The Watching Hour - Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
USA, 1993, 107 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Musical
35mm presenttaion - In the sequel to the hit comedy Sister Act, Whoopie Goldberg reprises her role of Deloris Van Cartier, a Las Vegas entertainer who hid out with in a convent of nuns to avoid a nasty bunch of gangsters. In Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Deloris is persuaded to return to the convent by the Mother Superior (Maggie Smith), because her help is needed in teaching their choral students at St. Francis High in San Francisco. However, St. Francis is in a crisis, since the administrator running the school (James Coburn) is threatening to shut the place down. If the gospel choir wins first place in a singing contest in Los Angeles, St. Francis will be saved from the priest's plans. Though the plot is rather thin and derivative, Sister Act 2 is lighthearted fun, thanks to good musical numbers and winning performances from the cast including a young Lauryn Hill and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
DIRECTOR: Bill Duke
Screenwriter: Joseph Howard, James Orr, Jim Cruickshank, Judi Ann Mason
Principal Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Barnard Hughes
US Distributor: Buena Vista