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
Vince LaRocca Harvey Keitel
Mother Superior Maggie Smith
Sister Mary Patrick Kathy Najimy
Eddie Souther Bill Nunn
Sister Mary Robert Wendy Makkena
Sister Mary Lazarus Mary Wickes
Joey Robert Miranda
Director Emile Ardolino
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrothersGuidance: Edited for language.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy