Super Mario Bros.

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The Marios rush to save a princess from Koopa.

Release Year: 1993

Rating: 3.8/10 (22,128 voted)

Annabel Jankel

Stars: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper

Can you make a movie out of a video game? Thats 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.

Writers: Parker Bennett, Terry Runte


Bob Hoskins

Mario Mario

John Leguizamo

Luigi Mario

Dennis Hopper

King Koopa

Samantha Mathis

Princess Daisy

Fisher Stevens


Richard Edson


Fiona Shaw


Dana Kaminski


Mojo Nixon


Gianni Russo


Francesca P. Roberts


Lance Henriksen

The King

Sylvia Harman

Old Lady

Desiree Marie Velez


Andrea Powell

Brooklyn Girl

This Ain't No Game!

Release Date: 28 May 1993

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $42,000,000


Gross: $20,915,465

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Bob Hoskins didn't know that the film he was making was based on a game, until his son asked him what he was working on. When Hoskins mentioned the film's title, his son immediately recognized it and showed Hoskins the game on his own Nintendo.


Factual errors:
191 X 191 = 36481, not 26481


[first lines]

A long long time ago, the Earth was ruled by dinosaurs. They were big, so not a lot of people went around hassing 'em. Actually, no people went around hassling 'em cuz there weren't any people yet. Just the first tiny mammals. Basically, life was good…

User Review

Great movie… people should stop being so serious and enjoy it

Rating: 9/10

First off…. I absolutely love this movie. It's such a treat to a fan
with a good imagination.

Secondly, why would anyone in their right mind take this kind of movie
seriously, to the point of bashing it for things like "being to fake"
and "not sticking to the Mario bro's storyline." People, in the games
all Mario did was jump around, bop things on the head, throw fireballs
around, and fly. If they would have made movies about that people would
be asleep before the first 5 minutes. This movie was meant to entertain
and captivate, and it certainly does the trick.

They took the classic game and adapted it to a fantasy reality that
parallels our own and for that, it was simply brilliant. The rendition
of koopa-manhattan was great and is not something that people should
criticize. The city adds life the the movie, it makes it real in it's
own fantastic way. It makes the city so crazy it works. And boy oh boy
did those goomba's make me laugh.

I love this movie for everything it relates to the game and everything
it added to make it a more fun-filled ride. If you love the games and
have an open minded imagination, this is a must watch movie