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Dixie: Changing Habits (1983)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | TV Movie 16 February 1983
Dixie is caught operating a whore house, and is sentenced to 90 days house arrest in a convent! Can Dixie bend to the ways of the convent nuns to avoid jail?

Director:

George Englund

Writer:

John Considine
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzanne Pleshette ... Dixie Cabot
Cloris Leachman ... Sister Eugenio
Kenneth McMillan ... Tony Marchesso
John Considine ... Steven Moss
Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Sister Agnes
Judith Ivey ... Sister Margaret
Maureen Silliman Maureen Silliman ... Sister Theresa
Susan Kellermann ... Sister John the Baptist
Richard Hamilton ... Judge Delaney
Monique van de Ven ... Sherry Bouvais (as Monique Van de Ven)
Don Hood ... Bob Hagar
Robert Picardo ... Harry Meadows
Becki Davis ... Sister Mary
Eric Bethancourt Eric Bethancourt ... Roger Gelfand
Marco St. John ... Emcee
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Storyline

Arrested for running a house of ill repute, sentenced 90 days house arrest living in a convent, New Orleans madam Dixie Cabot (Suzanne Pleshette) is definitely out of her element. Needing to mend her ways, she learns from the convent nuns, and they learn from Dixie. Cloris Leachman is the Mother Superior who clashes with, and must supervise Dixie, and Geraldine Fitzgerald plays the sage and experienced Sister Agnes. Written by trivwhiz

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dixie: Un cambio de hábitos See more »

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| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Associate Producer George Englund Jr. is the son of George Englund and Cloris Leachman. See more »

Soundtracks

Bridge Over Troubled Water
Music and Lyrics by Paul Simon
Performed by Maureen Silliman and Cloris Leachman
(uncredited)
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Habit forming
11 May 2012 | by WarpedRecordSee all my reviews

This forgotten gem of a TV movie deserves to be better known.

Suzanne Pleshette is superb as the bordello owner sentenced to work in a convent run by Cloris Leachman. The plot has some welcome humor along with melodramatic twists, and the supporting cast is top-notch.

Stereotypes are plentiful here: rigid nuns, a carefree madam, and town officials with skeletons (and negligees) in their closets. But that's no drawback to film with so much heart and spunk.

Perhaps inspired by "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," this entertaining TV movie is beautifully filmed and delivered with heart. Seek it out if you can, and grab it if you find it. 7/10 stars from me.


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