Director: Russell Mulcahy
Cast: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Heart
Synopsis: Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) a Scottish Highlander in 1536 is killed in battle by the Kurgan (Clancy Brown) but awakes the next day fully healed from his wounds. His clan being superstitious casts him out as the Devil. A few years later he meets Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez (Sean Connery) who tells him that like MacLeod he is an immortal that will live forever. The only catch is there are other immortals and they are all fighting for the prize and the only way they can die is if there head leaves their neck, because there can be only one. Flash forward 450 years and there are only a few immortals left including MacLeod and the Kurgan. MacLeod must protect his new love and beat the Kurgan to the prize.
Trivia: The church scene involving Kurgan (Clancy Brown) was filmed at night time with the permission of the priests in charge. Still, Brown’s lines were ad-libbed and were reportedly considered so sacrilegious that the priests off-camera were making the sign of the cross as he said them.
Why I think you should see this: This film is a guilty pleasure for me because it is very much an 80’s movie as evidenced by the Queen soundtrack. It has a very tragic side story in the fact that living forever also means you are surrounded by death. Clancy Brown is absolutley delicious as the villainous Kurgan and while he doesn’t appear in the film for long Sean Connery steals what little scenes he has. Christopher Lambert is also excellent as Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod.