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?


Only film in the trilogy not to feature Atreyu. See more »


Falcor arrives at a Chinese New Year festival, but the next day is Halloween. Chinese New Year is celebrated in January or February. See more »


Nicole: [as the rest of the kids run from a group of bullies known as "The Nasties"] Come on!
Bastian: Why? Who are they?
Nicole: The Nasties!
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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 »


Referenced in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) See more »


Nasty World
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Huge disappointment
21 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

I cannot begin to describe how awful this movie is. I watched the first Neverending Story when I was 7 or 8 or so, it came out in 1984, the year I was born, and I was absolutely fascinated with it. A few years later I had the pleasure of watching the second one, and although not as good as the first one, I have to say it is one of the better movie sequels I have seen (the people who comment on it give it too harsh criticism) It was still as imaginative and beautiful as the first one, and kept all the main characters. I saw the third one in the movie rental part of our grocery store when I was 14, and I got exited. I immediately rented it and brought it home and popped it in our VCR (you remember VCR's don't you?). It was not much longer after that that I was popping it out again. NES3, for lack of a better term,... sucks. The storyline was as unimaginative and vapid as you could hope for, it takes place in the real world, and not(as the title would have you believe)in Fantasia, and I get the feeling that it is because creating a fantasy world was a little out of their budget. This movie has "low budget" written all over it. The childlike empress isn't even blond! they get some brunette chick who looks nothing like her to play the role. After the fart jokes and potty humor commenced, I just couldn't take it any longer. My advice is don't wast your time and ruin your childhood memories with this piece of refuse.

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