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Super Mario Bros. (1993)

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

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28 May 1993 (USA)  »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,915,465 (USA)
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Trivia

Kevin Costner turn down the offer to play as King Koopa. See more »

Goofs

The glass that falls on the phone book as the Mario Brothers first arrive at the police station disappears in the next shot. See more »

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Narrator: A long long time ago, the Earth was ruled by dinosaurs. They were big, so not a lot of people went around hassing '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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During the first portion of the opening credits, the theme music from the "Super Mario Bros." video game can be heard. See more »

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WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
Performed by Extreme
Written by Nuno Bettencourt
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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Too harsh, by far
7 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, this no classic, but it's not that bad. And yes it bears no resemblance to the video games that inspired it except for the jumpsuits that look like the heroes overalls, but it's not bad.

Mario & Luigi (Bob Hoskins & John Leguizamo) are the two down on their luck brother plumbers who get involved with a college student named Daisy (Samantha Mathis) who turns out to be a princess from an alternate dimension. Once transported there themselves, they must fight the evil King Koopa (Dennis Hopper) and save their world from being merged with Koopa's and the human race from being turned into monkeys.

It may be hard to believe that John Leguizamo is Bob Hoskins brother, but the two have good chemistry and John has a convincing Brooklyn accent (although Tom Selleck would have been a more convincing Luigi in some respects). Bob reprises his gruff detective persona from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" to great effect. Samantha Mathis is cute as the princess and manages to feel less shallow than most heroines in these situations. Dennis Hopper hams it up as the film's villain. Lots of gags and good natured humor, and a beautiful song from Roxette, "Almost Unreal". Worth a rental.


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