• Highlander (1986)

Highlander

Release Date: 1986

DVD Release Date: May 16th, 2000

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

When the mystical Russell Nash (Christopher Lambert) kills a man in a sword fight in a New York City parking lot, he leaves a sliver of an ancient weapon lodged in a car in the process. After brilliant forensics specialist Brenda Wyatt (Roxanne Hart) recovers evidence of the mysterious weapon, she and her partner, Lt. Frank Moran (Alan North), embark on an investigation Of Nash that will land them in the middle of a dangerous, centuries-old feud between powerful immortals.

Cast: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Roxanne Hart, Clancy Brown, Beatie Edney, Alan North, Jon Polito, Sheila Gish

Director: Russell Mulcahy

Genres: Adventure , Fantasy , Action

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment, Davis-Panzer Productions

Keywords: Police station, Pursuit, New York City, Mystery, Rivalry, Love, Intense, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    About halfway through the violent, fantasy adventure Highlander, one character talks about how it was the custom during ancient times to throw babies into a pit of hungry dogs. Well, there were more than a few times during this hyperviolent film in which I felt as if I were a baby being thrown to a dog of a movie. show more

  • 25
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    Mulcahy has style to burn, but he may well have used the script to light it, for Highlander almost never makes any sense. [11 Mar 1986, p.B4]

  • 38
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Highlander's flashy style is the cinematic equivalent of a Las Vegas chorus line: always kicking. Without Lambert, who displays an unexpected comic talent along with intensely photogenic passive-aggressive eyes, and Roxanne Hart, whose knowledgeable portrayal of a New York detective is undercut by the symphony of screams extracted from her toward the end, and Connery, who wears a pearl-drop earring and is supposed to be Spanish but still has the burr and brio of James Bond, Highlander would be little more than an everlasting video; it's not much more than that, as it is. [10 Mar 1986, p.C9]

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