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Sister Act (1992)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Music, Musical  |  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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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 (189) »


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


Comedy | Music | Musical

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

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| (5.1 surround)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Wendy Makkena's singing voice was dubbed by Andrea Robinson. See more »


During the credits at the end of the movie, the spelling of Deloris's name rotates between Delores and Deloris on the magazine covers. The first two magazines (People and Newsweek) show "Delores," while the second two, Time and the National Enquirer show "Deloris". 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 Highway Patrol: Head On/Sister Act (2012) See more »


Bar Nun
Written by Jimmy Vivino
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A comedy classic!
31 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when it came to video, which I think was in 1993 and I loved it, though I didn't see it again until a few months ago when it was on TBS. After seeing it on TBS, I went to the video store and rented it. I rented it because I am a big Whoopi Goldberg fan and the plot seems more interesting every time I see it. The cast is fantastic and there are great performances by Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Harvey Keitel, and Bill Nunn. The movie isn't just full of laughs, but great songs as well. Though this is an excellent movie, the sequel SISTER ACT 2: BACK IN THE HABIT is not nearly as good.

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