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Nuns on the Run (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 30 March 1990 (USA)
Brian and Charlie work for a gangster. When their boss learns they want to "leave", he sets them up to be killed, after they help rob the local Triads of their drug dealing profits. They ... See full summary »

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Jonathan Lynn

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Jonathan Lynn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Idle ... Brian Hope / Flight Attendant #1 (as Eric Idle) (as Brian Hope)
Robbie Coltrane ... Charlie McManus / Flight Attendant #2 (as Robbie Coltrane) (as Charlie McManus)
Camille Coduri ... Faith
Janet Suzman ... Sister Superior
Doris Hare Doris Hare ... Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart
Lila Kaye ... Sister Mary of the Annunciation
Robert Patterson Robert Patterson ... 'Case' Casey
Robert Morgan Robert Morgan ... Abbott
Winston Dennis ... Morley
Tom Hickey Tom Hickey ... Father Seamus
Colin Campbell ... Norm
Richard Simpson Richard Simpson ... Mr. Norris
Nicholas Hewetson Nicholas Hewetson ... Louis
Gary Tang Gary Tang ... Ronnie Chang
David Forman David Forman ... Henry Ho
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Brian and Charlie work for a gangster. When their boss learns they want to "leave", he sets them up to be killed, after they help rob the local Triads of their drug dealing profits. They decide to steal the money for themselves, but when their escape doesn't go to plan, they have to seek refuge in a nuns' teacher training school. Disguised as nuns, they have to avoid their boss, Triads, the police, and Brian's girlfriend. There's also the problem of them being men disguised as nuns in an all women institution. Written by Rob Hartill

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The Story of an Immaculate Deception.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Handmade Films Website

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freiras em Fuga See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$10,959,015
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HandMade Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Writer-director Jonathan Lynn wanted this film to be in the tradition of the Ealing comedies of the 1950s. See more »

Goofs

When Brian's and Charlie's car runs out of gas, we hear the engine stall and the starter engine being cranked, while we still see Brian holding the steering wheel with both hands. See more »

Quotes

Sister Superior: What happened to your arm?
Faith: I'm not sure. I fell.
Sister Superior: It looks like a bullet wound to me.
Faith: How would you know?
Sister Superior: I've seen bullet wounds. I've been a missionary.
Faith: Where?
Sister Superior: East L. A.
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Crazy Credits

Charlie McManus as Flight Attendant - this is the character played by Robbie Coltrane in the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

A different ending was originally filmed in which Brian, Charlie and Faith escaped to Brazil on a ship. Several still photos from this ending are included on the DVD. See more »

Connections

Features The Long Good Friday (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

ROLL WITH IT
Written by Steve Winwood, Will Jennings, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland
Performed by Steve Winwood (as Stevie Winwood)
Courtesy of Virgin Records Limited
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Hilarious brit film
25 March 2002 | by sandspider1See all my reviews

Nuns on the Run has to be one of the funniest british movies ever made. From the very start it is genuinely funny. I have been a big fan of Eric Idle for years due to The Monty Python films,sketches etc and in Nuns on the Run is comic standard is definitely up to scratch. If you like a laugh or brit films, watch this.


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