Super Mario Bros. is a 1993 American fantasy adventure film based on the video game series of the same name and the game Super Mario Bros. by Nintendo. It was directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, written by Parker Bennett, Terry Runté and Ed Solomon, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios through Hollywood Pictures.
It stars Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Samantha Mathis, Fisher Stevens, Fiona Shaw and Richard Edson. The film follows the Mario brothers, who rescue Princess Daisy from a parallel universe ruled by the ruthless President Koopa.
Super Mario Bros. was shot in both New York City and North Carolina on a budget of $48 million. It was released on May 28, 1993 and was a critical and commercial failure. Reviewers praised the film's innovative special effects, creative artistic direction, and the performances of its actors, but criticized the confusing narrative and inconsistent tone. The film has gained a cult following in recent years.
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