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Highlander: The Source (2007)

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Duncan MacLeod and his fellow Immortals quest to locate the Grail of their world.

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Brett Leonard

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Stephen Kelvin Watkins (screenplay), Mark Bradley (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Paul ... Duncan MacLeod
Thekla Reuten ... Anna Teshemka
Cristian Solimeno ... The Guardian
Peter Wingfield ... Methos
Jim Byrnes ... Joe Dawson
Stephen Rahman Hughes ... Zai Jie
Stephen Wight ... Reggie Weller
Thom Fell ... Cardinal Giovanni
Patrice Naiambana Patrice Naiambana ... The Elder
Sakalas Uzdavinys Sakalas Uzdavinys ... Security Guard
Laurynas Jurgelis Laurynas Jurgelis ... Boy in Stadium
Geoffrey T. Bersey Geoffrey T. Bersey ... Brother Radu (as Geofry Bersey)
Antanas Surgailis Antanas Surgailis ... Monk 1
Leonas Ciunis ... Monk 2
Rolandas Boravskis Rolandas Boravskis ... Jurgis
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Storyline

The world is falling into chaos. As he roams a crumbling city, Duncan MacLeod, the Highlander, remembers happier times before the love of his life left... Hopeless and alone, MacLeod finds his way to a band of immortal companions, including his mysterious friend Methos, and a mortal, Watcher Joe Dawson. Together this small group sets out on a quest to find the origin of the first Immortal and The Source of their immortality. Written by Davis & panzer Productions

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The Guardian of Immortality See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Lithuania

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Highlander 5 See more »

Filming Locations:

Kaunas, Lithuania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$213,205
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Briggs wrote a version of the script while the project was still at Miramax. Before writing the script, Briggs re-watched all the "Highlander" movies as well as the TV series, then joined the official Highlander message boards (www.highlander-community.com) and researched what fans wanted in a sequel. He kept his identity secret, but was known to be an insider on the project. He soon became one of the most popular and respected members of the board, and remained so even after he was kicked off the project. He revealed his identity well after he was kicked off the project. It was the death of a close friend on the forum, named Eric, that sparked Briggs to finally reveal himself. See more »

Goofs

How did this world descend into chaos in what couldn't possibly be more than a 5-year time difference between this movie and the previous one? Joe Dawson is the same age as he is in the Highlander TV series, so there is no way takes place a long way into the future. See more »

Quotes

Duncan MacLeod: What are you?
The Guardian: I'm The Guardian. Duncan *MacLeod*! You have squandered your precious gift! You could've ruled the world! But you pissed it all away.
Duncan MacLeod: Have a nice day.
The Guardian: The female, Anna. She's not for you.
Duncan MacLeod: What's Anna got to do with this?
The Guardian: Everything.
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Alternate Versions

Several cuts of the film existed prior to the US DVD release. The earliest version released officially in Russia (the "Moscow Cut") is the longest (in English with Russian subtitles), including many many scenes that were trimmed or re-scored for the US DVD release. A second cut released on Dutch DVD is much closer to the US cut. A third version exists that was shown on the Sci Fi Channel before the US DVD release, which had the profanity censored. See more »

Connections

Follows Highlander: Endgame (2000) See more »

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Dreadful - Too Bad There Aren't Minus Ratings
21 September 2007 | by paula_kwSee all my reviews

I loved the first Highlander movie, loved the series, and have found every movie after the first to be pretty awful - but I watch them anyway, hoping against hope that they'll prove me wrong. I thought it couldn't get any worse than Highlander: Endgame, but I was very much mistaken. This is just a terrible movie - like watching a train wreck.

If they didn't destroy continuity in every movie and rewrite the history of the Highlander universe, it might be bearable. Like every other Highlander movie, this one acts like nothing came before it and nothing about it makes sense - it's an insult to the intelligence of the fans. And we have to suffer through yet another half-witted attempt to re-invent the source of immortality and what happens if "there can be only one." The post-apocalyptic world is just plain dark and dreary. Endgame was sort of heading in that direction - it was significantly more world-weary and tattered than the world of the series. However, The Source just plain doesn't make sense. For the world to have gotten in this condition, more than a few years would have to have passed, and Joe Dawson should look more than a couple of years older - by rights the character should have been dead before this movie takes place. But hey, I guess they figure we can't add either.

The fight scenes are terrible - the speeded-up special effects destroy the fun of the fight scenes, and you always expect one decent sword-fighting scene in a Highlander movie - not this one! If I had realized how bad this was going to be, I could have resigned myself to ogling Methos for a couple of hours. This movie is so bad even *that* isn't enjoyable. If I had seen this in a movie theater I'd have wanted my money back. As it is, I want back the time I wasted watching this dreck.

I'm giving up Highlander movies for good. As far as I'm concerned, There Can Be Only One Highlander Movie - and this isn't it.


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