Highlander 2: Renegade Version
Lead(s) Connor MacLeod
Support Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez
Louise Marcus
Allan Neyman
Villain(s) General Katana
Setting(s) New York
Flashbacks Glencoe, Scotland
Prequel Highlander
Sequel Highlander: The Final Dimension
Writer(s) Peter Bellwood

Brian Clemens
William N. Panzer

Director(s) Russel Mulcahy
Producer(s) Guy Collins

Peter S. Davis
E.C. Monell
William N. Panzer

Release Date 1995
Runtime 109 min.
Distributor Republic Pictures
MPAA Rating R

Highlander 2: Renegade Version is a "Director's Cut" of Highlander II: The Quickening, first released in 1995 on home video. A similar cut of the film was later released on DVD & Blu-ray as Highlander 2: Special Edition, with newly added special effects.

Plot Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Highlander 2: The Quickening begins in 1999 when Connor solves the problem of a depleted ozone layer on the Earth by devising a giant shield around the entire planet. The earth is saved, except for the fact that it is now a continual 99 degrees, and the earth is plunged into 24 hours of darkness. 40 years later, Connor is an elderly man. Then there is a flashback of Connor recalling his halcyon days, Connor and Ramirez led a futile coup against the ruling dictator, Katana (Michael Ironside), that caused them to be banished. Back in the present, Katana sends a pair of goons to kill Connor. When Connor lops off their heads, he is revitalized...and immortal. Just as he meets scientist, Louise Marcus (Virginia Madsen), who has discovered that the shield around the earth is no longer needed since the ozone layer has repaired itself. But, unfortunately, the shield is in overseen by an evil cartel who wants to control the Earth's resources. Connor and Louise team up to battle the cartel while Katana sends out more emissaries to get Connor.

Background Information and Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Both the VHS & DVD versions were overseen by Russel Mulcahy and William N. Panzer, who were unsatisfied with the theatrical version.
  • All references to the planet Zeist are eliminated in this film.
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