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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

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Storyline

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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A Bright, Clamorous Extravaganza! 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

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,915,465
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In 2013, Steven Applebaum and Ryan Hoss teamed with one of the original film's writers to create a Webcomic sequel to the film, published to the internet the same year. The comic sees Mario and Luigi returning to Dinohattan with Daisy to tend to her revived father, only to find out that Wart is planning to overthrow the city. 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 »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Robot Wars (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

WALK THE DINOSAUR
Performed by The Goombas
Featuring George Clinton
Written by Randy Jacobs, David Was, and Don Was
Courtesy of Paisley Park Records
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Underrated
14 November 2004 | by 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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