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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Gregory Widen (characters)
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Release Date:
1 November 1991 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
It's a kind of magic. See more »
Plot:
In the future, Highlander Connor MacLeod must prevent the destruction of Earth under an anti-ozone shield. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lambert ... Connor MacLeod

Sean Connery ... Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez

Virginia Madsen ... Louise Marcus

Michael Ironside ... Gen. Katana

Allan Rich ... Allan Neyman

John C. McGinley ... David Blake

Phillip Brock ... Cabbie (as Phil Brock)

Rusty Schwimmer ... Drunk

Ed Trucco ... Jimmy

Steven Grives ... Hamlet (as Stephen Grives)
Jimmy Murray ... Horatio

Pete Antico ... Corda
Peter Bucossi ... Reno
Peter Bromilow ... Joe
Jeff Altman ... Doctor
Diana Rossi ... Virginia

Randall Newsome ... Max guard
Karin Drexler ... Brenda
Max Berliner ... Charlie
Eduardo Sapac ... Holt
Michel Peyronel ... Kid #1
Sebastian Morgan ... Kid #2
Bruno Curichelli ... Zeist Chief Justice
Daniel Trovo ... Justice #2
Diego Leske ... Justice #3
Julio Breshnev ... Voices (voice)
Jonathon Slator ... Supervisor
Theodore McNabney ... TV reporter #1 (as Ted McNabney)
Patricia De Biaggi ... TV reporter #2
André Gere ... TV reporter #3
Jorge Ochoa ... Stage manager
Jorge Varas ... Latin supervisor
Alan McCormick ... Teenager
Miguel Fernández Alonso ... Roy
Roderick Cameron ... Security technician
Nora Zinsky ... Cabin attendant
Ezequiel Eskenazi Storey ... Max leader
Jacques Arndt ... Scientist #1
Nicolas Deane ... Scientist #2
Helen Buck ... Asian technician
Andres Geringer ... Russian technician
Matt Johnston ... Cobalt man
Héctor Malamud ... Psychic chef
Pedro Loeb ... Gen. Katana's aide
Americo Gallo ... Gravedigger
Dana Swain ... Safety spokesperson
Nicolas Frey ... Yuppie #1
Edward Nutkiewicz ... Yuppie #2 (as Eduardo Nutkiewitz)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bucossi ... (uncredited)

Harry K. Garvin ... Alarm technician (uncredited)
Mausi Martínez ... Ciudadana oriental (uncredited)

Russell Mulcahy ... Shield Control technician (uncredited)
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Directed by
Russell Mulcahy 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Gregory Widen (characters)

Brian Clemens (story) and
William N. Panzer (story) (as William Panzer)

Peter Bellwood (screenplay)

Produced by
Donald P. Borchers .... line producer: additional photographic unit
Chris Chrisafis .... line producer
Robin S. Clark .... co-producer (as Robin Clark)
Guy Collins .... executive producer
Jack Cummins .... line producer
Peter S. Davis .... producer
Jean-Luc Defait .... producer
Ziad El Khoury .... producer
Stephen Kaye .... associate producer
William N. Panzer .... producer (as William Panzer)
Mari Provenzano .... associate producer
Alejandro Sessa .... co-producer
Mario Sotela .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Stewart Copeland 
 
Cinematography by
Phil Meheux (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Hubert de La Bouillerie  (as Hubert C. de la Bouillerie)
Anthony Redman 
Charles Simmons (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Pamela Basker 
Fern Champion 
Sue Swan 
 
Production Design by
Roger Hall 
 
Art Direction by
John Frankish 
John King (supervising art director)
Cliff Robinson 
 
