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A comedy triumph !
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Whoopi Goldberg ... Deloris

Kathy Najimy ... Sister Mary Patrick

Barnard Hughes ... Father Maurice

Mary Wickes ... Sister Mary Lazarus

James Coburn ... Mr. Crisp

Michael Jeter ... Father Ignatius

Wendy Makkena ... Sister Mary Robert

Sheryl Lee Ralph ... Florence Watson

Robert Pastorelli ... Joey Bustamente

Thomas Gottschalk ... Father Wolfgang

Maggie Smith ... Mother Superior

Lauryn Hill ... Rita Watson
Brad Sullivan ... Father Thomas

Alanna Ubach ... Maria

Ryan Toby ... Ahmal
Ron Johnson ... Sketch

Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Margaret (as Jennifer 'Love' Hewitt)

Devin Kamin ... Frankie
Christian Fitzharris ... Tyler Chase

Tanya Blount ... Tanya
Mehran Marcos Sedghi ... Marcos

Valeria Andrews ... Classroom Kid
Dionna Brooks-Jackson ... Classroom Kid

Monica Calhoun ... Classroom Kid
Martha Gonzalez ... Classroom Kid
Deondray Gossett ... Classroom Kid

Frank Howard ... Classroom Kid

David Kater ... Classroom Kid

Riley Weston ... Classroom Kid (as Kimberlee Kramer)

Deedee Magno ... Classroom Kid

Patrick Malone ... Classroom Kid
Alex Martin ... Classroom Kid

Jermaine Montell ... Classroom Kid
Sacha Thomas ... Classroom Kid
Ashley Thompson ... Classroom Kid

Pat Crawford Brown ... Choir Nun
Susan Browning ... Choir Nun
Georgia Creighton ... Choir Nun
Edith Diaz ... Choir Nun

Ellen Albertini Dow ... Choir Nun

Beth Fowler ... Choir Nun
Prudence Wright Holmes ... Choir Nun
Sheri Izzard ... Choir Nun
Susan Johnson ... Choir Nun (as Susan Johnson-Kehn)

Ruth Kobart ... Choir Nun
Darlene Koldenhoven ... Choir Nun
Rose Parenti ... Choir Nun
Carmen Zapata ... Choir Nun
Andrea Robinson ... Sister Mary Robert (singing) (voice)

Jenifer Lewis ... Vegas Backup Singer #1
Pamala Tyson ... Vegas Backup Singer #2 (as Pamela Tyson)

Sharon Brown ... Vegas Backup Singer #3
Regan Patno ... Dancer

Kevin Alexander Stea ... Dancer
John Jacquet Jr. ... Dancer

Sebastian La Cause ... Dancer
Luca Tommassini ... Dancer

Michael Gregory Gong ... Dancer
Gabriel Trupin ... Dancer

Raymond Del Barrio ... Dancer (as Raymond G. del Barrio)
Frank Williams ... Dancer
Lacy Darryl Phillips ... Dancer
Paul Michael Thorpe ... Dancer 'Please, Mr. Postman' (as Paul Thorpe)
Paul Genick ... Dancer 'I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)'
Aaron Baker ... Dancer 'Teeny Bikini'

Warren Frost ... Archdiocese Person #1

Robin Gammell ... Archdiocese Person #2
Revalyn T. Golde ... Archdiocese Person #3 (as Revalyn Golde)

Yolanda Whittaker ... Sondra (as Yolanda Whitaker)

Bill Duke ... Mr. Johnson

Sydney Lassick ... Competition Announcer

Michael Taliferro ... Security Guard (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)
Kai Bowe ... Stage Manager
William S. Turchyn II ... Assistant Stage Manager
John Fontana ... Flying Tech #1
Michael A. Tice ... Flying Tech #2
Robert Simokovic ... Flying Tech #3
Iris Graves ... Iris Choir
Pamela Taylor ... Iris Choir
Robert J. Benson ... Iris Choir
Juliette Hagerman ... Iris Choir
Christina Royster ... Iris Choir
Kwaku A. James ... Iris Choir
Roy M. Crayton ... Iris Choir
Kwame James ... Iris Choir
Latesha Crayton ... Iris Choir
Erica Atkins ... Iris Choir
Jennifer Reeves ... Iris Choir
William D. Hall ... Chapman Choir Leader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robby George ... Student (uncredited)
Ryal Haakenson ... Man at Show (uncredited)

Bill Irwin ... Unnamed Brother #1 (uncredited)
Jason Menz ... LAPD Officer (uncredited)

Tanya Newbould ... Stage Manager (uncredited)

David Ulmer ... Reporter (uncredited)

Terri J. Vaughn ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Bill Duke 
Writing credits
Paul Rudnick (characters) (as Joseph Howard)

James Orr (written by) &
Jim Cruickshank (written by) and
Judi Ann Mason (written by)

