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Nuns on the Run (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 30 March 1990 (USA)
Brian and Charlie (B & C) work for a gangster. When the 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. B... See full summary »

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Brian Hope / Flight Attendant #1 (as Eric Idle) (as Brian Hope)
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Charlie McManus / Flight Attendant #2 (as Robbie Coltrane) (as Charlie McManus)
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Doris Hare ...
Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart
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Robert Patterson ...
'Case' Casey
Robert Morgan ...
Abbott
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Morley
Tom Hickey ...
Colin Campbell ...
Norm
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Mr. Norris
Nicholas Hewetson ...
Louis
Gary Tang ...
Ronnie Chang
David Forman ...
Henry Ho
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Brian and Charlie (B & C) work for a gangster. When the 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. B & C 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, B & C have to avoid their boss, Triads, 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.

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Comedy | Crime

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Freiras em Fuga  »

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$10,959,015
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The movie featured a song, "Blow Away", by ex-Beatle and executive producer George Harrison. See more »

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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 »

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Brian Hope/Sister Euphemia: Does the Trinity make any sense to you?
Charlie McManus: Oh, no. No, it makes no sense to anyone. That's why you have to believe it. That's why you have to have faith. If it made sense, it wouldn't have to be a religion, would it?
[a Trinity board on the wall falls on Charlie's head]
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Charlie McManus as Flight Attendant - this is the character played by Robbie Coltrane in the film. See more »

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Referenced in What the Pythons Did Next... (2007) See more »

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GOIN' OUT OF MY HEAD
Written by Teddy Randazzo and Bobby Weinstein
Performed by Little Anthony and the Imperials
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Hilarious brit film
25 March 2002 | by See 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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