Highlander

Highlander

Russell Mulcahy (1986)

111min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
So confused as to be hilariously watchable, this cult movie from director Russell Mulcahy wavers between sci-fi, horror and music video. Christopher Lambert is the 16th-century Scottish clansman who is schooled into being an immortal swordsman by Sean Connery, before battling with the evil Kurgan (Clancy Brown). There are some great sword-lunging duels - the best of which is set in a Madison Square Garden garage - but the story is never that engaging. Still, the film managed to spawn multiple sequels and a hit TV series.

Summary

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
Brenda Wyatt Roxanne Hart
Kurgan Clancy Brown
Ramirez Sean Connery
Heather Beatie Edney
Lieutenant Frank Moran Alan North
Rachel Ellenstein Sheila Gish
Detective Walter Bedsoe Jon Polito
Sunda Kastagir Hugh Quarshie
Kirk Matunas Christopher Malcolm
Fasil Peter Diamond
Dugal MacLeod Billy Hartman
Angus MacLeod James Cosmo
Kate Celia Imrie
Bassett Ian Reddington
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
Drama