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Sister Act Details

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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 Whoopi Golberg (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, Rovi

  • Release date:May 29, 1992

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
NAACP Image Awards Whoopi Goldberg Best Actress 1992 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Whoopi Goldberg Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1992 Nominee

Cast

Whoopi Goldberg
as Deloris Van Cartier/Mary Clarence
Maggie Smith
as Mother Superior
Kathy Najimy
as Mary Patrick
Wendy Makkena
as Mary Robert
Mary Wickes
as Mary Lazarus
Harvey Keitel
as Vince LaRocca
Bill Nunn
as Eddie Souther
Robert Miranda
as Joey
Richard Portnow
as Willy
Carmen Zapata
as Choir Nun
Pat Crawford Brown
as Choir Nun
Purdence Wright Holmes
as Choir Nun
Susan Browning
as Choir Nun
Darlene Koldenhoven
as Choir Nun
Sheri Izzard
as Choir Nun
Edith Diaz
as Choir Nun
Beth Fowler
as Choir Nun
Charlotte Crossley
as Tina
Lynda Gordon
Judy Taylor
Ellen Albertini Dow
as Choir Nun
Georgia Creighton
as Choir Nun
Ruth Kobart
as Choir Nun
Rose Parenti
as Sister Alma
Joseph Maher
as Bishop O'Hara
Jim Beaver
as Det. Clarkson
Jenifer Lewis
as Michelle
Adrienne-Joi Johnson
as Lewanda
Desreta Jackson
as 1st Teenage Girl
Zatella Beatty
as 2nd Teenage Girl
Skye Bassett
as 3rd Teenage Girl
Lois de Banzie
as Immaculata
Max Grodenchik
as Ernie
Joseph Medalis
as Henry Parker
Michael Durrell
as Larry Merrick
Toni Kalem
as Connie LaRocca
Kevin Bourland
as Pilot
David Boyce
as Croupier
Terry Wills
as Salesman
David Parker
as Bartender
Nicky Katt
as Waiter
Mike Jolly
as Biker #1
Jeremy Roberts
as Biker #2
Eugene Greytak
as Pope
Guy Boyd
as Detective (unbilled)
Kevin Bourland
as Pilot
David Boyce
as Croupier
Desreta Jackson
as 1st Teenage Girl
Adrienne-Joi Johnson
as Lewanda
Jim Beaver
as Det. Clarkson
Ellen Albertini Dow
as Choir Nun
Mike Jolly
as Biker #1
Michael Durrell
as Larry Merrick
Charlotte Crossley
as Tina
Terry Wills
as Salesman
Rose Parenti
as Sister Alma
Joseph Medalis
as Henry Parker
Eugene Greytak
as Pope
Ruth Kobart
as Choir Nun
Nicky Katt
as Waiter
David Parker
as Bartender
Max Grodenchik
as Ernie
Skye Bassett
as 3rd Teenage Girl
Jenifer Lewis
as Michelle
Jeremy Roberts
as Biker #2
Georgia Creighton
as Choir Nun
Toni Kalem
as Connie LaRocca
Zatella Beatty
as 2nd Teenage Girl
Lois de Banzie
as Immaculata
Joseph Maher
as Bishop O'Hara

Crew

Emile Ardolino
Director
Teri Schwartz
Producer
Eleanor Bergstein
Screenwriter
Jack Epps, Jr.
Screenwriter
Nancy Meyers
Screenwriter
Carrie Fisher
Screenwriter
Paul Rudnick
Screenwriter
Jim Cash
Screenwriter
Robert Harling
Screenwriter
Adam Greenberg
Cinematographer
Marc Shaiman
Composer (Music Score)
Colleen Halsey
Editor
Richard Halsey
Editor
Jackson de Govia
Production Designer
Eve Cauley
Production Designer
Mario Iscovich
Co-producer
Scott Rudin
Executive Producer
Ann Harris
Set Designer
Thomas Roysden
Set Designer
Robert Beall
Set Designer
Molly Maginnis
Costume Designer
Darin Knight
Sound/Sound Designer
Joe Camp III
First Assistant Director
Edward Gold
Camera Operator
Gary Price
Stunts
Lynda Gordon
Casting
Judy Taylor
Casting
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
Pilot
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