Costume Design by
Deborah Everton 
 
Makeup Department
Greg Cannom .... special makeup
Roland Blancaflor .... special makeup effects technician: Cannom Creations Inc (uncredited)
Alberto Moccia .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
John A. Amicarella .... additional post-production supervisor
Joe Camp III .... production manager
Craig Holt .... post-production supervisor (2004 video re-release)
David Pauker .... post-production supervisor
Aron Warner .... production manager
Alicia Alexander .... production manager: additional photography (uncredited)
Sabina Sigler .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J. Stephen Buck .... first assistant director
Jack Cummins .... first assistant director
Carlos Gil .... second assistant director
Randall Newsome .... second assistant director
Claudio Reiter .... first assistant director (as Claudio Reitter)
Mike Topoozian .... first assistant director
Arthur Wooster .... second unit director
Michael Schroeder .... first assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Michael Boone .... draughtsman (uncredited)
John Naulin .... body armor construction (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tim Drury .... boom operator
Richard Shorr .... sound effects
Richard Shorr .... supervising sound editor
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Nick Finlayson .... senior special effects technician
Christian Gruaz .... prosthetic assistant
John Richardson .... special effects designer
Chris Corbould .... special effects floor supervisor (uncredited)
Neil Corbould .... special effects workshop supervisor (uncredited)
Ray O. Hardesty .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Kate Murray .... special makeup effects (uncredited)
L. Danielle Villegas .... effects camera assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Daniel Brown .... optical assistant: Stargate Films (as Dan Brown)
Mario Ghersi .... computer graphics
Allen Gonzales .... visual effects: animator
Jason Korber .... digital compositor (2004 edition)
Sam Nicholson .... visual effects designer
Jesse Silver .... visual effects matte department supervisor
Larry Arpin .... optical effects (uncredited)
Geeta Basantani .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Daniel Brown .... model shop foreman (uncredited)
Carlos Essmann .... clapper loader: visual effects unit (uncredited)
Jared Jones .... digital compositor (2004 edition) (uncredited)
Alan G. Markowitz .... optical effects cameraman (uncredited)
Jeff Nicholson .... optical effects (uncredited)
Laura Vineyard .... visual effects production coordinator (uncredited)
Joshua Weisel .... visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
Raulette Woods .... visual effects: Stargate Films (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Sandy Berumen .... stunts (as Sandy Beruman)
Kurt Bryant .... stunt coordinator: additional unit
Thomas Dewier .... stunts (as Tom Dewter)
Andy Gill .... stunts
Tommy J. Huff .... stunt double: MacLeod (as Tom Huff)
Jeff Imada .... stunts
Matt Johnston .... stunt double: Katana
Eddie Matthews .... stunts
Carl Milinac .... stunts (as Carl Milnac)
Arturo Noal .... stunts
Frank Orsatti .... stunt coordinator
Frank Orsatti .... stunts
Roxanna Palouzzi .... stunt double: Louise
Kristyn Randall .... stunt double: Louise (as Christy Randall)
Jerry Spicer .... stunts
Mike Stone .... stunts
Rocky Taylor .... stunt double: Ramirez
Steve Walters .... stunts (as Steve Walter)
Danny Weselis .... stunts
Marcelo Abeal .... stunts (uncredited)
Billy Bates .... stunts (uncredited)
Gilles Conseil .... stunts (uncredited)
Minor Mustain .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Abraham .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Mike Frift .... camera operator: second unit
Harry K. Garvin .... camera operator
Etienne George .... still photographer
Ian Jones .... Steadicam operator
Steve Mcleod .... best boy
Terry Potter .... gaffer
Rick Raphael .... Steadicam operator
Julio Serna .... video supervisor
Peter Turner .... camera operator
Kevin Fraser .... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
John Joleaud .... gaffer: USA (uncredited)
Jamie Thompson .... cinematographer: USA (uncredited)
Brian 'Wheat' Villegas .... gaffer: visual effects unit (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lois DeArmond .... costume illustrator (uncredited)
Marisa Urruti .... assistant to costume designer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Albert Coleman .... first assistant editor
Sharon McGeeney .... negative cutter
Brian Ralph .... negative cutter
Clay Walker .... post-production assistant
Maria Montoreano .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Michael Dittrick .... music editor
Seth Kaplan .... music supervisor
Jonathan Sheffer .... orchestrator
Blake Martin Moulin .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Jeff Seitz .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Jonathan Sheffer .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Mark White .... transportation
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
William R. Peck .... driver (uncredited)
Adam Pinkstaff .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Chris Casady .... director of animated effects
Jill Gurr .... script supervisor
Martin Larumbe .... location manager
Frank Orsatti .... sword master
Andy Birmingham .... production accountant (uncredited)
Mark Carlton .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Yvonne Eastmond .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Julie Hansen .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Alejandro Levi .... location scout (uncredited)
Catherine Marie McDonald .... travel and shipping coordinator (uncredited)
Adam Samuelson .... louma crane technician (uncredited)
Gustavo Tieffenberg .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Highlander II: The Renegade Version" - UK (director's cut), USA (video title (director's cut))
"Highlander 2" - USA (DVD title)
"Highlander 2: The Quickening" - USA (video box title)
"Highlander II" - USA (short title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, and some sexuality and language
Runtime:
91 min | USA:109 min (director's cut) | Argentina:92 min | UK:86 min (DVD version) | UK:100 min (theatrical version) | Sweden:100 min (theatrical version)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1998) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1991) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1991) | France:Unrated | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:15 (video premiere) (1991) (cut) | Norway:(Banned) (1990-2003) (cinema release) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (cut) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The final fight scene between MacLeod and Katana is composed of two separate battles. They are shown correctly in the Renegade Version.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In the fight scenes in the beginning of the movie, the lines suspending the actors in the air are clearly visible.See more »
Quotes:
Katana:Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. If you don't take it out and use it, it's going to rust.See more »
Soundtrack:
HauntedSee more »

FAQ

Is it necessary to see the first Highlander movie before seeing this one?
Why were Connor and Ramirez sent from Zeist to Earth?
How many versions of this movie are there?
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30 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
McCloud from Outer Space, 11 April 2004
Author: Archduke-1

All true Highlander fans will simply not acknowledge the existence of Highlander 2, wih good reason: Planet Zeist.

if you were to see part 2 and not the Original, it would be ok, cuz it would make sense in its own way. H1 and H2 are effectively unrelated films. But Highlander was quite an original story. H2, unfortunately, is a bit goofy and out of sync. Quite laughable in its own way.

If you want a good laugh, check it out. It's high cheese. If you're a Highlander purist, it DOESN'T EXIST. The intention was probably good, trying to show the aftermath of McCloud's mistakes after winning the original "tournament", but the premise is ruined by Planet Zeist, and Michael Ironside is just rehashing the Kurgen. He's a bit funnier in the villain role, but it doesn't save the movie from being silly

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