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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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 !

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Comedy | Family | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jennifer Love Hewitt was also part of the Disney Channel television show Kids Incorporated (1984). See more »

Goofs

Before the music competition, when the students are getting dressed, they appear to have on their school uniforms and/or white shirts. When they remove their robes just before they go on stage, they are wearing their colorful "street" clothes. See more »

Quotes

Sister Mary Clarence: [after learning of the school's demise] We are going to fix this!
Sister Mary Lazarus: You said we as in you're staying?
Sister Mary Clarence: Yes we, as in yes I am staying!
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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 »

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Referenced in Rifftrax Shorts: Overcoming Fear (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Happy Day
Written by Philip Doddridge (uncredited) and Edward F. Rimbault (uncredited), arranged by Edwin Hawkins
[Incorrectly credited as written by Edwin Hawkins (as Edwin R. Hawkins)]
Performed by Ryan Toby with The St. Francis Choir
Arranged and Produced by Mervyn Warren
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A great movie that every choir should see!!
16 July 2002 | by leobabe888See all my reviews

I don't care what most people say...I loved this movie!! I thought it was better than the 1st but I can see from reading the other comments not many people agree with me, but that's OK. I'll just be alone in this one. What makes it for me is the teenagers. I love the kids in this movie. Amual makes me crack up every time I watch it and I think Lauryn Hill is fabulous! OK so the ending is very predictable but I think would have been disappointed if they hadn't won. Am I right?! I love watching the ending over and over, or when Amual hits that high note for their first concert. Anyways...I don't see how people don't love this movie, it's so fun and has such a great message! I'd much rather watch teenagers that I can relate to in the sequel than a bunch of old nuns in the 1st Sister Act but that's just me! Guess I'm alone here!

One thing I want to say though regardless of anything is that I think every school choir should show this movie! I'm in the choir at my school and unfortunately we have very little spirit and most people in it don't care very much. I'm going to recommend that we show this movie to my choir teacher. It may not help but it can't hurt. I recommend every choir see this one just to show that a choir can dance and have fun while singing. At least show the ending if nothing else! Ok there's my two cents! Everyone needs to see the movie at least for the music and to have a good time!

I give this movie a 9.5/10!


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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

Gross USA:

$57,319,029

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,319,029
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Company Credits

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Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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