Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
4.9/ 10 (21798 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated PG for some mild language

Production Company
Touchstone Pictures [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 10 December 1993
(Australia) - 23 December 1993
(Argentina) - 3 February 1994
(Germany) - 3 March 1994
(France) - 23 March 1994

Running Time


ambition, catholic-school, choir, church, class-differences, convent, dancing-nun, digit-in-title, female-protagonist, financial-crisis, fingernails-on-chalkboard, gentrification, growing-up, hairdresser, hip-hop, misfit, monk, mother-daughter-relationship, mother-superior, music-class, number-in-title, numbered-sequel, nun, poverty, priest,

Technical Support
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.85 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Baker, Aaron (I) as [Dancer 'Teeny Bikini'] <65>
  2. Benson, Robert J. as [Iris Choir] <80>
  3. Bowe, Kai as [Stage Manager] <73>
  4. Coburn, James (I) as [Mr. Crisp] <5>
  5. Crayton, Roy M. as [Iris Choir] <84>
  6. Del Barrio, Raymond as (as Raymond G. del Barrio) [Dancer] <60>
  7. Duke, Bill (I) as [Mr. Johnson] <70>
  8. Fitzharris, Christian as [Tyler Chase] <19>
  9. Fontana, John as [Flying Tech #1] <75>
  10. Frost, Warren (I) as [Archdiocese Person #1] <66>
  11. Gammell, Robin as [Archdiocese Person #2] <67>
  12. Genick, Paul as [Dancer 'I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)'] <64>
  13. George, Robby as (uncredited) [Student]
  14. Gong, Michael Gregory as [Dancer] <58>
  15. Gossett, Deondray as [Classroom Kid] <26>
  16. Gottschalk, Thomas (I) as [Father Wolfgang] <10>
  17. Haakenson, Ryal as (uncredited) [Man at Show]
  18. Hall, William D. as [Chapman Choir Leader] <89>
  19. Howard, Frank (I) as [Classroom Kid] <27>
  20. Hughes, Barnard as [Father Maurice] <3>
  21. Irwin, Bill (I) as (uncredited) [Unnamed Brother #1]
  22. Jacquet Jr., John as [Dancer] <55>
  23. James, Kwaku A. as [Iris Choir] <83>
  24. James, Kwame as [Iris Choir] <85>
  25. Jeter, Michael as [Father Ignatius] <6>
  26. Johnson, Ron (XIV) as [Richard 'Sketch' Pinshum] <16>
  27. Kamin, Devin as [Frankie] <18>
  28. Kater, David as [Classroom Kid] <28>
  29. La Cause, Sebastian as [Dancer] <56>
  30. Lassick, Sydney as [Competition Announcer] <71>
  31. Malone, Patrick (I) as [Classroom Kid] <31>
  32. Menz, Jason as (uncredited) [LAPD Officer]
  33. Montell, Jermaine as [Classroom Kid] <33>
  34. Pastorelli, Robert as [Joey Bustamente] <9>
  35. Patno, Regan as [Dancer] <53>
  36. Phillips, Lacy Darryl as [Dancer] <62>
  37. Sedghi, Mehran Marcos as [Marcos] <21>
  38. Simokovic, Robert as [Flying Tech #3] <77>
  39. Stea, Kevin Alexander as [Dancer] <54>
  40. Sullivan, Brad (I) as [Father Thomas] <13>
  41. Taliferro, Michael as (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro) [Security Guard] <72>
  42. Thorpe, Paul Michael as (as Paul Thorpe) [Dancer 'Please, Mr. Postman'] <63>
  43. Tice, Michael A. as [Flying Tech #2] <76>
  44. Toby, Ryan as [Westley Glen 'Ahmal' James] <15>
  45. Tommassini, Luca as [Dancer] <57>
  46. Trupin, Gabriel as [Dancer] <59>
  47. Turchyn II, William S. as [Assistant Stage Manager] <74>
  48. Ulmer, David as (uncredited) [Reporter]
  49. Williams, Frank (VII) as [Dancer] <61>
  50. Albertini Dow, Ellen as [Choir Nun] <40>
  51. Andrews, Valeria as [Classroom Kid] <22>
  52. Atkins, Erica as [Iris Choir] <87>
  53. Blount, Tanya as [Tanya] <20>
  54. Brooks-Jackson, Dionna as [Classroom Kid] <23>
  55. Brown, Sharon (I) as [Vegas Backup Singer #3] <52>
  56. Browning, Susan as [Choir Nun] <37>
  57. Calhoun, Monica as [Classroom Kid] <24>
  58. Crawford Brown, Pat as [Choir Nun] <36>
  59. Crayton, Latesha as [Iris Choir] <86>
  60. Creighton, Georgia as [Choir Nun] <38>
  61. Diaz, Edith as [Choir Nun] <39>
  62. Fowler, Beth as [Choir Nun] <41>
  63. Goldberg, Whoopi as [Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence] <1>
  64. Golde, Revalyn T. as (as Revalyn Golde) [Archdiocese Person #3] <68>
  65. Gonzalez, Martha (IV) as [Classroom Kid] <25>
  66. Graves, Iris as [Iris Choir] <78>
  67. Hagerman, Juliette as [Iris Choir] <81>
  68. Hewitt, Jennifer Love as (as Jennifer 'Love' Hewitt) [Margaret] <17>
  69. Hill, Lauryn as [Rita Louise Watson] <12>
  70. Izzard, Sheri as [Choir Nun] <43>
  71. Johnson-Kehn, Susan as [Choir Nun] <44>
  72. Kobart, Ruth as [Choir Nun] <45>
  73. Koldenhoven, Darlene as [Choir Nun] <46>
  74. Lewis, Jenifer as [Vegas Backup Singer #1] <50>
  75. Magno, Deedee as [Classroom Kid] <30>
  76. Makkena, Wendy as [Sister Mary Robert] <7>
  77. Martin, Alex (I) as [Classroom Kid] <32>
  78. Najimy, Kathy as [Sister Mary Patrick] <2>
  79. Newbould, Tanya as (uncredited) [Stage Manager]
  80. Parenti, Rose as [Choir Nun] <47>
  81. Ralph, Sheryl Lee as [Florence Watson] <8>
  82. Reeves, Jennifer (I) as [Iris Choir] <88>
  83. Robinson, Andrea (I) as (voice) [Sister Mary Robert (singing)] <49>
  84. Royster, Christina as [Iris Choir] <82>
  85. Smith, Maggie (I) as [Mother Superior] <11>
  86. Taylor, Pamela (II) as [Iris Choir] <79>
  87. Thomas, Sacha as [Classroom Kid] <34>
  88. Thompson, Ashley (VII) as [Classroom Kid] <35>
  89. Tyson, Pamela as [Vegas Backup Singer #2] <51>
  90. Ubach, Alanna as [Maria] <14>
  91. Vaughn, Terri J. as (uncredited) [Student]
  92. Weston, Riley as (as Kimberlee Kramer) [Classroom Kid] <29>
  93. Whittaker, Yolanda as (as Yolanda Whitaker) [Sondra] <69>
  94. Wickes, Mary as [Sister Mary Lazarus] <4>
  95. Wright Holmes, Prudence as [Choir Nun] <42>
  96. Zapata, Carmen as [Choir Nun] <48>


