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.

  1. Wolfgang Petersen

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Michael Ende


  3. Herman Weigel


Top Billed Cast

  1. Barret Oliver

    Barret Oliver


  2. Gerald McRaney

    Gerald McRaney

    Bastian's Father

  3. Noah Hathaway

    Noah Hathaway


  4. Chris Eastman

    Chris Eastman

    1st Bully

  5. Darryl Cooksey

    Darryl Cooksey

    2nd Bully

Full Cast & Crew

The NeverEnding Story
The NeverEnding Story


Original Title Die unendliche Geschichte

Status Released

Release Information

  • July 20, 1984


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 42m

Budget $27,000,000.00

Revenue $20,158,808.00



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