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Peter S. Davis, Producer Behind the ‘Highlander’ Series, Dies at 79

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Peter S. Davis, the producer behind the cult film “Highlander,” died this past weekend at his home in Calabasas at the age of 79.Davis was key to the creation of the hit 1986 film, having discovered the initial screenplay written by Gregory Widen while he was a student at UCLA.

Davis gathered the team behind the film, including financing from studio Thorn EMI. But the biggest get for Davis was the casting of the late Sean Connery as Juan Sánchez-Villalobos Ramírez, the immortal warrior who welcomes Christopher Lambert’s Connor MacLeod into the battle among immortals to gain an unknown but powerful prize.“The Highlander” struggled when it was first released, but began to gain a cult following in Europe and later in the U.S.

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