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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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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 »


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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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Box Office

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,915,465 (USA)
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Trivia

After the film bombed at the Box Office, Nintendo never produced any more live-action theatrical films based on their video game franchises. A "Metroid" film was put into development, but never went past pre-production. See more »

Goofs

191 X 191 = 36481, not 26481 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 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

During the first portion of the opening credits, the theme music from the "Super Mario Bros." video game can be heard. See more »

Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Super Mario Bros.: The Movie (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

LOVE IS THE DRUG
Performed by The Divinyls (as Divinyls)
Written by Bryan Ferry and Andy Mackay
Courtesy of Virgin Records American, Inc.
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It's a Mario Movie. Where's the Mario?
12 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Super Mario Bros. is a movie based off of the Super Mario Bros. video games. Or at least, that's what they SAY it is. In reality, Super Mario Bros. is a movie that pretends to be Mario. He's what I'm talking about: In the games, the main villain is Bowser, King of the Koopas who wishes to kidnap the Princess and rule the mushroom kingdom. In the movie, the main villain is Koopa, tyrant of a small city in the center of a world-wide desert who wishes to take over the world of man. In the games, a big bertha is a fish. In the movie, Big Bertha is the bouncer at the Boom Boom bar. In the games, Boom Boom is a person. The movie is just a crappy movie that takes Nintendo's names in an attempt to look better. And it fails at that. DO NOT see this movie.


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