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An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".

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An immortal Scottish swordsman faces off with other immortal warriors in order to obtain a coveted ability.

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Born in the Highlands of Scotland in 1518, Connor Macleod is immortal. When he is wounded in battle but does not die, he is banished from his village. He meets another like himself, Ramirez, who teaches him swordsmanship--the only way to kill another immortal is to take his head--and the ways of the immortals. Modern-day New York is the location of "The Gathering," where Connor and the few remaining immortals must battle to the last for "The Prize." Written by Jeff Hansen <jmh@umich.edu>

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Rated R for strong action violence, a scene of sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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7 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Los inmortales  »

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,900,000 (USA)
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The opening shot sweeping through the stadium was accomplished using a computerized system that held the camera on four wires. The system was invented by the inventor of the Steadicam stabilizing camera system, Garrett Brown. See more »

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Newspaper stand in "New York" displaying "Have You Seen This Man" headline is shot in front of the Sheraton Centre of Toronto. See more »

Quotes

Angus MacLeod: He's a Highlander, by God, and the last sound he hears should not be that of a wailing woman!
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Soundtracks

A Dozen Red Roses for my Darling
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Performed by Queen
Written by Roger Taylor
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Guilty pleasure #1
25 May 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Still, one of my favorite movies of all time, especially if I watch the director's cut. Forget the sequel. Forget everything but the first movie. This was Gregory Widen's first screenplay about a world of darkness. It's great fun, but if you're looking for a FILM, just watch the scene cuts. Please, please ignore any of the franchise movies. Highlander succeeds because it's an '80s movie. The special effects, while not novel, were solid. The swords alone are why I watched this movie in my young years. The writing and the acting are why I've come back. As an aside, I know three people who can quote Highlander in its entirety. That's solid, too. It's an epic movie, plowing through the years. Epic battles, and an epic storyline.


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