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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

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

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In early development this was going to be a prequel about Connor arriving in New York at the start of 'The Gathering'. See more »

Goofs

It's at least questionable how Warrior #1 got from Japan to New York to confront MacLeod in his medieval Japan clothing and his sword still with him. See more »

Quotes

[line from trailer not used in film]
Nakano: [to Connor about Kane:] Some say he's the devil himself.
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Alternate Versions

In the US version of the movie, we see Kane use his sorcerer's powers to transport himself to New York. In the European version, we see Kane walk out of a shipyard, implying that he got to New York by stowing away on a ship. The implication being contradited by a visual distortion in the shipyard background. The 2005 US DVD re-issue uses the European version of the movie despite the claim on the cover of also being the "Director's Cut" and therefore removes much of Kane's supernatural powers seen in the original "Director's Cut" release. Which ofcourse is a mistake. See more »

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Soundtracks

BONNY PORTMORE
Performed by Loreena McKennitt
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The best sequel yet, but it still can't hold a candle to the original
20 June 2005 | by KnightLanderSee all my reviews

In 1995, with the enormous international success of the "Highlander" TV series, producers Bill Panzer and Pete Davis once again teamed up to unleash another "Highlander" sequel upon us. This time, it's "Highlander III: The Sorcerer" or, as it was known in the U.S., "Highlander: The Final Dimension". (Don't ask me where the hell that came from) The film finds Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) enjoying a peaceful life with his adopted son, deceived that he has won the Prize. However, the evil sorcerer Kane (Mario Van Peebles) has broken free from the Japanese mountain he was entombed in, and now he wants the Highlander's head.

One of the parts of the film I enjoyed the most was Christopher Lambert's portrayal of Connor. For once the character isn't a severely depressed maniac, and in fact, he's better in this film than any other. Mario Van Peebles makes a good, if not unbelievable villain, with Deborah Unger as the sexy Highlander girl.

Andy Morahan's direction is good. The script is good and very entertaining, but the film's problem is this: although it has all the right materials to make a good film, they are either wasted, put in the wrong place or dropped quickly. It makes you wonder if the franchise is cursed.

The film's score, by J. Peter Robinson, was very nice as well. Loreena McKennit's "Bonny Portmore", featured twice in the film, is a beautiful and outstanding song that has now become the theme for the series.

All in all, while "Highlander III" (Sorcerer/Final Dimension) is an entertaining film, it can't come anywhere near comparing to the original film, although it is a major improvement over "Highlander II".


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