Highlander (1986) Poster



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Followed by 

Highlander (1992) (TV Series)
Highlander: The Animated Series (1994) (TV Series)
Highlander: The Raven (1998) (TV Series)

Remade as 

Edited into 

Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim (2012)
scenes are taken from this film


Highlander (1992) (TV Series)
Highlander: The Raven (1998) (TV Series)


Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959) (TV Series)
Heavy Metal (1981)

Referenced in 

Ricochet (1991)
Siskel & Ebert: Worst of '91 (1992) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert mentions the original when reviewing the sequel.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Suddenly, it's the end of 'Highlander.'"
The Shadow (1994)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girls Town (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "There can be only one!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Colossus and the Headhunters (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "There can be only 300!"
Stargate (1994)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Racket Girls (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "There can be only one!"
WarCraft: Orcs & Humans (1994) (Video Game)
Out of the Dark (1995)
electricity portal scenes
WarCraft II: Tides of Darkness (1995) (Video Game)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1996) (TV Episode)
Crow: "There can be only one . . . or two!"
Dragon Flyz: There Can Be Only One (1996) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a quote reference.
Mean Guns (1997)
WWF Raw: Episode #4.49 (1997) (TV Episode)
The Interrogator's re-debut as Kurrgan
Shadow Warrior (1997) (Video Game)
when Lo Wang finishes off an enemy by cutting him in half, he says, "There can be only one!"
Highlander 2: To Be or Not to Be a Sequel (1997) (Video)
mentioned a few times
StarCraft (1998) (Video Game)
Blade (1998)
Deacon Frost puts together a sword from a suitcase right before the final battle
The Simpsons: Lard of the Dance (1998) (TV Episode)
After Homer claims to be from Scotland, Willie asks if he knows Angus MacLeod, a character from Highlander.
StarCraft: Brood War (1998) (Video Game)
Cold Hearts (1999)
Bruiser: Get Me Roger Slippers (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the A-Level French program sketch when Christopher Lambert is given as an example of a French person.
High Fidelity (2000)
Versus (2000)
The villian puts together a sword from a suitcase right before the final battle just like in Highlander
The Brotherhood (2001) (Video)
One character says "Is this one of those 'Highlander' things?"
Shrek (2001)
Undergrads: Rivalries (2001) (TV Episode)
part of a trivia question
The One (2001)
Cheerleader Ninjas (2002)
During ffight scene one of the cheerleaders says there can be only one
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Video Game)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (Video Game)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Dumber Dolls (2002) (TV Episode)
discussed by characters
No Manners (2002)
"There can be only one"
Final Fantasy XI (2002) (Video Game)
Description for Immortal Molt is ''The molt of a highlander lizard, shed in a climactic battle with another of its kind. There can be only one! ''
Retarded Animal Babies (2003) (Video)
In RAB8 Puppy quotes this movie
The Best of Youth (2003)
Musical quotation of Highlander theme early in Part II - an oblique reference to that film's plot, to suggest where the relationship between Matteo and Mirella will lead.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Silhouetted sword fight against blue windows
Exhumed (2003) (Video)
mountaintop shot recreated
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
poster in living room
'Highlander 2': Seduced by Argentina (2004) (Video)
mentioned several times
Sith Apprentice (2005) (Short)
Vader lifts the line "The can be only one..." before killing Count Dooku and becoming the new Sith Apprentice
Vampire Assassin (2005) (Video)
when immortal is killed, lightning shoots out of its body
The Locator (2006) (Video)
"There can be only one" (song lyrics)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
In conversation with Girard, Bobby says "I feel like I'm in 'Highlander'".
Psych: Rob-a-Bye Baby (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn (imitating Connor) says, "There can only be one."
South Park: Imaginationland: Episode II (2007) (TV Episode)
Kurgan is one of the Imaginationland villains.
American Dad!: The Most Adequate Christmas Ever (2007) (TV Episode)
Roger mentions the movie when he asks if stealing another person's Christmas spirit makes your Christmas spirit grow stronger. "You know, like in Highlander? There can be only one!"
Stargate: Atlantis: The Kindred: Part 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Todd the Wraith: "There can be only one"
New Amsterdam: Golden Boy (2008) (TV Episode)
When John tells Corey that he cannot be killed, the boy asks, "What if they cut off your head," a reference to Highlander.
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
"Zack II" has been known to use the catchphrase "There can be only one," every time he saw Zack Brown in high school, and still does
Fanboys (2009)
"There can be only one."
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Jonas Brothers (2009) (TV Episode)
In the digital short, Andy asks the Jonas brothers, "What are you, highlanders?"
Castle: Hedge Fund Homeboys (2009) (TV Episode)
Rick mentions it regarding the apparent immortality of '70s fashions
Safari (2009)
"Maybe they're immortal like Christopher Lambert".
The Office: Heavy Competition (2009) (TV Episode)
Dwight compares his master/apprentice releationship with Michael to Highlander
Phobidilia (2009)
"There could be only one" reference
The Venture Bros.: Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel (2009) (TV Episode)
The Highlander and quickening mentioned in dialogue.
Dollhouse: The Attic (2009) (TV Episode)
Echo tells Dominic she doesn't want to ruin his Highlander thinking. Mean that the're only one mind in the attic.
Heroes: Chapter Twelve 'Upon This Rock' (2010) (TV Episode)
Hiro uses a meat cleaver as a sword and says, "There can be only one."
Supernatural: Weekend at Bobby's (2010) (TV Episode)
Crowley's real name is McLeod, the same as the main character in the film, "Highlander" and the castle, shown behind the cemetery where Crowley is buried, is the same castle from the film, "Highlander".
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
A character quotes the movie's famous line, "There can be only one."
The Knight Jerks Trilogy (2010) (Video)
The evil Schroyer says "There can be only one" before a climactic showdown with Knight Jerk 1.
30 Rock: TGS Hates Women (2011) (TV Episode)
Jack says that women compete for men like himself or the Highlander
The PoseidonGodofWater20 Movie Collection: Figments of My Imaggination (2011) (TV Episode)
Imitaations of characters are made
The PoseidonGodofWater20 Movie Collection: 129 Impressions (2011) (TV Episode)
Characters are imitated
Doctor Who: The Almost People (2011) (TV Episode)
Amy says "there can be only one" referring to the Doctor and his clone.
Forget About It: Highlander (2011) (TV Episode)
Panda "forgets about it"
Who? What? (2011) (Short)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Beware! Children at Play (2011) (TV Episode)
"Why would they be quoting Christopher Lambert movies?"
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
Duke Nukem perform an execution move, he would sometimes utter "There can be only one".
The Spoony Experiment: Tekken: The Motion Picture (2011) (TV Episode)
"There be only one"
Forget About It: My Little Pony (2011) (TV Episode)
Welshy wears a "Highlander sucks" T-Shirt
Forget About It: Suburban Knights (2011) (TV Episode)
Welshy wears a "Highlander sucks" T-Shirt
Brows Held High: Goodbye 20th Century (2011) (TV Episode)
"Somehow I'm reviewing a Highlander sequel."
Suits: She Knows (2012) (TV Episode)
Harvey - "There can be only one!" Jessica - "we're at a Funeral and you're quoting Highlander"
Melissa & Joey: Eat, Pray, Date (2012) (TV Episode)
"I'm Candy!" - Melissa: "Of course you are!"
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Tagger (2013) (TV Episode)
Trevor Podolski refers to the film.
Psych: Psych the Musical (2013) (TV Episode)
Gus meets Chris Lamberth and asks, "Like the Highlander?"
American Dad!: News Glances with Genevieve Vavance (2014) (TV Episode)
"There can be only one"
Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show: There Can Be Only One (TV Episode)
The episode title is a quote reference.

