Highlander II - The Quickening

Highlander II - The Quickening

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Director: Russell Mulcahy

Cast: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen


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At the end of Highlander, Juan Ramirez (Sean Connery) died and Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) was rendered mortal. Highlander 2: The Quickening begins in 1999 when Connor solves the problem of an ever-depleting ozone layer on the earth by devising a giant shield around the entire planet. The earth is saved, except for the fact that it is now a…  See more details below


At the end of Highlander, Juan Ramirez (Sean Connery) died and Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) was rendered mortal. Highlander 2: The Quickening begins in 1999 when Connor solves the problem of an ever-depleting ozone layer on the earth by devising a giant shield around the entire planet. The earth is saved, except for the fact that it is now a continual 99 degrees, and the earth is plunged into 24 hours of darkness. 40 years later, Connor is an elderly man with liver spots, heading out for the opera. Then there is a flashback of Connor recalling his halcyon days on the planet Zeist hundreds of years earlier. Back on Zeist, Connor and Ramirez led a futile coup against the ruling dictator, Katana (Michael Ironside), that caused them to be banished to Earth. Back in the future, Katana sends a pair of wacky goons to kill Connor. When Connor lops off their heads, he is now young again...and immortal. Just the right time to meet the attractive scientist Louise Marcus (Virginia Madsen), who has discovered that the shield around the earth is no longer needed since the ozone layer has repaired itself. But, unfortunately, the shield is in the clutches of an evil cartel who wants to control the earth's resources. Connor and Louise team up to battle the cartel while Katana sends out more emissaries to get Connor. Ramirez, although supposedly dead, also makes an appearance in the 21st century -- garbed in full Scottish regalia.

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Lambert Connor MacLeod
Sean Connery Juan Villa-Lobos Ramirez
Virginia Madsen Louise Marcus
Michael Ironside General Katana
John C. McGinley David Blake
Allan Rich Alan Neyman
Stephen Grives Hamlet
Max Berlinger Usher
Richard Moll Actor
Adrian Paul Actor
Eddie Trucco Bartender
Vanity Actor
Phil Brock Cabbie
Rusty Schwimmer Drunk in Cafe
Pete Antico Corda
Peter Bucossi Reno
Peter Bromilow Joe
Jeff Altman Doctor
Max Berliner Charlie
Eduardo Sapac Holt
Ted McNabney TV Newsperson 1
Nora Zinsky Cabin Attendant
Jacques Arndt Scientist 1
Matt Johnston Cobalt Man

Technical Credits
Russell Mulcahy Director
Raymond Austin Asst. Director
Peter Bellwood Screenwriter
Joe Camp Production Manager
Robin S. Clarke Co-producer
Brian Clemens Original Story,Screenwriter
George S. Clinton Score Composer
Guy Collins Executive Producer
Stewart Copeland Score Composer
Jack Cummins Producer
Peter S. Davis Producer
Hubert de la Bouillerie Editor
Deborah Everton Costumes/Costume Designer
Roger Hall Production Designer
Stephen Kay Associate Producer
John King Art Director
Phil Meheux Cinematographer
William N. Panzer Original Story,Producer
Mari Provenzano Associate Producer
Anthony Redman Editor
Alex Sessa Co-producer
Mario Sotela Executive Producer
Jamie Thompson Cinematographer
Peter Turner Camera Operator
Marisa Urruti Costumes/Costume Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Aron Warner Production Manager
Thomas J. Wright Asst. Director

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Scene Index

"Highlander 2: Seduced by Argentina" documentaries ; "The Redemption of Highlander 2"; "The Music of Highlander 2" ; "The Fabric of Highlander 2" ; "Shadow & Darkness: The cinematography of Highlander 2"; Deleted scenes; Original Cannes festival promotional reel; Original theatrical trailer


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Highlander II - The Quickening 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film could stand on its own if it were not connected to the first movie. The biggest mistake on the part of the producers and director was that they rushed to to capitolize on the first films success. For some reason I like this film on its own. The problem lies in the fact that it ignores the plot line of the first film. One of the greatest crimes commited in this film is that the music score by Stewert Copeland is overshadowed by the fact that the film was not recieved by the fans very well. However, it is because of the score that I view this film independantly from the original. As far as continuity, it fails to keep it in anyway shape or form. But I must admit that the music along with Conner's dileama has captured me and I like this film on its own. I love the original movie and I feel the confusion that all Highlander fans feel, but I stand by my personal feelings about this one. See it for yourself and make your own mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Highlander 2 is classic because of its stars and because it is the continuation of an imaginative story. Sean Connery and Christopher Lambert work well together in their continuation of the Highlander story, along with Virginia Madsen and Michael Ironside. The special effects and alternative ending are so much fun to watch. The interviews with the cast and crew make for wonderful time spent in front of the television. The deleted scenes and extra features are also wonderful. It¿s obvious that the actors and the crew worked hard to bring us this film. This film is well worth the time, money, and energy in my opinion!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bad... bad is the only way to describe Highlander 2. I enjoyed the first Highlander immensly and firmly believe the story should have ended there... because it did end... Connor MaCloud won the 'prize' he was the last immortal left and all was good...but for some reason (money) someone got the terrible idea to continue this series and even start a television show about it. Crazy. When thinking of the so called Highlander franchise this reviewer will stick to the movie catch phrase it made famous of 'There can only be one'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While it may be able to stand on it's own due to the acting of Connery, Lambert, and Ironside the script ruined that as well. The story of the second movie doesn't continue the first in any way other than the names of the characters. MacLeod states in the second movie that he is an alien but in the first movie talks about knowing someone since he was a boy. It's this and other loop holes like it that ruin the continuity of all the films, the story as a whole, as well as soiling the experience of watching the previous movies again. If you haven't watched the original, I highly recommend watching it and skipping all of the other Highlander movies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my own personal opinion for the reason they made it the way they did is because they wanted to explore it on another idea. Yes the whole idea of immortals rocks, but why not try a different approach like what they did in this movie the immortals came from a different planet. The whole idea just changes they way you have to look at it. Now if you haven't seen the first one you should watch that one then before you make any remarks about it think of WHAT IF????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago