The Neverending Story

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Movie Info & Cast


A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.


  • Barret Oliver
  • Gerald McRaney
  • Chris Eastman
  • Darryl Cooksey
  • Nicholas Gilbert
  • Thomas Hill
  • Deep Roy
  • Tilo Prückner
  • Moses Gunn
  • Noah Hathaway

Did You Know?


  • The makeup team on the movie tried to paint Noah Hathaway green, just as Atreyu is in the book. "It wasn't believable. I looked like fungi!" Hathaway said.
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  • In the wide shot from 50:53 to 50:57 on the DVD where Atreyu scales the mountain to look through the telescope at the first oracle, you can see a horizontal line where the set wall (lighter blue) and ceiling (darker blue) meet. Basically, you can see that they are in a room instead of out in the desert.
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    • G'mork: If you come any closer, I will rip you to shreds.
    • [laughs]
    • Atreyu: That's not true! You're lying.
    • G'mork: Foolish boy. Don't you know anything about Fantasia? It's the world of human fantasy. Every part, every creature of it, is a piece of the dreams and hopes of mankind. Therefore, it has no boundaries.
    • Atreyu: But why is Fantasia dying, then?
    • G'mork: Because people have begun to lose their hopes and forget their dreams. So the Nothing grows stronger.
    • Atreyu: What is the Nothing?
    • G'mork: It's the emptiness that's left. It's like a despair, destroying this world. And I have been trying to help it.
    • Atreyu: But why?
    • G'mork: Because people who have no hopes are easy to control; and whoever has the control... has the power!
    • Atreyu: Who are you, really?
    • Atreyu: Who are you?
    • G'mork: I am the servant of the power behind the Nothing. I was sent to kill the only one who could have stopped the Nothing. I lost him in the Swamps of Sadness. His name... was Atreyu.
    • [the ground shakes again and Atreyu is knocked down. He grabs a knife shaped piece of broken stone and stands up, ready to fight]
    • Atreyu: If we're about to die anyway, I'd rather die fighting! Come for me, G'mork! *I* am Atreyu!
    • G'mork: I am G'mork. And you, whoever you are, can have the honor of being my last victim.
    • Atreyu: I will not die easily. I am a warrior!
    • G'mork: Ha! Brave warrior, then fight the Nothing.
    • Atreyu: But I can't! I can't get beyond the boundaries of Fantasia!
    • [G'mork laughs and Atreyu gets a little angry]
    • Atreyu: What's so funny about that?
    • G'mork: Fantasia has no boundaries.
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The idea of the story within a story is one of the nice touches in The NeverEnding Story. Another one is the idea of a child's faith being able to change the course of fate. Maybe not since the kids in the audience were asked to save Tinker Bell in Peter Pan has the outcome of a story been left so clearly up to a child's willingness to believe.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times