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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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Román Ariznavarreta
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Stephan Bastian
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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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In an effort to realistically capture the opulence and grandeur of 18th Century French court life, producers Heinz Lazek and Ted Richmond were fortunate to gain access to many of the most picturesque castles, palaces, and verdent forests in and around Vienna in Austria, where the entire production was filmed. 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 Return of the Musketeers (1989) See more »

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sexed-up version, cut in US
4 January 2006 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

In many ways, this is an unnecessary re-telling of a story we have seen realized many times before (and since), and often filmed better. It was certainly not Beau Bridges's finest hour.

What was unusual and certainly the major selling point of the film was that the leading ladies (Andress and Kristel) would shed their clothes on quite a few occasions. As this film's US rating is PG and as the American running time is 12 minutes shorter than the British 15-rated release (which is the one I saw) it is highly likely that most if not all nudity was cut from the American version. Which is a shame as this is the only proper reason to watch this film.


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