Sister Act

Directed By: Emile Ardolino Starring: Whoopi Goldberg

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A reno lounge singer brings rock 'n' roll to a choir of uns while hiding out from the mob in a convent.


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 40155130
UPC 786936159295
UPC 14 00786936159295
Format DVD
Release Date 12/23/2012
Rating Rating
Organized Crime
Switching Roles
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note On-the-run after witnessing her Las Vegas mobster boyfriend kill someone, a tacky lounge singer (Whoopi Goldberg) enters the Witness Protection Program - as a nun. Now the convent needs protection, from the new Sister Mary Clarence and her Vegas-style ideas on how to run the choir. A charming comedy and one of Goldberg's best movies.
Plot Summary
Summary A lounge singer, specializing in the enthusiastic performance of Motown classics, has to hightail it out of Reno when she witnesses her gangster boyfriend icing an unfortunate stool pigeon. The cops want her testimony so that they can put her ex-lover behind bars, but they know he'll be trying to silence her permanently.| The Witness Relocation Program eventually hides her in the last place they think anyone would look: a convent. With nothing to do but lay low and kill time, the feisty, incognito nun starts to go a little stir-crazy -- that is, until the Mother Superior puts her in charge of the convent's choir. It's a hopeless group musically, but the former lounge lizard realizes she's found her calling and quickly whips her recruits into top R&B form. Meanwhile, her ex has found out where she's hiding and plans a visit with a few of his more "influential" friends.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "If this turns into a nun's bar. I'm out of here." -- said by a tough-looking biker.
USA Today "...The choral scenes [are] skillfully done..." 05/29/1992 p.5D
Entertainment Weekly "...Sidesplittingly funny....It's a new-style feel-good movie...Goldberg's voice -- a flat, gravelly drone of skepticism -- is a great comic instrument..." 05/29/1992 p.46-7
Los Angeles Times "...Graced with a clever script, a cast that will make you smile until you ache, and a snappy sense of pace....[It is] one of those rare occasions where everything almost magically falls into place..." 05/29/1992 p.F1
Emile Ardolino
Whoopi Goldberg
Cast & Crew
Wendy Makkena - Actor
Whoopi Goldberg - Actor
Harvey Kietel - Actor
Kathy Najimy - Actor
Maggie Smith - Actor
Mary Wickes - Actor
Emile Ardolino - Director
Adam Greenberg - Director of Photography
Mark Shaiman - Musical Score & Adaptations
Teri Schwartz - Producer
Joseph Howard - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1992
Catalog ID 23231
UPC 00786936159295
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 100 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Golden Globe (1993) Whoopi Goldberg, Nominee, Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical
MTV Award (1993) Kathy Najimy, Nominee, Best Breakthrough Performance,Whoopi Goldberg, Nominee, Best Comedic Performance,Whoopi Goldberg, Nominee, Best Female Performer
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), French, Dubbed
Product Attributes
Actor Goldberg,Whoopi
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever ...some genuinely funny moments and good performances...
ABC Radio Network A hilariously divine comedy!
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...a plum part...for Whoopi.

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