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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.

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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 David Healy ... Mr. Danvers
Sandra Dickinson 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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Taglines:

She taught him what it was to fly. He taught her what it was to love. See more »


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: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,738,249, 25 November 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,600,000
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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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Trivia

Early in development, producers expressed disapproval of the costume worn by Supergirl in the comics at the time, in particular objecting to the uniform's hot pants. As a result, DC Comics agreed to redesign Supergirl's costume to the filmmakers' approval. The costume has remained largely the same in both the comics and other adaptations of the character. See more »

Goofs

Supergirl positions her body twice in the flying ballet. See more »

Quotes

Ethan: A bird of free and careless wing Was I through many a smiling spring. The cold repulse, the look askance, The lightning of love's angry glance.
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Crazy Credits

In the beginning credits real silver is flashed at you. See more »

Alternate Versions

Theatrical versions and the U.S.A. Home Video version add two additional credits after the closing credits, one for the film's international sales consultant, and another giving special thanks to Pierre Spengler, who produced the first three Superman films. Those credits were removed from current home video releases. See more »


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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