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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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Carole Finn ...
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Large Head
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Jane Bux
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Barney
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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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$17,000,000 (estimated)
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is mentioned in dialogue by Engywook. Arnold Schwarzenegger had played Conan in Conan in Conan the Barbarian (1982) and Conan the Destroyer (1984). Arnold Schwarzenegger would later star opposite Emilia Clarke in Terminator Genisys (2015). Emilia Clarke achieved fame as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones (2011). The Conan films were based on the fantasy stories by Robert E. Howard and the Game of Thrones TV series was based on the "A Song of Fire and Ice" fantasy books by George R.R. Martin. See more »

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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 »

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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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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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I'm a Stoneman
Performed by The Stoneman
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An insult to the series
7 March 1999 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

The first movie was great. The second wasn't so great, though it's not quite as bad as you've heard. Especially with there now being an even WORSE entry to this series - this being it!

Someone questioned why Warner Bros. didn't have the distribution rights to this entry. Well, at first they did. I remember reading a (very negative) review of this movie in "Variety" magazine, and Warner Bros. was set to distribute. It's quite obvious now that Warner Bros. threw away its distribution option (probably after seeing how horrible this movie is), and Miramax picked it up for a tiny release that lasted 5 minutes. (In my city, it only played for a few weekend matinees).

Oh yeah, what did I think of this movie? Quite frankly, it sucked. What were they thinking when they decided to jazz up the movie with contemporary rock 'n roll???? And most of the movie actually takes place not in the fantasy world, but in this world. The characters are especially obnoxious (especially the rock baby), and suffer from stereotypes. Plus, the movie seems to have forgotten a lot of what happened previously - the hero's dad knew about Fantasia, so the hero didn't have to hide anything from him - but for some reason, the hero keeps the incidents he was involved in a secret. The low point comes where the climax is not solved with magic or intelligence - but with karate. Yes, karate.


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