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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Sister Act (1992)

"Sister Act" (1992) is a comedy film starring Whoopi Goldberg in another stellar performance. Disney (Touchstone Pictures) produced and released the movie, which saw great success at the box office, grossing over $230 million. Before "Sister Act," Goldberg was already an A-list actress as the Academy nominated her for Best Actress in a Leading Role in "The Color Purple," and she won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in "Ghost." While she didn't earn an Oscar nomination for "Sister Act," she did earn nominations and wins from The Golden Globes and NAACP Image Awards. "Sister Act" was another example of Goldberg's incredible acting range.

Director: Emile Ardolino
Writer: Paul Rudnick

Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel, Bill Nunn, Mary Wickes, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, Joseph Maher, Richard Portnow, Rose Parenti, Robert Miranda, Jim Beaver, Jenifer Lewis, Charlotte Crossley, A.J. Johnson

When lively lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) sees her mobster beau, Vince LaRocca (Harvey Keitel), commit murder, she is relocated for her protection. Set up in the guise of a nun in a California convent, Deloris proceeds to upend the quiet lives of the resident sisters. To keep her out of trouble, they assign Deloris to the convent's choir, an ensemble she soon turns into a vibrant and soulful act that gains widespread attention.