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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

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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'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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$57,319,029
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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Goofs

When Rita is hesitating to sing at the beginning of the climactic number, her accompanist appears to be playing an electronic keyboard. However, when she finally really begins and the whole group is singing and dancing, the accompanist is clearly playing a grand piano. See more »

Quotes

Sister Mary Clarence: And the first thing you're gonna do, gentlemen, is take off those hats. This is a brand... new... day.
[class laughs at boys' hair]
Sister Mary Clarence: I guess that means you're gonna be combing your hair before you come to my class.
[to girl behind Rita]
Sister Mary Clarence: And, I know you're laughing over there 'cause you think this is very funny, Miss Thing, but there is no sun in this room, you will not get a tan. Take off those sunglasses.
[turns to "hat" boys]
Sister Mary Clarence: That goes for you, too. If they're not prescription, I don't wanna see ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

On some TV broadcasts, a small cut is made during the first musical number to obscure an obscenity, when a character proclaims, "I was a ho" during the number. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012) See more »

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Written by Fonce Mizell (as Alphonso Mizell), Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, Berry Gordy, Anthony 'Treach' Criss (as Anthony Criss), DJ Kay Gee (as Keir Gist) and Vin Rock (as Vincent Brown)
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She's back
24 April 2005 | by hcalderon1See all my reviews

It's one year later, Deloris has returned back to singing in Las Vegas, mobsters locked up. Things are OK until she is asked a favor by the head nun to return as a music teacher at the school the church runs. Things don't start off correctly, a bunch of neighborhood students, kids who have seen rough times, she tries to show them the talent they have in their voices. But it is going take some time and patience to prepare them for a big singing show. One day while practicing Deloris discovers that the students have been invited to sing for the pope, which we all hope it will go well. This was one of the best movies Whoopi has done.


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