Sister Act

Question: Why does the young red-headed nun, that doesn't sing very loud (can't remember her name), wear a different habit?

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Answer: It is because she is not, technically, a nun yet. She is a novice, one who is in the "trial period" of becoming a nun, but who has not made the final vows to join the order.

Twotall
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Question: Why did Delores not wear the head cover of the habit in the end when they sing for the pope? Her hair is fully visible and she is wearing loop earrings.

1

Answer: She was never a real nun and there was no longer a reason for her to be in full disguise as one. She is still close to the other sisters, and therefore is partially clad in a nun's habit, for the concert, but she is also showing her secular side.

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Question: When the nuns perform for the pope at the end of the film, the pope is seated in the balcony. I was wondering if this would actually happen in real life. Wouldn't the pope be down at the front of the church to celebrate the Mass? I suppose he could have gone up to the balcony just for the singing but that doesn't make much sense.

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Answer: The Pope wasn't celebrating the Mass. He was just a guest.

Myridon
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Answer: The event wasn't a Mass, it was a concert that the Pope requested. So neither he nor anyone else is there to worship; they're just there to hear the nuns sing.

ksc
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Question: What food did the nuns serve and eat when Deloris was disgusted while eating it?

adamtrainman@aol.com

Answer: It appears to be just baked beans, likely without meat or spices. Nuns will often eat a very bland diet, especially a poor order dedicated to contemplation.

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Answer: Possibly gruel.

Alan Keddie
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Answer: It looked to me like a stew of some sort.

Michael Albert
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Question: Just out of curiosity, but in the scene where the nuns are singing the Holy Mary song, what were they singing in Latin?

Answer: The "Holy Mary song" is formally titled "Hail, Holy Queen" or "Salve Regina." Most of the lyrics in Latin are actually borrowed from another liturgical piece titled "O Sanctissima" and inserted into the musical piece as featured in "Sister Act" as follows: (1) "Salve, salve, salve Regina" is part of the original song and translates to "Hail, hail, hail [holy.] queen." (2) "Mater amata, intemerata (sanctus, sanctus dominus) " translates to "Beloved Mother, undefiled/pure/chaste (holy, holy Lord) " (3) "Virgo, respice, Mater, aspice (sanctus, sanctus dominus) " means "Virgin, watch over us, Mother, care for us (holy, holy Lord) " and (4) "Alleluia, " of course, is simply the Latin variant of the anglicized "Hallelujah". Other notes: "Cherubim" and "Seraphim" are orders of heavenly angels, Seraphim being of a higher order, possessing six wings.

Michael Albert
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Question: Why did Eddie think it was unusual for Tate to request that the money vouchers be left with him?

Answer: It's not necessarily that it was unusual, it's that he knew that they could be used to find Delores. He didn't want anyone seeing them.

Greg Dwyer
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Answer: Souther knew there was a leak within the branch working for Vince LaRocca, and even says as much to Deloris when she rings him to bail her out earlier in the movie. When Eddie Souther finds out that Det. Tate specifically requested that the receipts be left with him, and knowing that Tate would be sharp enough to figure out key information on Deloris' whereabouts, the penny dropped that Tate was crooked. In a backstory context, other potential witnesses had come undone by Tate's leaking as well. Souther no doubt realised as he was barging down the corridor that Tate had accessed other documents on the sly which led to the whereabouts of other protected witnesses.

Continuity mistake: When Whoopi first takes over the choir, she asks the sisters to stand according to their singing voices. She asks where the sopranos are, and several women on opposite corners of the grouping raise their hands. She asks them to all move over to the left group, but only one of the two women on the right side actually does so.

DavidK93
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Reverend Mother: Girl groups? Boogie-Woogie on the piano? What were you thinking?
Dolores: I was thinking more like Vegas, you know? Get some butts in the seats.

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Trivia: "Sister Act" is credited as being written by "Joseph Howard." He wasn't a real person. It was a pseudonym Paul Rudnick made up for the film since his script had been re-written so many times by so many different writers that it didn't resemble what he originally wrote. He settled on the name when "R. Chasuble" and "Goofy" were rejected as possible names.

Bishop73
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