Russell Mulcahy's original saga of immortal Scotsman Connor Macleod, one of a race of immortals who can only be killed when beheaded with a sword. After living in peace for four centuries, he is challenged by an old enemy named Kurgan.
During a fierce sword battle in the 1500s, Connor MacLeod, a simple Scotsman known as a poor fighter, is mortally wounded -- but he does not die. MacLeod learns from the mysterious Ramirez that he is of a race of immortals. These rare knights never age and never reproduce, they can only meet death by the blade of another of their kind. Leaping back and forth through the centuries, MacLeod once again meets the evil Kurgan who nearly killed him 500 years ago.
Allan Cameron - Production Designer, SAHARA (2005)
Peter S. Davis - Producer
Peter Davis - Producer
Gregory Widen - Screenwriter
Peter Honess - Editor
Christopher Lambert - Actor, HIGHLANDER (1986)
Christophe Lambert - Actor, HIGHLANDER (1986)
Queen - British Rock Group
Brian May - Queen Guitarist, Composer, Songwriter
William N. Panzer
Roxanne Hart - Actress/"Once Around"
Michael Kamen - American Composer/Conductor
Larry Ferguson - American Screenwriter
Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
Thomas Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
James Acheson - British costume designer, DANGEROUS LIAISONS/SPIDER-MAN
Jim Acheson - British costume designer, DANGEROUS LIAISONS/SPIDER-MAN
Russell Mulcahy - Director
Celia Imrie - British Actress, mostly television, mid '70s-present
Clancy Brown - American Character Actor
Gerry Fisher - Director of Photography
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 031398103608
- Rating: R (MPAA) (For strong action, violence, a scene of sexuality and some language.)
Produced by TESE. The Collector's Edition laserdisc (Cat. #LV-25895) includes the director's cut of the film, which is actually the 6-minute longer version released outside the U.S. in 1986. Also included are a running film commentary, by the producers and director Russell Mulcahy, and a CAV supplement containing press releases, background profiles, text and pictures from lost scenes, trailers, and more. Although "Highlander" made only $5 million at the U.S. box office, the film grossed almost $70 million overseas. It went on to spawn two sequels, an animated children's television series, a live-action television series on the USA cable network, a series of books, a "Highlander" Web site, a CD-ROM game and a huge merchandising catalogue.
"...Entertaining....The picture is beautifully photographed....Outstanding special effects..." - 03/12/1986 Variety
"...[This] entertaining fantasy flits between centuries of film-making styles with abandon..." - 06/01/2001 Sight and Sound, p.59