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The NeverEnding Story III (1996)

The NeverEnding Story III





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This third episode of the popular fantasy series continues the adventures of a lonely boy without a mother who finds solace in a rundown bookstore containing a very magical book that automatically translates the dreams of the reader into print. This time the lead, Bastian is living with his father, step-mother, and icky step-sister. He is having trouble at school because he is frequently picked on by a gang of seniors called the Nasties. He hides out in the school library where much to his surprise, he encounters Mr. Coreander, the man who showed him the Neverending Story book. He still has it and Bastian again enters Fantasia, his dream world. Unfortunately the book falls into the hands of the twisted Nasties and Fantasia begins to disintegrate. The empress of Fantasia pleads Bastian to get the book away from the older boys. His first task though, is to find certain residents of Fantasia who inadvertently followed Bastian back to the real world. They are totally lost an confused in this world.more
Rating: G
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Karin Howard, Jeff Lieberman, Karin Howard, Jeff Lieberman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 4, 2002


Melody Kay
as Nicole
Freddie Jones
as Mr. Coreander/Old Ma...
Carole Finn
as Mookie [The Nasties]
Tracey Ellis
as Jane Bux
Julie Cox
as The Empress [Die Kin...
Moya Brady
as Urgl, female gnome
Tony Robinson
as Engywook, male gnom...
Nicole N. Parker
as Coil (The Nasties)
Kaefan Shaw
as Bark Troll (Borkentr...
Frederick Warder
as Mr. Rock Chewer (Fel...
Mark Acheson
as Janitor
John Bear Curtis
as Lumberjack
Richard Newman
as Photographer
Veena Sood
as Sales Woman
David Longworth
as Log Dispatcher
William Hootkins
as Bark Troll
Marilyn Norry
as Mrs. Crackerby
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Critic Reviews for The NeverEnding Story III

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Nothing touches the original, but this sequel is still good children's viewing.

March 2, 2008

Okay, I agree since the first one had only half the book a sequel was acceptable, but this wasn't.

December 21, 2004
Greenwich Village Gazette

August 14, 2005

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for The NeverEnding Story III


This is ironically the last of the neverending story movies. It has some of the same creatures as the others, but the major actors and characters are extremely different and changed from the original. I wouldn't recommend this movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


So bad. Technically this is the second half of the book, but they really took a budget cut (and cast and crew cut) on this one.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

This movie was like a terrible Saturday morning Network TV exploitation of the "NeverEnding Story" name. Horrible movie. The point of the "NeverEnding Story" series was to immerse us in fantasy, but the bozos who produced this movie thought they'd bring the Fantasia creatures to our world instead, making it far less interesting.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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