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Nasty Habits (10-Oct-1977)

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Writer: Robert Enders

From novel: The Abbess of Crewe by Muriel Spark

Keywords: Comedy, Nuns

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sandy Dennis
27-Apr-1937 2-Mar-1992 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Mike Douglas
Talk Show Host
11-Aug-1925 11-Aug-2006 The Mike Douglas Show
Edith Evans
8-Feb-1888 14-Oct-1976 The Whisperers
Anne Jackson
3-Sep-1926 12-Apr-2016 Folks!
Glenda Jackson
9-May-1936   British MP, won Oscar for A Touch of Class
Anne Meara
20-Sep-1929 23-May-2015 Stiller and Meara
Melina Mercouri
18-Oct-1920 6-Mar-1994 Topkapi
Geraldine Page
22-Nov-1924 13-Jun-1987 Toys in the Attic
Jessica Savitch
1-Feb-1947 24-Oct-1983 Newscaster drowned with VP of NY Post
Howard K. Smith
12-May-1914 15-Feb-2002 Face the Nation
Jerry Stiller
8-Jun-1927   Frank Costanza on Seinfeld
Rip Torn
6-Feb-1931   Arthur on The Larry Sanders Show
Eli Wallach
7-Dec-1915 24-Jun-2014 The Magnificent Seven


Review by anonymous (posted on 18-Jun-2006)

I found Nasty Habits movie to be a real hoot -- and if you follow along closely you will see the plot situation mirrors the then recent Watergate incident in our own Washington, DC, but this movie, of course, takes place in a convent. Nice mix of star celebrities playing the nuns and real journalists playing themselves. I feel this is a real treasure to be enjoyed again and again.

Review by Jim Tompkins-MacLaine (posted on 1-Aug-2007)

Whoever called this movie a "very, very bad film" has NO sense of irony. The cast is remarkable, with Glenda Jackson holding the reins tightly in her grasp. Sandy Dennis is "fall-down laughing" funny, Anne Meara and Anne Jackson are wonderfully conniving, and their husbands, Jerry Stiller and Eli Wallach are divine in their roles. The story is a knock-off on Watergate, told through a renegade Philadelphia convent. The production values are a bit "grainy," but this movie is one of my favorite parodies.

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