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Super Mario Bros. (1993)

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Two Brooklyn plumbers, Mario and Luigi, must travel to another dimension to rescue a princess from the evil dictator King Koopa and stop him from taking over the world.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hoskins ... Mario Mario
John Leguizamo ... Luigi Mario
Dennis Hopper ... King Koopa
Samantha Mathis ... Daisy
Fisher Stevens ... Iggy
Richard Edson ... Spike
Fiona Shaw ... Lena
Dana Kaminski Dana Kaminski ... Daniella
Mojo Nixon Mojo Nixon ... Toad
Gianni Russo ... Scapelli
Francesca P. Roberts ... Bertha
Lance Henriksen ... The King
Sylvia Harman Sylvia Harman ... Old Lady
Desiree Marie Velez ... Angelica
Andrea Powell ... Brooklyn Girl
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A plumber named Mario travels through an underground labyrinth with his brother, Luigi, trying to save a captured princess. Feature film adaptation of the popular video game.

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Storyline

Can you make a movie out of a video game? That's the question that is answered by this film. Mario Mario and Luigi Mario, two hard working plumbers find themselves in an alternate universe where evolved dinosaurs live in medium hi-tech squalor. They find themselves the only hope to save the Earth from invasion. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A Bright, Clamorous Extravaganza! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi action, mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The disintegration effect for the inter-dimensional merge was inspired by the Transporter from Star Trek: The Original Series (1966). See more »

Goofs

A puddle of slime appears at the base of the Devo Machine when Koopa threatens to send Mario and Luigi to it. There is actually an explanation for this: There was a supposed to be a scene where a technician sneezes and Koopa sends him to that machine. It would have caused him to blow up in slime. See more »

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Narrator: A long long time ago, the Earth was ruled by dinosaurs. They were big, so not a lot of people went around hassling 'em. Actually, no people went around hassling 'em cuz there weren't any people yet. Just the first tiny mammals. Basically, life was good. Then something happened: a giant meteorite struck the Earth. Goodbye dinosaurs! But what if the dinosaurs weren't all destroyed? What if the impact of that meteor created a parallel dimension where the dinosaurs continued to thrive ...
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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits, some Japanese business men ask Iggy and Spike about appearing in a video game based on the incidents in the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Italian release, the ending is cut so Mario and Luigi don't go back to Brooklyn. See more »

Connections

Referenced in James & Mike Mondays: Mario/Zelda Homebrews (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Almost Unreal
Performed by Roxette
Written by Per Gessle
Courtesy of EMI Svenska AB
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Why is everyone taking this so seriously?
29 July 2003 | by chthon2See all my reviews

This is a cheesy movie for people who play video games. I don't understand why some people adamantly insist this movie should never have been made. It's cute and entertaining. It doesn't stay completely loyal to the game storyline, but Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo are perfect for these two roles. Worth watching if you see it on TV.


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Country:

UK | USA | Japan | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Super Mario Brothers See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,532,623, 31 May 1993

Gross USA:

$20,915,465

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,915,465
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Japan) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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