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The Fifth Musketeer (1979)

King Louis XIV has without his knowledge a twin brother, Philippe, but when he is told, he immediately locks up his brother in the Bastille. The king wants to increase his popularity and ... See full summary »

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King Louis XIV has without his knowledge a twin brother, Philippe, but when he is told, he immediately locks up his brother in the Bastille. The king wants to increase his popularity and stages an assassination against himself where Philippe is dressed as king Louis. But Philippe manages to escape the assassination and everybody believes him to be the real king... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Pure adventure is back...for the fun of it! See more »

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14 December 1979 (Denmark)  »

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The 5th Musketeer  »

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Father and son actors Beau Bridges and Lloyd Bridges, both starred in the movie, and portrayed Louis XIV / Philippe of Gascony and Aramis respectively. The picture, their first of three theatrical feature films together, was one of a number of collaborations of the pair in film and television. Their other two later cinema movies after The Fifth Musketeer (1979) were The Wild Pair (1987) and Meeting Daddy (2000). See more »

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The longer version, titled Behind the Iron Mask, ends with a fadeout and no end credits at all. All of the film's credits are at the beginning. See more »

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Version of The Man in the Iron Mask (1977) See more »

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Average played out and retelling of "The Man in the Iron Mask"
25 March 2001 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 1/26/2001 - 5 out of 10 (Dir-Ken Annakin): Average played out and retelling of "The Man in the Iron Mask" story. A look-alike of King Louie is put into power by the musketeers for political reasons although this version tries to play up a love interest without much success. Could have been a good romantic/adventure but lacking in heart-felt talent.


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