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Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

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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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It's time for a new kind of magic. See more »


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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)  »

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Highlander 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$15,556,340 (USA)
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Some local artists worked behind the camera: Awafi, a company specialized in computer animations and some director's works, specialist in prosthetics Alex Mathews and specialist in visual effects Tom Cundom, who later should famous to arm a grenade which killed to the Argentinian actor Cesar Pierry. See more »

Goofs

When Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez was killed in the prison, he had the Samurai sword with him, and Connor MacLeod ran out of the prison with his other sword. In the final fight, MacLeod has the Samurai again. See more »

Quotes

Ramirez: Remember, Highlander, remember your home. Another galaxy, you were chosen, remember?
Conner MacLeod: Yes, yes I remember. The beginning, 500 years ago, on the planet Zeist. We planned rebellion, we met in secret, always careful to avoid our deadly enemy, General Katana.
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Soundtracks

Sunshield / Dam Escape
Performed by The Seattle Symphony and Symphony Chorale
(featuring Rusty Anderson on guitar)
Produced by Stewart Copeland and Jeff Seitz
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A horrible, horrible movie
29 August 2003 | by (Detroit, MI) – See all my reviews

I've heard alot of bad things about this, but being a fan of the Highlander film and TV series, I had to check this out. That was a mistake. This movie has almost nothing to do with the first movie, and even by itself sits on laughable premises. The writing is terrible, the characters are one-dimensional (at best), the effects look like they were done out of someone's garage. Hey, let's summon back dead characters for no apparent reason. Hey! Let's pretend everyone's from another planet! You know what? Let's through in a conspiracy for the hell of it! This movie seems like it didn't leave the script-writing process until they finished shooting, and then they skipped editing. I shudder to think the horrors I would have witnessed had I not been watching the directors cut.


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