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Somewhere Over the Flagpole: A Nintendo Movie (2008)

When an avid gamer finds himself transported inside Super Mario Bros, he needs to put sibling rivalry aside and ask his little sister for help.

Director:

Alex Lamb

Writer:

Alex Lamb

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Cast

Cast overview:
Jim Cathcart Jim Cathcart ... Lucas Matthew Burrows
Amanda Penn-Francis Amanda Penn-Francis ... Becky
Marco Daniele Marco Daniele ... Adam
Stephanie T. Keefer ... Mom (as Stephanie Keefer)
Matthew J Cates ... Dad
Andrew Lamb Andrew Lamb ... Paper Boy
Jared L. Parsons Jared L. Parsons ... Skater #1
Mike Burrows Mike Burrows ... Skater #2
Matt Burrows Matt Burrows ... Skater #3
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Storyline

All Becky ever wanted was a chance to play Super Mario Bros. with her brother Adam, but he was always too busy trying to jump the flagpole at the end of the levels. However, when he finally succeeds and finds himself trapped inside the game, he needs Becky to get him out. Because she lacks the necessary skill, Becky seeks the help of the local Nintendo guru Lucas Burrows, convincing him of the fame and glory that await. Lucas agrees, but soon finds himself tempted with a chance to gain the all-time highest score. Now Becky must find a way to convince Lucas that her brother's life is more valuable than the notoriety that a high score would bring. Written by Alexander Lamb

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A film for those who never got the chance to play.

Genres:

Short

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Anaheim, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lucas states that Cliff Bleszinski got the highest Super Mario Bros. score when he reached 9,999,950 points in 1986. This was a true fact that was listed in the premiere issue of Nintendo Power. However, there were many other names listed as receiving the same score; Alex Lamb just liked his name the best. In real life, Cliff Bleszinski grew up to become a high-profile employee of Epic Games and titled himself CliffyB. See more »

Goofs

A C-stand with a light on it is visible in the kitchen scene. See more »

Soundtracks

Holding Out for a Hero
Written by Jim Steinman and Dean Pitchford
Performed by Argyle Smile (feat. Bernie Parsons and Joshua Parsons on horn section, Nick Gherls on keyboard,
Kyle Adamson on drums)
Produced/Mixed by Matt Suttle, Jared Parsons, and Albert Flores
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