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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.

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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>

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Dare to dream.

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Comedy | Romance

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

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8 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Superestrella  »

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$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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The name of the town in which they live, Besame Heights, means "Kiss me" in Spanish. See more »

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In the opening sequence, when Mary saves Eric from drowning, the amount of water on the skirt of the pool varies greatly from shot to shot See more »

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Grandma Gallagher: It's time I told you how your parents died.
Mary Katherine Gallagher: What does that have to do with a talent contest?
Grandma Gallagher: Everything.
Mary Katherine Gallagher: I thought you said that mom and dad were savagely ripped apart and eaten by a school of hammerhead sharks.
Grandma Gallagher: I just told you that to make you feel better.
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References The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) See more »

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The Devil Went Down to Georgia
Written by Charlie Daniels, Tom Crain, Taz Di Gregorio (as Taz DiGregorio), Fred Edwards, Charlie Hayward & Jim Marshall
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Very enjoyable
21 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

I completely enjoyed Superstar. Its one of those movies that are kind of cute, but still had enough off color humor to keep your attention. It is not raunchy at all. The off color humor comes from many things that kids in the age group really go through.

I grew up attending Catholic High School. So I can related to many things in this movie. Just the uniforms alone are funny. And the characters of the Priests and Nuns are very funny, and reminds me of many of the teachers I had back in the day.

Yes both Molly and Will were a little too old for their characters. I wonder what the movie would have been like if they made it with child actors. It certainly would have been a whole different thing. But I like how they made it with the older actors. It's Molly Shannon's character and really no one but Molly can play her.


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