  1. Comedy
  2. Music

Full Plot

The sisters come back to Delores's show to get her back as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of students in their parochial school which is doomed for closure. One of the girls, who is the most talented of the bunch, is forbidden to sing by her mother, although the choir has made it to the state championship. A group of stereotypical incompetent monks tries to stop them. Scott Hutchins Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) is again asked to don the nun's habit to help a run-down Catholic school, presided over by Mother Superior (Maggie Smith). And if trying to reach out to a class full of uninterested students wasn't bad enough, the sisters discover that the school is due to be closed by the unscrupulous local authority chief Mr. Crisp (James Coburn). Jonathan Broxton Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 34,003 (Sweden) GR: USD 57,319,029 (USA) GR: GBP 3,503,231 (UK) (17 April 1994) GR: SEK 1,967,144 (Sweden) RT: USD 25,288,000 (USA) SD: 24 May 1993 - 20 August 1993

Movie Certificate

L (Iceland)
G (Canada)(Quebec)
12 (South Korea)
G (New Zealand)
6 (Netherlands)(DVD rating)
M/12 (Portugal)
PT (Peru)
Atp (Argentina)
G (Australia)(original rating)
PG (Australia)(cable rating)
TE (Chile)
S (Finland)
o.Al. (Germany)
12 (Netherlands)
T (Spain)
Btl (Sweden)
PG (Singapore)

