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With the ultimate throw-down -- "There can be only one" -- Highlander captured the imaginations of fantasy fans seeking a well-executed swordplay epic, becoming a cult classic in the process. Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) is one of a waning few survivors of a clan of immortals. The breed have been dueling each other for centuries in the quest to be the last one remaining, and hence achieve a supreme enlightenment that would be dangerous in the wrong hands. The immortals can only die by
Mar 7, 1986 Wide
Mar 15, 2000
20th Century Fox
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A bit clumsy in spots, but Highlander is a thoroughly entertaining action-fantasy picture.
OK fantasy adventure film that has achieved cult status to many.
Connery, on the other hand, is a welcome sight. It is director Russell Mulcahy's style that doesn't work here.
Great concept + sharp-edged weapons + Connery = enduring fantasy classic.
"There can only be one!" And that's one too many.
Another example of a decent first film that led to a mediocre series. Great performances from Connery and Brown.
A terrific idea, taken about as far as it can go. Why, oh why, did they start making sequels?
One of the all time greatest B-Movies!
Joins Pete's Dragon, Condorman, and Unidentified Flying Oddball in the category of films better remembered than re-watched.
Maybe it was the sheer audacity of the film's silliness that made it so popular or the brief, swaggering presence of Connery.
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- Kurgan: I have something to say. It's better to burn out, than to fade away.
- Ramirez: You have the manners of a goat. And you smell like a dung-heap!
- Connor MacLeod: This Fasil was so upset about the lousy wrestling tonight, that he went down to the garage and in a fit of depression cut off his *own* head!
- Connor MacLeod: I don't like boats and I don't like water. I'm a man, not a fish!
- Kurgan: There can be only one!
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October 29, 2013:The New Highlander Has a New Director
Effects wizard Cedric Nicolas-Troyan has signed on to helm the franchise reboot.
June 18, 2013:Ryan Reynolds Exits Highlander Remake
Now it needs a new star as well as a new director.
December 3, 2012:Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Exits Highlander Remake
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