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The NeverEnding Story III (1994)

Die unendliche Geschichte III: Rettung aus Phantasien (original title)
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A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.

Director:

Peter MacDonald (as Peter Macdonald)

Writers:

Jeff Lieberman (screenplay), Karin Howard (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason James Richter ... Bastian
Melody Kay ... Nicole
Jack Black ... Slip
Carole Finn Carole Finn ... Mookie
Ryan Bollman ... Dog
Freddie Jones ... Mr. Coreander / Old Man of Wandering Mountain
Julie Cox ... The Empress
Moya Brady Moya Brady ... Urgl
Tony Robinson ... Engywook
Thomas Petruo Thomas Petruo ... Large Head
Tracey Ellis ... Jane Bux
Kevin McNulty ... Barney
Nicole Parker ... Nasty #1
Adrien Dorval ... Nasty #2 (as P. Adrien Dorval)
Kaefan Shaw Kaefan Shaw ... Bark Troll
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Storyline

Bastian's dream to get a sibling becomes true when his father re-marries, but soon he has trouble with his new stepsister Nicole and with a gang of school bullies, the Nasties. Hiding in the school library, Bastian finds his favorite book of THE NEVERENDING STORY, where it is later found by Slip, the gang leader. The latter recognizes the power of the book and begins to form Fantasia after his bad intentions. When the chaos becomes worse the Child-like Empress requests Bastian to move back to the real world, get the book back and save Fantasia. Accidentally some Fantasia characters travel with him to reality, but get lost in different places. Meanwhile Slip and the other Nasties spread anarchy. Finally, Bastian gets support from Nicole, who begins to believe in the power of Fantasia. Written by Tom Pfeifer <pfeifer@fokus.gmd.de>

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It's a brand new beginning in the adventure that never ends


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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1994 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The NeverEnding Story III See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,331,408
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

What Nichole was watching on tv was the music video for Aaliyah's "Back & Forth" See more »

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Position of the papers and files Bastian drops. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Coreander: [as Old Man of Wandering Mountain] There will be a day when the writing stylus will start to act strangely.
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At the beginning of the end credits we see the "Easy Rider"-sequence again in the upper half of the screen. See more »


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Born to Be Wild
Written by Mars Bonfire
Performed by Gary Martin
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Did the producers even pay attention to basic points?
4 December 2003 | by heichersSee all my reviews

I thought Bastian's real mom died? Now his real mom is alive and his dad (except his new stepdad) is gone. Did I miss a step between NES 2 and 3? Then, all the fantasy characters (Falcor, Rock Biter, etc.) change looks (and in some cases, even names)!

If I could rate this negative #'s, I'd rate this a -10. However, Jack Black showed how he could actually act (in a rather early appearance before he became the likable guy he is/plays now), so I think I'll give it a -5.


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