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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 decapitation, so they hunt each other over the centuries and across continents to meet for each decisive duel, which will bring one of them a step closer to ultimate power. In present-day America, the troubled hero MacLeod lives a brooding and lonely existence, having lost his true love centuries ago. The evil Kurgan (Clancy Brown), an immortal who plans to use his power toward unspeakable ends, has fought MacLeod before but is still trying to finish him off. After emerging victorious from a parking garage skirmish with the third-to-last immortal, MacLeod knows that only Kurgan is left, and the two are on a collision path toward the inevitable. In the film's numerous flashbacks to the past, Sean Connery plays Ramirez, the immortal who first tutors MacLeod after the hero survives a mortal battle wound, prompting his fearful village to banish him. Roxanne Hart plays MacLeod's modern-day love interest, who tries to help him while struggling to believe his incredible story. The director's cut runs four minutes shorter. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

  • Release date:March 7, 1986

Cast

Christopher Lambert
as Connor MacLeod
Roxanne Hart
as Brenda Wyatt
Clancy Brown
as Kurgan
Sean Connery
as Ramirez
Beatie Edney
as Heather
Alan North
as Lt. Frank Moran
Sheila Gish
as Rachel Ellenstein
Jon Polito
as Detective Walter Bedwoe
Billy Hartman
as Dugal MacLeod
Christopher Malcolm
as Kirk Matunas
Corrinne Russell
as Candy
Damien Leake
as Tony
Ed Wiley
as Garfield
Frank Dux
as Old Man in Car
Gordon Sterne
as Dr. Willis Kenderly
Sion Tudor Owen
as Hotchkiss
Ted Maynard
as Newscaster
Waldo Roeg
as German Soldier
Buckley Norris
as Derelict
Anthony Fusco
as Barman
Celia Imrie
as Kate
Helena Stevens
as Old Woman in Car
Hugh Quarshie
as Sunda Kastagir
Ian Tyler
as Lab Technician
James Cosmo
as Angus MacLeod
John Cassady
as Kenny
Louis Guss
as Newsvendor
Anthony Mannino
as Boisterous Drunk
Peter Banks
as Priest
Peter Diamond
as Fasil
Prince Howell
as Drunk in Hotel
Ron Berglas
as Erik Powell

Crew

Russell Mulcahy
Director
Peter S. Davis
Producer
William N. Panzer
Producer
Peter Bellwood
Screenwriter
David Lee Henry
Screenwriter
Gregory Widen
Screen Story
Gregory Widen
Screenwriter
Larry Ferguson
Screenwriter
Gerry Fisher
Cinematographer
Michael Kamen
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Honess
Editor
Allan Cameron
Production Designer
Tim Hutchinson
Art Director
John H. Starke
Associate Producer
E.C. Monell
Executive Producer
Ian Whittaker
Set Designer
James Acheson
Costume Designer
Bert Luxford
Special Effects
Graham Longhurst
Special Effects
Garth Inns
Special Effects
David Tringham
First Assistant Director
Douglas Milsome
Camera Operator
Vic Magnotta
Stunts
Peter Brace
Stunts
Andrew Bradford
Stunts
Diane Dimeo
Casting
Lois Burwell
Makeup
Sandra Exelby
Makeup
Ilona Herman
Makeup
Graham Freeborn
Makeup
Queen
Additional Music
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