The Neverending Story III (1994)

G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  27 October 1994 (Germany)
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A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.


(as Peter Macdonald)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carole Finn ...
Mr. Coreander / Old Man of Wandering Mountain
Moya Brady ...
Thomas Petruo ...
Tracey Ellis ...
Jane Bux
Nicole Parker ...
Nasty #1
Nasty #2 (as P. Adrien Dorval)
Kaefan Shaw ...


Bastian's dream to get a sibling becomes true when his father re-marries, but soon he has trouble with his new stepsister Nicole and with a gang of school bullies, the Nasties. Hiding in the school library, Bastian finds his favorite book of THE NEVERENDING STORY, where it is later found by Slip, the gang leader. The latter recognizes the power of the book and begins to form Fantasia after his bad intentions. When the chaos becomes worse the Child-like Empress requests Bastian to move back to the real world, get the book back and save Fantasia. Accidentally some Fantasia characters travel with him to reality, but get lost in different places. Meanwhile Slip and the other Nasties spread anarchy. Finally, Bastian gets support from Nicole, who begins to believe in the power of Fantasia. Written by Tom Pfeifer <>

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It's a brand new beginning in the adventure that never ends


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Release Date:

27 October 1994 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Neverending Story III  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Tony Robinson joined the cast as Engywook, after the fourth and final series of his kids show "Maid Marian and her Merry Men" completed production. See more »


The gnomes land in Alaska and deliver themselves to Bastian, arriving by Federal Express truck. However, Bastian does not live in Alaska and a truck-delivery company such as FedEx cannot cross the ocean as it would to have done here (in a few hours). See more »


Dog - The Nasties: Why are you always dissing me man?
Slip, Leader of The Nasties: Why don't you look in the mirror and find out.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the end credits we see the "Easy Rider"-sequence again in the upper half of the screen. See more »


References Annie (1982) See more »


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Written by Joe South
Performed by Inner Circle
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In A Class By Itself
4 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie does belong in a class by itself: Even worse than utterly terrible. I have been an aficionado of 'bad' movies for quite a long time, adoring those movies which only a group of friends and many drinks makes enjoyable. This movie was in fact so amazingly bad that I could not watch it past the first half hour or so. I only watched the rest via fast-forward the next morning. I've seen many films worse considered classically bad, this one beat them all hands down. I even had to start referring to possibly similar bad movies by saying "They may be in the NS3 category". There are those bad movies that are MST3K fun and then there are those that make you wish you had a sharp object to commit suicide with, this one is the latter.

This franchise went from excellent original fantasy, special effects for the genre, and well written characters to bad acting and writing in part 2, to movie of the week actors and rubber puppets in part 3. It's amazing how a film franchise that had such good promise sank faster than Lips Manless after taking "the bath". Especially if you're considering getting this for the kids, at least treat them to the original movie or something like the Peter Barnes inspired fantasy miniseries' from the late 90s.

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