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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 ... 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

This movie is based on a Saturday Night Live (1975) character that Molly Shannon was doing throughout her time on the show. See more »

Goofs

When they first start the chorus line practice, the table is broken. Then, in the next two shots, it is standing. Then, Mary breaks it. In the next shot, it is standing. Then, broken again. See more »

Quotes

Grandma Gallagher: Just when it looked like your parents would be triumphant again, the unthinkable happened! Fat Teddy McGinty's belly struck the record player, accidentally turning up the speed. And the stepdancers began stepping quicker and quicker, trying to keep up. And that's when your mother fell, and she took your dad down with her. And before the dancers could stop themselves, they stomped your parents to death!
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Connections

Spoofs The Initiation of Sarah (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Thinkin' About You
Written by Mikey Bassie & Eric White (as Eric Foster White)
Performed by Britney Spears
Courtesy of Jive Records
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What a piece of crap.
8 January 2003 | by dlerma1See all my reviews

Now, I'm one that pretty much laughs at any comedy; even the ones that critics give bad reviews, but this has got to be the lousiest and most unfunny film I've ever seen. Not even Will Ferrell or Tom Green (who are funny as hell) brought laughs to this joke of a film. I like Molly Shannon; she is both funny and attractive. But, as Mary Catherine Gallagher, she is neither and that makes it very difficult to find her undesirable. I hope she puts this character to sleep for good.


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