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The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book.

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Once again, Bastian is transported to the world of Fantasia which he recently managed to save from destruction. However, the land is now being destroyed by an evil sorceress, Xayide, so he must join up with Atreyu and face the Emptiness once more. Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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Begin an all new adventure as a young boy returns to a world of wonder on the wings of his imagination.


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8 February 1991 (USA)  »

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La historia sin fin II  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,912,124, 10 February 1991

Gross USA:

$17,373,527
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Jonathan Brandis who played Bastian in this sequel soon went famous worldwide as a future wiz-kid Lucas Wolenczak on a popular sci-fi adventure TV series SeaQuest (1993-1995). Sadly, he died quite suddenly and too young back in 2003 by his own choice. See more »

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When Bastian comes running up the stairs by the harbor, you can see a black couple on the right. The woman is wearing a gray coat with a black vest and a white shirt. The man is wearing a black coat, black shoes and white socks. When we cut to Bastian running across the street, you can see the same couple wearing the same clothing crossing the street, but this time they are not walking together. See more »

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Mudwart: You've just taught some giants how to swim, earthling.
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Bavarian State Opera is misspelled as 'Barvarian State Opera' for the Orchestra's credit. See more »

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The Neverending Story
Composed by Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey
Sung by Joe Milner
Arranged by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
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Not the greatest, but not the worst.
19 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

The Never Ending Story 2 did not seem to be as good as its predecessor, however this movie wasn't all that bad. Sure it would of been nice if it had ALL of the original actors from the first one in it and that could be a reason why this film didn't do as well. I bet we would of all enjoyed this movie much better if it did have the original actors in it. I am a big fan of the novel (greatest novel I have ever read) and that could be why I happen to like this movie. This is actually the last half of the book when Bastian visits "Fantastica" and meets Atreyu and all the others. However one downfall was this film seemed a bit distant to the original making it seem like they are two totally different stories when in fact they are one. It just didn't seem to capture all the magic of the book. But all in all this was a pretty good movie and it wouldn't hurt to get an idea of what the second half of the story is all about. But the first film is the greatest and will put its spell over your entire family!!!!!!! I give The Never Ending Story 2; 7.5/10.


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