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Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994)

Highlander III: The Sorcerer (original title)
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Deceived that he had won the Prize, Connor MacLeod awakens from a peaceful life when an entombed immortal magician comes seeking the Highlander.

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Andrew Morahan

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Gregory Widen (characters), Brad Mirman (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... Connor MacLeod / Russell Nash
Mario Van Peebles ... Kane
Deborah Kara Unger ... Alex Johnson / Sarah
Mako ... Nakano
Raoul Max Trujillo ... Warrior #1 (as Raoul Trujillo)
Jean-Pierre Pérusse Jean-Pierre Pérusse ... Warrior #2 (as Jean-Pierre Perusse)
Martin Neufeld Martin Neufeld ... Lt. John Stenn
Frederick Y. Okimura Frederick Y. Okimura ... Old Japanese Man
Daniel Do ... Dr. Fuji Takamura
Gabriel Kakon Gabriel Kakon ... John MacLeod
Louis Bertignac Louis Bertignac ... Pierre Bouchet
Michael Jayston ... Jack Donovan
Zhenhu Han Zhenhu Han ... Innkeeper (as Zenhu Han)
Akira Inoue Akira Inoue ... Innkeeper's Son
Darcy Laurie ... Banger 1
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Storyline

The third Highlander movie takes place at 1994, which means it's a prequel of the second film. After the death of his beloved wife Heather some centuries ago, Connor MacLeod left the highlands of Scotland and wandered around the world. Finally, he got to Japan, where he met the famous sorcerer Nakano, who was an Immortal too. Soon, they became friends, and Nakano taught Conor some tricks. But one day, an old enemy, Kane, came to Japan willing to find Nakano's cave and kill him. Although he succeeded, after cutting Nakano's head the mountain collapsed and Kane was trapped. Now, centuries after, an excavation reveals Nakano's cave... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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The final conflict. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for strong adventure violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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UK | France | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Highlander: The Final Dimension See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,829,734

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,800,000
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Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mako plays a similar role to the role he played in Conan the Barbarian (1982) and Conan the Destroyer (1984). See more »

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When Connor's sword is shattered by Kane's sword, it shatters all the way down to the tsuba, or guard. In subsequent scenes with Connor holding the broken sword, the blade extends 2-3 inches out from the tsuba. See more »

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[last lines]
Connor MacLeod: It's finally over.
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Alternate Versions

In the US version of the film, the Suze DeMarchi and Nuno Bettencourt rock song "God Took A Picture" plays over the final credits. In the European version, "Bonny Portmore" by Loreena McKennitt plays over the final credits. The recent 2005 US DVD re-issue uses the European cut and therefore loses the rock song. On the French and the Canadian full-screen DVD release the end credit music is "Bonny Portmore" by Loreena McKennitt followed by "Bluebeard" by Cocteau Twins. See more »

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Bluebeard
Written and Produced by Cocteau Twins, Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie,
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Pretty Good Sequal to the original Highlander
12 October 2003 | by Swampthing316See all my reviews

First of all Highlander III: The sorcerer is the french title used for this film, I just thought I'd clear that up real quick.

Those of us that live in America know Highlander III as Highlander: The Final Dimension.

Highlander is heavly criticized due to the fact that Highlander II: The Quickening came before it. I look at it this way, Highlander II is like Halloween III it has nothing to do with the rest of the series the only exception is that it does involve Conner Macleod, unlike Halloween III which doesn't involve Michael Myers at all.

I did not see the theatrical version of Highlander: The Final Dimension, I just recently came across a copy of the R rated Directors Cut of this film. This cut of this film is excellent and it is a nice sequal to the original Highlander if you forget about Highlander II.

I think I can understand why this film was criticized, the theatrical version was probably released half assed with the scenes all cut up. The Directors Cut is pure and complete.

I'd like to comment on the love scene in this film between Conner and the female lead, it is almost on a pornographic level and it is no wonder that they wouldn't allow that to get into theatre's. It is greatly welcomed in this release though.

Mako does an excellent Job as Macleod's new trainer at the beginning of the film, he knows he is going to die and on at least three occasions gives Conner the opportunity to take his head, he idiotically refuses and his trainers powers fall into the hands of evil an evil that would hunt MaCloud many centuries later.

Those that say that this is a remake of the original are greatly mistaken and should rent the directors cut of this film and watch this one again.

MaCloud did win the prize in the original film, it just so happens that when the sorcerer is resurrected the game begins again,Macloud is actually defending the prize he already won, he gets an even greater prize when he kills the Sorcerer, he recieves the powers and knowledge of his trainer and his power of illusion, besides the overall prize.

Many have asked about Highlander: Endgame, this film only works if you think of it as many years later, this film also is based on the television series too, we have both Conner and Duncan in this one. IF you see the pilot of that show Conner is there, we learned that he trained Duncan after finding him almost dead after a battle. This film pretty much wraps up that series and it tries to finish off the film series as well, it is confusing but you can make sense out of it if you try. The Villian in that film tops them all as he doesn't care about the rules, in fact he breaks every one including the Holy Ground rule.

If anyone else can figure out the link between Highlander I, III, the series and Endgame, feel free to write another commentary with updated information and your own thoughts of what if.

Highlander: The Final Dimension is under-rated and the Directors Cut of this film should be viewed for best performance.

There can be only one, yes in the end there can be only one, we do not know when the end will be, it could be the end of time for all we know, immortals are always being born throughout the centuries and years, we don't know who they are or where they are, at the time end of time one man shall stand alone, at that point there can be only one, but it will be almost an eternity before every immortal is killed in fact the game has the potential to last an eternity.

Those were just some words to think about next time you watch any of the Highlander films(except II) and when you watch the show.


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