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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.



(screenplay), (based on the novel "The Neverending Story" by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenny Morrison ...
Thomas Hill ...
Helena Michell ...
Bastian's Mother
Christopher Burton ...
Tri Face (as Chris Burton)
Patricia Fugger ...
Birge Schade ...
Claudio Maniscalco ...
Andreas Borcherding ...
Ralf Weikinger ...
Colin Gilder ...


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Release Date:

8 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La historia sin fin II  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,912,124 (USA) (10 February 1991)


$17,373,527 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bastian made 33 counted wishes total, and that counts for wishes within a wish, and each individual step along the side of the hand-shape castle. See more »


When Atreyu and Bastian is sitting by the fire you see Atreyu holding an arrow in his left hand when he is getting up. In the next shot, the arrow is in his right hand. See more »


Bastian Bux: I can tell when someone lies to me.
Atreyu: And I can tell when someone is up to no good.
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Crazy Credits

Bavarian State Opera is misspelled as 'Barvarian State Opera' for the Orchestra's credit. See more »


Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Cho Dengeki Stryker (2015) See more »


Heaven's Just A Heartbeat
Composed by Giorgio Moroder
Sung by Joe Milner
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Not bad, not great, but not bad
30 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is certainly a flawed movie that definitely has some cheesy acting and dialog, but despite these flaws it is still enjoyable. It is not as good as it's predecessor but I think it deserves a positive rating. The NeverEnding Story 2 still has the imagination of the original and some wonderful visuals that make up for it's lack of good writing or acting. I know that that may sound like an odd thing to say because writing and acting are important parts in a movie, but sometimes those things can be made up for with cinematography and set design. Movies are a visual medium and if a movie has strong enough visuals then everything else seems unimportant. This is a movie with fantastical, dream like visuals that give it an other worldly atmosphere which I think, in a strange way, is aided by the weird dialog. Everything in this movie is weird and so the dialog and acting fit and make it seem even more like a dream. I particularly like the way clouds and foaming waterfalls look in this movie. They're kind of an off color that I guess makes them look mysterious, I don't know what else to call it. If you enjoy being transported to other worlds that are so offbeat they are like nothing you've ever imagined then you'll like this movie. If you prefer going to a fantasy world that's more conventional then this may be a weird experience for you. This not the Wizard Of Oz. This is Fantasia and it looks so beautiful that nothing else matters.

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