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Supergirl (1984)

After losing a powerful orb, Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

Director:

Jeannot Szwarc

Writer:

David Odell (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Faye Dunaway ... Selena
Helen Slater ... Kara Zor-El / Supergirl / Linda Lee
Peter O'Toole ... Zaltar
Hart Bochner ... Ethan
Mia Farrow ... Alura
Brenda Vaccaro ... Bianca
Peter Cook ... Nigel
Simon Ward ... Zor-El
Marc McClure ... Jimmy Olsen
Maureen Teefy ... Lucy Lane
David Healy ... Mr. Danvers
Sandra Dickinson ... Pretty Young Lady
Robyn Mandell Robyn Mandell ... Myra
Jenifer Landor Jenifer Landor ... Muffy
Diana Ricardo Diana Ricardo ... Mrs. Murray
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Storyline

After a power source for the community of Krypton survivors is accidentally whisked to earth, Kara-El, cousin to Superman and niece to Jor-El, chooses to go to earth to find it, and bring it back. Upon her arrival, she becomes just a powerful and Super as her cousin, but encounters dangerous battles and unexpected obstacles when a mean spirited woman who practices rituals of the occult takes the power source for herself, and uses it to cause destruction and attempt zenith human status. Written by CoachTophie

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Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Supergirl See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,738,249, 25 November 1984

Gross USA:

$14,296,438

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,296,438
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theatrical) | (director's cut) | (original cut) | (Video Version) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the casting, Helen Slater shot two scenes, one dressed as Linda Lee and another wearing an early version of the Supergirl costume which was very different from the one finally used. Differences included a headband and curly hair. DC Comics changed the comic's costume into this version, not knowing that it wasn't the definitive costume. See more »

Goofs

When the truck crushes the red car, the woman with the trolley makes a right to protect herself. When the angle changes she repeats the previous movement. See more »

Quotes

Selena: Nigel, you are wonderful. Pure genius. You deserve... me. And something else.
[Selena turns him into a ragged man]
Selena: Now let's get out of this dump.
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits Argo City is kept in view until the last minute. See more »

Alternate Versions

There were U.K. prints of the film, which ran slightly shorter than the commonly seen European cut. This version is officially known as the "Shorter U.K. Cut" (as printed on the film reel sides) and were manufactured directly from Rank Film Laboratories. This version, which runs roughly 121 minutes, is for the most part identical to the 124 minute version, with slight edits that were made to the U.S. version sewn in. The prints begin with the 'Thorn EMI" logo. Among the included cuts are:
  • The shorter scene with Selena arriving home and meeting with Bianca, as in the U.S. version.
  • The shorter scene where Nigel talks to Selena about the Omegahedron, as in the U.S. version.
  • The 'Monster Tractor" scene is the shortened U.S. version
  • The moment where Supergirl is caught by the dorm manager (who is drunk) is missing, as in the U.S. version.
  • The dialogue when Bianca suggests that Selena call upon Nigel for help is missing, as in the U.S. version.
-The End Credits are time sped up, cutting their time by 1/3 of the other versions (including the U.S. credits). It's most notable as portions of Jerry Goldsmith's end title are missing, and remaining segments are over-layered to cover the truncation. See more »

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Soundtracks

New Song
Written and Performed by Howard Jones
Courtesy of WEA Records Limited
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User Reviews

Supergirl is a winner!
21 April 2000 | by matmule00See all my reviews

I feel this movie was really given a bad first impression. I personally love the movie,I have always liked it and still continue to watch it. I recently bought the re-release that has the extra scenes. I am a fan of the Superman series and I feel if the creators of the Superman movie ( which I feel are the same people) had given Supergirl a better release date it would of had been a box office smash. I know there are certain scenes that could of had been fine tuned, but overall it is a great movie, I know people say Faye Dunnaway was overacting(melodramatic) I still think that she did great, after all she was a witch. I was though a little stunned with the coloring of the movie, yes it was back in 1984 however you still see movies that had great clear coloring.I wish the people who edited the movie had kept all the scenes in , because I feel it would of made a huge difference!


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