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Nuns on the Run (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 30 March 1990 (USA)
Brian and Charlie work for a gangster. When their boss learns they want to "leave", he sets them up to be killed, after they help rob the local Triads of their drug dealing profits. They ... See full summary »

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Jonathan Lynn

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Jonathan Lynn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Idle ... Brian Hope / Flight Attendant #1 (as Eric Idle) (as Brian Hope)
Robbie Coltrane ... Charlie McManus / Flight Attendant #2 (as Robbie Coltrane) (as Charlie McManus)
Camille Coduri ... Faith
Janet Suzman ... Sister Superior
Doris Hare ... Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart
Lila Kaye ... Sister Mary of the Annunciation
Robert Patterson Robert Patterson ... 'Case' Casey
Robert Morgan Robert Morgan ... Abbott
Winston Dennis ... Morley
Tom Hickey Tom Hickey ... Father Seamus
Colin Campbell ... Norm
Richard Simpson Richard Simpson ... Mr. Norris
Nicholas Hewetson Nicholas Hewetson ... Louis
Gary Tang Gary Tang ... Ronnie Chang
David Forman ... Henry Ho
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Storyline

Brian and Charlie work for a gangster. When their boss learns they want to "leave", he sets them up to be killed, after they help rob the local Triads of their drug dealing profits. They decide to steal the money for themselves, but when their escape doesn't go to plan, they have to seek refuge in a nuns' teacher training school. Disguised as nuns, they have to avoid their boss, Triads, the police, and Brian's girlfriend. There's also the problem of them being men disguised as nuns in an all women institution. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

The Story of an Immaculate Deception.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Handmade Films Website

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freiras em Fuga See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$658,835, 18 March 1990

Gross USA:

$10,959,015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,959,015
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Company Credits

Production Co:

HandMade Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The nickname of mob-boss Mr. Casey (Robert Patterson) was "Case". See more »

Goofs

When Brian's and Charlie's car runs out of gas, we hear the engine stall and the starter engine being cranked, while we still see Brian holding the steering wheel with both hands. See more »

Quotes

[Sister Mary briefly sees shaving gear in Sister Inviolata/Charlie's hand. Charlie quickly hides it]
Sister Mary of the Annunciation: You know, I saw two men last night.
Sister Inviolata: Oh, I'm sure it was just a nightmare.
Sister Mary of the Annunciation: Yes, but... was it real? Hmm, your face.
[Touches his face, then squeezes it]
Sister Mary of the Annunciation: It's all stubby! You've got a beard! You're a man!
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Crazy Credits

Brian Hope as Flight Attendant - this is the character played by Eric Idle in the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

A different ending was originally filmed in which Brian, Charlie and Faith escaped to Brazil on a ship. Several still photos from this ending are included on the DVD. See more »

Connections

Features The Long Good Friday (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

HAWAIIAN CHANCE
Composed by Boris Blank and Dieter Meier
Performed by Yello
Courtesy of Phonogram Limited
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awesome....
23 January 1999 | by dany boySee all my reviews

Nuns On the Run is the funniest movie of the early '90's! Eric Idle and Robbie Coltrane explode onto the screen like never before! Awesome...Completely,Utterly,Totally awesome.


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