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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mary Katherine Gallagher
... Sky Corrigan / Jesus
... Evian
... Slater
... Father Ritley
... Grandma
... Howard
... Father John
Emmy Laybourne ... Helen
... Maria
Rob Stefaniuk ... Thomas
Natalie Radford ... Autum
... Summer
... Dylan
... Owen
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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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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Trivia

Every car seen in the movie (with the exception of the opening sequence) is either a lime green or black new Volkswagen Beetle. The cars in the opening sequence are all classic VW Beetles. See more »

Goofs

In the video shop after the _Armageddon (1998)_ spoof, the man asks Mary if she's rewound the tape, and she puts it in a box and gives it him, but in the next shot, his hand is holding an unboxed tape. See more »

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Father John Insomnic: Maria Ganitisis?
Maria Ganitisis: HERE! But the devil speaks for me, obviously.
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Connections

Referenced in RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!: Queens of Talk (2014) See more »

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Beautiful
Written by Gina Schock & Charlotte Caffey
Performed by The Go-Go's (as The Go-Go's)
Courtesy of IRS Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Underrated comedy excellence
5 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie when I was working in America in the year 2000 with my cousin and absolutely pissing my pants with laughter at it.

I then totally forgot about it until I noticed it on a website for sale for like £3 and thought I would buy it and see if it was as funny as I remembered. It was - and it was funnier the second time around.

Molly Shannon is an underrated comedic actress who we should see more often and who should be given lead roles on a more regular basis as she is absolutely hilarious in Superstar.

This movie has absolutely no point and no story but is just full of class comedy moments which make me chuckle over and over again. And not only is Ms Shannon rather good in it - Will Ferrell is on top form before he made it big time. Its just a shame he didn't drag Molly with him and make her as big a star as she is.

Get her in the Frat Pack now! Oh - and this movie is well funny so I recommend it highly to anyone with a sense of humour!


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