Music Composers

  1. Goodman, Miles


  1. Wood, Oliver (I) (director of photography)


Abril Vídeo [br] - (Brazil) (VHS)
Buena Vista Home Entertainment [br] - (Brazil) (DVD)
Buena Vista International (Sweden) [se] - (1994) (Sweden) (theatrical)
Buena Vista International [ar] - (1994) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Buena Vista Pictures [us] - (1993) (USA) (theatrical)
Fox Network [us] - (1997) (USA) (TV) (broadcast premiere)
Gativideo [ar] - (1994) (Argentina) (VHS)
Gaumont Buena Vista International (GBVI) [fr] - (1994) (France) (theatrical)
Laurenfilm [es] - (Spain)
Touchstone Home Video [us] - (USA) (DVD)
Touchstone Home Video [us] - (USA) (laserdisc)

Film Editors

  1. Carter, John (I)
  2. Herring, Pembroke J. (as Pem Herring)
  3. Pappé, Stuart H. (as Stuart Pappé)


  1. Alexandria, Petra (assistant: Mr. Mark)
  2. Atles, Davor (production assistant)
  3. Block, Christy (stand-in)
  4. Camp, Brandon (assistant: Mr. Rudin)
  5. Chanel (I) (production assistant)
  6. Chinoy, Wade (assistant: Mr. Rudin)
  7. Courtney, Mary (I) (production coordinator)
  8. Crump, Candace (stand-in: Ms. Goldberg)
  9. Davis, Bridget D. (assistant: Mr. Duke) (as Bridget Davis)
  10. Eulo Jr., Charles R. (production assistant)
  11. Everett, Joe (unit publicist)
  12. Fidelibus, Dominic (supervising copyist)
  13. Gilbert, Jill Rene (assistant: Mr. Iscovich)
  14. Gilliam, Dawn (script supervisor)
  15. Goldstein, Robbie (location manager)
  16. Graves, Lynette (production assistant)
  17. Hagan, Carolyn (production office coordinator: re-shoots)
  18. Kehoe, Jamie (I) (craft service) (as James P. Kehoe)
  19. Layne, Eric (payroll accountant)
  20. Lopez-Rivera, Sergio (assistant: Mr. Duke)
  21. Merz, Jesse (market researcher) (uncredited)
  22. Nagaya, Kathy (assistant accountant)
  23. Pav, Peter (production assistant)
  24. Perri, Dan (I) (title designer: main titles)
  25. Perry, E.D. (production assistant)
  26. Peters, Michael (I) (choreographer)
  27. Pine, Caryl (studio teacher)
  28. Prada, Francesca (location assistant) (uncredited)
  29. Puri, Steven T (title producer: end titles) (uncredited)
  30. Ralston, Kelly Richards (first assistant accountant) (as Kelly Stitt)
  31. Rankel, Brian (assistant: Mr. Mark)
  32. Robinson, Eartha (assistant choreographer)
  33. Royster, Christina (production assistant)
  34. Sallid, Otis (stager and director: end sequence)
  35. Singer, Garrison (production accountant)
  36. Singleton, Eleva (production assistant) (as D. Eleva Singleton)
  37. Turchyn, Bill (production assistant)
  38. Washington, Korey (background key set supporter) (uncredited)
  39. White, Martine (I) (location associate)
  40. Wilson, Joe (IV) (production assistant)
  41. Woodard, Darrell (production assistant)


