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Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

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Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of Catholic students whose run-down school is slated for closure.

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Bill Duke

Writers:

Paul Rudnick (characters) (as Joseph Howard), James Orr | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whoopi Goldberg ... Deloris
Kathy Najimy ... Sister Mary Patrick
Barnard Hughes ... Father Maurice
Mary Wickes ... Sister Mary Lazarus
James Coburn ... Mr. Crisp
Michael Jeter ... Father Ignatius
Wendy Makkena ... Sister Mary Robert
Sheryl Lee Ralph ... Florence Watson
Robert Pastorelli ... Joey Bustamente
Thomas Gottschalk ... Father Wolfgang
Maggie Smith ... Mother Superior
Lauryn Hill ... Rita Watson
Brad Sullivan ... Father Thomas
Alanna Ubach ... Maria
Ryan Toby ... Ahmal
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Storyline

The sisters come back to Deloris' (Whoopi Goldberg's) show to get her back as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of students in their parochial school, which is doomed for closure. One of the girls, Rita Watson (Lauryn Hill), who is the most talented of the bunch, is forbidden to sing by her mother, Florence Watson (Sheryl Lee Ralph), although the choir has made it to the state championship. A group of monks tries to stop them. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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Taglines:

A comedy triumph !

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,569,219, 12 December 1993

Gross USA:

$57,319,029

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,319,029
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When the students are on the basketball court, Rita (Lauryn Hill) starts rapping. Her rapping was improvised. See more »

Goofs

Before the music competition, when the students are getting dressed, they appear to have on their school uniforms and/or white shirts. When they remove their robes just before they go on stage, they are wearing their colorful "street" clothes. See more »

Quotes

Sister Mary Clarence: Good Morning, Ladies and Gentleman. Please take your seats, do it quickly and do it quietly. Welcome to the first day of your new scholastic lives. This is no longer a bird course, the bird has flown. If you want to pass this class, you're gon' have to earn it 'cause I have no problems, not one, failing each and every one of you.
Sketch Pinshum: Yo, I never thought this was no bird class.
Sister Mary Clarence: I'm glad for you, very, very glad because this is a new day. Things are going to be a little different around here.
Frankie: Oh, ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The cast sings and dances to "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". See more »

Alternate Versions

In most TV broadcasts, the ending sequence of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" is chopped off in order to keep the movie in its two hour time slot. See more »


Soundtracks

Wandering Eyes
Performed by Nuttin' Nyce
Written by Darroll 'Mellow' Durant (as Darrol "Shamello" Durant), B-Wyze, and Kerwin Young (as Kerwin "Sleek" Young)
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Whoopi is HILARIOUS
2 July 2007 | by jazpSee all my reviews

I lovveeeeeeeee this movie and have since I was a kid i cannot believe it came out 14 years ago. The first sister act was pretty funny and good but the second was HILARIOUS!! And hello it features the beautiful voice of then unknown Lauryn Hill! Whoopi never ceasing to make me laugh. the cast of students were entertaining and the last performance tore the house down. the movie was AWESOME. The nuns since had me laughing allll the way. This is a classic funny movie that the whole family can enjoy over and over and over again... lol trust me I have. And let me just say if you like Whoopi you will love this movie. If your not a fan of her... don't watch cuz u will not be able to appreciate this work of art.


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