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Nuns on the Run Details


Eric Idle and Robbie Coltrane team up for this bad boy comic burlesque, directed by Jonathan Lynn. Idle and Coltrane play Brian Hope and Charlie McManus, a pair of two-bit hoods who want to go straight, repulsed by the increasing reliance on guns and violence in their line of work. In thrall to vicious gangster Case Casey (Robert Patterson), the duo determine that their next job will be their last. When a large amount of money is extracted from a gang of Hong Kong drug dealers and it falls into the laps of Brian and Charlie, the two take off with the loot, with the Chinese Triad and Casey in relentless pursuit. When their car runs out of gas in front of a convent, Brian and Charlie run inside and disguise themselves as two of the ugliest nuns imaginable. Inside the convent, Brian and Charlie pass themselves off as nuns from a different order, assigned to the convent before leaving the country on missionary work. As the two men enjoy their undercover work with a collection of nubile nuns and coeds, the bad guys close in on their trail. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:March 16, 1990


Eric Idle
as Brian Hope
Robbie Coltrane
as Charlie McManus
Camille Coduri
as Faith
Janet Suzman
as Sister Superior
Doris Hare
as Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart
Lila Kaye
as Sister Mary of the Annunciation
Tom Hickey
as Father Seamus
Robert Patterson
as "Case" Casey
Robert Morgan
as Abbott
Winston Dennis
as Morley
David Forman
as Henry Ho
Francine Walker
as Tied Up Nurse
Mary Selway
Oliver Parker
as Doctor
Dan Hildebrand
as Casino Manager
Julie Graham
as Casino Waitress
Jennifer Hall
as Airport Ticket Girl
David Becalick
as Police Sergeant
Nigel Fan
as Dwayne Lee
Gary Tang
as Ronnie Chang
Helen FitzGerald
as Tracey
John Pythian
as Airport Policeman
Nicholas Hewetson
as Louis
Britt Morrow
as Hospital Receptionist
Lee Simpson
as Policeman with Radio
Stewart Harwood
as Faith's Father
Gedren Heller
as Chemist Shop Assistant
Ozzie Yue
as Ernie Wong
Tex Fuller
as Taxi Driver
Irene Marot
as Hysterical Bank Manager
Tatiana Strauss
as Michelle
Joanne Campbell
as Ward Nurse
Aran Bell
as Police Constable
Peter Geeves
as Faith's Brother
Louis Mellis
as Bank Security Guard
Craig Crosbie
as Policeman in Car Park
Fred Haggerty
as Gatekeeper
Wabei Slyolwe
as Julie


Jonathan Lynn
Michael White
Jonathan Lynn
Eric Idle
Michael Garfath
Richard Feldman
Robin O'Donoghue
Musical Direction/Supervision
Marcy Levy
Siobhan Fahey
Steve Winwood
Teddy Randazzo
Will Jennings
Boris Blank
George Harrison
David Kitay
Composer (Music Score)
David Kitay
Dieter Meier
Gerald Gouriet
Composer (Music Score)
Simon Holland
Production Designer
Clinton Cavers
Art Director
Simon Bosanquet
George Harrison
Executive Producer
Denis O'Brien
Executive Producer
Michael Seirton
Set Designer
Sue Yelland
Costume Designer
John Evans
Special Effects
Mary Selway
Pat Hay