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The Return of the Musketeers (1989)

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It's 1649: Mazarin hires the impoverished D'Artagnan to find the other musketeers: Cromwell has overthrown the English king, so Mazarin fears revolt, particularly from the popular Beaufort.... See full summary »

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It's 1649: Mazarin hires the impoverished D'Artagnan to find the other musketeers: Cromwell has overthrown the English king, so Mazarin fears revolt, particularly from the popular Beaufort. Porthos, bored with riches and wanting a title, signs on, but Aramis, an abbé, and Athos, a brawler raising an intellectual son, assist Beaufort in secret. When they fail to halt Beaufort's escape from prison, the musketeers are expendable, and Mazarin sends them to London to rescue Charles I. They are also pursued by Justine, the avenging daughter of Milady de Winter, their enemy 20 years ago. They must escape England, avoid Justine, serve the Queen, and secure Beauford's political reforms. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Swashbuckling action, comedy capers and rollicking adventures, bigger and better than ever. They're back... all for one and one for all!


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25 August 1989 (UK)  »

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Charlton Heston wanted to appear in the film, but his character of Cardinal Richelieu was deceased in the film's setting of 1648. Fortunately, Richard Lester had a painting of Richelieu created, with Heston as the model. This painting is seen in the beginning of the film, and was given to Heston after filming. See more »

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Balloons (both hot air hydrogen) were invented in 1783, 122 years after the death of Cardinal Mazarin. See more »

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Cardinal Mazarin: The people of England will permit anything - except cruelty to horses and a rise in the price of beer.
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A partial return to form
18 June 2001 | by (Haddonfield, NJ) – See all my reviews

Richard Lester attempts to recreate the magic of his '70s "Musketeer" films, and for the most part he succeeds, but "The Return of the Musketeers" is a bit too episodic at times and occasionally feels rushed, particularly at the end. It's fun to see the foursome back together again, though, and Jean-Pierre Cassel (who played Louis XIII in the earlier films) has a nice turn as a delusional Cyrano de Bergerac. Too bad this turned out to be Lester's last film (not counting the Paul McCartney concert film "Get Back").


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