Nuns on the Run
Starring: Eric Idle & Robbie Coltrane Director: Jonathan Lynn  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13

Nuns on the Run
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • 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
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

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..."

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Buddies | Clergy | On-The-Run | Scams And Cons | Switching Roles | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • 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.

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  • Sales Rank: 85,158
  • UPC: 013132437590
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