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Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

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Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) 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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Bill Duke

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Paul Rudnick (characters) (as Joseph Howard), James Orr | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

The sisters come back to Deloris' (Whoopi Goldberg'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, Rita Watson (Lauryn Hill), who is the most talented of the bunch, is forbidden to sing by her mother, Florence Watson (Sheryl Lee Ralph), although the choir has made it to the state championship. A group of monks tries to stop them. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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A comedy triumph !

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,569,219, 12 December 1993

Gross USA:

$57,319,029

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,319,029
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jenifer Lewis (Vegas Backup Singer #1) appeared in Sister Act (1992) as Michelle, one of Deloris' back-up singers in their Reno, Nevada lounge act "The Ronelles". As she briefly displays the same annoyance with her fellow singers during the Las Vegas act, as she did as a member of the Ronelles, it's safe to assume she's playing Michelle, despite her character not receiving a name in the credits. See more »

Goofs

Delores Van Cartier performs the final show of her engagement in Las Vegas in the evening, and afterwards while she and the nuns are relaxing, Sr Mary Lazarus lets her know that they have to be on the road tonight back to San Francisco, as it is a school day tomorrow, saying she must come with them. The footage of the journey shows the school bus and Delores' vehicle in broad daylight over the Golden Gate Bridge, and when they arrive at St Francis school. See more »

Quotes

Rita Watson: I've got a lot of reasons I can't explain, but I have to leave the choir.
[leaves, visibly upset, with a permission slip]
Sister Mary Lazarus: Give us back our consent form.
Sister Mary Clarence: Stop that!
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

In most TV broadcasts, the ending sequence of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" is chopped off in order to keep the movie in its two hour time slot. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Performed by The Cast
Written by Nick Ashford (as Nickolas Ashford) and Valerie Simpson
Arranged and Produced by Marc Shaiman and Mervyn Warren
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Good...For A Sequel
22 January 2000 | by JennLynnSee all my reviews

Compared to most sequels, this is in the top 20. But as for comparison to the first, there is almost no relation. The first was a good movie. Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit does not compare to most movies. Some cheap independent films, if well acted, are better. But some commercial movies are worse than this movie. It had no great acting. Some things were funny. But why didn't the nuns sing again? That would seem most logical to do in this film. And kids? Ok, I guess. But the story line could be changed, and then everything re-vamped, without the practically psychotic men from the monastery, and you have a great movie.


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