Highlander


1h 51m 1986

Brief Synopsis

Born in the Highlands of Scotland in 1518, Connor Macleod (Christopher Lambert) is immortal. When he is wounded in battle but does not die, he is banished from his village. He meets another like himself, Ramirez (Sean Connery), who teaches him swordsmanship--the only way to kill another immortal is to take his head--and the ways of the immortals. Modern-day New York is the location of "The Gathering," where Connor and the few remaining immortals must battle to the last for "The Prize."

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Release Date
1986
Production Company
Optical Film Effects
Distribution Company
20TH CENTURY FOX DISTRIBUTION/WEINTRAUB ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (WEG); 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox International; Bskyb; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Weintraub Entertainment Group
Location
Baires Studios, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Scotland, United Kingdom; New York City, New York, USA; London, England, United Kingdom; Chile

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Synopsis

Born in the Highlands of Scotland in 1518, Connor Macleod (Christopher Lambert) is immortal. When he is wounded in battle but does not die, he is banished from his village. He meets another like himself, Ramirez (Sean Connery), who teaches him swordsmanship--the only way to kill another immortal is to take his head--and the ways of the immortals. Modern-day New York is the location of "The Gathering," where Connor and the few remaining immortals must battle to the last for "The Prize."

Crew

James Acheson

Costume Designer

Bob Anderson

Other

Edwin C Atkins

Production Manager

Martin Atkinson

Art Director

Don Bassman

Sound Department

Peter Bellwood

Screenplay

Peter Bennet

Assistant Director

Kathryn Bihr

Makeup Artist

Chris Blunden

Editor

Simon Bosanquet

Production Manager

Brett Botula

Location Coordinator

Peter Brace

Stunts

Andy Bradford

Stunts

Jean-marc Bringuier

Steadicam Operator

Garrett Brown

Camera Operator

Lois Burwell

Makeup Supervisor

Helen Butler

Wardrobe

Allan Cameron

Production Designer

Ray Caple

Matte Painter

Claude Chaisson

Animator

Roger Chaisson

Animator

Peter Chiang

Animator

Kevin F Cleary

Sound Department

Jim Crispi

Photography

Denis Crossan

Photography

Hillary Crozier

Photography

Nicholas Daubney

Location Manager

Peter S Davis

Producer

Tony Dawe

Sound Department

Patsy Delord

Production Coordinator

Peter Diamond

Stunt Coordinator

George Djurkovic

Visual Effects

Dave Docwra

Other

Fred Ebb

Song

Sandra Exelby

Makeup

Larry Ferguson

Screenplay

Tim Field

Photography

Gerry Fisher

Other

Gerry Fisher

Director Of Photography

Matt Forrest

Animator

Graham Freeborn

Makeup Artist

Ray Freeborn

Location Manager

Chuck Gammage

Animator

Gail Geibel

Production Coordinator

Claude Gresset

Unit Manager

Robert Verner Gresty

Makeup

Martin Gutteridge

Special Effects Supervisor

John Harris

Photography

Alix Harwood

Makeup

Ilona Herman

Makeup Artist

Frank Hilton

Photography

Keith Hodgson

Titles

Peter Honess

Editor

Alan Hopkins

Assistant Director

Steven Hopkins

Unit Director

Denise Horsham

Makeup

Colin Hughes

Animator

Tim Hutchinson

Art Director

Garth Innes

Other

Andrew Jackson

Sound Department

Michael Kamen

Music

John Kander

Song

Bob Keen

Makeup

Liz Kerry

Production Coordinator

John Lawlor

Assistant Director

Ken Lewington

Wardrobe Supervisor

Pauline Lewington

Wardrobe

Graham Longhurst

Other

Burt Luxford

Other

Ronnie Maasz

Photography

Gus Maclean

Unit Manager

Vic Magnotta

Stunt Coordinator

Brian Mann

Sound Editor

Michael Mclean

Casting

Tony Message

Sound Editor

Danny Michael

Sound Department

Graeme Miller

Photography

Douglas Milsome

Camera Operator

Tony Mitchell

Director Of Photography

Tony Mitchell

Other

E C Monell

Executive Producer

Eva Monley

Associate Producer

Harold Moskovitz

Associate Producer

Francois Moullin

Assistant Director

Fiona O'mahoney

Photography

Richard Overton

Sound Department

William N Panzer

Producer

Clive Pendry

Sound Department

Peter Pennell

Sound Editor

Geoff Portass

Makeup

Derek Power

Music Supervisor

Tony Riley

Camera Operator

Bob Risk

Sound Editor

Nina Robbins

Animator

Mike Rutter

Camera Operator

Adam Samuelson

Other

John Schoonraad

Makeup

Arthur Smith

Photography

Mike Smith

Animator

Paul Sparrow

Production Manager

Don Spencer

Animator

David A Starke

Assistant Director

John Starke

Associate Producer

Michael Stevenson

Assistant Director

Hugh Strain

Sound Department

Roy Street

Wrangler

Roy Street

Other

Jane Studd

Assistant Director

John Swinnerton

Animator

David Tringham

Assistant Director

Peter Versey

Camera Operator

Rosanne Vogel

Production Accountant

Tim Walton

Animator

John Ward

Steadicam Operator

Peter Warrilow

Photography

Li Tjlong Weinreich

Music Editor

Alan White

Photography

Ian Whittaker

Set Decorator

Gregory Widen

Screenplay

Gregory Widen

From Story

Gregory Widen

Story By

Ian Foster Wolff

Assistant Director

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Release Date
1986
Production Company
Optical Film Effects
Distribution Company
20TH CENTURY FOX DISTRIBUTION/WEINTRAUB ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (WEG); 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox International; Bskyb; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Weintraub Entertainment Group
Location
Baires Studios, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Scotland, United Kingdom; New York City, New York, USA; London, England, United Kingdom; Chile

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica February 28 - March 8, 1991.

Film was recut and original footage added in Hemdale's January 31, 1995 video release re-titled "Highlander II: The Director's Cut."

Formerly distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Video.

Debut theatrical release for Interstar Releasing.

Began shooting March 1, 1990.

Completed shooting May 25, 1990.

Production was suspended April 25 1990, in memory of an Argentine worker who was killed in a fall while building sets.

Sean Connery reportedly received $3,000,000 for 10 days of shooting.

Released in United States Spring March 7, 1986

Released in United States Spring March 7, 1986