Sister Act

  • PG
  • Emile Ardolino (1992)
  • US
  • 96 min
Sister Act
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg. After seeing her gangster boyfriend Vince LaRocca murder an informant, cabaret singer Deloris Van Cartier becomes a marked woman. When she agrees to testify against Vince, Deloris is sent by the police to hide in a San Francisco convent where she has trouble adapting to the nuns' way of life.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Emile Ardolino

Other Information

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

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