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The Neverending Story III (1994)

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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Moya Brady ...
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Thomas Petruo ...
Tracey Ellis ...
Jane Bux
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Nicole Parker ...
Nasty #1
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Nasty #2 (as P. Adrien Dorval)
Kaefan Shaw ...
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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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27 October 1994 (Germany)  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)
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The song that The Stoneman sings when he rides on his bike with Junior is "Born to be Wild" by Steppenwolf. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bastian: Can you guys show me where the men's room is?
Slip, Leader of The Nasties: Well, I think you're personally right. We'll escort you to the men's room.
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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 »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Kiss From A Rose
Written by Seal
Produced by Trevor Horn
Performed by Seal
Courtesy of ZTT Record Limited/Warner Music UK Limited/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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