The 1992 comedy films Sister Act told the story of a lounge singer named Deloris Van Cartier who sees her mobster boyfriend kill a man. After escaping his henchmen she goes to the police, who place her in witness protection until she can testify. The place she hides? A San Francisco Parish. She starts out unwilling to work as a nun, but later becomes closer to the nuns, and even leads their choir to become great.
The film was a huge success, grossing $231,605,150 worldwide, and becoming the eighth-highest-grossing film worldwide in 1992. It later inspired a stage musical, with Whoopi Goldberg appearing in the London performance as the Mother Superior.
Before you start the quiz, here’s some fun trivia to refresh your memory.
The police station Deloris goes to is actually the main post office in downtown Reno. The patrol cars parked outside are real though, they were driven by police officers who were working as security on the set. The real Reno police station was considered, but the director of the film felt it didn’t look enough like a police station.
Deloris’s girl group is named the Ronelles, a combination of the names of two girl groups from the 60’s, the Ronettes and the Shirelles. In a later scene where the nuns return to the club the name has been switched to the Leerons, which is just an anagram of Ronelles minus one L.
During the shoot, many of the actors playing nuns had fun going to bars and strip clubs in full nun habits to mess with people. Two of the ‘sisters’ Kathy Najimy and Wendy Makkena ordered wine and fries to their hotel room. Before the order arrived they decided it would be funny to have Wendy sit on the bed and stare at the TV, which they switched to a porn channel to see if they’d get a reaction from the waiter. They couldn’t keep a straight face though, and Wendy burst out laughing.
The films opening scene shows the main character Deloris as a young girl in Catholic school. This young Deloris is played by Isis Carmen Jones. Later in the same year, Isis Carmen Jones played a “De-Aged” version of Whoopi Goldberg’s character Guinan in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation titled Rascals.
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