Produced by
Mario Iscovich .... executive producer
Laurence Mark .... executive producer
Christopher Meledandri .... co-executive producer
Scott Rudin .... producer
Marc Shaiman .... associate producer
Dawn Steel .... producer
Ron Stacker Thompson .... associate producer
Original Music by
Miles Goodman 
Cinematography by
Oliver Wood (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Carter 
Pembroke J. Herring  (as Pem Herring)
Stuart H. Pappé  (as Stuart Pappé)
Casting by
Aleta Chappelle  (as Aleta Chapelle)
Production Design by
John DeCuir Jr. 
Art Direction by
Louis M. Mann 
Set Decoration by
Bruce A. Gibeson  (as Bruce Gibeson)
Costume Design by
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck 
Makeup Department
Michael Germain .... key makeup supervisor (as Perry M. Germain)
Carol Schwartz .... makeup artist
Robert L. Stevenson .... hair stylist (as Robert Louis Stevenson)
Julia L. Walker .... key hair stylist
Michael F. Blake .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Nina Kent .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Warren Lewis .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Dale Miller .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Paul Moen .... unit production manager
Jack L. Murray .... production supervisor
Steven Tyler Sahlein .... post production executive (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nandi Bowe .... second assistant director
Hilbert Hakim .... second second assistant director
Mark Hansson .... second assistant director: second unit
Ernie F. Orsatti .... second unit director (as Ernie Orsati)
Dan Perri .... second unit director
Carlos Piñero .... dga trainee
Barry K. Thomas .... first assistant director (as Barry Thomas)
Eddie Ziv .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Tom Altobello .... assistant property master
Marc Baird .... illustrator
Will Blount .... property master
Monica Castro .... assistant property master (as Monica Ragan)
Hugh Conlon .... construction coordinator
Lauren Cory .... set designer
Sandy Getzler .... set designer
Stephen Howard .... set foreman
Robin L. Kolb .... construction foreman (as Robin Kolb)
Randy Legaspi .... murals (as Randy 'Relic' Legaspi)
Michael Mikita .... stand-by painter
Gene Molnar .... leadman
Doug Levy .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Héctor López .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Karen Sorum .... painter: San Francisco local (uncredited)
Doug E. Williams .... propmaker: San Francisco (uncredited)
Sound Department
Lisa Alexander .... assistant sound editor
Petra Bach .... adr supervisor
Jeff Clark .... sound editor
Zack Davis .... adr editor
David Gertz .... foley mixer
David J. Hudson .... re-recording mixer
Adam Johnston .... sound editor
Dale Johnston .... sound editor
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Joseph Magee .... additional sound recordist
William L. Manger .... sound editor (as Bill Manger)
Harrison D. Marsh .... boom operator
Mel Metcalfe .... re-recording mixer
James Moriana .... foley artist
Phillip W. Palmer .... cable person (as Phil Palmer)
Terry Porter .... re-recording mixer
Kelly J. Quinn .... assistant adr editor (as Kelly Quinn)
Tony Sheppard .... additional sound recordist
John Stacy .... supervising sound effects editor (as John M. Stacy)
Dan Thomas .... sound editor
Robert Ulrich .... adr editor
James E. Webb .... sound mixer (as Jim Webb)
Bill Weinman .... assistant sound editor
David A. Whittaker .... sound editor (as Dave Whittaker)
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Agamemnon Andrianos .... sound mixer: San Francisco unit (uncredited)
Curtis Choy .... production sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Michael Meier .... cable person (uncredited)
Special Effects by
James Fredburg .... special effects supervisor (as James Karl Fredburg)
Michael A. Tice .... special effects technician
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunts (as Bruce Barbour)
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunts
Candace Crump .... stunts (as Candace Lynn Crump)
Paul Dallas .... stunts
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunt coordinator (as Greg Elam)
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunts (as Greg Elam)
Zak Gilbert .... stunts
Melvin Jones .... stunts
David Kincaid .... stunts
Steven Lambert .... stunts (as Steve Lambert)
Denver Mattson .... stunts
Jay McCarthy .... stunts
Noon Orsatti .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Greg Walker .... stunts
Alphonse Walter .... stunts
Kym Washington .... stunts
Big Daddy Wayne .... stunts
Jim Wilkey .... stunts
John M. Woodward .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
John Agalsoff Jr. .... video playback operator (as John Agalsoff)
Jamie Barber .... first assistant camera (as James Barber)
William D. Barber .... camera operator: "b" camera (as William Barber)
Rick A. Benedetto .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Richard Benedetto)
James B. Crawford .... chief lighting technician (as Jim Crawford)
Jay Davis .... key rigging grip
Martin Glover .... camera loader
Suzanne Hanover .... still photographer
Beth Horton .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Glenn Kershaw .... director of photography: second unit
Scott Kidner .... lighting technician
Louis Mawcinitt .... lighting consultant
Louis Mawcinitt .... lighting designer
Bob Munoz .... key grip (as Robert Munoz)
Nick Papanickolas .... dolly grip (as George Papanickolas)
