Sister Act

Sister Act

4.5 10
Director: Emile Ardolino

Cast: Emile Ardolino, Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy

     
 

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Whoopi Goldberg turned Sister Act into a surprise comedy smash. The film comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles on this release.…  See more details below

Overview

Whoopi Goldberg turned Sister Act into a surprise comedy smash. The film comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles on this release. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, a making-of featurette, and music videos from Lady Soul ("If My Sister's in Trouble") and Deloris and The Sisters ("I Will Follow Him"). This last video features Goldberg and the cast. This DVD offers a very enjoyable package for all those who liked the film.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Whoopi Goldberg stars in this high-concept stock comedy, and is occasionally able to inject some life into the proceedings. The premise has her hiding out with a group of nuns when her casino-boss boyfriend (Harvey Keitel) puts out a contract on her because she's witnessed a murder. Before long, she's put some Motown into the nuns' choir, given their confidence a boost, and swelled the numbers of their languishing congregation. Given the star and this kind of broad comedy, Emile Ardolino's direction is surprisingly diffident, his staging flat, and his comic editing and timing non-existent. Goldberg generates most of the film's laughs, but she's ably assisted by three excellent comic actresses in Maggie Smith, as a reluctant Mother Superior, Mary Wickes, and Kathy Najimy. Probably the film's best feature is the rocking choir, which even gets a standing ovation in a command performance for the Pope. The film's surprising success at the box office led to a sequel, Sister Act 2 (1993).

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2001
UPC:
0786936159295
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
PG
Source:
Touchstone / Disney
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:40:00
Sales rank:
3,564

Special Features

Featurette: "Inside Sister Act"; Music Videos: "If My Sister's in Trouble" by Lady Soul; "I Will Follow Him" by Deloris and the Sisters; Theatrical trailer; French-language track; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.85:1)

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Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Emile Ardolino Director
Adam Greenberg Cinematographer
Robert Beall Set Decoration/Design
Michael Benson Camera Operator
Eleanor Bergstein Screenwriter
Joe Camp Asst. Director
Jim Cash Screenwriter
Eve Cauley Production Designer
Jackson de Govia Production Designer
Jack Epps Screenwriter
Carrie Fisher Screenwriter
Michael Germain Makeup
Edward Gold Camera Operator
Lynda Gordon Casting
Richard Halsey Editor
Colleen Halsey Editor
Robert Harling Screenwriter
Ann Harris Set Decoration/Design
Mario Iscovich Co-producer
Darin Knight Sound/Sound Designer
Molly Maginnis Costumes/Costume Designer
Nancy Meyers Screenwriter
Gary Price Stunts
Thomas Roysden Set Decoration/Design
Scott Rudin Executive Producer
Paul Rudnick Screenwriter
Teri Schwartz Producer
Marc Shaiman Score Composer
John J. Smith Production Manager
Judy Taylor Casting

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening Titles [:11]
2. An Honest, Decent Couple [:05]
3. His Wife's Coat [:05]
4. Reluctant Witness [:55]
5. We Can Help You [3:08]
6. St. Katherine's Convent [3:08]
7. Welcome, Sister Mary Clarence [:11]
8. He's Got Deloris [2:07]
9. God Has Brought You Here, Take the Hint [2:37]
10. A Small Congregation [2:31]
11. Database Hoods [2:11]
12. Chores [2:09]
13. Call to Lt. Souther [3:20]
14. A Gift From Mary Robert [1:50]
15. A Nun's Bar [5:28]
16. New Choir Director [:35]
17. "Hail, Holy Queen" [:32]
18. Reaching Out [2:39]
19. "My God" [2:01]
20. Glorious News [:28]
21. That Makes Two of Us [2:44]
22. Wicked Indulgence [1:07]
23. A Leak in the Department [:51]
24. Kidnapped [2:41]
25. Nuns to the Rescue [3:20]
26. Concert for the Pope [1:18]
27. End Credits [1:44]

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