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Sister Act

Year: 1992
Studio: Touchstone Pictures
Director: Emile Ardolino
Writer: Joseph Howard
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Harvey Keitel

If Whoopi Goldberg had the high point of her own franchise, this was it. A one-joke fish out of water pitch carried the whole movie as Deloris (Goldberg), a lounge singer, witnesses a mob hit by her fearsome boyfriend (Keitel) and goes into witness protection disguised as a nun.

But doesn't hilarity just ensue when Deloris (Goldberg) is a tough talking, hard drinking lover of good times and wild men. Hiding her as a nun is the basis for every joke until she predictably comes to understand them and they her, until the bad guys inevitably catch up to her and her newfound friends help save her life.

I can't even remember the final scenes, but I'll be it contained a heartfelt declaration by the heroine that - inspired by their piety - she's putting her wild ways behind her, but not before a comical coda where the previously shrinking violet nuns have taken on some of her bad habits.

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