SISTER ACT 2: BACK IN THE HABIT is the sequel to the surprise smash hit SISTER ACT. Whoopi Goldberg returns as Deloris Van Cartier, who, at the film's opening, has become a successful Vegas headliner, belting out undeniably cheesy medleys of R&B hits. The nuns she shielded her identity from in the first film arrive to beg her to help them revitalize their San Francisco Catholic school. Deloris is persuaded to put her Sister Mary Clarence costume back on and work with a bunch of undisciplined street kids as the school's music teacher.
Alanna Ubach - Star, HARD SCRAMBLED (2006)
Brad Sullivan - Supporting Actor
Maggie Smith - Oscar-winning British actress, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
Dame Maggie Smith - Oscar-winning British actress, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
James Coburn - American actor, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN/AFFLICTION
Michael Jeter - American actor
Kathy Najimy - Actress
Kathy Ann Najimy - Actress
Ryan Toby - Actor, SISTER ACT 2: BACK IN THE HABIT
John De Cuir - Production Designer
John DeCuir - Production Designer
Bill Duke - American Actor/Director
Thomas Gottschalk - Actor/"Sister Act 2"
Lauryn Hill - Singer/Rapper/Actress
Robert Pastorelli - American TV/Film Actor
Whoopi Goldberg - Oscar-winning actress/comedian, GHOST
Caryn Johnson - Oscar-winning actress/comedian, GHOST
Mary Wickes - American character actress
Mary Isabelle Wickenhauser - American character actress
Jennifer Love Hewitt - Actress, GHOST WHISPERER, PARTY OF FIVE
Jennifer "Love" Hewitt - Actress, GHOST WHISPERER, PARTY OF FIVE
Oliver Wood - Cinematographer
James Orr - Screenwriter/Director/Prod.
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck - Costume Designer, COURAGE UNDER FIRE (1996)
Jim Cruickshank - Writer, SISTER ACT 2: BACK IN THE HABIT
Sheryl Lee Ralph - American Actress
Barnard Hughes - Prime time Emmy-winner American Actor
Barnard Aloysius Kiernan Hughes - Prime time Emmy-winner American Actor
Wendy Makkena - Actress/"Sister Act"
Judi Ann Mason - Writer, SISTER ACT 2: BACK IN THE HABIT
SISTER ACT 2: BACK IN THE HABIT owes a lot to such films as BLACKBOARD JUNGLE and TO SIR, WITH LOVE, where a novice teacher has to find a way to reach impoverished, undisciplined street kids. The film contains some outstanding musical numbers and fine comic performances that make it worth seeing. It also has historical significance as the first Hollywood blockbuster sequel entrusted to an African American director, Bill Duke. Whoopi Goldberg stars as Deloris, who disguises herself as a nun again to teach music at a failing Catholic school. Among her students is Rita (singer/rap artist Lauryn Hill), a talented performer whose mother feels that music is a waste of time. Deloris whips her unruly class into shape and enters them into a state choir competition. Along the way she takes on the school's administrator (James Coburn), who seems determined to shut down the school and sell the land for a parking lot.
Director Bill Duke's film credits include "A Rage in Harlem." Shot in Technicolor. Available to rent in the UK. Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...The young cast has astonishing talent and energy." - 01/21/1994 Entertainment Weekly, p.39
"...Michael Jeter and Barnard Hughes supply nice supporting turns..." - 12/20/1993 Variety
"...[Featuring] a young cast with astonishing talent and energy..." - 12/17/1993 Entertainment Weekly, p.44-6