Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

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

“Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit” is a musical comedy film released in 1993, directed by Bill Duke. It is the sequel to the popular 1992 film “Sister Act” and stars Whoopi Goldberg reprising her role as Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence.

The story picks up a few years after the events of the first film. Deloris Van Cartier has left the convent but is called back by Mother Superior (played by Maggie Smith) to help with a struggling Catholic school, St. Francis Academy in San Francisco. The school is facing closure due to low enrollment and lack of funding.

To save the school, Deloris is tasked with transforming the rowdy and undisciplined students into a choir that will compete in a music competition. She uses her music background to teach the students about harmony and teamwork, and along the way, she instills in them the importance of self-expression and believing in themselves.

The film showcases a mix of humor, heartwarming moments, and lively musical performances. The students’ journey to discover their talents and find their passion for music forms the heart of the story. The soundtrack features a blend of classic and contemporary songs, with the students infusing their youthful energy into the performances.

Whoopi Goldberg’s reprisal of her role as Sister Mary Clarence brings wit and charm to the film, as she interacts with the students and rekindles her connection with the nuns. The young cast, including Lauryn Hill, Ryan Toby, and Tanya Blount, deliver impressive performances as the talented students who come together to form the choir.

“Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit” celebrates the power of music and the importance of education in empowering young people to reach their full potential. It delivers a positive message about finding one’s voice, embracing individuality, and embracing the value of friendship and community.

The film received mixed reviews from critics but was well-received by audiences for its heartwarming story and entertaining musical numbers. “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit” continues to be a beloved touchstone film, especially for those who appreciate uplifting musical comedies with inspiring messages.

Sister Act 2 Back in the Habit

Additional Details


  • Whoopi Goldberg: Deloris Van Cartier / Sister Mary Clarence
  • Kathy Najimy: Sister Mary Patrick
  • Barnard Hughes: Father Maurice
  • Mary Wickes: Sister Mary Lazarus
  • James Coburn: Mr. Crisp
  • Michael Jeter: Father Ignatius
  • Wendy Makkena: Sister Mary Robert
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph: Florence Watson
  • Robert Pastorelli: Joey Bustamente
  • Thomas Gottschalk: Father Wolfgang
  • Maggie Smith: Reverend Mother
  • Lauryn Hill: Rita Louise Watson
  • Brad Sullivan: Father Thomas
  • Alanna Ubach: Maria
  • Ryan Toby: Ahmal
  • Ron Johnson: Sketch
  • Tyse Saffuri: Choir Member
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt: Margaret
  • Devin Kamin: Frankie
  • Christian Fitzharris: Tyler Chase
  • Tanya Blount: Tanya
  • Mehran Marcos Sedghi: Marcos
  • Erica Atkins: Competing Choir
  • Deondray Gossett: Classroom Kid
  • Monica Calhoun: Classroom Kid
  • Deedee Magno: Classroom Kid
  • Valeria Andrews: Classroom Kid
  • Riley Weston: Classroom Kid
  • Pat Crawford Brown: Choir Nun


  • Director: Bill Duke
  • Producers: Scott Rudin and Dawn Steel
  • Writer: James Orr, Jim Cruickshank and Judi Ann Mason

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