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Super Mario Bros. (1993)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  28 May 1993 (USA)
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Two Brooklyn plumbers, Mario and Luigi must go 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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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! 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)  »

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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?


Bob Hoskins was cast as Mario because he was believed to be a more profitable actor. See more »


When the van breaks down at the beginning of the film, it has some lengths of piping strapped on the side and overhanging out a couple of feet at the back. Once the van has stopped, the copper piping is nowhere to be seen. 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 »


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Performed by Joe Satriani
Written by Joe Satriani
Courtesy of Relativity Records, Inc.
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14 November 2004 | by (Portsmouth, England) – See all my reviews

It is clear that this film has been unfairly dismissed. OK, so it doesn't fit the criteria of a 'good film', but, it's a great kids film. It's dark and strange, things generally uncommon of kids films, and, if it wasn't for watching this film as a child, I wouldn't be into people like cronenberg, lynch and, in particular, Gilliam, whose sinister darkness I enjoy so greatly.

It is self-evident that there is a lack of imagination, especially recently, in the kids film genre, and this is where Super Mario Brothers earns the 7 out of 10 that I have given it. My film collection would be much less exciting without having watched this film as a child. This is why I urge those of you who have given it a poor rating to re-evaluate, considering what I have said.

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