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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

An opening scene shows Dolores as a young girl, played by Isis Carmen Jones. Later the same year, Jones played a "de-aged" version of Goldberg's character Guinan, in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) titled Star Trek: The Next Generation: Rascals (1992). See more »

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When Sister Mary Clarence is running through the kitchen to escape from Joey and Willy, they shoot at her as she starts up the stairs. Approximately one second elapses between the shot and the ricochet off the stair railing. In reality, at the distance the shot was fired, the ricochet would have been almost instantaneous. 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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Referenced in Baghead (2008) See more »

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My Guy
Written by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson, Jr.)
Performed by Whoopi Goldberg, Jenifer Lewis and Charlotte Crossley
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Still Holding Up
9 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched this again on video. It's been 13 years since this movie was released, and it is still hilarious...even though there must've been at least 6 screenwriters, this movie is still wittier than most comedies nowadays. Structurally, it moves at the right pace, and it's likely one of the best movies Paul Rudnick and Carrie Fisher didn't write! But certainly, thank God, for Scott Rudin and his taste and knack for getting movies like this made.

Definitely, one of the most memorable movies of the 90s and one of the best comedies ever. And as an ensemble, one of the best cast movies ever--Maggie Smith was genius casting, Kathy Najimy, Wendy McKenna and other main characters couldn't have been better, and whatever confluence brought Whoopi Goldberg to this part instead of Bette Midler can only be deemed fate. It makes one wonder whether movies with all these corporate parents, bottom lines and marketing trickery nowadays will ever get back to a golden period of just being good.


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