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Director:
Writers:
Gregory Widen (story)
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Release Date:
7 March 1986 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal. See more »
Plot:
An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize". Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lambert ... Connor 'The Highlander' MacLeod / Russell Edwin Nash

Roxanne Hart ... Brenda J. Wyatt

Clancy Brown ... Victor Kruger / The Kurgan

Sean Connery ... Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez

Beatie Edney ... Heather MacLeod
Alan North ... Lieutenant Frank Moran

Jon Polito ... Det. Walter Bedsoe

Sheila Gish ... Rachel Ellenstein

Hugh Quarshie ... Sunda Kastagir

Christopher Malcolm ... Kirk Matunas
Peter Diamond ... Aman Fasil
Billy Hartman ... Dugal MacLeod

James Cosmo ... Angus MacLeod

Celia Imrie ... Kate MacLeod
Alistair Findlay ... Chief Murdoch
Edward Wiley ... Garfield
James McKenna ... Father Rainey
John Cassady ... Kenny

Ian Reddington ... Bassett
Sion Tudor Owen ... Hotchkiss

Damien Leake ... Tony the Hotdog Vendor
Gordon Sterne ... Dr. Willis Kenderly

Ron Berglas ... Erik Powell
Louis Guss ... Newsvendor
Peter Banks ... Priest

Ted Maynard ... Newscaster
Waldo Roeg ... German soldier
Anthony Mannino ... Boisterous Drunk
Helena Stevens ... Old Woman in Car
Frank Dux ... Old Man in Car
Prince Howell ... Drunk in Hotel

Anthony Fusco ... Barman
Ian Tyler ... Lab Technician
Corinne Russell ... Candy
Buckley Norris ... Derelict
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Bonehill ... Buck the Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Jim Brunzell ... Himself (uncredited)
Sam Fatu ... Professional Wrestler (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Hospital Guard (uncredited)
Greg Gagne ... Himself (uncredited)
Terry 'Bam Bam' Gordy ... Professional Wrestler (uncredited)

Ed Montalvo ... Street Tough (uncredited)
Buddy Roberts ... Professional Wrestler (uncredited)
Michael Seitz ... Wrestler (uncredited)
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Directed by
Russell Mulcahy 
 
Writing credits
Gregory Widen (story)

Gregory Widen (screenplay) and
Peter Bellwood (screenplay) &
Larry Ferguson (screenplay)

Produced by
Peter S. Davis .... producer
E.C. Monell .... executive producer
Eva Monley .... associate producer
Harold Moskovitz .... associate producer
William N. Panzer .... producer
John H. Starke .... associate producer (as John Starke)
 
Original Music by
Michael Kamen 
 
Cinematography by
Gerry Fisher 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Honess 
 
Casting by
Diane Dimeo 
Michael McLean 
 
Production Design by
Allan Cameron 
 
Art Direction by
Martin Atkinson 
Tim Hutchinson 
 
Set Decoration by
Ian Whittaker 
 
Costume Design by
James Acheson 
 
Makeup Department
Tony Beesley .... special makeup effects storyboards (as Tony Beasley)
Lois Burwell .... makeup supervisor
Sandra Exelby .... makeup artist
Graham Freeborn .... makeup artist
Jeanette Freeman .... hair stylist
Robert Verner Gresty .... makeup effects mechanical design
Alex Harwood .... makeup effects artwork
Ilona Herman .... makeup artist
Denise Horsham .... makeup effects technician
Geoffrey Portass .... makeup effects technician
John Schoonraad .... makeup effects mold designer
Bobbie Smith .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen Hopkins .... assistant director
John Lawlor .... third assistant director
Michael Stevenson .... second assistant director
Jane Studd .... third assistant director
David Tringham .... assistant director
Andy Armstrong .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
George Djurkovic .... model designer
Mark Raggett .... assistant art director
Joe Haidar .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Raymond M. Samitz .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Keith Short .... sculptor (uncredited)
John Wells .... stand-by prop (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Don J. Bassman .... sound re-recordist
Stefna Borges .... assistant sound editor (as Stefna Smal)
Peter Brennan .... assistant sound editor
Kevin F. Cleary .... sound re-recordist
Tony Dawe .... production sound mixer
Richard Overton .... sound re-recordist
Clive Pendry .... sound re-recordist
Peter Pennell .... sound editor
Bob Risk .... dialog editor
Hugh Strain .... sound re-recordist
Kevin Phelan .... dubbing theatre projectionist: De Lane Lea (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Dave Chagouri .... special effects technician
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects supervisor
Garth Inns .... special effects technician
Bob Keen .... special effects makeup co-designer
Graham Longhurst .... special effects technician
Bert Luxford .... special effects technician
Nick Maley .... special effects makeup co-designer
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Blunden .... optical effects editor
Ray Caple .... matte paintings
Peter Chiang .... animator
Claude Chiasson .... animator (as Claude Chaisson)
Roger Chiasson .... animator (as Roger Chaisson)
Dave Docwra .... optical printer
Tim Field .... rostrum camera operator
Matt Forrest .... animator
Chuck Gammage .... animator
Colin Hughes .... animator
Nina Robbins .... animator
Mike Smith .... animator
Paul Sparrow .... production manager: second unit effects
Don Spencer .... animator
John Swinnerton .... animator
Tim Walton .... animator
Alan White .... photobackings
 
