anyone would think of finding a second-rate lounge singer.

Once the church, nuns and choir music with a Motown beat are all introduced, things pick up steadily. All the nuns are funny (especially Najimy as the eternally sunny Sister Mary Patrick) and there are so many good scenes to be had thereafter (the bar scene, the first choir practice, the blossoming of Sister Mary Robert (Makkenna), etc.), that you can't help but smile, even if you're tired of nuns as a springboard for comedy.

And there's something about the music: the gospel-tinged soul songs like "My God", "I Will Follow Him" and such lift your spirits and are infectious in their own right. The last scene in the movie is quite moving, truth be told, and lets you in on a secret... God moves in mysterious ways.

Amen.

Nine stars. These "Sister"s rock!


34 of 40 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Christians offended?!? ccheng21-1
What took Deloris so long to go to bed? crystal_power2003
Maggie Smith had the best lines! morgan_mourning
Sister Act 1 vs Sister Act 2 KyriZ
Catholics beware ... this ones funny mloessel
Who was first choice for the movie? jlt64
Discuss Sister Act (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?