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Supergirl (1984)

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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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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She has all the power of the universe, but she still has to learn about love. See more »


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Release Date:

21 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Supergirl: The Movie  »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,738,249, 25 November 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

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(international) | (theatrical) | (director's cut) | (original cut) | (Video Version) | (TV)

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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Brooke Shields was the first choice for the role of Supergirl. See more »


In the "monster tractor" scene, Lucy bangs her head on the right hand side before being knocked unconscious [rather easily], however when Jimmy asks if she's alright, Lucy says "I think so, I hit my head", and rubs the left hand side of her head, indicating the side that was hurt. See more »


Selena: Get out of my house, Nigel, and don't come slithering back.
Nigel: Listen, Selena, I'm the only one who can save you from yourself. You *need* me.
Selena: Like an Eskimo needs a lawnmower, kiddo.
Nigel: I'm warning you, Selena. Don't be so shortsighted.
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits Argo City is kept in view until the last minute. See more »


Version of Superman: Requiem (2011) See more »


What Is Love?
Written by Howard Jones & Bill Bryant
Performed by Howard Jones
Courtesy of WEA Records Limited
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24 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Supergirl is a fine film that has been unjustly overlooked in the years. For those expecting a straight Superman clone with a girl instead of a grown man, then it was probably a shock to have so many fantasy elements in the mix. Granted a man flying and stopping bullets is very fantastical, but his villains were always very grounded on earth. Lex Luthor anyone? So when it was announced that Superman's cousin would be getting her own movie, I'm sure everyone had their own preconceived notion of what it would be like. The fact that Supergirl is up against a witch and battles demons may have been too much of a stretch for most. Hopefully, the film finally gets its due now that it is out on DVD since it really isn't a bad movie. Helen Slater brings a wide eyed innocence to the role. Some have called Kara a half-wit but that is not true. She is merely a sheltered girl who has never seen the world and when she does get to she has trouble interacting with it. Peter O'Toole is his usual wonderful self as the founder of Argo City and Kara's mentor. Faye Dunaway does a fine job as well as the sorceress. Indeed most of the cast do just fine. The only real downer is Hart Bochner as love interest than. This guy should never have been let even near a movie set. Ouch! Still, Supergirl is good clean fun. Trivia buffs can watch for Matt Frewer in a small role as a lascivious truck driver.

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