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Super Mario Bros. (1993)

Two Brooklyn plumbers, Mario and Luigi, must travel to another dimension to rescue a princess from the evil dictator King Koopa and stop him from taking over the world.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Kaminski ...
Mojo Nixon ...
Francesca P. Roberts ...
Sylvia Harman ...
Brooklyn Girl


Can you make a movie out of a video game? That's the question that is answered by this film. Mario Mario and Luigi Mario, two hard working plumbers find themselves in an alternate universe where evolved dinosaurs live in medium hi-tech squalor. They find themselves the only hope to save the Earth from invasion. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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This Ain't No Game, It's A Live-Action Thrill Ride! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi action, mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 May 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Super Mario Brothers  »

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Box Office


$42,000,000 (estimated)


$20,915,465 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Allegedly due to drinking on set, John Leguizamo was hit by a car, breaking his leg. You can even see the cast in some shots of the movie. See more »


Shortly after Koopa is devolved into primordial soup, the Vote for Koopa posters are been painted over, how could anyone possibly get the equipment together to do so in such a short time? See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: A long long time ago, the Earth was ruled by dinosaurs. They were big, so not a lot of people went around hassling 'em. Actually, no people went around hassling 'em cuz there weren't any people yet. Just the first tiny mammals. Basically, life was good. Then something happened: a giant meteorite struck the Earth. Goodbye dinosaurs! But what if the dinosaurs weren't all destroyed? What if the impact of that meteor created a parallel dimension where the dinosaurs continued to thrive ...
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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits, some Japanese business men ask Iggy and Spike about appearing in a video game based on the incidents in the movie. See more »


Referenced in John Leguizamo: Sexaholix... A Love Story (2002) See more »


Performed by Roxette
Written by Per Gessle
Courtesy of EMI Svenska AB
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User Reviews

What a piece of crap
31 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was so awful, It look nothing like the game, the movie look retarded, and I notice one of actors said he hated the movie, and I agree with that actor, I really hate this movie, this movie should deserve a 0.0, because this movie really sucks.

Here are some reasons on why I hate this movie 1. There are no Koopas, and Koopas are turtles, not humans. 2. There are no Toads, well there is one Toad in the movie, but he's not part mushroom, because Toads in the Mario game are little humans that have mushroom heads. 3. There is no Princess Toadstool, I'm like what the hell? 4. There are no castles, why in the hell did they pick a city in America? Because the director knows nothing about the game. 5. The Mario brothers are not from Brooklyn, New York, they're from Italy, because they are Italian. 6. There are no goompas, goompas are evil mushrooms that walk, and they're pretty stupid. 7. NO BOWSER!!! What!? :X 8. The plot made no sense 9. The movie has a stupid script 10. I know Yoshi is a dinosaur, but Yoshi doesn't look like T-rex, In the game he's a T-rex mixed with a Brontasaurous. 11. Mario doesn't ride on Yoshi, what the hell? 12. The bombs are too tiny, and also in the game the bombs don't have winders. 13. The actors that play in the movie that played the Mario brothers look nothing like them. and 14. There are no prize boxes.

This movie sucked, don't watch it at all, I watch this movie and it sucked big time.

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