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An all-star female cast (Glenda Jackson, Melina Mecouri, Geraldine Page, Sandy Dennis, Anne Jackson, Anne Meara, and Dame Edith Evans) enliven this satirical treatment of the Nixon Watergate scandal, Nasty Habits -- based on Muriel Sparks's novella The Abbess of Crewe. When a dying abbess (Dame Edith Evans) of a Pennsylvania convent is ready to name Sister Alexandra (Glenda Jackson) as her successor, Sister Alexandra and her two flunkies (Sandy Dennis and Anne Jackson) try to get the abbess to sign a document of intent. But their plans are dashed when liberal Sister Felicity (Susan Penhaligon) arrives and wants to change the institution. Her arrival delays the signing of the document of intent, and before the abbess can sign the paper she dies.Now the job of running the convent is up for grabs, with Sister Alexandra employing Nixon-like techniques of surveillance and dirty tricks to get the goods on Sister Felicity. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi


Glenda Jackson
as Alexandra
Melina Mercouri
as Gertrude
Geraldine Page
as Walburga
Sandy Dennis
as Winifred
Anne Jackson
as Mildred
Anne Meara
as Geraldine
Edith Evans
as Hildegarde
Jerry Stiller
as P.R. Priest
Rip Torn
as Maximilian
Eli Wallach
as Monsignor
Suzanne Stone
as Bathildis
Peter Bromilow
as Baudouin
Shane Rimmer
as Officer I/C
Harry Ditson
as Ambrose
Christopher Muncke
as Gregory
Alick Hayes
as Abbot
Bill Reimbold
as Bishop's Secretary
Anthony Forrest
as Thomas
Mike Douglas
as Mike Douglas
Bill Jorgensen
as Himself
Jessica Savitch
as Herself
Susan Penhaligon
as Felicity
Oliver Maguire
as Policeman


Michael Lindsay-Hogg
George Barrie
Robert Enders
Robert Enders
Douglas Slocombe
Peter Tanner
Harry Cordwell
Set Designer
Ariel Levy
First Assistant Director