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Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

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In the future, Highlander Connor MacLeod must prevent the destruction of Earth under an anti-ozone shield.

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Gregory Widen (characters), Brian Clemens (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... MacLeod
Sean Connery ... Ramírez
Virginia Madsen ... Louise
Michael Ironside ... Katana
Allan Rich ... Neyman
John C. McGinley ... Blake
Phillip Brock ... Cabbie (as Phil Brock)
Rusty Schwimmer ... Drunk
Ed Trucco ... Jimmy
Steven Grives ... Hamlet (as Stephen Grives)
Jimmy Murray Jimmy Murray ... Horatio
Pete Antico ... Corda
Peter Bucossi ... Reno
Peter Bromilow ... Joe
Jeff Altman ... Doctor
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Storyline

The second "Highlander" movie, again with Christopher Lambert and Sir Sean Connery. It's the year 2024, and all of the ozone above Earth is gone. To protect people from dying, MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield", several years ago. But, since there isn't anyone left who's Immortal after MacLeod's victory in the previous movie, he has stopped being an Immortal. Now he is just an old man, until one day some other Immortals arrive on our planet. You see, the Immortals come from another planet. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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It's a kind of magic. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, and some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | France | Argentina

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Highlander II: The Renegade Version See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,280,490, 3 November 1991

Gross USA:

$15,556,340

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,556,340
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (DVD) | (theatrical) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | DTS (director's cut)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Russell Mulcahy in those days, "Buenos Aires has the futurist and apocalyptic style I want to show." See more »

Goofs

Ramirez and MacLeod enter the prison with a car. The guards shoot the car with machine guns from all sides. MacLeod's friend Louise Marcus, in the trunk of the car, survives unhurt. See more »

Quotes

Ramirez: [the audience is laughing at him] My apologies.
[to the actor portraying Hamlet]
Ramirez: Enough of this useless banter, I will be on my way and leave you to converse with your skull. Farewell, dear shithead, farewell.
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Alternate Versions

On at least one occasion (06/17/06) another version was shown on TNT. This one differed mostly at the end. Connor takes Katanas head, destroying the shield. We hear Ramirez's voice over as Connor is still standing in the middle of the light ray, with Louise smiling back at him. The movie ends right there with Connor smiling back. The end credits feature a female singer as opposed to Lou Gramm's 'One Dream'. See more »

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Referenced in The Spoony Experiment: The Beastmaster (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Destroy Shield
Performed by The Seattle Symphony and Symphony Chorale
Produced by Stewart Copeland and Jeff Seitz
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User Reviews

 
McCloud from Outer Space
11 April 2004 | by Archduke-1See all my reviews

All true Highlander fans will simply not acknowledge the existence of Highlander 2, wih good reason: Planet Zeist.

if you were to see part 2 and not the Original, it would be ok, cuz it would make sense in its own way. H1 and H2 are effectively unrelated films. But Highlander was quite an original story. H2, unfortunately, is a bit goofy and out of sync. Quite laughable in its own way.

If you want a good laugh, check it out. It's high cheese. If you're a Highlander purist, it DOESN'T EXIST. The intention was probably good, trying to show the aftermath of McCloud's mistakes after winning the original "tournament", but the premise is ruined by Planet Zeist, and Michael Ironside is just rehashing the Kurgen. He's a bit funnier in the villain role, but it doesn't save the movie from being silly


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