Sister Act

Sister Act

Emile Ardolino (1992)

96min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Ghost may have won Whoopi Goldberg an Oscar, but it was this comedy (directed by Emile Ardolino of Dirty Dancing fame) that turned her into a huge Hollywood star. Goldberg plays the Reno lounge singer who accepts a police offer of protection that entails hiding out in a convent after she witnesses lover Harvey Keitel killing a man. That's about it for plot in this comedy from the Disney stable, and the remainder of the movie follows our heroine as she tries to bring the nuns and Maggie Smith's strict Mother Superior into the 20th century. Relying on some great songs and a superb cast (including Kathy Najimy as sunny Sister Mary Patrick), this successfully gets past the slight story to become a hugely enjoyable movie.

Summary

Nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier agrees to testify against her gangster boyfriend after witnessing a murder. Placed in protective custody by the authorities, she is less than pleased to discover she is expected to pose as chaste nun Sister Mary Clarence in a convent. Comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Harvey Keitel, Maggie Smith, Bill Nunn and Kathy Najimy.

Cast & Crew

Deloris Van Cartier Whoopi Goldberg
Mother Superior Maggie Smith
Sister Mary Patrick Kathy Najimy
Sister Mary Robert Wendy Makkena
Sister Mary Lazarus Mary Wickes
Vince LaRocca Harvey Keitel
Eddie Souther Bill Nunn
Joey Robert Miranda
Willy Richard Portnow
Sister Alma Rose Parenti
Bishop O'Hara Joseph Maher
Clarkson Jim Beaver
Director Emile Ardolino
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Warner Brothers Guidance: Edited for language. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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