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The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

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A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book.

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Bastian's Mother
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Tri Face (as Chris Burton)
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Storyline

Once again, Bastian is transported to the world of Fantasia which he recently managed to save from destruction. However, the land is now being destroyed by an evil sorceress, Xayide, so he must join up with Atreyu and face the Emptiness once more. Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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Begin an all new adventure as a young boy returns to a world of wonder on the wings of his imagination.


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8 February 1991 (USA)  »

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La historia sin fin II  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,373,527 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Out of the three Neverending Story films, this one doesn't feature the two gnomes Engywook and Urgl. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Bastian brings Atreyu back to life with Auryn, as the camera looks down at the corpse of the warrior, you can easily see the steady throbbing of the jugular vein in his neck. This pulse is visible even as Bastian sits lamenting over the body of his friend, before he even decides to make the wish to bring him back. See more »

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Bastian Bux: Falkor, look! The castle that looks like a hand!
Falkor: A very mean hand.
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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Cho Dengeki Stryker (2015) See more »

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6 March 2002 | by (Cyberspace) – See all my reviews

I am a fan of The Neverending Story the book. This movie did not live up to my expectations at all (when I saw it again recently)

The movie covers part of the book's story, with Bastian meeting Xayide. Although part of it is followed closely, Nimbly did NOT work for Xayide, there was no Memory ball thing (AURYN made Bastian lose his memories on its own) and the end was a cheesy replacement for the Fountain of Life.

In the original story, there was much more substance.

And the thing that annoys me most: If Bastian met the Childlike Empress in the last movie, why did she appear to him in this one? If they had only researched the story better, they would have discovered that you can only meet the Empress ONCE. No matter how many times you meet her, she wil have no memory of you ever meeting her previously.


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