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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:
... Mario Mario
... Luigi Mario
... King Koopa
... Daisy
... Iggy
... Spike
... Lena
Dana Kaminski ... Daniella
Mojo Nixon ... Toad
... Scapelli
... Bertha
... The King
Sylvia Harman ... Old Lady
... Angelica
... Brooklyn Girl
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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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This Ain't No Game! See more »


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

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28 May 1993 (USA)  »

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Super Mario Brothers  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,915,465
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

An early draft of the script shows that Bowser only disguises himself as a human in his first two scenes, the Princess character is named Hildy and Bowser wants to marry her in attempt to obtain the Crown of Invincibility with which to take over the Mushroom Kingdom. Actual game enemies such as Piranha Plants and Thwomps make appearances, Toad accompanies the Mario Bros. throughout their journey as a main character, a baby dinosaur named Junior thinks Mario is his mother, Luigi gets Raccoon Power at one point, one of Bowser's lackeys (a possible prototype for Kamek) tells Mario "Your Princess Is in Another Castle", Mario and Luigi sing a song for Bowser, Bowser ends up falling into a pit of lava... In other words, this draft is much more faithful to the games. See more »

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When Lena steps on the Rock to keep it from falling through the grate, the length of cord that has fallen through the grate changes between shots. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Hren' 2.0: Portativnaya SEGA (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

WALK THE DINOSAUR
Performed by The Goombas
Featuring George Clinton
Written by Randy Jacobs, David Was, and Don Was
Courtesy of Paisley Park Records
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Underrated
14 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

It is clear that this film has been unfairly dismissed. OK, so it doesn't fit the criteria of a 'good film', but, it's a great kids film. It's dark and strange, things generally uncommon of kids films, and, if it wasn't for watching this film as a child, I wouldn't be into people like cronenberg, lynch and, in particular, Gilliam, whose sinister darkness I enjoy so greatly.

It is self-evident that there is a lack of imagination, especially recently, in the kids film genre, and this is where Super Mario Brothers earns the 7 out of 10 that I have given it. My film collection would be much less exciting without having watched this film as a child. This is why I urge those of you who have given it a poor rating to re-evaluate, considering what I have said.


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