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The Neverending Story Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Wolfgang Petersen adapted Michael Ende's children's story for this charming fantasy film that spawned several sequels. Bastian (Barret Oliver) is dealing with his mother's recent death. His father (Gerald McRaney) is an imperious sort who continually lambastes Bastian for daydreaming and falling behind in school. On top of his father's badgering, he has to contend with a bunch of school bullies waiting for him in the schoolyard. One day he decides to play hooky and walks into a strange bookstore, where in the attic, he discovers a book called "The Neverending Story". As Bastian reads the book, he's enveloped in the unfolding tale. A sickly child-like empress (Tami Stronach) from a land called Fantasia is concerned about who will take over the land if she dies. She decides it is best for Fantasia if she remains alive, so she dispatches a young warrior named Atreju (Noah Hathaway) to find a cure for the empress's malady. It turns out the land is consumed with a plague called The Nothing, generated by blighted dreams and hopeless fantasies. As Atreju continues onward to search for a cure for The Nothing, he encounters an assortment of strange creatures. Bastian is so consumed with the tale that he finds himself catapulted into the land of Fantasia himself. Atreju realizes that the only way to save the land from its blight is with the help of this strange earth boy, Bastian. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:July 20, 1984

Cast

Noah Hathaway
as Atreyu
Barret Oliver
as Bastian
Tami Stronach
as Childlike empress
Moses Gunn
as Cairon
Patricia Hayes
as Urgl
Sydney Bromley
as Engywook
Gerald McRaney
as Bastian's Father
Deep Roy
as Teeny Weeny
Thomas Hill
as Koreander
Tilo Prückner
as Night Hob
Nicholas Gilbert
as Bully
Darryl Cooksey
as Bully
Drum Garrett
as Bully
Alan Oppenheimer
as Falkor

Crew

Wolfgang Petersen
Director
Günter Rohrbach
Producer
Bernd Eichinger
Producer
Mark Damon
Producer
Dieter Geissler
Producer
Michael Ende
Book Author
Wolfgang Petersen
Screenwriter
Robert Easton
Dialogue Writer
Herman Weigel
Screenwriter
Jost Vacano
Cinematographer
Herman Weigel
Cinematographer
Keith Forsey
Songwriter
Milan Bor
Musical Direction/Supervision
Giorgio Moroder
Composer (Music Score)
Klaus Doldinger
Composer (Music Score)
Jane Seitz
Editor
Rolf Zehetbauer
Production Designer
Götz Weidner
Art Director
Herbert Strabel
Art Director
Klaus Kahler
Associate Producer
John W. Hyde
Executive Producer
Robert Gordon Edwards
Executive Producer
Mark Damon
Executive Producer
Rolf Zehetbauer
Set Designer
Diemut Remy
Costume Designer
Milan Bor
Sound/Sound Designer
Don French
First Assistant Director
Steve Archer
Animator
Chris Price
Sound Mixer
Harry Nap
Production Manager
Colin Arthur
Makeup
Franz Rath
Second Unit Camera
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