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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21 November 1984 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,600,000 (USA)
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During one of the scenes involving Selena and the protesters a big puddle of water abruptly appears in one of the scenes. This is because in a deleted scene Selena retaliated at a female protestor by transforming her into an ice statue and shattering it, it was deleted from the final cut. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ethan: You just flew over my head, true or false?
Supergirl: True.
Ethan: Like Superman.
Supergirl: He's my cousin.
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Written and Performed by Howard Jones
Courtesy of WEA Records Limited
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"I am Kara of ARGO city, daughter of Alura and Zor-El, and I don't scare easily."
2 June 2003 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

I am surprised at the high percentage of very low votes for this movie, SUPERGIRL. While it is by no means a great movie, it IS a good film which makes a comic book story come to life. Helen Slater was only 19 when she played Supergirl and it is hard to imagine a better choice. She is pretty and innocent, but has a fine figure and very athletic legs, very believable as Superman's cousin, come to Earth to return the omegahedron to her society, while Superman is on self-imposed exile. For a 1984 film the production values are very high, not one wire is shown in the scenes where Supergirl flies, unlike Superman IV which is very poor in comparison. And, except for the drawn-out ending, is paced very nicely. I have the director's cut, which is 2 hours and 13 minutes of film, and another 5 or 6 minutes of credits.

Faye Dunnaway is also excellent as the archrival, evil sorceress. To me that is the best type of role for her. The DVD has a remarkably good video transfer and is an altogther fun movie, for fans of the Super series of comic book characters.

And, at 1:45 into the film, several newly-introduced Honda Sabre motorcycles were escorting Dunnaway's car.


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