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Super Mario Bros. (1993)

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Two Brooklyn plumbers, Mario and Luigi, must travel to another dimension to rescue a princess from the evil dictator King Koopa and stop him from taking over the world.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hoskins ... Mario Mario
John Leguizamo ... Luigi Mario
Dennis Hopper ... King Koopa
Samantha Mathis ... Daisy
Fisher Stevens ... Iggy
Richard Edson ... Spike
Fiona Shaw ... Lena
Dana Kaminski Dana Kaminski ... Daniella
Mojo Nixon Mojo Nixon ... Toad
Gianni Russo ... Scapelli
Francesca P. Roberts ... Bertha
Lance Henriksen ... The King
Sylvia Harman Sylvia Harman ... Old Lady
Desiree Marie Velez ... Angelica
Andrea Powell ... Brooklyn Girl
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Storyline

Can you make a movie out of a video game? That's the question that is answered by this film. Mario Mario and Luigi Mario, two hard working plumbers find themselves in an alternate universe where evolved dinosaurs live in medium hi-tech squalor. They find themselves the only hope to save the Earth from invasion. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Can Two Plumbers Save The World From Going Down The Drain? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi action, mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Super Mario Brothers See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,532,623, 31 May 1993

Gross USA:

$20,915,465

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,915,465
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Japan) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dennis Hopper explained why he did the film - "I made a picture called Super Mario Bros., and my six-year-old son at the time - he's now 18 - he said, 'Dad, I think you're probably a pretty good actor, but why did you play that terrible guy King Koopa in Super Mario Bros.?' and I said, 'Well Henry, I did that so you could have shoes,' and he said, 'Dad, I don't need shoes that badly.'" See more »

Goofs

Shortly after Koopa is devolved into primordial soup, the Vote for Koopa posters are been painted over, how could anyone possibly get the equipment together to do so in such a short time? See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: A long long time ago, the Earth was ruled by dinosaurs. They were big, so not a lot of people went around hassling 'em. Actually, no people went around hassling 'em cuz there weren't any people yet. Just the first tiny mammals. Basically, life was good. Then something happened: a giant meteorite struck the Earth. Goodbye dinosaurs! But what if the dinosaurs weren't all destroyed? What if the impact of that meteor created a parallel dimension where the dinosaurs continued to thrive ...
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Crazy Credits

During the first portion of the opening credits, the theme music from the "Super Mario Bros." video game can be heard. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cut has different amount of both songs that appear in the end credits. The first song starts when the actual credits begin. Also "Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution, Inc." is missing in the very end and "Hollywood Pictures Presents" in the beginning (Distributed by Entertainment Films Distributors in UK) See more »

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Soundtracks

TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN
Performed by Queen
Written by Brian May
Courtesy of Hollywood Records/EMI Records Ltd.
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I don't understand why so many people don't like this film!
9 June 2002 | by cornflake101See all my reviews

Why does this film have such a low rating? Sure it may not be along the storylines of the Super Mario Bros. game for the NES back in '85, but in my opinion, it has to be one of the best films I have ever seen. Some noticeable changes are in this film, such as that the princess' name is Daisy, and she's being held in a tower instead of a castle. There's plenty of fungus and mushrooms around, but I think that the storyline is actually improved from the game, because if it were exactly like the game, it would be just running round, bashing blocks, grabbing coins and eating mushrooms all the way, which would eventually just become boring. This film has variety, like in a real world, there are phone boxes, houses, restaurants, and much more than just pipes, flags and castles. It just also happens that my favourite actor, Bob Hoskins, has the main role as Mario, which makes this film more appealing and exciting. There are also things from the Mario games in the film such as Bob-Ombs (licensed by Reebok, mysteriously), and Goomba Shoes that are powered by Bullet Bills. So to top it off, this has to be one of the best films ever made, and one of my all-time favourites.


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