Jack Nicholson as "McMurphy" in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975):
Get out of my way son, you're usin' my oxygen.
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
The NeverEnding Story (1984) U
The NeverEnding Story - Theatrical release poster
Theatrical release poster
Tagline: A boy who needs a friend finds a world that needs a hero.
Genres: Adventure | Drama | Family | Fantasy
Released: 06 April 1984 (West Germany)
Length: 102 min
Rating: 8 out of 10 8 /10
  • Everyone wanted to fly on Falkor!

A boy who needs a friend finds a world that needs a hero in a land beyond imagination!

Bastian, a lonely schoolboy, alienated from his father and bullied by his classmates, retreats to an attic where he becomes engrossed in a book entitled "The Neverending Story." It is the tale of a magical kingdom named, appropriately, Fantasia, since it is a world born of human fantasies. Fantasia is being destroyed by great storms of Nothingness as mankind loses faith in the powers of imagination and fantasies die. Dangerously ill herself, Fantasia's youthful empress sends a handsome warrior on a quest to find a cure for both her and her kingdom. After encounters with flying dragons, swamp monsters and a vast assortment of other fantastic creatures, the young hero discovers that only a human boy can save Fantasia, at which point Bastian is drawn, literally, into the pages of the story.

The Childlike Empress
What will happen if he doesn't appear?[sadly] Then our world will disappear - and so will I.How could he let that happen?He doesn't understand that he's the one who has the power to stop it. He simply can't imagine that one little boy could be that important.Is it really me?Maybe he doesn't know what he has to do![shouts] What DO I have to do?He has to give me a new name. He's already chosen it. He just has to call it out.
The Childlike Empress
Why is it so dark?In the beginning, it is always dark.
Having a luck dragon with you is the only way to go on a quest.
There's no fool like an old fool!
Never give up and good luck will find you.
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