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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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Russell Mulcahy

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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 Peter Bucossi ... Reno
Peter Bromilow Peter Bromilow ... Joe
Jeff Altman ... 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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It's time for a new kind of magic. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Davis-Panzer

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:

£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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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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Trivia

After this film bombed at the box office, it was decided that the following films, Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994), Highlander: Endgame (2000), and Highlander: The Source (2007), would be true and faithful to the original film, story, and mythology by pretending this film never happened. A long-running joke among Highlander fans states that the official name of the third movie should have been "Highlander III: The Apology". See more »

Goofs

During the raid on the shield generator near the start of the film, we see 4 characters slide across the zip-wires but when they enter the interior there are 5 of them. When they leave, the guards shoot 2 but then 4 are shown running across a walkway. The next shot shows a monitor with 5 people running down a corridor. See more »

Quotes

Drunk: Are you MacLeod?
Conner MacLeod: Yes, I am.
Drunk: Great. I always wanted to meet the guy that turned the world to shit.
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Alternate Versions

A 108 min. Director's Cut, titled "Highlander II: The Renegade Version", is available in the U.S.A. on video and features 16 minutes of footage not included in the theatrical release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Phoenix Nights: Episode #1.2 (2001) 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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Over-criticized
12 June 2018 | by quridleySee all my reviews

It's not nearly as exciting, fun or cool as the original but it's still a creative and well-made sequel that is hated because of a horrible version that had nothing to do with the director/writer. It's no Blade Runner yet it's the first of a zillion films that tries to be. The drastic changes from the original film were panned at the time but in a culture swamped in bad remakes and redundant sequels, maybe posterity will appreciate how Highlander 2 ramps up the political and existential themes that were wallpaper to its more exciting predecessor.


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