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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 7 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Joey
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Willy
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Choir Nun
Carmen Zapata ...
Choir Nun
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Prudence Wright Holmes ...
Choir Nun
Georgia Creighton ...
Choir Nun
Susan Johnson ...
Choir Nun
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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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No sex. No booze. No men. No way.

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Comedy | Crime | Music

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

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29 May 1992 (USA)  »

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Cambio de hábito  »

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Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$139,610,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The Reno police station shown is actually the main post office in downtown Reno, with some (real) patrol cars parked outside for set dressing. The patrol cars were driven by officers working security on the set. The real police station in Reno didn't look as much like a police station to the film's director. See more »

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The order Deloris joins is stated to be a Carmelite order. Carmelite nuns are devoted to contemplation and prayer and do not typically engage in the type of community activities Deloris introduces in the film. It's not a matter of the nuns simply being too sheltered and naive to get involved with the world, but that they would have joined the convent with the understanding that this was not the sort of order that participated in secular outreach. See more »

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

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Unlikely Goldberg vehicle
24 November 2008 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

One can have a lot of fun with this in a game of guess the pitch/alternative title, like 'Sound Of Music 2: Las Vegas' or 'How Do You Solve A Problem Like Deloris?'. Ultimately it's yet another odd couple movie in the mould of Beverley Hills Cop, with Whoopi Goldberg bringing her worldly cabaret singer (and out-of-character's worldly sense of humour) to a moribund, conservative institution. The two groups discover the worthwhile in one another just in time to beat the out-and-out bad guys.

Whoopi Goldberg is fantastic in this film - one never has the feeling that you're watching a black woman trying to reach white women. It's a much more universal, feminine sensibility that's being satirised. Wendy Makkena and Kathy Najimy's young, impressionable but gold-hearted nuns make the karaoke bits of the film go with a swing. Maggie Smith transforms the project from a two-bit flick into a film with a presence borrowed from Jean Brodie's Prime. Keitel is a thoroughly boo-able bad guy. A reasonable chick-flick. 4/10


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