Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
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Connor Macleod and Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez return in this all action sequel to 1985's Highlander. The year is 2024, and MacLeod is now a mortal old man. However the world has become a very dead planet since the creation of "the shield", an artifical ozone layer - which MacLeod supervised construction of. It turns out that MacLeod was banished from a distant past with his mentor Ramirez. MacLeod's old nemesis from the past (General Katana) travels into the future to kill Connor once an for all. MacLeod calls upon the spirit of Ramirez to help him defeat Katana, before Katana kills him. MacLeod is also aided by Louise Marcus, an environmental activist that believes the ozone layer as repaired itself and "the shield" is no longer necessary.
It's a kind of magic.
Also Known As:
Highlander 2: The Quickening
Title: Highlander II: The Quickening
Release Date: November 01, 1991
Runtime: 91 mins
All Genres: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK, Argentina
IMDB Rating: 3.6
Brimstone Pit Rating: 4.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With H
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for strong violence, and some sexuality and language.
Christopher Lambert ...Connor MacLeod
Sean Connery ...Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez
Virginia Madsen ...Louise Marcus
Michael Ironside ...Gen. Katana
Allan Rich ...Allan Neyman
John C. McGinley ...David Blake
Phillip Brock ...Cabbie
Rusty Schwimmer ...Drunk
Ed Trucco ...Jimmy
Steven Grives ...Hamlet (as Stephen Grives)
Jimmy Murray ...Horatio
Pete Antico ...Corda
Peter Bucossi ...Reno
Peter Bromilow ...Joe
Jeff Altman ...Doctor
Diana Rossi ...Virginia
Randall Newsome ...Max guard
Karin Drexler ...Brenda
Max Berliner ...Charlie
Eduardo Sapac ...Holt
Michel Peyronel ...Kid #1
Sebastian Morgan ...Kid #2
Bruno Curichelli ...Zeist Chief Justice
Daniel Trovo ...Justice #2
Diego Leske ...Justice #3
Julio Breshnev ...Voices (voice)
Jonathon Slator ...Supervisor
Theodore McNabney ...TV reporter #1 (as Ted McNabney)
Patricia De Biaggi ...TV reporter #2
Andre Gere ...TV reporter #3
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Donald P. Borchers
Robin S. Clark
Peter S. Davis
Jean Luc Defait
Ziad El Khoury
William N. Panzer
William N. Panzer
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More Movie Taglines:
- It's a kind of magic.
- It's time for a new kind of magic.
- Ramirez: Most people have a full measure of life... and most people just watch it slowly drip away. But if you can summon it all up... at one time... in one place... you can accomplish something... glorious.
Ramirez: ...we are joined in a way that can never be broken, not even by death. When you need me, you'll only have to call my name. I'll always find you.
[U.S. Cable-TV Version] Louise Marcus: Okay, now let me just see if I can get this straight. You come from another planet, and you're mortal there, but you're immortal here until you kill all the guys from there who have come here... and then you're mortal here... unless you go back there, or some more guys from there came here, in which case you become immortal here... again. Conner MacLeod: Something like that.
Katana: Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. If you don't take it out and use it, it's going to rust.
Drunk: Are you MacLeod? Conner MacLeod: Yes, I am. Drunk: Great. I always wanted to meet the guy that turned the world to shit.
- Grossly contradicts Highlander (1986), its prequel.
Completed production exactly four years later to the day of the first Highlander (1986).
'Lambert, Christopher' normally wears glasses, as his eyesight is very poor. During one of the sword fights, Lambert (sans glasses) nearly severed Michael Ironside's right thumb.
Director Russell Mulcahy disliked the theatrical cut so much, he left the premiere after only 15 minutes.
In the renegade version, a documentary following the film has the filmmakers explain why the original theatrical release contradicted the first film. According to them, the inflation in Argentina had risen so high during filming that the film's insurance company started to take creative control, and made a film they thought would make the most money.
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