Trivia / Sister Act

  • Artistic License Religion: The convent Deloris joins is a Carmelite order (as mentioned by Mary Patrick in the casino, when she asks a tourist if they've seen "a nun, a Carmelite nun?"). Carmelites are devoted to prayer and contemplation and do not typically interact with the secular world. Other orders, such as Franciscans, do participate in the kind of good works and community outreach that Deloris introduces in the film. This wasn't something the nuns weren't doing because they were naive and out-of-touch; it was actually what they signed on for as Carmelites. May even count as an In-Universe Critical Research Failure example, considering that the nuns seem completely unaware of the vows of their own order.
    • It is clear that these nuns were gathered from different orders that closed down. It is likely that some of them did sign on for something else.
    • Which is probably also why the nuns inexplicably switched to being Franciscans in Sister Act 2.
  • What Could Have Been: Bette Midler was originally considered for the role of Deloris, but couldn't take it because of her busy schedule.