- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 10, 2012
- Originally Released: 1990
- Label: Starz / Anchor Bay
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Jonathan Lynn
- Making-Of Featurette
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 03/16/1990
"...There are no whoopee cushions in NUNS ON THE RUN, but there are the next best things for a movie: [Idle and Coltrane]....Very funny..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/16/1990
"...Idle and Coltrane are masters of caricature....They generate a certain amount of laughter just waddling or tip-toeing across the screen. Casting them together is a sort of coup..."
A pair of petty crooks who steal a million pounds from their gangster employer, are forced to hide out in a convent - disguised as nuns. But they are not prepared for the characters they find there.
After an ill-fated bank robbery, a couple of petty criminals end up with two suitcases of stolen cash and an assortment of angry thugs -- including their boss, a vicious London mobster -- on their tails. They decide to hide out in a convent school disguised as nuns -- and they do so with the blessing of one very practical and hard-nosed Sister Superior who hopes to refill the convent's shrunken coffers with some of the cash from their suitcases.
Scams And Cons |
Switching Roles |
- Estimated budget of $5-6 million.
- Filmed at Lee International Studios in Shepperton and London, England, in Agfa-Gevaert color.
- Began shooting April 10, 1989. Released in North America March 16, 1990. Released on video August 23, 1990.
- Eric Idle was a member of Monty Python and Robbie Coltrane performed with the British TV comedy troupe The Comic Strip.
- Rated BBFC 12 by the British Broad of Film Censors.