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Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

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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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Bill Duke

Writers:

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'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 !

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$57,319,029
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Lewis, credited as "Vegas Backup Singer #1", appeared in the first movie as Michelle, one of Delores' backup singers in their Reno lounge act "The Ronelles". As she briefly displays the same annoyance with her fellow singers during the 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

When Mary Lazarus is teaching a student a musical scale, she accidentally whacks herself with the baton. The baton's impact and the sound effect do not match. See more »

Quotes

Sister Mary Clarence: I'm undercover again.
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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

References The Flying Nun (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Me Again, God
Performed, Written and Produced by Devin Kamin
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A funny and charming film.
3 March 2001 | by budmasseySee all my reviews

I just love to read some of the negative comments on a film like this. This is a movie about a Las Vegas headliner who is called to help deal with unruly kids at a Catholic school. You were expecting maybe Schindler's List? When did it become such a crime just to enjoy a delightful movie packed with talent all geared toward entertainment?

And what talent. Whoopi Goldberg, Lauryn Hill, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kathy Najimy, Maggie Smith, James Coburn, Michael Jeter, and more. It's adorable and it handily meets its goal of being entertaining. All I can say is that I pity people who have become so jaded, or are so concerned with being cool, that they can't enjoy such a funny and charming film.


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