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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bastian
... Nicole
... Slip
Carole Finn ... Mookie
... Dog
... Mr. Coreander / Old Man of Wandering Mountain
... The Empress
Moya Brady ... Urgl
... Engywook
Thomas Petruo ... Large Head
... Jane Bux
... Barney
... Nasty #1
... Nasty #2 (as P. Adrien Dorval)
Kaefan Shaw ... Bark Troll
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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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27 October 1994 (Germany)  »

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The NeverEnding Story III  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,331,408
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Trivia

The film barely received a theatrical release in the United States after a test-market run in selected cities pulled in disappointing results. See more »

Goofs

The gnomes land in Alaska and deliver themselves to Bastian, arriving by Federal Express truck. However, Bastian does not live in Alaska and a truck-delivery company such as FedEx cannot cross the ocean as it would to have done here (in a few hours). See more »

Quotes

Slip, Leader of The Nasties: Looks like things are getting a little nasty at the bux residence.
Bastian: You made it that way!
Slip, Leader of The Nasties: No. You did! And you too! Don't go blaming it on me. I didn't put those words into your parents mouths. They said it themselves.
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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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Back & Forth
Written by R. Kelly
Performed by Aaliyah
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2 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I don't understand why they bothered to make this one. The first Neverending Story really put you in the feeling of a fantasy world. The second was not quite as good. This one? Good Lord! Super trendy, with people in Fantasia watching MTV type television. Falcor wasn't the same voice or personality. It always ruins a good children's movie that is attempting to take you to "another world" when they try to make it hip. The beauty of these films was that they weren't "hip"; they were a true departure from the everyday. Isn't that what going into the book in the first place was supposed to represent? When will film makers learn to leave well enough alone?


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