Sister Act [XviD - Ita Eng Ac3 5.1 - sub Ita Eng] [www.tntvillage.scambioetico.org]
Directed by Emile Ardolino
Produced by Scott Rudin, Teri Schwartz
Written by Joseph Howard
Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel, Bill Nunn, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena
Music by Marc Shaiman
Distributed by Touchstone Pictures
Release date(s): 29 May 1992
Running time: 100 min.
Size: 1412.689 MB
Audio: Ita Eng Ac3 5.1
Sub: Ita Eng
Sister Act is a 1992 American comedy film released by Touchstone Pictures. Directed by Emile Ardolino, it features musical arrangements by Marc Shaiman and stars Whoopi Goldberg as a Reno lounge singer who has been put under protective custody in a San Francisco convent and has to pretend to be a nun when a mob boss puts her on his hit list. Also in the cast are Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, Mary Wickes, and Harvey Keitel. The film is #83 on Bravo\\\'s The 100 Funniest Movies list.
The film was followed by a 1993 sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. It also inspired a musical stage version that premiered at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California in 2006, and is due to open at the London Palladium with previews from 7 May 2009.
The movie opens at a Catholic elementary school in 1968. A young girl, revealed to be the film\\\'s main character, is warned against heading down the wrong path due to her behavior in class.
The girl is Deloris Van Cartier (played by Whoopi Goldberg), a struggling lounge singer in Reno, Nevada, dating a married mobster, Vince LaRocca (Harvey Keitel), and she is oblivious to his criminal activities. But the relationship sours after an argument, and later Deloris witnesses him shoot his limo driver, who had been supposedly giving information to the police. Deloris manages to escape to the police and informs them that she is willing to testify against Vince; Lt. Eddie Souther (Bill Nunn) is put in charge of keeping her safe.
Deloris reluctantly goes into hiding as a nun in a Catholic convent in San Francisco, California, where she wears a habit and is given the name \\\"Sister Mary Clarence\\\". Reverend Mother (Maggie Smith), who takes an instant dislike to Deloris, is only pacified by promises of funds for the neglected church, while Deloris herself chafes at the austere lifestyle of the convent and grates on the nerves of the Abbess, who puts her in the convent\\\'s (lackluster and off-key) choir to keep her out of trouble; but this is where she shines, taking over the choir and putting a new touch on old songs. She has the choir swinging and singing to gospel renditions of hymns (\\\"Hail Holy Queen\\\"), and soul music adapted to have religious themes (for example, Mary Wells\\\' \\\"My Guy\\\" changed into \\\"My God\\\"). Despite Reverend Mother\\\'s protests, she brings new vigor into the convent and leads it in cleaning up the surrounding neighborhood. Her efforts draw a lot of attention, even from Pope John Paul II himself. Meanwhile, Deloris is finding peace and purpose.
The scheme is uncovered by Vince and Deloris is kidnapped by Vince\\\'s goons, to Eddie\\\'s dismay; but after explaining the situation to the other nuns, they agree to help. Meanwhile, Vince orders Deloris killed; she remains calm, making Vince and company rattled, and subsequently escapes. The group of nuns survive the final conflict with Vince and he is arrested. The victorious nuns return to San Francisco for the Pope\\\'s concert. Deloris eventually returns to her successful singing career.