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Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  1 November 1991 (USA)
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In the future, Highlander Connor MacLeod must prevent the destruction of Earth under an anti-ozone shield.

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Storyline

The second "Highlander" movie, again with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. It's the year 2024 and all the ozone above Earth has gone. To protect people from dying, MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield", several years ago. But, since there isn't left anyone Immortal after MacLeod's victory in the previous film, he has stopped being an Immortal himself. Now he is just an old man, until one day some other Immortals arrive on our planet. You see, the Immortals come from another planet... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong violence, and some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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1 November 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Highlander 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$15,556,340 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Virginia Madsen auditioned for Heather in the original Highlander (1986). See more »

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When Katana throws Blake out of a window, the figure that hits the ground is a very, very obvious dummy. See more »

Quotes

[U.S. Cable-TV Version]
Louise Marcus: Okay, now let me just see if I can get this straight. You come from another planet, and you're mortal there, but you're immortal here until you kill all the guys from there who have come here... and then you're mortal here... unless you go back there, or some more guys from there came here, in which case you become immortal here... again.
Conner MacLeod: Something like that.
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Connections

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Destroy Shield
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User Reviews

 
utterly woeful
29 February 2004 | by (australia) – See all my reviews

i saw the premiere of this film in edinburgh at the odeon. the theatre was packed and having really enjoyed the first movie, like i guess most of the audience we were all really excited to be seeing the sequel. you can imagine our dissapointment. lots of ppl, including us , left 20 mins before the end, quite a few patrons were quite angry at how ineptly bad it was. having recently seen it again on cable it is still utterly woeful. i would rather go and clean the toilet than sit thru it again. on second thoughts i'd rather come and clean your toilet and i don't like clieaning toilets and don't know you. get the idea???


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