A big-budget spinoff from the series of three successful Superman
movies, this film stars Helen Slater as the counterpart to the famous
comic book superhero. Supergirl is Kara, Superman's young cousin.
She is sent to Earth is search of a Krypton power source, a lost
ring that has been turned into a paperweight. She disguises herself
as Linda Lee, a meek high school student. Peter O'Toole is Zaltar,
a mad villain who wants to use the power of the ring to take over
the world. Faye Dunaway plays the evil sorceress Selena, who is
also plotting to get the gem and uses her incredible powers of black
magic in service of her scheme. Linda Lee meets Ethan (Hart Bochner),
who is under a spell cast by Selena, which causes him to fall in
love with the first person he sees. Selena had intended to use the
spell to make Ethan fall in love with her, and she is furious when
his affections are directed toward Supergirl.
© Michael Betzold, All Movie Guide