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Superstar (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  8 October 1999 (USA)
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A nerdy Catholic schoolgirl, Mary Katherine Gallagher, dreams of superstardom.



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Orphan Mary Katherine Gallagher, an ugly duckling at St. Monica High School, has a dream: to be kissed soulfully. She decides she can realize this dream if she becomes a superstar, so her prayers, her fantasies, and her conversations with her only friend focus on achieving super-stardom. Her big chance is a school talent contest; her main competition is Evian, the school beauty, who is dancing with Sky, the object of Mary Katherine's kiss dream. Mary Katherine gets some talent-show help from her fellow special education students, her grandma, and Jesus, and inspiration from secrets in her past. Watching are Sky, Evian, and a silent classmate. Written by <>

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Dare to dream.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Superestrella  »

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Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,912,743 (USA) (8 October 1999)


$30,628,981 (USA) (4 February 2000)

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1.85 : 1
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Mark Wahlberg is in the flashback scene when we discover what happened to Mary's parents. He is in the stands See more »


In one scene when Mary is talking to her friend in front of the school, The friend is spinning a basketball in her hand. When she puts it in her other hand you can see the device that spins the ball. See more »


Mary Katherine Gallagher: I think they get the point Grandma.
Grandma Gallagher: Wait, I've got two more. When I say tap, you tap, and when I say booga booga, you booga booga.
Maria Ganitisis: What's booga booga mean?
Grandma Gallagher: I don't know, but if I say it you better fuckin figure it out!
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References The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) See more »


Gettin' Jiggy wit It
Written by Will Smith, Samuel Barnes, Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers,
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, Larry Dodson, Willie Hall & Winston Stewart
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Are you kidding me? I LOVE this movie
1 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is the funniest SNL movie ever. Another commenter said it was just about better than A Night at the Roxbury, but I thought that movie was good too.

Molly Shannon delivers a great performance as Mary Katherine Galligar, the weirdo that has always wanted to be a movie star so that she can get a movie star kiss. I love all of the comebacks she makes because they are so out of nowhere and are original. Will Ferral is also a laugh out loud as the hot football player of Mary's dreams, Sky.

I saw this movie in first grade and used a few of the comebacks Mary made when I was having a fight with a mean girl in my class, and she never bothered me again!

****outta***** see this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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