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Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

The sisters come back to Delores's show to get her back as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of students in their parochial school which is doomed for closure. One of the girls... See full summary »

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The sisters come back to Delores's show to get her back as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of students in their parochial school which is doomed for closure. One of the girls, who is the most talented of the bunch, is forbidden to sing by her mother, although the choir has made it to the state championship. A group of stereotypical incompetent monks tries to stop them. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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10 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Cambio de hábito 2  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

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$57,319,029 (USA)
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Jennifer Love Hewitt was also part of a Disney Channel TV show Kids Incorporated. See more »

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As Rita takes center stage to begin singing "Joyful, Joyful" she sees her mother come in and take a seat to watch. Because of this, she misses the first two piano intros to the song. As the third intro plays, Rita still shows no indication that she is going to sing, yet as soon as the third intro stops the girl behind Rita automatically raises her arms to begin signing as if she knew beforehand that it was going to take three intros before Rita would sing. See more »

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Sister Mary Clarence: Yes, Miss Watson?
Rita Watson: We don't want no new way. The old way was fine for us.
[turns to class]
Rita Watson: Right?
[class agrees]
Rita Watson: So, if you're gonna fail us, you might as well just go ahead, 'cause we ain't doing nothing!
Sister Mary Clarence: Fine. If that's the way you feel, there's the door. Don't let it hit you in the butts on the way out.
Sketch Pinshum: Yo, yo, Sis... I can't afford to fail this class!
Sister Mary Clarence: You better tell your friend you can't afford to fail this class!
Tyler Chase: My parents wouldn't be pleased.
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The cast sings and dances to "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". See more »

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Referenced in Studio C: Episode #2.10 (2013) See more »

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Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Written by Paul Vance & Lee Pockriss
Performed by Whoopi Goldberg
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Likable Woopy Goldberg goes back as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of rebel students in a rundown college
23 June 2013 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

This is an acceptable though inferior sequel to ¨Sister act¨ , a surprising box office hit ; it has a similar casting and set at an old High School which is destined for closure . The club singer Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) is again asked to don the nun's habit to help a Catholic school , presided over by Superior Mother (Maggie Smith) and formed by charming nuns (Wendy Makkenna, Kathy Najimy , Mary Wickes, among others). Friendly Deloris back and has to teach music to a bunch of students in their parochial college which is fated for closure . She creates a choir to participate in the state championship . A group of stereotypical botcher monks (Barnard Hughes , Michael Jeter) and a greedy administrator (James Coburn) attempt to detain them . However ,one of the girls (Lauryn Hill) , who is the most talented of the team , is banned to sing by her mummy (Sheryl Lee Ralph) . Los Angeles lounge singer donning nun's habit and organizing the convent choir formed by sympathetic nuns who steal best laughs and including a spectacular as well as amusing concert .

This entertaining film with some genuinely funny moments follows the formula about a fish out water . Motormouth and kind Whoopi Goldberg is pretty well as the vaudeville star become unexpected nun , she is a complete show . Whoopi Goldberg was very unhappy making the first film and made this sequel only after Disney decided to finance her dream project, Sarafina! . Good performances from agreeable nuns , Wendy Makkenna , Kathy Najimy , the veteran Mary Wickes and excellent Maggie Smith who disapproves modern methods . Fine support cast , being this the first movie for Lauryn Hill, Ryan Toby and Jennifer Love Hewitt . And Whoopi Goldberg's daughter, Alex Martin, appears in this movie as one of the classroom children . The musical numbers in 'Diana Ross and the Supremes style', magical choreography and songs are catchy and done with gusto . The movie is amusing and entertaining with enjoyable set pieces but don't let it make you expect too much . Well-done musical score with swinging tunes by Marc Shaiman and Miles Goodman ; including colorful cinematography by Oliver Wood . The film is geared directly toward Whoopi Goldberg fans and young viewers . The motion picture was professionally directed by Bill Duke . Bill is a known and prestigious secondary actor , usual in villain roles as Commando (1985) and especially as one of Schwarzenegger's jungle commandos in Depredator (1987). After cutting his directorial teeth on the small screen , Duke directed his first feature film with the crime drama , ¨Rage in Harlem¨ (1991). This was followed by another impressive crime film ¨Deep cover¨ (1992), then made this comedy sequel , Sister Act 2 (1993). Duke has since continued to divide his time between appearing both in front of the camera and behind it , and remains a dynamic, stimulating and creative talent in Hollywood.


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