Highlander Movie Trivia

Highlander Trivia

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Clancy Brown plays the frightening figure of the Kurgan

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Film facts for the 1986 Action / Adventure movie starring Christopher Lambert, Roxanne Hart, Clancy Brown More Cast

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Billy Hartman, the guy who says Connor pee's his kilt plays Terry Woods in 'Emmerdale' on British TV.
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80's Connor wears Diadora Bjorg Bjorn Elites.
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Director Russell Mulcahey had previously cut his directing Rod Stewart's "Young Turks" pop video. He was later the father of the new wave "art" videos of Duran Duran.
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Clancy Brown, the Kurgan improvised the line in which he poignantly addresses the sparse congregation and clergy in the Church, "I have something to say! It's better to burn out... Than to fade away!!!"
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Highlander was filmed at four completely different locations -- all interchangeably and at times three locations were used for one shot.

New York, London, Wales & Scotland.
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Christopher/Christophe (French) Lambert, who plays the lead role, is severely myopic, which makes him legally blind. He cannot wear contacts and relies on eye glasses in day to day life. However, he has starred in many action movies (e.g. Mortal Kombat) and though he often gets hurt, he still continues to do his own minor stunts.
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A "kirgan" is an ancient form of burial mound common to the steppes of southern Asia. Maybe the inspiration for the "Kurgan".
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Clancy Brown now provides the voice of "Mr. Krabbs" on the animated show "Spongebob Squarepants".
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Clancy Brown can also be found in the fantastic film "Starship Troopers" and the HBO series Carnivale.
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MacLeod's girlfriend at the start of the movie is played by a star of British comedy in the 90s and today, Celia Imrie.
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The man who plays MacLeod's highland friend, Angus, (long red hair, handlebar mustache, powerfully built), also has a major part in Braveheart as part of the clan, along with many of the other actors in both films he is the genuine Scottish article. The actor in question is James Cosmo - he is one of Scotland's best and most prolific actors. As well as appearing in both "Highlander" and "Braveheart", he also played the father of Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor's character) in "Trainspotting".
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Christopher/Christophe (French) Lambert was born in the United States, but grew up in Switzerland.
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The director(s) and producer(s) were shocked to find out after signing a contract for Lambert to play Connor MacCleod that he spoke absolutely no English!
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Among the many ancient artifacts in MacLeod's storeroom, is Ramirez's vest and hat.
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It's interesting that the fish that Macleod/Nash has in his NYC house are Oscars.

These are an aggressive fish who can live for several years and grow quite large.

Bogus Trivia

There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".

But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "Highlander".
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