The NeverEnding Story

The NeverEnding Story (1984)

A boy who needs a friend finds a world that needs a hero in a land beyond imagination!

  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family, Drama
  • Release Date: 1984-04-05
  • User Rating: 7.195/10 from 3513 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 42min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: WDR
  • Production Country: Germany, United States of America
  • Director: Wolfgang Petersen
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While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing.


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  • Noah Hathaway

    as Atreyu
  • Barret Oliver

    as Bastian
  • Tami Stronach

    as The Childlike Empress
  • Moses Gunn

    as Cairon - Empress' Servant
  • Patricia Hayes

    as Urgl
  • Sydney Bromley

    as Engywook
  • Tilo Prückner

    as Night Hob
  • Gerald McRaney

    as Bastian's Father
  • Chris Eastman

    as 1st Bully
  • Darryl Cooksey

    as 2nd Bully
  • Nicholas Gilbert

    as 3rd Bully
  • Thomas Hill

    as Carl Conrad Koreander - The Librarian
  • Deep Roy

    as Teeny Weeny
  • Beth Anderson

    as The 2nd Balladeer (voice) (uncredited)
  • Donald Arthur

    as School's Caretaker (uncredited)
  • Bernd Eichinger

    as Man next to Man who drops Milk (uncredited)
  • Dee Harris

    as The Balladeers' Lead Guitarist (uncredited)
  • Frank Lenart

    as Teeny Weeny (voice) (uncredited)
  • Alan Oppenheimer

    as Rockbiter / Falkor / G'mork / Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
  • Wolfgang Petersen

    as Man who drops Milk (uncredited)
  • Heinz Reincke

    as Fuchur (voice) (uncredited)
  • Silvia Seidel

    as Fairy (uncredited)
  • Brian Wheeler

    as Giant Mushroom Creature (uncredited)
Production Bernd Eichinger Producer
Sound Giorgio Moroder Original Music Composer
Editing Jane Seitz Editor
Art Rolf Zehetbauer Set Decoration
Production Rolf Zehetbauer Production Designer
Production Risa Kes Casting
Sound Robert Hathaway Music Editor
Writing Wolfgang Petersen Screenplay
Directing Wolfgang Petersen Director
Production Günter Rohrbach Co-Producer
Sound Klaus Doldinger Original Music Composer
Camera Jost Vacano Director of Photography
Directing Hannes Nikel Second Unit Director
Art Götz Weidner Art Direction
Production Mark Damon Executive Producer
Visual Effects Carlo Rambaldi Visual Effects
Crew Brian Johnson Special Effects
Sound Milan Bor Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Heiner Niehues Makeup Artist
Sound Mel Kutbay Foley Artist
Crew Bobby Porter Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Edwin Erfmann Makeup Artist
Writing Michael Ende Novel
Writing Herman Weigel Screenplay
Production Dieter Geissler Producer
Writing Robert Easton Dialogue
Crew Robert Easton Additional Dialogue
Directing Michael Waldleitner Assistant Director
Directing William W. Wilson III Second Assistant Director
Production John W. Hyde Executive Producer
Production Penny Perry Casting
Production Bernd Schaefers Producer
Art Johann Kott Art Direction
Art Herbert Strabel Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Count Ul De Rico Costume Design
Visual Effects Count Ul De Rico Creature Design
Costume & Make-Up Diemut Remy Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Brigitta Ansary Makeup Artist
Crew Colin Arthur Special Effects
Editing Robert Gavin First Assistant Editor
Directing Gordon Mark First Assistant Director
Sound Limahl Theme Song Performance
Sound Hans-Walter Kramski Foley Artist
Sound Karola Storr Foley Editor
Camera Karl-Heinz Vogelmann Still Photographer
Sound Heinz Schürer Foley Mixer
Sound Werner Böhm ADR Mixer
Production Klaus Kähler Associate Producer
Directing Jean Bereziuk Continuity
Camera Anette Haellmigk First Assistant Camera
Art Richard Eglseder Property Master
Production Ilse Schwarzwald Production Coordinator
Directing David W. Rose Second Assistant Director
Directing Marcia Gay Assistant Director
Lighting Eddy Saller Gaffer
Crew Tony Smart Stunt Coordinator
Sound Trevor Pyke Sound Mixer
Directing Don French First Assistant Director
Production Renate Berger Production Secretary
Directing Jürgen Bieske First Assistant Director
Directing Michael Boyadjiew First Assistant Director
Directing Paula Swauger Second Assistant Director
Directing Kristina Brandner Continuity
Directing Sharron Gold Continuity
Camera Peter Maiwald Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Horst Kirchberger Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Hedy Pollack Makeup Artist
Art Peter Classey Storyboard Artist
Art Juan Japl Storyboard Artist
Art Werner Runge Property Master
Art Jimmy Stepanoff Storyboard Artist
Art Josip Trupinovic Storyboard Artist
Crew Mario Behr Stunts
Camera Gaby Bzdega Second Assistant Camera
Camera Anton Egerer Key Grip
Costume & Make-Up Katharina Litzinger Wardrobe Master
Editing Elfriede Eitermoser Negative Cutter
Editing Peter Kahle Negative Cutter
Production Annie Nap-Oleon Production Coordinator
Production Sigi Steiner Production Accountant
Production Duncan Stewart Production Accountant