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The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

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A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book.

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(screenplay), (based on the novel "The Neverending Story" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bastian
Kenny Morrison ... Atreyu
... Xayide
... Barney
... Nimbly
... Childlike Empress
Thomas Hill ... Koreander
Helena Michell ... Bastian's Mother
Christopher Burton ... Tri Face (as Chris Burton)
Patricia Fugger ... Instrument Spinster
Birge Schade ... Windbride
Claudio Maniscalco ... Lavaman
Andreas Borcherding ... Mudwart
Ralf Weikinger ... Mudwart
Colin Gilder ... Rockbiter Junior
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Storyline

Once again, Bastian is transported to the world of Fantasia which he recently managed to save from destruction. However, the land is now being destroyed by an evil sorceress, Xayide, so he must join up with Atreyu and face the Emptiness once more. Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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Begin an all new adventure as a young boy returns to a world of wonder on the wings of his imagination.


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8 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La historia sin fin II  »

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Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,912,124, 10 February 1991

Gross USA:

$17,373,527
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2.35 : 1
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Over 600 children were auditioned for the roles of Bastian, Atreyu, and the Childlike Empress after the original child actors had unfortunately outgrown the roles. See more »

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When Bastian and Atreyu are sitting by the fireplace, Atreyu puts his arrow on the ground. In the close-up he has the arrow in his hand again. See more »

Quotes

Bastian Bux: You saved my life, Atreyu.
Atreyu: Yes. But you would have done the same for me.
Bastian Bux: [after a pause] Sure.
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Crazy Credits

As usual, in the opening credits, the names are written in a bigger font than the jobs and in capital letters only. However, Michael Ende's name is written next to "Based on the novel by" and "THE NEVERENDING STORY" appears where his name should be. See more »

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This movie completely destroys the magic of the 1st one!!!!
5 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

The 1st "Neverending Story" was one of my favorite movies as a child so naturally, I couldn't wait for the sequel. I was completely horrified at the transformation of my favorite characters!! Although this one was made in English and the first one German, at the very least they could have done was get actors that resembled the original ones. I thought Bastien in both movies was very annoying, but I was heartbroken that characters were changed significantly. The magic and the fantasy of the first film was ruined because the 2nd looked like a "Power Rangers" episode. It was completely awful and I was disappointed in so many ways. LONG LIVE THE ORIGINAL!! Do not waste your time with the sequels, they don't have the emotion, fantasy or anything compared to the original.


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