In a future, private underground prison/Fortress, the inmates are computer controlled with CCTV, dream readers and devices that can cause pain or death. John and his illegally pregnant wife are inside but want to escape before birth.
In the post-apocalyptic medieval 27th century, Ramirez mentors young Quentin MacLeod who must seek pacified Immortals, gain their knowledge through a non-lethal form of Quickening, and free the land from the evil Immortal overlord Kortan.
When Connor MacLeod sees his old friend Rachel die in an explosion, he's had it with his immortal life and the endless pain it brings him and those he loves. He locks himself inside the Sanctuary, a Watcher-organized retreat stationed on holy ground, where immortals who are tired of the game can go to forever escape it, as well as to ensure that The Prize never falls into the wrong hands. But when an old enemy, Jacob Kell, and his posse of assassins attack the Sanctuary and kill everyone there but Connor, he is forced out into the open and into battle. Kell and Connor were friends once, and knew each other back when Connor was cast from Glenfinnan; he returned when news came that his mother was to be burned at the stake, and in the attempt to free her, Kell was killed by none other than Connor himself, and became an immortal, bitter with hate, and devoted to making Connor's life a living hell. In the present day, Connor's kinsman Duncan MacLeod is attacked by Kell's posse, including ...Written by
The interior of the Sanctuary was an abandoned salt mine 200 yards underground in Romania. The only access was a single elevator, and the crew had to be transported down a few at a time. See more »
In the flashback that begins "Kildare, Ireland 1712" a fuss is made over the rogues exacting a toll on Kate's carriage "by order of the King". While Connor, Duncan and even Kate's party are aware that the "King's decree" is a fake, it seems strange that no one mentions the most obvious proof of this: the reigning monarch in 1712 was Queen Anne. See more »
You know a little about Buddhist monks. Some of them come to cherish life so much that to step on an insect or harm a blade of grass becomes a violation of their creed, so the place themsleves under an extreme form of protective custody, a sanctuary of sorts. Well, for an Immortal who comes to abhor the bloodshed, there's a similar solution - a way to be removed from the game forever. Though the price is unimaginably high, but you are, for all practical purposes, protected from the violence ...
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After Duncan and Faith separate at the studio, we see them roaming the streets. Faith goes to Kell's temple, and her apartment inside, where Kell is waiting. The dialogue makes it clear that they have a sexual relationship, and Kell suspects that she may turn over to Duncan's side. We go from this scene to Faith walking about the streets of New York and then entering Duncan's hotel room. See more »
I had some low expectations going into this movie. Sure..I watched and liked the other highlanders, but this is the 4th one, so it is bound to be dumb right? Wrong! I actually liked this movie. Sure at some points it makes no sense, but after you watch it and talk it over with someone, everything comes together. Now I don't recomend this to anyone who has not seen any of the other Highlanders. Those people will be very lost. Before you diss this movie...make sure that you see the director's cut. I have not seen the theatrical cut but Ii have heard that is sucks. So, I recommend that you skip the theatrical and go see the director's.. It has good action..good plot...and it ties two highlander's together..which is cool. Plus, the villain in this highlander is actually cool. The one in 3 was just a copy from the one in 1. Anyway..I would suggest this movie to fans of the series, but remember to see the director's cut. I don't think that you will be disapointed. 8.5/10
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