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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.

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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 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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It's a kind of magic. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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:

£1,982,370 (United Kingdom), 18 April 1991, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,280,490, 3 November 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,556,340
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Dolby | DTS (director's cut)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Ironside recalled his experiences on this movie: "Yeah, listen, I hated that script. We all did. Me, Sean, Chris, we all were in it for the money on this one. I mean, it read as if it had been written by a thirteen-year-old boy. But I'd never played a barbarian swordsman before, and this was my first big evil mastermind-type. I figured if I was going to do this stupid movie, I might as well have fun, and go as far over the top as I possibly could. All that eye-rolling and foaming at the mouth was me deciding that if I was going to be in a piece of shit, like that movie, I was going to be the most memorable fucking thing in it, and I think I succeeded." See more »

Goofs

Louise Marcus swims into the Shield Corp., pulls off her scuba hood and mask, and has a immaculate hairdo and makeup. See more »

Quotes

Ramirez: Remember, Highlander, remember your home. Another galaxy, you were chosen, remember?
Conner MacLeod: Yes, yes I remember. The beginning, 500 years ago, on the planet Zeist. We planned rebellion, we met in secret, always careful to avoid our deadly enemy, General Katana.
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Alternate Versions

All UK releases are cut by 32 secs to get a "15" rating to remove shots of a nude woman being attacked by thugs and to reduce scenes of bloodied faces during the tube train sequence. See more »


Soundtracks

Sunshield / Dam Escape
Performed by The Seattle Symphony and Symphony Chorale
(featuring Rusty Anderson on guitar)
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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