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Sister Act (1992)

Sister Act (1992)

Sister Act




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A sleeper hit that received a lukewarm reception from critics but was a success with audiences, Sister Act (1992) was star Whoopi Golberg's first bona fide smash after her Oscar victory for Ghost (1990). Goldberg stars as Deloris Van Cartier, a Reno lounge singer who accidentally witnesses a brutal murder carried out by her gangster boyfriend Vince (Harvey Keitel). Under the protection of a detective (Bill Nunn) who's trying to bring down Vince's criminal operation, Deloris is placed in protective custody at a San Francisco convent. Masquerading as a nun renamed Sister Mary Clarence, Deloris shakes up the established order of the sisters' lives, particularly enlivening their choral efforts. Although running constantly afoul of the Mother Superior (Maggie Smith), the new, jazzed-up musical act becomes a huge hit in the community, even drawing the attention of the Pope, but also alerting Vince to Deloris' whereabouts. Although credited to the pseudonymous Joseph Howard, Sister Act was actually written by Paul Rudnick and Carrie Fisher. The film was followed by a sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993). ~ Karl Williams, Rovimore
Rating: PG
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Nancy Meyers, Jack Epps, Jr., Robert Harling, Eleanor Bergstein, Jim Cash
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 18, 2000
Buena Vista


Whoopi Goldberg
as Deloris Van Cartier
Maggie Smith
as Mother Superior
Harvey Keitel
as Vince LaRocca
Kathy Najimy
as Sister Mary Patrick
Wendy Makkena
as Sister Mary Robert
Mary Wickes
as Sister Mary Lazarus
Bill Nunn
as Eddie Souther
Rose Parenti
as Sister Alma
Joseph Maher
as Bishop O'Hara
Jim Beaver
as Clarkson
Jenifer Lewis
as Michelle
A.J. Johnson
as Lewanda
Carmen Zapata
as Choir Nun
Susan Johnson
as Choir Nun
Ruth Kobart
as Choir Nun
Susan Browning
as Choir Nun
Sheri Izzard
as Choir Nun
Edith Diaz
as Choir Nun
Beth Fowler
as Choir Nun
Desreta Jackson
as 1st Teenage Girl
Zatella Beatty
as 2nd Teenage Girl
Skye Bassett
as 3rd Teenage Girl
Lois DeBanzie
as Immaculata
Isis Carmen Jones
as Little Deloris
Joe Medalis
as Henry Parker
Lois De Banzie
as Immaculata
Michael Durrell
as Larry Merrick
Robert Jimenez
as News Reporter
Toni Kalem
as Connie LaRocca
David Boyce
as Croupier
Terry Wills
as Salesman
David M. Parker
as Bartender
Nicky Katt
as Waiter
Mike Jolly
as 1st Biker
Jeremy Roberts
as 2nd Biker
Guy Boyd
as Detective (unbilled)
David Parker
as Bartender
Joseph Medalis
as Henry Parker
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Critic Reviews for Sister Act

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (11)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | May 29, 1992
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | March 31, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Sister Act

Impressively funny.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

I love these films!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

Why is this movie so popular? I've always wondered that. It seems like you can find it somewhere on TV at any time of the day. This movie isn't bad, it's just not that good. Goldberg just isn't that funny, and there are a lot of better movies similar to this one anyway.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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