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Supergirl (1984)

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After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

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Storyline

After a power source for the community of Krypton survivors is accidentally whisked to earth, Kara-El, cousin to Superman and niece to Jor-El, chooses to go to earth to find it, and bring it back. Upon her arrival, she becomes just a powerful and Super as her cousin, but encounters dangerous battles and unexpected obstacles when a mean spirited woman who practices rituals of the occult takes the power source for herself, and uses it to cause destruction and attempt zenith human status. Written by CoachTophie

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power | witch | black magic | city | encounter | See more »

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She taught him what it was to fly. He taught her what it was to love. See more »


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21 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Supergirl: The Movie  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Dolly Parton was offered $7 million to take the role of Selena, but she turned it down, claiming that she couldn't play a witch, no matter how much money was offered. Jane Fonda and Goldie Hawn also turned the role down. See more »

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At Selena's party, while Nigel is talking to the blonde girl, the green straw in his cocktail moves around between shots. See more »

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Lucy Lane: Look at that dingleberry.
Linda Lee: What's a dingleberry?
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In the end credits Argo City is kept in view until the last minute. See more »

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Referenced in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) See more »

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WHAT IS LOVE
Written by Howard Jones & Anne Bryant
Performed by Howard Jones
Courtesy of WEA Records Limited
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So boys it looks like you didn't know girls could fly
5 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only known heroes in the days were Superman, Batman, etc. It seemed like Superman was the only one fit to fly. Then man invented airplanes, then man has been in office as president for over a century. It seems like we have had enough of men thinking they could fly over tall buildings like twin towers. Well cruisin back to 1984 we have Supergirl and the woman who plays her role is outrageous and perfect for the role at that. No one shows such drama and character for the part. In fact I suggest we remake the movie and cast someone else to appeal to this new generation. The supergirl movie appealed to me cause I grew up as a child in the 80s. I think it was the most wonderful movie to escape to and to really believe in women as heroes, for example modern day police officers really do protect you and they are women, so supergirl was like my hero in the 80s and Faye Dunway did an excellent job as the wicked witch. I liked the part when she gave the construction worker a spell beer and he fell into her haunted house.

The purity and essence of supergirl is almost unattainable by any other person fit to play her role. It is true and realistic that supergirl would save the world from some evil spell caster who wants to wreck the world.

I think this movie is far underrated on IMDB and should get a perfect 10.


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