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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

Gross USA:

$30,636,478

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,636,478
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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

After having the paint tipped on her, the amount on her face varies. It at first covers her whole face, then just her forehead, the her face is paint free. See more »

Quotes

Mary Katherine Gallagher: [last lines, talking to a tree] And that's my story. That's my entire story. I wanted you to know so you would understand why I can't see you anymore. So, I guess this is good-bye. What are you saying? You want a good-bye what? No I can't. I can't. I'm seeing Slater now. Oh you're so bad. Okay just one for the road.
[French kisses the tree and starts moaning]
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Connections

References Footloose (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

You Wanna Be a Star (Superstar)
Written by Michael Gore & Lesley Gore
Performed by Alisha
Produced by Jellybean Benítez (as Jellybean Benitez) & Soul Solution
Alisha performs courtesy of Jellybean Recordings, Inc.
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Sometimes hilarious, but stupid like most SNL movies are.
11 October 1999 | by zack2085See all my reviews

'Superstar' was really funny, SUPERSTA!, especially when Mary Katherine Gallagher utters these words so funnily, and the rest of the movie is pretty funny too. But when you think about it, this movie is a little stupid, but that's what makes it great. My rating: 7 out of


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