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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Dare to dream.

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Comedy | Romance

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

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8 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Superestrella  »

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Budget:

$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

Every car seen in the movie (with the exception of the opening sequence) is either a lime green or black new Volkswagen Beetle. The cars in the opening sequence are all classic VW Beetles. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie, it shows Mary kneeling at her bed praying at night. The nightstand is always on her right. However, in the one scene where she kisses the picture of her parents and blows out the candle right before "Jesus" comes into her room, the nightstand is on her left. See more »

Quotes

Mary Katherine Gallagher: SUPERSTAR!
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm a Tree
Written by Imani Coppola & Michael Mangini
Performed by Imani Coppola
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Contains sample from "Soul Kitchen"
by Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek & Robby Krieger (as Robbie Krieger)
Performed by The Doors
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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