Super Mario Bros. (film) Brother plumbers Mario and Luigi enter a subterranean kingdom, a world of men evolved from dinosaurs, where they attempt to rescue a pretty college student with an interesting heritage from King Koopa, the sinister ruler of the underground. Released on May 28, 1993. Directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel. A Hollywood Pictures film. 104 min. Stars Bob Hoskins (Mario Mario), John Leguizamo (Luigi Mario), Dennis Hopper (King Koopa), Samantha Mathis (Daisy), Fisher Stevens (Iggy), Fiona Shaw (Lena), Richard Edson (Spike). Based on the characters from the Nintendo video game. Filming took place in Wilmington, North Carolina. Released on video in 1993.