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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... MacLeod
... Ramírez
... Louise
... Katana
... Neyman
... Blake
... Cabbie (as Phil Brock)
... Drunk
... Jimmy
... Hamlet (as Stephen Grives)
Jimmy Murray ... Horatio
... Corda
Peter Bucossi ... Reno
Peter Bromilow ... Joe
... Doctor
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Storyline

The second "Highlander" movie, again with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. It's the year 2024 and all the ozone above Earth has gone. To protect people from dying, MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield", several years ago. But, since there isn't left anyone Immortal after MacLeod's victory in the previous film, he has stopped being an Immortal himself. 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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1 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Highlander 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,982,370 (United Kingdom), 18 April 1991, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,280,490, 3 November 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,556,340
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| (director's cut) | (DVD) | (theatrical) | (theatrical)

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| (director's cut)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Producer William N. Panzer and the production team constructed a story that took place in the future that dealt with important issues such as the depletion of the ozone layer and the destruction of the planet from ultraviolet radiation. See more »

Goofs

When Connor and Katana fight around the energy shield, they destroy several railings. After Katana burns his hand, the railings are intact again. See more »

Quotes

Salesman in Gentlemans Tailor: May I help you sir?
Ramirez: I would like a set of clothes.
Salesman in Gentlemans Tailor: Then why not, indeed... We're the oldest gentlemans tailor in Scotland.
Ramirez: Well then, I've come to the right place. Since I am without a doubt the oldest gentleman in Scotland.
Salesman in Gentlemans Tailor: Well... you say so, sir.
Ramirez: Well let's get started. I have a long journey ahead of me and limited time.
Salesman in Gentlemans Tailor: I am afraid sir still doesn't understand - a suit may take several weeks to complete.
Ramirez: I am afraid sir damn well does understand... and sir, I'd like the set of clothes by ...
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Featured in 'Highlander 2': Seduced by Argentina (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

One Dream
Performed by Lou Gramm and The Lou Gramm Band
Additional guitars by Vivian Campbell
Produced by Robert Ezrin and James Guthrie
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A horrible, horrible movie
29 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I've heard alot of bad things about this, but being a fan of the Highlander film and TV series, I had to check this out. That was a mistake. This movie has almost nothing to do with the first movie, and even by itself sits on laughable premises. The writing is terrible, the characters are one-dimensional (at best), the effects look like they were done out of someone's garage. Hey, let's summon back dead characters for no apparent reason. Hey! Let's pretend everyone's from another planet! You know what? Let's through in a conspiracy for the hell of it! This movie seems like it didn't leave the script-writing process until they finished shooting, and then they skipped editing. I shudder to think the horrors I would have witnessed had I not been watching the directors cut.


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