Video Game Movies: SUPER MARIO BROS.

Director Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton
Year 1993
Starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper
Rating PG
Run Time 104min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

Part of the Video Game Movies series, co-presented by Hudson River Museum as a part of The Art of Video Games exhibition.

Screening on 35mm film. 

A polarizing film even upon its release, SUPER MARIO BROS. is an adaptation of the popular 1985 Nintendo video game made by people who had once had the game described to them while on a two-night bender. Taking a bright and cheery pixelated landscape of the video games and transforming into into a futuristic nightmare featuring bizarre dinosaur people, a scene-chewing Dennis Hopper and Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo in power boots, SUPER MARIO BROS. is a kaleidoscope of strange ideas and incredible imagination.

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