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The NeverEnding Story (1984)

Die unendliche Geschichte (original title)
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A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Bastian
... Bastian's Father
Chris Eastman ... 1st Bully (as Drum Garrett)
Darryl Cooksey ... 2nd Bully
Nicholas Gilbert ... 3rd Bully
Thomas Hill ... Carl Conrad Coreander
... Teeny Weeny
Tilo Prückner ... Night Hob
... Cairon
... Atreyu
... Rockbiter / Falkor / G'mork / Narrator (voice)
... Engywook
Patricia Hayes ... Urgl
... The Childlike Empress
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Storyline

Bastian is a young boy who lives a dreary life being tormented by school bullies. On one such occasion he escapes into a book shop where the old proprieter reveals an ancient story-book to him, which he is warned can be dangerous. Shortly after, he "borrows" the book and begins to read it in the school attic where he is drawn into the mythical land of Fantasia, which desperately needs a hero to save it from destruction. Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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A boy who needs a friend finds a world that needs a hero in a land beyond imagination!


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Release Date:

20 July 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The NeverEnding Story  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,325,823, 22 July 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,158,808

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,000,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Was the most expensive film ever produced in Germany at the time it was made. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the movie when Atreyu is in the ocean, it is very obvious that scene is filmed in an aquarium, due to the presence of bala sharks, a common aquarium fish. See more »

Quotes

Engywook: To the winch, wench.
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Ruined Landscape
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Composed & performed by Giorgio Moroder
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Who didn't want to ride a luck Dragon?
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‘Turn around, tell me what you seeeee', flying through the clouds as the titles roll. It is on every Christmas, I own it and I simply love it. The Neverending Story is one of the least offensive and nicest family films out there. It has numerous sequels, but it is the first one directed by Wolfgang Peterson that is the best of the three.

Bastian, a young boy lives in a dream world, his father wants him to grow up his school would like him to get his head out of the clouds and is tormented by bullies. On his way into school while trying get away from the bullies he runs into an old book shop. While hiding inside the owner shows him ‘The Neverending Story' a huge volume decorated with the Orin the symbol of the child like emprise of the Land Fantasia. When the owner isn't look Bastian takes the book.

This is a beautiful film; it enthralled me as a child and still does as an adult. I have watched over and over again, never tiring of it and always enjoying it. If you have young children or are an old child it doesn't matter this is pure a adventure fantasy for all ages, with colourful characters.


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