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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:

Superstar 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

Final film appearance of Jean Howell (Moira McDaniels). See more »

Goofs

The grandmother is wearing a green outfit and playing the piano while Mary is trying to dance at her house to practice for the talent show. Cut to a different day, a close up on the grandmother's hands playing the piano. She's still wearing the green outfit. The camera pulls back to show the Special Ed class trying to dance. The Grandmother is wearing a blue outfit. See more »

Quotes

[Communion]
Father Ritley: Body of Christ.
Evian Graham: Are these non-fat?
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Connections

References The Full Monty (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Spirit in the Sky
Written & Performed by Norman Greenbaum
Courtesy of Trans/Tone Productions
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If you want a good laugh even if you know you'll feel dirty, then this movie is for you!
15 April 2000 | by The RayatoSee all my reviews

The Rayato has a confession to make. I'm with stupid! Yep I am. While all you high-class society puppets prefer AN IDEAL HUSBAND or some type of crap like that, you know deep down you yearn to watch DEUCE BIGALOW,AUSTIN POWERS,or WATERBOY. Yes, you know you do. I am not afraid to show my love for the stupid comedy. And if you want stupid, then SUPERSTAR is as stupid as they get (and as funny). SNL alum Molly Shannon (who I plan to marry someday) plays everybody's favorite horny Catholic schoolgirl Mary Katherine Gallagher who wants to become a "Superstar!" so she could have a chance with Sky Corrigan (Will Ferrell, brilliant!)and get the kiss she dreams about. I love basically everything in this movie, from "Supermodel Documentary Hour" to the ARMAGEDDON spoof. God bless SNL, for bringing America Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, and the latest among the giants, Ms. Shannon herself. B+

P.S. MTV's Tom Green makes a cameo has some dumb guy and well....he's....dumb.........BRILLIANT!

The Rayato has spoken.


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