ByMatt Carter, writer at
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Matt Carter

Three decades ago, Highlander — a period-drama sci-fi actioner full of swords, sex and seriously dodgy accents — made its big-screen debut. It made a (temporary) star out of Christophe Lambert, made famous the phrase "there can be only one," and in Sean Connery's exquisitely named immortal, Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez, featured the most Scottish-sounding Ancient Egyptian conquistador of all time.

Check out the trailer for a dose of nostalgic feels and further proof that the '80s was the decade for trailer-voice-over man:

Here's what the cast looks like three decades later.

Connor 'The Highlander' MacLeod/Russell Edwin Nash — Christopher Lambert

Best line:

"I am Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod. I was born in 1518 in the village of Glenfinnan on the shores of Loch Shiel. And I am immortal."

Brenda J. Wyatt — Roxanne Hart

Best line:

Connor MacLeod: I've been alive for four and a half centuries, and I cannot die.

Brenda: Well, everyone has got their problems.

Victor Kruger/The Kurgan — Clancy Brown

Best line:

"I have something to say! It's better to burn out than to fade away!"

Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez — Sean Connery

Best line:

"I am Juan Sánchez Villalobos Ramírez, Chief metallurgist to King Charles V of Spain. And I'm at your service."

Heather MacLeod — Beatie Edney

Best line:

[after having just had sex with Connor] "You can do that to me forever if you like, my lord."

There can be only one — discuss.


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