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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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Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,912,124, 10 February 1991

Gross USA:

$17,373,527
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2.35 : 1
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The film was to begin production soon after the release of the first film's success, to cover the remaining second half of the novel that the previous film left out. Production was delayed for 6 years though due to Michael Ende suing Warner Bros. over his hatred of the first film and the way it turned out. Ende felt that this adaptation's content deviated so far from the spirit of his book that he requested that production either be halted or the film's title be changed; when the producers did neither, he sued them and subsequently lost the case. Ende called the film a "gigantic melodrama of kitsch, commerce, plush and plastic". See more »

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The face of a man wearing sunglasses is reflected in the microwave when Bastian is getting the food out. See more »

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Bastian Bux: Falkor, look! The castle that looks like a hand!
Falkor: A very mean hand.
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Bavarian State Opera is misspelled as 'Barvarian State Opera' for the Orchestra's credit. See more »

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Dreams We Dream
Composed by Giorgio Moroder
Sung by Joe Milner
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This movie completely destroys the magic of the 1st one!!!!
5 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

The 1st "Neverending Story" was one of my favorite movies as a child so naturally, I couldn't wait for the sequel. I was completely horrified at the transformation of my favorite characters!! Although this one was made in English and the first one German, at the very least they could have done was get actors that resembled the original ones. I thought Bastien in both movies was very annoying, but I was heartbroken that characters were changed significantly. The magic and the fantasy of the first film was ruined because the 2nd looked like a "Power Rangers" episode. It was completely awful and I was disappointed in so many ways. LONG LIVE THE ORIGINAL!! Do not waste your time with the sequels, they don't have the emotion, fantasy or anything compared to the original.


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