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Writer (WGA):
Paul Rudnick (written by)
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Release Date:
29 May 1992 (USA) See more »
No sex. No booze. No men. No way.
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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'Sister Act' has all the story it needs when it has Whoopi Goldberg in the lead... See more (108 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Whoopi Goldberg ... Deloris

Maggie Smith ... Mother Superior

Kathy Najimy ... Mary Patrick

Wendy Makkena ... Mary Robert

Mary Wickes ... Mary Lazarus

Harvey Keitel ... Vince LaRocca

Bill Nunn ... Eddie Souther
Robert Miranda ... Joey

Richard Portnow ... Willy

Ellen Albertini Dow ... Choir Nun
Carmen Zapata ... Choir Nun

Pat Crawford Brown ... Choir Nun
Prudence Wright Holmes ... Choir Nun
Georgia Creighton ... Choir Nun
Susan Johnson ... Choir Nun

Ruth Kobart ... Choir Nun
Susan Browning ... Choir Nun
Darlene Koldenhoven ... Choir Nun
Sheri Izzard ... Choir Nun
Edith Diaz ... Choir Nun

Beth Fowler ... Choir Nun
Rose Parenti ... Sister Alma

Joseph Maher ... Bishop O'Hara

Jim Beaver ... Clarkson

Jenifer Lewis ... Michelle
Charlotte Crossley ... Tina

A.J. Johnson ... Lewanda
Desreta Jackson ... Teenage Girl #1
Zatella Beatty ... Teenage Girl #2
Skye Bassett ... Teenage Girl #3
Lois De Banzie ... Immaculata
Isis Carmen Jones ... Little Deloris

Max Grodénchik ... Ernie
Joseph G. Medalis ... Henry Parker

Michael Durrell ... Larry Merrick
Robert Jimenez ... News Reporter

Toni Kalem ... Connie LaRocca
Kevin Bourland ... Pilot
David Boyce ... Croupier
Tim Pedegana ... Gambler (as Timothy J. Pedegana)
Terry Wills ... Salesman

David Parker ... Bartender (as David M. Parker)

Nicky Katt ... Waiter
Mike Jolly ... Biker #1

Jeremy Roberts ... Biker #2
Eugene Greytak ... The Pope
Al Finney ... Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeanne Basone ... (unconfirmed)

Guy Boyd ... Det. Tate (uncredited)

Aric Cushing ... Student (uncredited)
Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson ... Casino player (uncredited)

Alexander Kanellakos ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Mário Lara ... Parishioner (uncredited)
Terriel Lara ... Nun (uncredited)

Lisa Lucas ... Delinquent (uncredited)

Gary Rodriguez ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Emile Ardolino 
Writing credits
Paul Rudnick (written by) (as Joseph Howard)