Mother Superior: Go with God, Crispy. [to Rita Louise Watson during roll call] Sister Mary Clarence: We'll just call you Rita, Diva with a 'Tude. Sister Mary Clarence: Do you know what I hate most about this place? There is nothing to pick up and throw. Mother Superior: You are the perfect example of a how a sow's ear can be turned into a silk purse. Sister Mary Clarence: Hmm. Well, I probably wouldn't put it quite like that. Sister Mary Robert: The only thing the chef knows how to cook is German sausage. Sister Mary Lazarus: Day after day, liverwurst, bratwurst, beerwurst... Sister Mary Patrick: It's the "worst". Sketch Pinshum: Eclectic... Margaret: What's that? Frankie: You plug your box in the wall and it gives you power, stupid. Ahmal James: Not electric, eclectic... stupid. [to Maria] Sister Mary Clarence: You, chewing that gum, you look like Mr. Ed. [Father Wolfgang offers Sister Mary Clarence some gross-looking food] Sister Mary Clarence: Oh no, no, no... Jenny Craig, I just couldn't, thank you so much. [to Margaret] Sister Mary Clarence: And you with the makeup? This is not Elizabeth Arden, miss thang. You wanna beat that mug of yours, do it at home. Sister Mary Clarence: Good morning. Ladies and gentlemen. Please take your seats. Do it quickly and quietly. Welcome to the first day of your new scholastic lives. This is no longer a bird course. The bird has flown. If you want to pass this course, you gonna have to earn it,'cause I have no problems not one. Failing each and every one of you. Sketch Pinshum: Yo. I never thought this was no bird course. Sister Mary Clarence: I'm glad for you. Very, very glad 'cause this is a new day. Things are going to be a little different around here. Frankie: Oh. Yeah? Sister Mary Clarence: Uh-huh. Frankie: Like how? Sister Mary Clarence: Like when I talk Fran-kay. You don't. [Some girls passed notes around and when it got to Maria, she giggled. Sister Mary Clarence walks to her and points to the note] Is this somethin' you wanna share with the rest of the class? Maria: No. I'm just kickin' it with my girl. Sister Mary Clarence: Well. I'll tell you what. You gonna kick it with me. Or I'm gonna kick you out. What you think of that? Put 'em away. [Margaret is looking in her compact and putting blush on her face] And you. This is not Elizabeth Arden, Miss Thing. You want to beat that mug of yours. You do it before you come to my class. You understand me? Put it away. [Sketch has his head down on his desk] And you. Sketch. I like you a lot. But I don't want you catchin' z's in my class no more. Sketch Pinshum: I be tired. I got a job l... Sister Mary Clarence: Baby, save it for Oprah. This is a brand-new day ladies and gentlemen. A brand-new day. We're gonna start with respect. You're gonna respect me and I'm gonna respect you. Father Ignatius: Sursum corda. Sister Mary Clarence: Wait a minute, what was that? Father Ignatius: It's Latin. It means "lift up your heart". Sister Mary Clarence: Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you said "insert some quarters." Sondra: You can't answer any questions about... sex. Sister Mary Patrick: Oh, don't be so sure. You don't have to bite the donut to know it's sweet. Sister Mary Clarence: Hey Father Thomas, what's happenin'? Father Thomas: What's happening is I've been sent to deliver a message like I'm working for Western Union instead of the Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Crisp: Teach them how to play... soccer. Father Maurice: We haven't got the balls for that. [Mr. Crisp and the others are looking for the kids] Father Maurice: How will we ever find them? Mr. Crisp: That's easy, just look for the choir that looks like it just robbed a convenience store. [to Father Ignatius] Mr. Crisp: Have you been drinking more of that sacramental wine, father? [the students are standing at the top of a stairwell full of cobwebs] Sister Mary Clarence: Hurry up, I wouldn't want any of those spiders to get in those weaves some of you are wearing, I can tell. Sister Mary Lazarus: Congratulations, you're the new mayor of Soddom and Gommorah. Rita Watson: Sorry I don't have any cute stories or anidotes to tell. Ahmal James: "ANEC"... Rita Watson: Shut up, Ahmal, mind your business. Sister Mary Clarence: If you want to be somebody, if you want to go somewhere, you better wake up and pay attention. Sister Mary Clarence: Now listen, I know you've got to think about your image, cause image is important to you, because of course your friends are gonna dictate your actions through the rest of your lives, and I wouldn't want you to step away from them and become an individual, that would almost be too much! [Last lines] Ahmal James: Rumor has it that you're a Las Vegas showgirl? Sister Mary Clarence: Let's get one thing straight, my dear Ahmal. I am not, nor have I ever been, a Las Vegas showgirl. I am a headliner! Sister Mary Clarence: You lied to me and you're gonna go to hell. Father Thomas: Father forgive us we know EXACTLY what we do! Ahmal James: Don't ya'll realize how much they took from us? Yo, Sketch. You know what I'm talking about, right man? Common, they stole our land, man. And our name. And our mother, man. Yo, Mr. Johnson. You know what I'm saying, right? Mr. Johnson: Need to get your butt a job, boy. Sister Mary Clarence: [entering the rap circle] I got the flow, you all gotta go, so pick up your bags so we can go, ho-ho! Uh-huh, ow, ow, NOW! Thank you, thank you. Rita Watson: I've got a lot of reasons I can't explain, but I have