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With stellar visuals and killer songs by the rock band Queen, Highlander has become a cult film over the years. Our lead character Connor MacLeod, a 16th-century immortal born in Scotland, is played by Christopher Lambert. The fact that Lambert couldn't speak any English when he was cast in the film helps to explain his bizarre line deliveries. His strange performance is countered with Clancy Brown's magnificent performance as The Kurgan, who is MacLeod's nemesis. Sean Connery also has a brief performance as Juan Sanchez-Villalobos Ramirez, an immortal who trains Connor MacLeod in the ways of immortals. Because MacLeod lives forever, we are transitioning in the movie between 16th-century Scotland and modern day New York City. It's probably an overly ambitious script for a sword fighting adventure movie, but the visuals hold up well along with the scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Director Russell Mulcahy got his start in beautiful 1980s music videos and it shows. Michael Kamen composed the score (which includes the riff to the New Line Cinema logo) and Queen wrote the songs including the ethereal power ballad "Who Wants to Live Forever".
Highlander is a 1986 British-American action fantasy film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. It stars Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, and Roxanne Hart. The film narrates the climax of an ages-old battle between immortal warriors, depicted through interwoven past and present day storylines.
Despite having enjoyed little success in its initial U.S. release, Highlander became a cult film, launched Lambert to stardom, and inspired a franchise that included film sequels and television spin-offs. Its tagline, "There can be only one", has carried on throughout the franchise, as have the songs provided for the film by Queen.
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