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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Paul Rudnick (written by)
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Release Date:
29 May 1992 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
No sex. No booze. No men. No way.
Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Nun better.... See more (107 total) »

Cast

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

Did You Know?

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 (#6.7)" (1992).See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: In the trailer for the film when Delores walks in on the murder, a silenced pistol sound is heard. While, in the film during the same scene a gunshot sound is heard.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Soundtrack:
If My Sister's In TroubleSee more »

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42 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Nun better...., 14 October 1999
Author: Mister-6 from United States

TIDBIT - Bette Midler was the original choice for the lead in "Sister Act".

That may have been cute (a Jewish nun?) but in choosing Whoopi, "Sister Act" gives itself a shot in the arm with an incomparable comic talent and insures every scene with Deloris/Mary Clarence is a highlight unto itself.

After witnessing a Mob hit courtesy of her boyfriend (Keitel), casino lounge singer Whoopi hightails it to her local police where a helpful cop (Nunn) puts her in the Witness Protection Program and before you can say "holy, holy, holy", sends her to the last place in the world anyone would think of finding a second-rate lounge singer.

Once the church, nuns and choir music with a Motown beat are all introduced, things pick up steadily. All the nuns are funny (especially Najimy as the eternally sunny Sister Mary Patrick) and there are so many good scenes to be had thereafter (the bar scene, the first choir practice, the blossoming of Sister Mary Robert (Makkenna), etc.), that you can't help but smile, even if you're tired of nuns as a springboard for comedy.

And there's something about the music: the gospel-tinged soul songs like "My God", "I Will Follow Him" and such lift your spirits and are infectious in their own right. The last scene in the movie is quite moving, truth be told, and lets you in on a secret... God moves in mysterious ways.

Amen.

Nine stars. These "Sister"s rock!

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