to leave the choir. [leaves, visibly upset, with a permission slip] Sister Mary Lazarus: Give us back our consent form. Sister Mary Clarence: Stop that! Frankie: [after Rita has just announced it was her business if she wanted to quit the choir] Sometimes I feel this whole choir gig is a big joke, yo? Ahmal James: [mispronouncing word] I'm sure we'll have a plethra of other opportunities! Florence Watson: [she reading a letter on Rita's desk] "Dear Mama, I went to the all-state music competition. I never meant to hurt you but I had to follow my heart. Please forgive me. I love you, Rita." Sister Mary Clarence: My name is Sister Mary Clarence and I am... Frankie: [interrupts her] Yo mama! Sister Mary Clarence: No, sir, lets talk about your mama. Who's so dumb she got hit by a parked car! Sister Mary Lazarus: Where does it say 'on the eigth day he dusted'? Tanya: [to Rita] You take the top and I'll take the bottom. Just try it. Rita Watson: Mama, it was just this one time. I'm sorry, I'll never disobey you again. It was just really important to me... Florence Watson: Just stop! You're incredible and I'm proud of you. I'm very proud of you. Sister Mary Clarence: If you wake up in the morning, and you can't think anything but singing, then you should be a singer, girl. Sister Mary Clarence: [after Maria has said she doesn't know the words of a song and her classmates snicker] Hey, hey - excuse me! It is NOT Maria's fault, that she does not know that Mary had a lamb. It is not - and I say this to you - it is *not* Maria's fault. Because maybe, MAYBE where Maria came from, Mary had a dog! Or a lil kitty cat! Or a little bald headed brother named Bart! It is NOT her fault and we're not going to tell her it is, are we? No we are not! Frankie: Dang, man! Dang! Sister Mary Patrick: What's the matter? Frankie: [shows her his robe] This thing ripped! Now what am I supposed to do, huh? Sister Mary Patrick: Listen, don't fret. My mother used to say that nothing is impossible as long as you carry with you a little bit of faith and a big roll of electrical tape. [suddenly pulls tape from her robes] Hello! Sister Mary Lazarus: Ashes to ashes and dust to dust. Show me a man that a woman can trust. Now where did it say that on the eighth day He dusteth? Sister Mary Clarence: I'm undercover again. Sister Mary Clarence: [to the music class] I'm gonna turn you guys into a choir. Sister Mary Clarence: [singing] Get up off of that thing! Mr. Crisp: Sister Mary Fake! Mother Superior: God help us. Sister Mary Clarence: What the hell are you doing? Mother Superior: We are desperate women. Sister Mary Clarence: Hmm mmm. Sister Mary Clarence: [singing] We are family / I got all my sisters with me / We are family / Get up everybody and sing! Sister Mary Clarence: [singing] Ain't no mountain high enough. Sister Mary Clarence: And the first thing you're gonna do, gentlemen, is take off those hats. This is a brand... new... day. [class laughs at boys' hair] I guess that means you're gonna be combing your hair before you come to my class. [to girl behind Rita] And, I know you're laughing over there 'cause you think this is very funny, Miss Thing, but there is no sun in this room, you will not get a tan. Take off those sunglasses. [turns to "hat" boys] That goes for you, too. If they're not prescription, I don't wanna see 'em. I want to see YOU, I want to be able to look into YOUR eyes, I want you to be able to look into mine. Sister Mary Clarence: Yes, Miss Watson? Rita Watson: We don't want no new way. The old way was fine for us. [turns to class] Right? [class agrees] So, if you're gonna fail us, you might as well just go ahead, 'cause we ain't doing nothing! Sister Mary Clarence: Fine. If that's the way you feel, there's the door. Don't let it hit you in the butts on the way out. Sketch Pinshum: Yo, yo, Sis... I can't afford to fail this class! Sister Mary Clarence: You better tell your friend you can't afford to fail this class! Tyler Chase: My parents wouldn't be pleased. Rita Watson: Come on, ya'll, we ain't gotta take this from her! Come on! Sketch, come on, man. [Sketch shakes head no] Fran-kay? Frankie: Yo, Rita, you know I'm usually down for stuff like this. But, I'm gonna take care of business this time. Sister Mary Clarence: A little lonely on that limb by yourself, Miss Watson? Rita Watson: [despondent] So much for friendship! [storms out door] Sister Mary Clarence: [after learning of the school's demise] We are going to fix this! Sister Mary Lazarus: You said we as in you're staying? Sister Mary Clarence: Yes we, as in yes I am staying!

Other Titles

  1. Sister Act 2 - In göttlicher Mission (1994) (ENG)

  2. Sister act 2 - più svitata che mai (1993) (ENG)

  3. Sister Act2 - In göttlicher Mission (1994) (GER)

  4. Sister act 2 - più svitata che mai (1993) (ITA)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Bank of America Building - 555 California Street, San Francisco, California, USA
  2. City College of San Francisco, Alemany Campus - 750 Eddy Street, San Francisco, California, USA
  3. Coit Tower, San Francisco, California, USA
  4. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  5. Los Angeles, California, USA
  6. Maritime Museum Building - 201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, California, USA
  7. Ramsay-Durfee Estate - 2425 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, California, USA
  8. San Francisco, California, USA
  9. St. Peter & Paul Church - 666 Filbert Street, San Francisco, California, USA