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Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

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In the future, Highlander Connor MacLeod must prevent the destruction of Earth under an anti-ozone shield.

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Gregory Widen (characters), Brian Clemens (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... MacLeod
Sean Connery ... Ramírez
Virginia Madsen ... Louise
Michael Ironside ... Katana
Allan Rich ... Neyman
John C. McGinley ... Blake
Phillip Brock ... Cabbie (as Phil Brock)
Rusty Schwimmer ... Drunk
Ed Trucco ... Jimmy
Steven Grives ... Hamlet (as Stephen Grives)
Jimmy Murray Jimmy Murray ... Horatio
Pete Antico ... Corda
Peter Bucossi ... Reno
Peter Bromilow ... Joe
Jeff Altman ... Doctor

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Storyline

The second "Highlander" movie, again with Christopher Lambert and Sir Sean Connery. It's the year 2024, and all of the ozone above Earth is gone. To protect people from dying, MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield", several years ago. But, since there isn't anyone left who's Immortal after MacLeod's victory in the previous movie, he has stopped being an Immortal. Now he is just an old man, until one day some other Immortals arrive on our planet. You see, the Immortals come from another planet. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

According to Russell Mulcahy at the time of filming, "Buenos Aires has the futurist and apocalyptic style I want to show." See more »

Goofs

Towards the end, when Louise and MacLeod get out of the truck to climb the mountain, she is wearing different clothes than when they fought Katana. See more »

Quotes

[Last lines]
Ramirez: Remember, Highlander, you've both still got your full measure of life. Use it well, and your future will be glorious.
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Crazy Credits

The look of the Colon Opera House appears due to the strict requirements of Highlander II and does not represent the normal look of the Opera House. See more »

Alternate Versions

A third version of Highlander II exists. The British theatrical version contains some of the footage later used in the "Renegade Version" and follows the sequence of events from the US theatrical release. It also contains footage and dialogue not seen in either of the other versions. Noteworthy differences include additional footage of the rebels fighting Katana's soldiers with machine guns, and Connor leaving Earth with Louise for Zeist at the end of the film. This version was only available in the form of bootleg video tapes and television broadcasts. See more »

Connections

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Destroy Shield
Performed by The Seattle Symphony and Symphony Chorale
Produced by Stewart Copeland and Jeff Seitz
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McCloud from Outer Space
11 April 2004 | by Archduke-1See all my reviews

All true Highlander fans will simply not acknowledge the existence of Highlander 2, wih good reason: Planet Zeist.

if you were to see part 2 and not the Original, it would be ok, cuz it would make sense in its own way. H1 and H2 are effectively unrelated films. But Highlander was quite an original story. H2, unfortunately, is a bit goofy and out of sync. Quite laughable in its own way.

If you want a good laugh, check it out. It's high cheese. If you're a Highlander purist, it DOESN'T EXIST. The intention was probably good, trying to show the aftermath of McCloud's mistakes after winning the original "tournament", but the premise is ruined by Planet Zeist, and Michael Ironside is just rehashing the Kurgen. He's a bit funnier in the villain role, but it doesn't save the movie from being silly


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Details

Country:

UK | France | Argentina

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Highlander II: The Renegade Version See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,280,490, 3 November 1991

Gross USA:

$15,556,340

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,556,340
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (DVD) | (theatrical) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo | DTS (director's cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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