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Supergirl (1984)

After losing a powerful orb, Kara, 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 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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She has all the power of the universe, but she still has to learn about love. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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:

(international) | (theatrical) | (director's cut) | (original cut) | (Video Version) | (shortened) | (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

The scenes in which the monster tractor destroys the town took 22 consecutive days to shoot. See more »

Goofs

In the castle, when Bianca says "I think I'll be going", the glass on the mirror has wrinkles, revealing that it's not glass. See more »

Quotes

Supergirl: Who are you?
Selena: I am Selena, Diodenes of Catania, Priestess of Sekhnet. I am the Ultimate Siren of Endor. And you, little lady, are trespassing on private property.
Selena: [points at Ethan] She means him.
Supergirl: I am Kara of Argo City, daughter of Alura and Zor-El, and I don't scare easily.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

ABC edited 30 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere. See more »


Soundtracks

What Is Love?
Written by Howard Jones & Bill Bryant
Performed by Howard Jones
Courtesy of WEA Records Limited
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A true example of Girl Power!
6 April 1999 | by ADORASee all my reviews

I loved this movie! It was my favorite as a young girl! Don't be fooled by its cheesy appearance. This movie is a classic! Its a must if you have young daughters! So don't be afraid give it a shot.


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