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.


Alex Lamb


Alex Lamb




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


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.









Release Date:

8 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Anaheim, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$7,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the script, Lucas had the line, "If you keep trying to mess me up, your brother will die, and I'll lose the score," but Matt Burrows, being the REAL Lucas, insisted that Alex Lamb change it to, "If you keep trying to mess me up, I'll lose the score, AND he'll die," because he knew that Lucas would put his score before a little kid's life. See more »


When Becky runs into her house in the opening sequence, the front door is in the middle of the house, but when it cuts to her inside, there is a window by the staircase, revealing that it was filmed inside a different house with a front door on the left side rather than in the middle. See more »


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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