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The Neverending Story III (1994)

Die unendliche Geschichte III: Rettung aus Phantasien (original title)
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.

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Nicole
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Carole Finn ...
Mookie
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Dog
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Mr. Coreander / Old Man of Wandering Mountain
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Jane Bux
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Nasty #1
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Nasty #2 (as P. Adrien Dorval)
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Storyline

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 <pfeifer@fokus.gmd.de>

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


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27 October 1994 (Germany)  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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Position of the papers and files Bastian drops. See more »

Quotes

Dog - The Nasties: Hey Slip, what about the luck dragon?
Falkor - Fuchur: Oh no, this isn't my favorite part of the story.
Slip, Leader of The Nasties: Looks like he's all out of luck.
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At the beginning of the end credits we see the "Easy Rider"-sequence again in the upper half of the screen. See more »

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References Easy Rider (1969) See more »

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Did the producers even pay attention to basic points?
4 December 2003 | by (Murfreesboro, TN) – See all my reviews

I thought Bastian's real mom died? Now his real mom is alive and his dad (except his new stepdad) is gone. Did I miss a step between NES 2 and 3? Then, all the fantasy characters (Falcor, Rock Biter, etc.) change looks (and in some cases, even names)!

If I could rate this negative #'s, I'd rate this a -10. However, Jack Black showed how he could actually act (in a rather early appearance before he became the likable guy he is/plays now), so I think I'll give it a -5.


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