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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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From out of another galaxy and into your hearts comes... Supergirl 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

Marc McClure (Jimmy Olsen) is the only actor to reprise his role from any of the "Superman" films. See more »

Goofs

When Selena uses her magical powers to accelerate the fairground ride to super fast speed, the twinkling fairground lights in the background are also flashing much faster. They obviously played the tape back at high speed to achieve this. See more »

Quotes

Supergirl: Earth, Zaltar. A tree, a horse. You keep making things from Earth.
Zaltar: The place intrigues me.
Supergirl: Then let's go there.
Zaltar: Certainly. When is the next train?
Supergirl: What is a train?
Zaltar: [laughing]
Supergirl: What's so funny? Don't laugh at me, Zaltar.
Zaltar: I'm only laughing at myself. For you I weep.
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Crazy Credits

In the beginning credits real silver is flashed at you. See more »

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Referenced in L.A. Story (1991) 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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