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The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

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A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book.

Director:

George Miller

Writers:

Karin Howard (screenplay), Michael Ende (based on the novel "The Neverending Story" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Brandis ... Bastian
Kenny Morrison Kenny Morrison ... Atreyu
Clarissa Burt Clarissa Burt ... Xayide
John Wesley Shipp ... Barney
Martin Umbach ... Nimbly
Alexandra Johnes ... Childlike Empress
Thomas Hill ... Coreander
Helena Michell Helena Michell ... Bastian's Mother
Christopher Burton Christopher Burton ... Tri Face (as Chris Burton)
Patricia Fugger Patricia Fugger ... Instrument Spinster
Birge Schade Birge Schade ... Windbride
Claudio Maniscalco Claudio Maniscalco ... Lavaman
Andreas Borcherding Andreas Borcherding ... Mudwart
Ralf Weikinger Ralf Weikinger ... Mudwart
Colin Gilder Colin Gilder ... Rockbiter Junior
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Storyline

Once again, Bastian is transported to the world of Fantasia which he recently managed to save from destruction. However, the land is now being destroyed by an evil sorceress, Xayide, so he must join up with Atreyu and face the Emptiness once more. Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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Begin an all new adventure as a young boy returns to a world of wonder on the wings of his imagination.


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PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La historia sin fin II See more »

Filming Locations:

Argentina See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,912,124, 10 February 1991

Gross USA:

$17,373,527
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The colorful moth-like creature that lands on Falkor's nose is a Schlamoof, which figured prominently in the second half of the novel. They began as sad, worm-like creatures called Acharis, who were the architects of Silver City and whose tears were the source of the acid lake surrounding it. Bastian, in the novel, transformed them into Schlamoofs, who became rather clownish and anarchistic as a result. See more »

Goofs

Junior is noticeably smaller when the Rockbiter is holding him in his arms than when he was first introduced. See more »

Quotes

Bastian's Mother: [Nimbly is viewing a memory that Bastian just lost] Don't be afraid, Bastian. We are all a part of a never ending story.
Bastian Bux: We are? Even when we die?
Bastian's Mother: Yes, Bastian. We are.
Nimbly: [on the verge of tears] That's good to know.
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Crazy Credits

As usual, in the opening credits, the names are written in a bigger font than the jobs and in capital letters only. However, Michael Ende's name is written next to "Based on the novel by" and "THE NEVERENDING STORY" appears where his name should be. See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #27.6 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Neverending Story
Composed by Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey
Sung by Joe Milner
Arranged by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
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Essentially worthless.
22 January 2002 | by Bastian Balthazar BuxSee all my reviews

There are so many things wrong with this movie its hard to pinpoint. I myself am one of the biggest Neverending Story fans around, both of the book and the 1984 film. But while that film didn't stray from the book much, this movie simply takes characters and puts them in entirely new situations.

The aesthetic complaints I have about this movie are further. Bastian and Atreyu look completely different (I know the original actors had aged), Pyorncrachzark (Rock Biter) had a child, and shots from the original film were used for horse-riding sequences. The childlike empress is older as well. She can't age! This truly is a children's film, whereas the original was a truly beautiful movie. Shortly, avoid this movie and see the original again. Wambos can jump in the Nothing.


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