The Daily Movie Quote: The NeverEnding Story
"The video arcade is down the street. Here we just sell small rectangular objects. They're called books. They require a little effort on your part, and make no bee-bee-bee-bee-beeps. On your way please." - Mr. Koreander, The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Warner Brothers, rated PG, 102 minutes.
Dirtected By: Wolfgang Petersen
Barret Oliver - Bastian
Gerald McRaney - Bastian's Father
Thomas Hill - Carl Conrad Koreander - The librarian
Noah Hathaway - Atreyu
Alan Oppenheimer - Rock Biter, Falcor, G'Mork and Narrator (voices)
Tami Stronach - Moonchild - The Childlike Empress / Southern Oracle
Domestic Box Office Gross: $21,300,000
Synopsis: A young boy tries to escape the unhappiness of his life by engrossing himself in a fantasy novel only to find that he's a part of the story.
Fact: The movie ends halfway through the book.
Trivia: Steven Spielberg owns the original Auryn and it hangs in his office.
Movie Mistake: Bastian's father has a magic breakfast drink cup that magically refills itself after being drunk.
My Take: This is one of my favorite childhood movies of all time. I was, and am, a big reader and I felt the movie reassured me that reading was OK and could be considered cool. I have such a soft spot for this movie, everyone should see it!
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