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Sister Act (1992)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Family | 29 May 1992 (USA)
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 & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Robert Miranda ...
Joey
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Willy
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Choir Nun
Carmen Zapata ...
Choir Nun
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Choir Nun
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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choir | singer | convent | nun | mob | See All (181) »

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

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Comedy | Crime | Family | 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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$31,000,000 (estimated)

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$139,610,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Mary Clarence is to be shot by two of Vince's henchmen, she kneels to pray before striking each of them to run away. The chair that Mary had been tied up in is the same chair used in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Devil's Due (1991). See more »

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The spelling of the main character's name is listed in the credits as "Deloris." However, the magazine covers shown in the end credits alternately spell her name as "Deloris" and "Delores." 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 »

Connections

Referenced in 'White Christmas': A Look Back with Rosemary Clooney (2000) See more »

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Bar Nun
Written by Jimmy Vivino
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Awesome
2 June 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

When I first watched Sister Act all those years ago (1993) I remember thinking to myself that it wasn't a great film, at that point in time I would have given it 4/10. However, on Sunday 13th March 2005 I noticed that Sister Act was on TV and because I wasn't doing a lot I decided to watch it and I'm glad I did because it was AWESOME...

I thought that all the characters played off each other brilliantly, which made the film more enjoyable to watch.

I believe that the best character is Sister Mary Robert (Wendy Makkena) because of the way she starts of shy and mousy but then gains confidant's through her AWESOME singing and blossoms into a more fun and upbeat character. I think that Mary Robert is very entertaining and easy to watch! I find myself watching the choir scenes over and over because Mary Robert's performances are just AWESOME!

The combination of the characters, the music, the storyline and Mary Robert just make Sister Act an AWESOME smash hit comedy that should be seen at least once! 10/10


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