Stunts
Peter Brace .... stunts
Andy Bradford .... stunts
Peter Diamond .... stunt coordinator
Victor Magnotta .... stunt coordinator: New York Unit (as Vic Magnotta)
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Bonehill .... fight double (uncredited)
Lisa Cain .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Hobbs .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Bill Little .... stunt fighter (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Marc Bringuier .... steadicam operator
Paul Kenward .... clapper loader
Ronnie Maasz .... lighting cameraman: second unit effects
Simon Mills .... clapper loader: second unit
Douglas Milsome .... camera operator
Ralph Perri .... rigging grip: New York
Mike Rutter .... camera operator
Peter Versey .... camera operator: second unit effects
Peter Warrilow .... aerial camera operator
James Gordon Cooper .... key grip: New York (uncredited)
David James .... still photographer (uncredited)
Darryl Walthall .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
John Ward .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
John Ward .... key Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Stephen Williams .... camera operator: rostrum camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Helen P. Butler .... costume supervisor: New York (uncredited)
Ken Lewington .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Pauline Lewington .... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Stephen Bearman .... colorist
Catherine Hodgson .... assistant editor
Paul Hodgson .... assistant editor
Martyn Robinson .... assistant editor
Annabel Ware .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Roger Evan .... assistant to composer
Vic Fraser .... copyist
Derek Power .... music supervisor
Eric Tomlinson .... music engineer
Michael Kamen .... conductor (uncredited)
Michael Kamen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sidney Sax .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Mark White .... transportation
 
Other crew
Bob Anderson .... sword master
David Balfour .... stand-by: second unit
Marilyn Clarke .... script supervisor
Keith Hodgson .... title designer
Tony Riley .... rock face climbing operator
Babs Scarlett .... nurse
Roy Street .... horse master
Roy Street .... wrangler
Brett Botula .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Nick Daubeny .... location manager (uncredited)
Robin Demetriou .... catering supervisor (uncredited)
Timothy Klein .... Stand In: Christopher Lambert (uncredited)
Gus Maclean .... location unit manager (uncredited)
Adam Samuelson .... louma crane technician (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for strong action violence, a scene of sexuality and some language
Runtime:
116 min | USA:110 min (theatrical version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (director's cut) (1996) | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1998) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1986) | Germany:18 | Germany:12 (cut) | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2007) | Iceland:14 | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Italy:T | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | Norway:18 (cut) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (Certificate #28002) | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

Trivia:
All of Sean Connery's scenes had to be filmed in a week due to Connery's schedule. He had a bet with director Russell Mulcahy that they would not finish in seven days, but Mulcahy won the bet.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Brenda is researching the birth of Russell Nash, Dr. Kenderly reveals that he was illegitimate, and died after his birth. This is a serious breach of ethics for physicians (even retired) that violates doctor/patient privilege - even if a patient is deceased.See more »
Quotes:
Garfield:You talk funny Nash. Where you from?
Nash:Lots of different places.
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Soundtrack:
Gimme the Prize (Kurgan's Theme)See more »

FAQ

When was the Kurgan born?
Who is Rachel Ellenstein?
How does the movie end?
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78 out of 100 people found the following review useful.
Didn't get it at first, 10 December 2004
Author: timzp (sixstarbathrooms@me.com) from Perth Au

I didn't get this film at first audition. I thought the acting wasn't great. But something about the film kept pulling me in. When I watched it again I fell in love with the movie. Its full of romance, heroism and over all loss. A very involving and emotional film. The Queen song "Who wants to live forever" never fails to stir emotions. The battle scenes are also very good. What also makes the film work is the casting. The Highlanders all look very brave and fearless not to mention scarred. Also the costumes are fantastic. I'm mo expert on the exact clothing for Highlanders in the 16th century, but they looked pretty good to me. I had no real feelings about Scotland before I watched this film, But after the film got under my skin it was the next place I visited. I was amazed to find that there really is a Glen Finnan on the shore of Loch Sheil. And I can say first hand that it is a truly historicaly magical place.

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