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

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8 October 1999 (USA)  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$30,628,981 (USA) (4 February 2000)
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The name of the town in which they live, Besame Heights, means "Kiss me" in Spanish. See more »

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When Mary gets on Slater's bike, it is just after having paint tipped on her, which is all down her front, and she is leaning into him when they are riding, yet when they get off, he has no paint on the back of his jacket. See more »

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Helen Lewengrub: What if they make fun of us?
Mary Katherine Gallagher: Okay, I just wanna say one thing to all of you. Don't listen to the names that people call you. If you believe in yourself, then nobody can hurt you. You are your own rainbow.
Maria Ganitisis: Wow. That's really insightful.
Mary Katherine Gallagher: That's from 'The Initiation Of Sarah' starring Miss Shelley Winters.
Maria Ganitisis: Yeah?
Howard Feinstein: Cool.
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References Fame (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

You Wanna Be a Star (Superstar)
Written by Michael Gore & Lesley Gore
Performed by Alisha
Produced by Jellybean Benítez (as Jellybean Benitez) & Soul Solution
Alisha performs courtesy of Jellybean Recordings, Inc.
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Very enjoyable
21 October 2013 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I completely enjoyed Superstar. Its one of those movies that are kind of cute, but still had enough off color humor to keep your attention. It is not raunchy at all. The off color humor comes from many things that kids in the age group really go through.

I grew up attending Catholic High School. So I can related to many things in this movie. Just the uniforms alone are funny. And the characters of the Priests and Nuns are very funny, and reminds me of many of the teachers I had back in the day.

Yes both Molly and Will were a little too old for their characters. I wonder what the movie would have been like if they made it with child actors. It certainly would have been a whole different thing. But I like how they made it with the older actors. It's Molly Shannon's character and really no one but Molly can play her.


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