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PG| 1 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
On his way to school, Bastian (Barret Oliver) ducks into a bookstore to avoid bullies. Sneaking away with a book called "The Neverending Story," Bastian begins reading it in the school attic. The novel is about Fantasia, a fantasy land threatened by "The Nothing," a darkness that destroys everything it touches. The kingdom needs the help of a human child to survive. When Bastian reads a description of himself in the book, he begins to wonder if Fantasia is real and needs him to survive.

Cast: Barret Oliver , Noah Hathaway , Tami Stronach , Moses Gunn , Patricia Hayes , Sydney Bromley , Gerald McRaney ,

Director: Wolfgang Peterson

Genres: Fantasy

Distributor: Warner Home Vídeo

The NeverEnding Story (1984)

Release Date: July 20th, 1984|1 hr. 32 min.

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  • 70
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    This fairy tale is a weirdly enchanting mixture of old-fashioned whimsy and up-to-the-minute special effects. It brings back the early excitement of reading as a child, when the act of turning pages took on a magical quality. [19 Jul 1984, pg.1] show more

  • 88
    TV Guide

    Director Wolfgang Petersen combines the elements into a charming film that is excellent for children and won't put any adults to sleep, either. show more

  • 88
    Boston Globe

    The Neverending Story, Wolfgang Petersen's sophisticated fantasy film, is so wonderfully appropriate to children that it seems to have been made by kids. But there is enough artistic merit in the tale to enchant adults equally. [20 Jul 1984, p.1] show more

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Imagine you're walking down the street with your friends. It's the 80s, you're cool and you might do a little bullying. Nothing too extreme. Maybe you'll throw a kid in a trash can, but you...

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