Produced by
Cindy Gilmore .... associate producer
Mario Iscovich .... co-producer
Scott Rudin .... executive producer
Teri Schwartz .... producer
Original Music by
Marc Shaiman 
Cinematography by
Adam Greenberg 
Film Editing by
Colleen Halsey 
Richard Halsey 
Casting by
Lynda Gordon 
Judy Taylor 
Production Design by
Jackson De Govia 
Art Direction by
Eve Cauley 
Set Decoration by
Thomas L. Roysden 
Costume Design by
Molly Maginnis 
Makeup Department
Michael Germain .... makeup artist
Robert L. Stevenson .... key hair stylist
Julia L. Walker .... hair stylist (as Julia Walker)
Michael F. Blake .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Nancie Marsalis .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
John J. Smith .... production manager
David Hoberman .... executive in charge of production: Walt Disney Studios (uncredited)
Steven Tyler Sahlein .... post production executive (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Camp III .... first assistant director
Parnes Cartwright .... second second assistant director
Seth Cirker .... additional second assistant director
Ian Woolf .... second assistant director
Timothy J. Lonsdale .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Robert M. Beall .... set designer
Howard Fannon .... assistant property master
Ann Harris .... set designer
Ronald C. Jacobs .... lead man
John R. Jensen .... construction coordinator
Nikita Knatz .... production illustrator
George Denes Suhayda .... production illustrator
Tommy Tomlinson .... property master
Christopher Windisch .... construction foreman
Loren Hillman-Morgan .... scenic/set painter: San Francisco (uncredited)
Mark A. Mancinelli .... hod plasterer (uncredited)
James Passanante .... paint supervisor (uncredited)
Karen Sorum .... painter: San Francisco local (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bruce Bell .... foley mixer
Denis Blackerby .... dubbing recordist
Charles J. Bond .... cable person
Thomas Burke .... sound editor
John K. Carr .... sound editor
Bruce Foster .... sound assistant
David Gertz .... foley mixer
Jeremy J. Gordon .... sound editor (as Jeremy Gordon)
David Grannis .... sound assistant
Catherine Harper .... foley sound effects
David J. Hudson .... re-recording mixer
C. Darin Knight .... sound mixer (as Darin Knight)
Jimmy Ling .... sound editor
Mel Metcalfe .... re-recording mixer
Bill Phillips .... supervising sound editor
Terry Porter .... re-recording mixer
Sean Rush .... boom operator
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley sound effects
Jim Yant .... sound editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Andy Kopetzky .... sound editor (uncredited)
Vincent Zabaly .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Rocky Gehr .... special effects
Steven Chambers .... stunts
Justin De Rosa .... stunts
Sandi Gross .... stunts
Alan Oliney .... stunt coordinator
Gary Price .... stunts
Kym Washington .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Benson .... camera operator
Charles John Bukey .... best boy
Alan Cohen .... second assistant camera
Michael A. FauntLeRoy .... first assistant camera
Ken Fisher .... Steadicam assistant (as Ken W. Fisher)
Edward Gold .... camera operator
Robert Gray .... key grip
Suzanne Hanover .... still photographer
Dennis J. Laine .... first assistant camera
Kevin J. Lang .... best boy
Moshe Levin .... camera operator
Brian Liberman .... grip
Steven C. McGee .... chief lighting technician
Alan Shultz .... dolly grip
Daniel E. Teaze .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Danny Teaze)
Elizabeth Ziegler .... Steadicam operator
Bill Pelkey .... electrician: San Francisco (uncredited)
Kevin Thompson .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Michael T. Travers .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Nicole Gelbard .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Marshall Peck .... location casting
Shannon K. Dunn .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gala Autumn .... costumer
Elaine Ramires .... supervising costumer
Mary Elizabeth Still .... costumer
Susan Roberts .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Neil Kirk .... assistant editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Claudius Neal .... HD Remastering Colorist / Todd AO (uncredited)
Location Management
Debra A. Girard .... location assistant: San Francisco
George Herthel .... location manager
James R. Maceo .... assistant location manager
Heather Sands .... location assistant: Reno
Wally Uchida .... assistant location manager (as Wallace Uchida)
Susannah Greason .... location assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
Music Department
Daniel Allan Carlin .... music consultant (as Dan Carlin Jr.)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Artie Kane .... conductor
Darlene Koldenhoven .... production vocal coach & contractor
Joseph Magee .... music recording engineer
Tom Malone .... orchestrator: score
Hummie Mann .... orchestrator: score
Mark McKenzie .... orchestrator: score
Joel Moss .... music mixer
Joel Moss .... music producer
Joel Moss .... music recordist
Joel Moss .... orchestrator: score
Seth Riggs .... vocal coach: Ms. Goldberg
Andrea Robinson .... singing voice: Wendy Makkena
Curtis Roush .... supervising music editor
Marc Shaiman .... music producer
Marc Shaiman .... orchestrator: score
Nick Vidar .... music programmer
Jimmy Vivino .... music coordinator
Jimmy Vivino .... orchestrator: score
Fred Vogler .... music recording producer
Lester Wilson .... musical staging
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Bruce Dukov .... concertmaster (uncredited)
Brian L. McCarty .... music editor (uncredited)
Matt Walker .... music executive (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Al J. Hersh .... transportation captain
Tom F. Thomas .... transportation coordinator
Alan Kaminsky .... driver generator operator (uncredited)
Other crew
Hyatt Bass .... production assistant
Lee J. Bognar .... production assistant
Samuel Bokebza .... assistant production accountant
Sue Bokobza .... production accountant
Alisabeth Brown .... production assistant
Susan J. Brubaker .... assistant coordinator
Kelly Ching .... production assistant
Sarah Connolly .... production assistant
Lee Dollar .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Dominic Fidelibus .... supervising copyist
Rhoda Fine .... studio teacher
Ada Geraghty .... technical advisor
Jill Rene Gilbert .... assistant: Mr. Iscovich
Martin Greenlaw .... technical advisor
Alonzo Greer .... production assistant (as Alonzo E. Greer)
Jane Harrison .... first assistant accountant
Brian Jochum .... production assistant
Ron McGee .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Morgan Moore .... unit publicist
Lisa Mordente .... additional choreographer
Peter Pav .... production assistant
Tim Pedegana .... assistant: Mr. Ardolino (as Timothy J. Pedegana)
Trish Pfeiffer .... assistant: Ms. Gilmore
Jill Simpson .... production coordinator
John J. Smith .... production assistant
Philip E. Thomas .... assistant: Ms. Schwartz
Mike Thompson .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Nick Vidar .... MIDI consultant
Esther Vivante .... script supervisor
Leon Watkins .... production assistant
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... helicopter pilot
Tom Lent .... adr voice (uncredited)
Ante Novakovic .... assistant: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
Jon Sperry .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Leon Watkins .... stand-in (uncredited)
Erik Westby .... assistant production coordinator: Reno (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG for mild violence and language
100 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby | Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

