Highlander

Highlander (1986)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Fantasy  |   Release Date - Mar 7, 1986  |   Run Time - 116 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Highlander is a 1986 British-American epic adventure action fantasy film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. It stars Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, and Roxanne Hart. The film narrates the climax of an ages-old battle between immortal warriors, depicted through interwoven past- and present-day storylines.

Christopher Lambert plays swordsman Connor MacLeod from Scottish Highlands, known as the Highlander, one of a number of immortal warriors, who can only be killed by decapitation. After initial training by another highly skilled immortal swordsman, the Spaniard Ramirez (Sean Connery), MacLeod lives on for several centuries, eventually settling in New York City, managing an antiques shop. In 1985, he falls in love with a policewoman named Brenda and finds out that he must face his biggest enemy, Clancy Brown's Kurgan, who wishes to kill MacLeod and to obtain "the Prize"—a special ability which is given to the last living immortal warrior, vast knowledge and the ability to enslave the entire human race.

Highlander enjoyed little success on its initial theatrical release, grossing over $12 million worldwide against a production budget of $19 million, and received mixed reviews. Nevertheless, it became a cult film and launched Lambert to stardom. The film inspired a franchise which included film sequels and television spin-offs. Its tagline, "There can be only one", has carried on throughout the franchise, as have the songs provided for the film by the rock band Queen.

Movie Info

Budget

$16,000,000

Box Office

$5,900,712

Tags

Action Hero, Cult, Cult Film, Dark Fantasy, Fictional War, Good Versus Evil, Immortality, Macleod, Martial Arts, Myths/Legends/Magic, New York City, Scotland, Supernatural Power, Supernatural/Monsters, Sword, Sword And Sorcery, Sword Fight, Warrior

Attributes

Filming Location: British Columbia, Hertfordshire, London, New Jersey, New York City
Narrative Location: Highlander universe, New York City, Scotland

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Alternate Titles

Boj nesmrtelných
CZ
Boj nesmrteľných
SK
Cao Nguyên
VN
Dark Knight
US
Den udødelige
NO
Duelo Imortal
PT
El escocés legendario
MX
Els immortals
ES
Gorštak
HR, RS
Gorstak
YU
Hajlender - borba besmrtnika
YU
Hálendingurinn
IS
Hegylakó
HU
Highlander
AU, CA, CZ, EC, EG, FR, HK, IN, IL, KR, NL, NO, PH, SG, SK, ZA, SE, TH, GB, US
Highlander - Bara en överlever
SE
Highlander - Borba nesmrtnikov
SI
Highlander - den udødelige
DK
Highlander - Duelo Imortal
PT
Highlander - El inmortal
MX
Highlander - L'ultimo immortale
IT
Highlander - The Black Knight
HK
Highlander -Kuolematon
FI
Highlander 1
CA, US
Highlander, o athanatos
GR
Highlander: Akuma no senshi
JP
Highlander: El último inmortal
AR
Highlander: Es kann nur einen geben
DE
Highlander: O Guerreiro Imortal
BR
Horal
CZ, SK
İskoçyalı
TR
Kalnietis
LT
Kuolematon
FI
Los inmortales
PE, ES
Nieśmiertelny
PL
Prežije Iba jeden
SK
Přežije pouze jeden
CZ
Surematu
EE
Χαϊλάντερ: Ο Αθάνατος
GR
Горец
RU
Горштак
RS
Горянин
UA
Шотландски боец
BG
हाइलैंडर
IN
ハイランダー 悪魔の戦士
JP
時空英豪
TW
하이랜더 1
KR