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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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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 <>

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Release Date:

28 May 1993 (USA)  »

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Super Mario Brothers  »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)


$20,915,465 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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During a chase scene, Bob Hoskins broke his finger when the van's door slammed on his hand. For the rest of the film, Hoskins is wearing a cast that was painted pink to look like a hand. See more »


When Mario and missing Brooklyn girl exit the frozen vent on mattress they fly through the air, after reaching the floor the slide for a few moments, a mattress would not slide with the weight on it, the would simply be thrown off. See more »


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It's better then people give it credit.
26 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you watch this movie as if it had no connections to the video game...It's not that bad. I loved the sets. The actors were great. And It's basically the same rescue the princess story but in a different setting. Like a more Modern Day Mario. Like I said it's the same Mario Brothers but in a different world. To me Bob embodies Mario perfectly. And So Does John as Luigi. All he needed was the mustache and maybe someone else's voice. It has some really cool action sequences. And I love the flame thrower thing. They could have done a better job on the goombas and koopa though. Look at it as a Mario reference movie. And not the Live Action Mario Movie. And most of all. Keep an open mind and enjoy for what is. And not what everyone thought it was suppose to be. Watch this and then watch the film again v=od-FughI-C8

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