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Highlander: The Source (2007)

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Duncan MacLeod and his fellow Immortals quest to locate the Grail of their world.

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Stephen Kelvin Watkins (screenplay), Mark Bradley (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Paul ... Duncan MacLeod
Thekla Reuten ... Anna Teshemka
Cristian Solimeno ... The Guardian
Peter Wingfield ... Methos
Jim Byrnes ... Joe Dawson
Stephen Rahman Hughes ... Zai Jie
Stephen Wight ... Reggie Weller
Thom Fell ... Cardinal Giovanni
Patrice Naiambana Patrice Naiambana ... The Elder
Sakalas Uzdavinys Sakalas Uzdavinys ... Security Guard
Laurynas Jurgelis Laurynas Jurgelis ... Boy in Stadium
Geoffrey T. Bersey Geoffrey T. Bersey ... Brother Radu (as Geofry Bersey)
Antanas Surgailis Antanas Surgailis ... Monk 1
Laimutis Leonas Ciunis Laimutis Leonas Ciunis ... Monk 2
Rolandas Boravskis Rolandas Boravskis ... Jurgis
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Storyline

The world is falling into chaos. As he roams a crumbling city, Duncan MacLeod, the Highlander, remembers happier times before the love of his life left... Hopeless and alone, MacLeod finds his way to a band of immortal companions, including his mysterious friend Methos, and a mortal, Watcher Joe Dawson. Together this small group sets out on a quest to find the origin of the first Immortal and The Source of their immortality. Written by Davis & panzer Productions

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In a world without end, their will is eternal. But a quest for the source of immortality will awaken the Guardian.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

UK | Lithuania

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Highlander 5 See more »

Filming Locations:

Kaunas, Lithuania See more »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Russell Mulcahy was attached to direct the film early in development. Mulcahy disagreed with Peter S. Davis and William N. Panzer on the direction of the story, as he wanted it to be a prequel focusing around the first-ever generation of immortals, thousands of years before the original Highlander (1986), with Adrian Paul only appearing as Duncan MacLeod in a framing story. On the other hand, Panzer and Davis wanted to follow up Highlander: Endgame (2000) and have Duncan appear throughout the whole film. Eventually, Mulcahy left the production, feeling that a repeat of the events that resulted in the critical and commercial failure of Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) was about to happen. See more »

Goofs

The Elder says that as the immortals get closer to the Source, they will grow weaker and lose their immortality. However, when Duncan reaches the Source, he suddenly gains super-speed. This is even dumber because the Guardian flat-out states that the Source is filling him with energy. See more »

Quotes

Anna: How old are you?
Reggie Weller: I'll be 314 3 weeks from next Tuesday, I'm only a wee lad compared to Giovanni and Methos.
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Alternate Versions

The "signs in the sky" in the Moscow cut appear to be mostly clusters of stars and galactic dust. In later editions, they were edited to look more like the cluster of large planets as seen towards the end of the film. The scenes in the "sand pit" also had their special effects re-composited to look slightly more realistic. See more »

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Follows Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994) See more »

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The movie is so bad, you can't stop watching it!
16 September 2007 | by henry_wyckoffSee all my reviews

I thought that Highlander II and the animated Highlander series were the most horrible incarnations ever created, but Highlander: The Source proved to be truly horrible and might win the award for "Worst Highlander Film Ever." The dialogue reads like unedited fanfic, continuity gaps and non-sequiturs are frequent, the special effects are laughable (as in, so bad that they induce involuntary laughter), and the sword fighting sequences -- which make Highlander what it is -- are too painful to watch.

The sad thing is that there was a lot of potential for this story. The overall effect was a movie worthy of a showing on Mystery Science Theater 3000.

I watched this on the Sci-Fi channel, which means that I didn't have to shell out money for a movie rental or a theater viewing, but it still cost me dearly: two hours of my life have been spent. I could have spent that time at the pub, but oh no. I didn't even have the foresight to bring home some beer to dull my senses and make the movie seem to be enjoyable. Highlander had been that much redeemed since Highlander II that I didn't even consider the possibility that it would be a bomb. That reminds me: this movie demands the development of a drinking game.


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