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Sister Act

Rated PG for mild violence and language.

PG In Theaters 05/29/1992 , 100min.
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Plot & Details

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 Ghost (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).


Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1992 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Whoopi Goldberg Nominated
1992 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated

NAACP Image Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1992 NAACP Image Awards Best Picture Won
1992 NAACP Image Awards Best Actress Whoopi Goldberg Won

People's Choice Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1992 People's Choice Awards Best Picture - Comedy or Musical Won

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