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10 Hilarious Behind The Scenes Facts About The Worst Movies Ever

10. The Cast Of Super Mario Bros. Were Constantly Getting Drunk

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Here's a fun image for you: Mario and Luigi getting drunk for days on end to dull the horrible, horrible pain. That's exactly what happened on the set of the Super Mario Bros. movie, the earliest introduction to the fact that perhaps making a film based on something with little to no plot is not a great idea. 

Released in 1993, Super Mario Bros. was the first movie to be based on a video game, although it really has barely anything to do with the original Nintendo product. Sure, it opens with the classic theme tune and features the two famous plumbers, but then the plot revolves around an alternate dimension where dinosaurs never went extinct. Just like the game, right?

Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo absolutely hated the process of making this film, and in fact Hoskins accepted the role without even realizing it was based on a video game. In his autobiography, Leguizamo states that he and Hoskins were constantly getting drunk on set to get through their terrible scenes. Later, Hoskins would publicly state that this was the worst thing he ever did in his career. "The whole experience was a nightmare," he said.

The movie may be bad, but hey, Hoskins and Leguizamo made the best of it, and the image of Mario and Luigi goofing off and getting wasted is way funnier than anything in the actual film. 

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