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Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of Catholic students whose run-down school is slated for closure.

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The sisters come back to Deloris'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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A comedy triumph !

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Comedy | Family | Music

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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10 December 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cambio de hábito 2  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,569,219 (USA) (12 December 1993)

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$57,319,029 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director cameo: Bill Duke as Mr. Johnson, Sketch's boss who admonishes him for spraying graffiti and chatting with his friends when he should be working. See more »

Goofs

Sister Mary Roberts in the street concert scene is dancing in the middle of the stage, but when the next shot appears on screen she is on the other side singing into a microphone. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: [after Rita has just announced it was her business if she wanted to quit the choir] Sometimes I feel this whole choir gig is a big joke, yo?
Ahmal James: I'm sure we'll have a plethora of other opportunities.
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Crazy Credits

Sister Mary Lazarus says "Now wait a minute!" before the credits roll. See more »

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Featured in A Century of Cinema (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Happy Day
Written by Philip Doddridge (uncredited) and Edward F. Rimbault (uncredited), arranged by Edwin Hawkins
[Incorrectly credited as written by Edwin Hawkins (as Edwin R. Hawkins)]
Performed by Ryan Toby with The St. Francis Choir
Arranged and Produced by Mervyn Warren
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sequel+star+singers=surprise!
25 November 2006 | by (pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

such a pleasure, albeit a guilty one! The original wasn't good enough to warrant a sequel. Nonetheless, the choirs are so talented; their acts never get tired no matter how many times this piece re-runs on cable. Whatever her other pros and cons, Whoopi plays to the ensemble in this one, never the scene hog. What a pleasure to see an icon like Maggie Smith so thoroughly and obviously enjoying herself---ditto Mary Wickes, after being such a steadfast fixture of a supporting character on screen for nearly 70 years, her penultimate screen appearance.

and really that's the whole point here isn't it? simple enjoyment, by actors and audience, in a meld of plots so familiar and comfortable, especially at holiday time. Among them--- Hey Kids Let's Put on a Show and Save Grandpa's Farm... Fish Out of Water Makes Good... Stick Together and Win the Big Game...


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