Russell Mulcahy (1986)

15 Certificate


Our Score
So confused as to be hilariously watchable, this cult fantasy from director Russell Mulcahy wavers between sci-fi, horror flick and music video. Christopher Lambert stars as the 16th-century Scottish clansman who is schooled into being an immortal swordsman by Sean Connery for eternal battles with the evil Kurgan (Clancy Brown). There are some great sword-lunging duels - the best, in fact, is in a Madison Square Garden garage at the beginning of the movie - but the plot itself is never as pointedly directed. Still, the film spawned multiple sequels and a successful TV series.


A 16th-century Scottish clansman discovers he is one of a race of immortal warriors who can only be killed by beheading, and who are destined to fight to the death until just one survives. Centuries later in modern-day New York, he prepares for a final showdown with his deadliest enemy. Fantasy action adventure, starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown and Roxanne Hart. Featuring a soundtrack by Queen.

Cast & Crew

Connor MacLeod Christopher Lambert
Ramirez Sean Connery
Kurgan Clancy Brown
Brenda Wyatt Roxanne Hart
Lt Frank Moran Alan North
Heather Beatie Edney
Rachel Ellenstein Sheila Gish
Det Walter Bedsoe Jon Polito
Director Russell Mulcahy
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Thorn-EMI Screen EntertainmentGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray