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The NeverEnding Story III (1994)

Die unendliche Geschichte III: Rettung aus Phantasien (original title)
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A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.

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Peter MacDonald (as Peter Macdonald)

Writers:

Jeff Lieberman (screenplay), Karin Howard (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason James Richter ... Bastian
Melody Kay ... Nicole
Jack Black ... Slip
Carole Finn Carole Finn ... Mookie
Ryan Bollman ... Dog
Freddie Jones ... Mr. Coreander / Old Man of Wandering Mountain
Julie Cox ... The Empress
Moya Brady Moya Brady ... Urgl
Tony Robinson ... Engywook
Thomas Petruo Thomas Petruo ... Large Head
Tracey Ellis ... Jane Bux
Kevin McNulty ... Barney
Nicole Parker ... Nasty #1
Adrien Dorval ... Nasty #2 (as P. Adrien Dorval)
Kaefan Shaw Kaefan Shaw ... Bark Troll
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Storyline

Bastian's dream to get a sibling becomes true when his father re-marries, but soon he has trouble with his new stepsister Nicole and with a gang of school bullies, the Nasties. Hiding in the school library, Bastian finds his favorite book of THE NEVERENDING STORY, where it is later found by Slip, the gang leader. The latter recognizes the power of the book and begins to form Fantasia after his bad intentions. When the chaos becomes worse the Child-like Empress requests Bastian to move back to the real world, get the book back and save Fantasia. Accidentally some Fantasia characters travel with him to reality, but get lost in different places. Meanwhile Slip and the other Nasties spread anarchy. Finally, Bastian gets support from Nicole, who begins to believe in the power of Fantasia. Written by Tom Pfeifer <pfeifer@fokus.gmd.de>

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It's a brand new beginning in the adventure that never ends


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1994 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The NeverEnding Story III See more »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only film in the trilogy to receive a G rating in the U.S. The other two films are rated PG. In the U.K., however, all three instalments were rated U (Universal, Suitable for all ages). See more »

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Position of the papers and files Bastian drops. See more »

Quotes

Bastian: [reads the text his past events in the Neverending Story] Jane's house is more suited for a family of four, which for Bastian, had a new room, a new neighborhood, and worst of all: a new school.
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At the beginning of the end credits we see the "Easy Rider"-sequence again in the upper half of the screen. See more »

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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Simply Put? Bad.
11 February 2004 | by Sparrow_in_flightSee all my reviews

Sadly, the running joke of Engywook and Urgl having to go to the bathroom, but being unable to do so, is one of the entertaining things about this film. But it does get tiresome. And the baby rock-biter is cute, if incredibly stupid. But if you have ever seen the first movie, or read the book, you will most likely not care for this movie at all. The plot is poor, Falcore looks extremely cartoonish as do the Rockbiters, and the Nasties...well, they just aren't that scary. Give me Gmork any day, please!

This is a tolerable children's movie ONLY if you have no other knowledge of The Neverending Story.


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