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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 Legendary Adventure Continues 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

This is the first live-action "Highlander" film in which the villain's name does not begin with the letter K. In Highlander (1986), Highlander II: The Quickening (1991), Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994), and Highlander: Endgame (2000), the villains were named Kurgan, Katana, Kane, and Kell, respectively. (The animated film Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007) also featured a villain whose name does not begin with the letter K, but it was produced after "Highlander: The Source," despite being released first.) See more »

Goofs

When Duncan fights the Guardian near the end of the film, his wife Anna is standing in the "Source," at the top of a set of stairs at one end of the pit. After the Guardian stabs Duncan, he is standing between the two of them, with Duncan and Anna at opposite ends of the pit. Watch the closeup of Duncan just before the Guardian begins to spin a tornado by waving his sword; you can clearly see Anna standing at the top of the stairs behind him, even though she's supposed to be behind the Guardian. See more »

Quotes

Duncan MacLeod: [after burying Joe Dawson] I'm done.
Methos: Why are you upset MacLeod? Is it because Joe's dead or because you, the great Highlander, couldn't save him?
Duncan MacLeod: Go to hell!
Methos: So this is the new MacLeod? A man who turns his back on the memory of his friend, his clan? The quiter?
Duncan MacLeod: [Duncan punches Methos, draws Reggie's sword] Get up!
Cardinal Giovanni: This is Holy Ground!
Duncan MacLeod: I don't care!
Reggie Weller: [restraining Anna] No. This is what we do.
Methos: You know why Joe interfered?
Duncan MacLeod: Why?
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The "signs in the sky" in the Moscow cut appear to be mostly clusters of stars and galactic dust. In later editions, they were edited to look more like the cluster of large planets as seen towards the end of the film. The scenes in the "sand pit" also had their special effects re-composited to look slightly more realistic. See more »

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Follows Highlander: The Raven (1998) 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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