Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The NeverEnding Story | Barret Oliver & Noah Hathaway

Noah Hathaway and Barret Oliver, NeverEnding Story cuties

Ahhh ... 1984 was an awesome year. Okay, maybe not as great as 1982, but still a very awesome year.

Today a friend slapped an image of Falkor the luckdragon on my Facebook page. For those of you too young or old to remember -- Falkor was the dog-like creature from the 1984 classic children's movie, The NeverEnding Story. The film is based on a German epic fantasy tale. Sadly, the only thing I can remember about seeing it back in July of 1984, are the two main characters, Bastian (Barret Oliver) and Atreyu (Noah Hathaway). Why? Because they were smokin' hot to an 11-year-old me.
That summer, I was all about these two cuties and Ralph Macchio from Karate Kidof course. I think it was somewhat comforting knowing Barret and Noah were closer to my own age, though Ralph ruled the walls of my bedroom. Put it this way ..  if a Tiger Beat pin-up featured Ralph Macchio on one-side and Noah Hathaway on the other, I'm quite sure Macchio would win. 

Watch The NeverEnding Story Trailer

Barret Oliver & Noah Hathaway Today

Barret Oliver in the late '80s
Today Barret Oliver (D.A.R.Y.L. and Cocoon) teaches photography in LA and wrote a book, A History of Woodburytype, about a special 19th Century photo mechanical process or something. Unfortunately, I'm unable to Google image a recent photo of him other than from the late 1980s.  

Noah Hathaway today
Noah Hathaway (Battlestar Galactica) still acts and has done several indie films. Here's what he looks like today. For a while, I was convinced he was actually Noah Wyle from ER. I figured maybe he changed his name. I was wrong, of course, though they are about the same age and do look a bit alike.

Anyone else remember The NeverEnding Story?

15 comments:

Oilfield Trash said...

I remember that movie like it was yesterday.

Brandon said...

Took me until 2003 to get that theme song out of my head. Now it's back again, thanks for that...

Ms. A said...

I've watched that one many times with the kids and grandkids. Still love it!

Margie said...

OMG, I adored this movie and I agree with you, Ally, they were hot. Atreyu trying to save his horse, Artax, still gets me all weepy.

karen said...

I loved this movie and still watch it if I catch it on TV. It was soooooooo good!

TS Hendrik said...

That movie was the bomb when I was a kid.

Big Fat Gini said...

I love that movie! It's been ages since I've seen it, but I did catch the sequel with Jonathan Brandis (my other childhood/pre-teen crush). He committed suicide years ago...

Pat Tillett said...

As soon as I read the title, I started singing the song! I'm sure the CD (or VHS) is out in the garage...

LoneIslander said...

I flipping love that movie

Evonne said...

That is one of my most favorite movies! I really have to get it for my kids. I know they will love it just as much as I did (and still do!).

Maria said...

Remember it?! It's one of my favorite movies of all time!

Blast from the Past said...

I remember the movie D.A.R.Y.L. and loved it. I don't know "The Never Ending Story".

Mom Mayhem says: said...

Oh yes -Love that movie! Glad to hear the actors are doing well today :)

Teachinfourth said...

Neverending Story? Loved it as a kid...

D.A.R.Y.L. was also a good one.

Nick Urbino said...

I have the dvd, but I had't watched it in awhile. "Robot Chicken" on Adult Swim (Cartoon Network) did a send up of it, got me thinking about the film again. I have always loved Neverending Story, especially the music (Giorgio Moroder did alot of the soundtrack, as well as the themesong w/ vocals by Limahl, of Kajagoogoo). Watched it today on HDNet Movies---it brings out the kid in me! Thanks for posting this blog!

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