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Deloris's girl group is named the Ronelles, a combination of the names of two other girl groups from the 60's, the Ronettes and the Shirelles.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When Sister Mary Roberts gives Sister Mary Clarence the clock to help her wake up in the morning, she says "I set the clock for 5:00," but the clock is really set for 7:00. This is probably because the film makers flipped or mirrored the image in that scene.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 wash my hands of you. Mark my words, Delores. If you continue on this disruptive track, it will lead straight to the devil. Have you any idea what girls like you become?
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
'Sister Act' has all the story it needs when it has Whoopi Goldberg in the lead..., 22 April 2005
Author: Eddy Durnan

Sister Act

Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) is a lounge singer at a successful Reno casino, and is also the mistress of its manager, Vince LaRocca (a lazy Harvey Keitel), a drugs baron. Feeling unloved, she finally decides to quit her job at the casino and split up with Vince when he gives her his wife's old fur coat as a present. But then Deloris accidentally walks in on Vince dispatching one of his snitch employees, and literally has to make a run for her life. Taking refuge with the police, she discovers that she is required to testify in court when Vince is charged for his dirty deeds. But until then, the police arrange for her to hide out at a nunnery in Chicago, overseen by the Mother Superior (Maggie Smith). As Deloris reluctantly adapts to her new lifestyle as Sister Mary Clarence, she strikes up friendships with the unsuspecting nuns at the monastery, and even finds a way to put her singing skills to good use. But wherever she goes, Vince is never far behind…

The above plot synopsis is likely to imply to the unknowing that 'Sister Act' is a "woman in jeopardy" thriller, when actually it's the complete opposite. The creators of the film seem to have designed a worthy fish-out-of-water comedy, and then simply used the bookends of the film as window dressing. It's all the story you need, though, when you have Whoopi Goldberg in the lead.

I've always had a preferment to Goldberg's shockingly underused skills as a dramatic actress, but her funny act can make virtually any film enjoyable. This is one of them. However, this being a family film, the climax is slightly underwhelming, and seems to be trying to be funny that actually letting off tension. But 'Sister Act' is a decent comedy regardless.

~ 7/10 ~

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