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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,556,340 (USA)
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Trivia

Back to the Future Part II (1989) was released shortly after production on this film began. The design team had to redesign the Zeist assassins' flying sleds to make them look less like Hoverboards. See more »

Goofs

When Katana is "beamed" to Earth, he is not wearing gloves. When he arrives on Earth, he is wearing them. See more »

Quotes

Ramirez: Most people have a full measure of life... and most people just watch it slowly drip away. But if you can summon it all up... at one time... in one place... you can accomplish something... glorious.
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Connections

Referenced in Undergrads: Rivalries (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Who's that Man - Part I
Performed by The Magnetic AKA
Additional guitars by Brian Tatler and Ian Hayden
Produced by Sean Harris
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Worst Sequel of All Time
4 August 2002 | by (Manorville, New York) – See all my reviews

(I May Spoil some of the movie)Without a shout of a doubt, this is by far the worst sequel ever made for a movie. The first Highlander was a great film, it had a good story, good characters and plot that pretty much worked. Highlander II had some of the worst acting I have ever seen, really bad camera work, horrifying choreography in the fights scenes, a story that made absolutely no sense, cruddy special effects and overall, it was just a really bad movie. Though I am a fan of the first Highlander, it seemed to me that a sequel was not possible. Macleod had defeated the Kurgan and won the Prize. Now all of a sudden it's the future, and the immortals came from another world? I am fan of Michael Ironside but this was by far his worst acting job ever as he played the villain, Katana. What makes absolutely no sense to me is that in the first Highlander, the immortals didn't know why and where they came from. Now all of a sudden, Macleod remembers life on his homeworld of Zeist. The one thing that kept this movie up somewhat was Sean Connery's return. Now he died in the first Highlander, but they brought him back. And it really wasn't explained how he came back to life. This was by far the worst of the Highlander series, and the sequels later on disregarded this movie which I felt was a good idea.


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