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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)

TV Movie  -   -  Romance | Drama | Action  -  9 November 1982 (USA)
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During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while ... See full summary »

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During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while posing as the foppish Sir Percy Blakeney in society. Percy falls for and marries the beautiful actress Marguerite St. Just, but she is involved with Chauvelin and Robespierre, and Percy's marriage to her may endanger the Pimpernel's plans to save the little Dauphin. Written by Kathy Li

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Ian McKellen and Timothy Carlton appear in this film. Decades later, McKellen would appear in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014), along with Carlton's son, actor Benedict Cumberbatch. See more »

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During the ride to the picnic, tracks from mowing equipment can be seen in the neatly cut grass. See more »

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Sir Percy: What is it you Frenchies say? Tou-che? You see I'm a poet, and you didn't know it, what?
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The Scarlet Pimpernel is one of my favorite movies. It may not be a big-budget blockbuster, but it certainly is intriguing. Hats off to Baroness Orczy for such an amazingly twisted tale, and again to the cast who pulled it off so well. It has that delicately beautiful balance of romance, hidden behind a latticework of deception, intrigue, bravado and hope. A fan of historical fiction, action and romance, I found it to be quite a fascinating little nugget of gold amongst a vast array of shoddy Made-for-TV movies. Anthony Andrews is very good in the role of Sir Percy Blakeney, who- in nearly the very beginning of the movie- utters some of the most romantic lines I've ever heard, as well as some of the most humorous (my personal favorite is: "T'would seem your friend is in distress... to the rescue."). Sitting alone in the house some night in the future, this would be a good flick to put in. Guys, don't expect a lot of explosions (yes, it made me weep to not see them also), but it is still a good one. Besides, there are still some good old fashioned action/chase sequences...


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