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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.

Director:

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 wish for a sibling comes true when his father remarries, but he's soon having trouble with new stepsister Nicole and with a gang of school bullies, The Nasties. Hiding in the school library, Bastian finds his favorite book, THE NEVERENDING STORY. Later it's found by the gang's leader Slip, who recognizes the book's power and starts to form Fantasia after his bad intentions. When the chaos worsens, the Child-like Empress requests Bastian to move back to the real world, get the book back, and save Fantasia. Some Fantasia characters accidentally travel with him into reality and 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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Box Office

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

The mask that Thomas Petruo wore as Large Head took four hours to apply. Petruo was not allowed to sit anywhere where the mask could be damaged otherwise they'd have to delay shooting. Despite this, he had a lot of fun in the role. He was able to go to London twice to have the mask customized. He was enthralled with Jim Henson's Creature Shop and witnessed first-hand the models and figurines being made. See more »

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

Quotes

Dog - The Nasties: Why are you always dissing me man?
Slip, Leader of The Nasties: Why don't you look in the mirror and find out.
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Huge disappointment
21 August 2007 | by starcat500See all my reviews

I cannot begin to describe how awful this movie is. I watched the first Neverending Story when I was 7 or 8 or so, it came out in 1984, the year I was born, and I was absolutely fascinated with it. A few years later I had the pleasure of watching the second one, and although not as good as the first one, I have to say it is one of the better movie sequels I have seen (the people who comment on it give it too harsh criticism) It was still as imaginative and beautiful as the first one, and kept all the main characters. I saw the third one in the movie rental part of our grocery store when I was 14, and I got exited. I immediately rented it and brought it home and popped it in our VCR (you remember VCR's don't you?). It was not much longer after that that I was popping it out again. NES3, for lack of a better term,... sucks. The storyline was as unimaginative and vapid as you could hope for, it takes place in the real world, and not(as the title would have you believe)in Fantasia, and I get the feeling that it is because creating a fantasy world was a little out of their budget. This movie has "low budget" written all over it. The childlike empress isn't even blond! they get some brunette chick who looks nothing like her to play the role. After the fart jokes and potty humor commenced, I just couldn't take it any longer. My advice is don't wast your time and ruin your childhood memories with this piece of refuse.


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