Nuns on the Run

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Is there something intrinsically humorous about an old man (Idle) and a fat man (Coltrane) dressed up as nuns? To be honest, yes, but not enough to carry a whole film. For the rest, writer/director Lynn serves up a glossary of British film gags: incompetent rival gangsters, mistaken identities, a car chase, a nurse stripped to her black lace undies, right down to a girl who says 'There's nothing wrong with my eyesight', and walks straight into a lamppost. There's even a nod or two towards Monty Python in the cod theological debates, and in Coltrane appropriating Idle's wink-wink nudge-nudge say-no-more routine. The mystery is how the co-writer of Yes, Minister could produce such a string of clich├ęs and pass it off as a film. That said, there is a comic chemistry between Idle and Coltrane, Camille Coduri (the blind blonde) makes the most of a limited part, and Janet Suzman plays a deliciously no-nonsense nun.

Release details

Duration: 92 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jonathan Lynn
Screenwriter: Jonathan Lynn
Cast: Eric Idle
Robbie Coltrane
Camille Coduri
Janet Suzman
Doris Hare
Lila Kaye
Robert Patterson
Robert Morgan

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Anita

Saw this movie today on my TV and it was absolutely one of the funniest and super actors/actresses movie I've seen in many years!! Wish they would produce more that would continue the story with same STARS!!

Anita

Saw this movie today on my TV and it was absolutely one of the funniest and super actors/actresses movie I've seen in many years!! Wish they would produce more that would continue the story with same STARS!!