The NeverEnding Story III

Synopsis: Bastian's dream to get a sibling becomes true when his father re-marries, but soon he has trouble with his new stepsister Nicole and with a gang of school bullies, the Nasties. Hiding in the school library, Bastian finds his favorite book of THE NEVERENDING STORY, where it is later found by Slip, the gang leader. The latter recognizes the power of the book and begins to form Fantasia after his bad intentions. When the chaos becomes worse the Child-like Empress requests Bastian to move back to the real world, get the book back and save Fantasia. Accidentally some Fantasia characters travel with him to reality, but get lost in different places. Meanwhile Slip and the other Nasties spread anarchy. Finally, Bastian gets support from Nicole, who begins to believe in the power of Fantasia.
Director(s): Peter MacDonald
Production: Miramax
  1 nomination.
95 min

Subed By HFN

The Mountains of Destiny

mark the highest point

in the whole of Fantasia.

It is here,

in the Hidden Crystal Cave,

that the Old Man

of Wandering Mountain

records 'The Neverending Story'.

Now what?

Now what?

What now?

(Voice echoes) Hold your horses!

I'm finding out!

There will be a day

when the writing stylus

will start to act strangely,

making it increasingly difficult

to record 'The Neverending Story'.

This is a sign

that the Nasty is on the way -

an evil force that first takes hold

in young humans

when they turn away

from books and reading.

To stop the Nasty, even temporarily,

would require a special young human -

a voracious reader

of great imagination

and extraordinary courage.


(Boys whoop and jeer)


Books listed according

to the Dewey decimal system.

Check the card catalogue...



I'll do the shushing

around here, young man!

Shushing is the job of the librarian

and not some snotty little kid

with hair that looks like

the rear end of a porcupine.

Mr Coreander?

Mr Coreander, don't you remember me?

Bastian - Bastian Balthazar Bucks.


W-w-what in the world

happened to you?

It's sort of hard to explain.

I see.

Why so far from home?

Not playing hooky

from school, are we?

No. We moved.

This is my new school...


I see.


Stay here till the bell rings,

but no longer.

Don't want to be late

on your first day.

'Treasure Island'.

I remember this from your store.

Are the rest from there too?




'The Neverending Story'.

That is strictly

a reference book from now on.

It must not be taken from

the library under any circumstances.

It keeps going.

Well, of course it keeps going.

Every move you make

is part of your story.

Remember that the next time

you pick your nose.


(Clears throat) Have to get

more inventory from the car.

Remember, 'late first day,

pay, pay, pay! '

(Blows raspberry)

"The Nasties"?

"One year after

his second visit to Fantasia,

"Bastian's father finally found

a woman he wanted to marry -

"a divorcee named Jane Baxter.

"Jane's house was more suited

for a family of four

"which, for Bastian, meant

a new room, a new neighbourhood,

"and worst of all, a new school."


...where's Nicole?

Oh, she'll be right down.

"But maybe his dad was right

and it would all be worth it.

"All his life

Bastian wanted a sister or brother

"to share his dreams

and confide in his secrets.

"Now, at last, he'd have one."


Hey, kiddo!

This is a family effort.

Do you want to help?

They're not my family

and this is not their house.


Dr Dumont said this would take time,

but you've got to meet them halfway.

Why bother?

You'll only get divorced again.

Nicole, this is going

to be different.

I promise you.

And just think

what a cool new brother you have.

Yeah. Real cool.

This is my mom's

sewing room, you know?

She loves sewing so much.

I'm really surprised

she's letting you use it.

I know I wouldn't.

You can have one if you want.

I got plenty of them.

What for?

Crystals are so stupid.

Like crystals can really

grant wishes!


...spare me this New Age garbage.

Crystals aren't supposed

to grant wishes.

Only the Oran can do that.


You can't tell this to anybody.


The Oran is the necklace

of the Childlike Empress,

the ruler of all Fantasia.


I'm not making it up.

It's all written.

In what - a book?

'The Neverending Story'.

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Jeff Lieberman

Jeff Lieberman (born 1947) is an American film director and screenwriter, known for his cult horror and thriller films, namely Squirm, Blue Sunshine, and Just Before Dawn. more…

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