Featured in 

Queen: Greatest Video Hits 2 (2003) (Video)
clips featured in "Princes of the Universe"
NCIS: Escaped (2006) (TV Episode)
The group is looking for an accomplice named Russell Nash. This is the same alias used by Connor MacLeod in the beginning of Highlander.
Empire: The World's Best Movie Quiz (2006) (Video Game)
Clips used
The Making of Highlander I: A Legend Is Born (2007) (Video)
Documentary on the making of Highlander (1986)
The Making of Highlander, part II: The Visual Style (2007) (Video)
Documentary on the making of Highlander (1986)
The Making of Highlander, part III: A Strong Woman (2007) (Video)
Documentary on the making of Highlander (1986)
The Making of 'Highlander' IV - Die Sicht des Produzenten (2007) (Video)
Documentary on the making of Highlander (1986)
Scotland on Screen (2009) (TV Movie)
extracts shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Couples Retreat/Bronson/An Education (2009) (TV Episode)
"Buck Smithee: Accent Coach" segment.
Ahate pasa (2010) (Short)
Clip of the film shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Lunatik #1 (2010) (TV Episode)
"There can be only one!"
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Riddle (2010) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Dream Me Up Scotty! (2013) (TV Movie)
Footage from this is included as an example of Scottish accents on screen.

Spoofed in 

The Spirit of Christmas (1995) (Short)
Santa with Muscles (1996)
the line "There can be only one!" is spoken during the final "swordfight" with the crystals.
The Simpsons: Take My Wife, Sleaze (1999) (TV Episode)
When Homer and the boss of the gang fight with the motorbikes over the half-destroyed wall is a spoof of the duel between Sean Connery and The Kurgan in the original movie.
Shrek (2001)
Gálvölgyi Show: Episode #4.4 (2001) (TV Episode)
"Gálvölgyi Show" (1998) {(#4.4)} spoofs Highlander (1986)
Knight of the Living Dead (2005) (Video)
The Viking says "There can be only one!" which was of course, a popular line from the film Highlander.
Dieter (2006) (TV Movie)
Dieter in kilt waving a sword, dreams of immortality
Robot Chicken: Celebrity Rocket (2006) (TV Episode)
"There can be only one" and Lohan is trained by Ramirez
Community: Modern Warfare (2010) (TV Episode)
Characters frequently referring to "The prize."
South Park: HUMANCENTiPAD (2011) (TV Episode)
The Geniuses gather to perform the "quickening"

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