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Superstar (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 8 October 1999 (USA)
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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Dare to dream.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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8 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Superestrella  »

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$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

This marks the final film appearance of actress Glynis Johns. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mary Katherine Gallagher: Please God, forgive me for not telling Slater that I went to the bathroom in the pool tonight.
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Connections

Spoofed in Saturday Night Live XXX: A Hardcore Parody (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Bamboleo
Written by Tonino Baliardo, Simón Díaz (as Simon Diaz), Jahloul Bouchikhi (as Jahoul Bouchikhi) & Nicolas Reyes
Performed by Gipsy Kings (as The Gipsy Kings)
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products and Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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What the Shiznit?
11 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have no idea what is wrong with all these lame-ass downers.... Don't listen to any other comments on this movie. Because obviously, non of them got it.... This movie has been on my top 10 funniest movies since the first time i saw it. My friends and I still gather on occasion and light a Lil something up while we laugh are asses of at this film. Molly Shannon is a Comedic Genius, and Will Farrell falls right behind... Buy this move right now, smoke some bongs, and get your fiends over to watch it with you, so that after its over, and your quoting the movie ever 5mins after, they know what the hell it is you're talking about. As for he rest of you.. WHY DON"T YOU GO DRINK A BOTTLE OF YOURSELF!


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