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Superstar (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 8 October 1999 (USA)
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A nerdy Catholic schoolgirl, Mary Katherine Gallagher, dreams of superstardom.

Director:

Bruce McCulloch

Writers:

Molly Shannon (character), Steve Koren (as Steven Wayne Koren)
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Shannon ... Mary Katherine Gallagher
Will Ferrell ... Sky Corrigan / Jesus
Elaine Hendrix ... Evian
Harland Williams ... Slater
Mark McKinney ... Father Ritley
Glynis Johns ... Grandma
Jason Blicker ... Howard
Gerry Bamman ... Father John
Emmy Laybourne Emmy Laybourne ... Helen
Jennifer Irwin ... Maria
Rob Stefaniuk Rob Stefaniuk ... Thomas
Natalie Radford Natalie Radford ... Autum
Karyn Dwyer ... Summer
Tom Green ... Dylan
Chuck Campbell ... Owen
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Storyline

Orphan Mary Katherine Gallagher, an ugly duckling at St. Monica High School, has a dream: to be kissed soulfully. She decides she can realize this dream if she becomes a superstar, so her prayers, her fantasies, and her conversations with her only friend focus on achieving super-stardom. Her big chance is a school talent contest; her main competition is Evian, the school beauty, who is dancing with Sky, the object of Mary Katherine's kiss dream. Mary Katherine gets some talent-show help from her fellow special education students, her grandma, and Jesus, and inspiration from secrets in her past. Watching are Sky, Evian, and a silent classmate. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Dare to dream.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Superestrella See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,912,743, 10 October 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,628,981, 6 February 2000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Artie Lange and David Faustino auditioned for the part of Sky Corrigan. See more »

Goofs

In one scene when Mary is talking to her friend in front of the school, The friend is spinning a basketball in her hand. When she puts it in her other hand you can see the device that spins the ball. See more »

Quotes

Howard Feinstein: [Owen kisses Howard] What, are you gay?
Owen Flanagan: Five times more gay than you think. Four more to go, peaches.
[Owen kisses Howard four more times]
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Connections

Features A Place in the Sun (1951) See more »

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Leaving on a Jet Plane
Written by John Denver
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A true classic comedy!
14 December 2005 | by Bryan AkersSee all my reviews

I loved this movie! It was probably one of the funniest movies I had ever seen! When I had watched Molly Shannon preform her "Superstar" on SNL, I loved it. It was hilarious and something new and enjoyable. This movie makes me feel better for some reason. When I'm depressed or something, I watch this movie and laugh forever and instantly feel better! My favorite part of the movie was Mary(her name in the movie) saying Superstar! I loved it. It made me feel happy and made me laugh. Also, this movie does have some meaning to it. It shows you that anything is possible. And I mean ANYTHING. If Mary Katherine Gallagher can do it, you most certainly can. I really think you should at least rent it but I really think you should buy it because of how many times you will want to watch it. It's hilarious and you will find yourself watching it over and over again. "...you didn't know you were competing against a...SUPERSTAR!!!"


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