Víctor Pérez .... rigging gaffer (as Victor Perez)
Bill Roe .... camera operator
Tim Roe .... second assistant camera
Baird Steptoe .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael T. Travers .... second grip (as Mike Travers)
Eric Blum .... lighting technician: San Francisco (uncredited)
Robert Daniel .... grip and lighting equipment rental liaison (uncredited)
William McLachlan .... automated lighting programmer (uncredited)
Cliff Myers .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Ron Newburn .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Louis Niemeyer .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Frank Perl .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Carissa Blix .... extras casting: Media Casting, San Francisco
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Marshall Peck .... event extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ronald V. Barry .... set costumer (as Ron Barry)
Amanda Chamberlin .... costumer: Ms. Goldberg (as Mandy Chamberlin)
Odessa McDuffie .... set costumer
Frank Ross .... key set costumer
Betty Jean Slater .... key set costumer
Andrea E. Weaver .... costume supervisor (as Andrea Weaver)
Donna Beltran .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jeff Bradley .... assistant editor (as Jeffrey S. Bradley)
Scott Conrad .... additional film editor
Karen Dale Greene .... apprentice editor (as Karen Greene)
Moonstar Greene .... assistant editor
Craig Herring .... assistant editor
Kevin Lindstrom .... assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Paisley Pappé-Iredell .... assistant editor (as Paisley C. Pappé)
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Angela Robinson .... assistant editor
Lynne Southerland .... post-production coordinator (as Lynn Sutherland)
Kathy Virkler .... post-production coordinator
Neil Greenberg .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Rick Tuber .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Robbie Goldstein .... location manager
Martine White .... location associate
Francesca Prada .... location assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Daniel Allan Carlin .... production music supervisor
Oscar Castro-Neves .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Nancy Fogarty .... music editor
Bonnie Greenberg .... soundtrack consultant
Jim Harrison .... music editor
Charles Martin Inouye .... supervising music editor
Sidney James .... consultant: competition music
Daryl B. Kell .... assistant music editor (as Daryl Kell)
Darlene Koldenhoven .... choir nun vocal coach and contractor
Joel Moss .... music mixer
Joel Moss .... music recordist
Marc Shaiman .... music adaptor: songs
Marc Shaiman .... music supervisor
Nick Vidar .... music programmer (as Nic Vidar)
Jimmy Vivino .... assistant music supervisor
Fred Vogler .... music playback operator
Mervyn Warren .... composer: additional score material
Mervyn Warren .... music adaptor: songs
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Matt Walker .... music executive (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Ted Moser .... transportation captain
John M. Woodward .... transportation coordinator (as John Woodward)
Other crew
Petra Alexandria .... assistant: Mr. Mark
Davor Atles .... production assistant
Christy Block .... stand-in
Brandon Camp .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Chanel .... production assistant
Wade Chinoy .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Mary Courtney .... production coordinator
Candace Crump .... stand-in: Ms. Goldberg
Bridget D. Davis .... assistant: Mr. Duke (as Bridget Davis)
Charles R. Eulo Jr. .... production assistant
Joe Everett .... unit publicist
Dominic Fidelibus .... supervising copyist
Jill Rene Gilbert .... assistant: Mr. Iscovich
Dawn Gilliam .... script supervisor
Lynette Graves .... production assistant
Carolyn Hagan .... production office coordinator: re-shoots
Jamie Kehoe .... craft service (as James P. Kehoe)
Eric Layne .... payroll accountant
Sergio Lopez-Rivera .... assistant: Mr. Duke
Kathy Nagaya .... assistant accountant
Peter Pav .... production assistant
Dan Perri .... title designer: main titles
E.D. Perry .... production assistant
Michael Peters .... choreographer
Caryl Pine .... studio teacher
Kelly Richards Ralston .... first assistant accountant (as Kelly Stitt)
Brian Rankel .... assistant: Mr. Mark
Eartha Robinson .... assistant choreographer
Christina Royster .... production assistant
Otis Sallid .... stager and director: end sequence
Garrison Singer .... production accountant
Eleva Singleton .... production assistant (as D. Eleva Singleton)
Bill Turchyn .... production assistant
Joe Wilson .... production assistant
Darrell Woodard .... production assistant
Jesse Merz .... market researcher (uncredited)
Steven T Puri .... title producer: end titles (uncredited)
Korey Washington .... background key set supporter (uncredited)
Iris Stevenson .... the producers wish to thank
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG for some mild language
107 min
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Father Maurice:How will we ever find them?
Mr. Crisp:That's easy, just look for the choir that looks like it just robbed a convenience store.
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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
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

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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