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Release Date:
4 August 1989 (Ireland) See more »
Tagline:
Swashbuckling action, comedy capers and rollicking adventures, bigger and better than ever. They're back... all for one and one for all!
Plot:
It's 1649: Mazarin hires the impoverished D'Artagnan to find the other musketeers: Cromwell has overthrown the English king... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Has its moments, but you can't help thinking it's a sequel too far See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael York ... D'Artagnan

Oliver Reed ... Athos

Frank Finlay ... Porthos

C. Thomas Howell ... Raoul

Kim Cattrall ... Justine de Winter

Geraldine Chaplin ... Queen Anne

Roy Kinnear ... Planchet

Christopher Lee ... Rochefort

Philippe Noiret ... Cardinal Mazarin

Richard Chamberlain ... Aramis
Eusebio Lázaro ... Duke of Beaufort (as Eusebio Lazaro)

Alan Howard ... Oliver Cromwell
David Birkin ... Louis XIV

Bill Paterson ... Charles I

Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Cyrano de Bergerac (as Jean Pierre Cassel)

Billy Connolly ... Caddie
Servane Ducorps ... Olympe
William J. Fletcher ... De Guiche
Laure Sabardin ... Chevreuse
Marcelline Collard ... Lamballe
Pat Roach ... French Executioner
Jesús Ruyman ... Headsman
Fernando De Juan ... Ireton
Barry Burgues ... Young Clerk
Leon Greene ... Captain Groslow
Ágata Lys ... Duchesse de Longueville
Bob Todd ... High Bailiff
Lucy Hardwick ... Lady-in-Waiting

Aldo Sambrell ... Burly Demonstrator
Jack Taylor ... Gentleman on Horseback
Ricardo Palacios ... Big Lackey
Luciano Federico ... Tall Lackey
Carmen Fernández ... Commedia player
Rafael de la Cruz ... Commedia player
German Estebas ... Commedia player
Jesús García ... Commedia player
Fernando Simón ... Commedia player

Directed by
Richard Lester 
 
Writing credits
George MacDonald Fraser (screenplay) (as George Macdonald Fraser)

Alexandre Dumas père (book "Twenty Years After") (as Alexandre Dumas)

Produced by
Wayne Drizin .... executive producer
Mario Sotela .... executive producer
Pierre Spengler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jean-Claude Petit  (as Jean Claude Petit)
 
Cinematography by
Bernard Lutic (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Victor-Smith  (as John Victor Smith)
 
Production Design by
Gil Parrondo 
 
Art Direction by
Raul Paton 
 
Set Decoration by
Michael Seirton 
 
Costume Design by
Yvonne Blake 
 
Makeup Department
Cynthia Cruz .... makeup artist: Ms. Cattrall
Paquita Núñez .... hair stylist
José Antonio Sánchez .... makeup artist
José Luis Pérez .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Susana Sánchez .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Christian Fuin .... production manager
Fernando Marquerie .... production manager
Francisco Molero .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Javier Balaguer .... second assistant director
Alejandro Calvo-Sotelo .... assistant director
Karen Morgan .... second assistant director
Clive Reed .... first assistant director
Manuel L. Cañizares .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
José María Alarcón .... assistant production designer
Eddie Fowlie .... locations and property
Julián Mateos .... set dresser
Ramón Moya .... construction manager
Tadeo Villalba hijo .... assistant property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Samuel Cohen .... boom operator
Jean-Louis Ducarme .... sound mixer
Stan Fiferman .... sound editor
Archie Ludski .... dialogue editor
Colin Miller .... sound editor
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer
Les Wiggins .... supervising sound editor
Jeremy Child .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Reyes Abades .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Costas Charitou .... titles & opticals: Image to Image (uncredited)
Antony Hunt .... executive producer: The Magic Camera Company (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Joaquín Parra .... stunt arranger
Gonzalo Hernández .... horse wrangler (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Miguel A. Clavijo .... focus puller
Antonio Colmenar .... key grip
Freddie Cooper .... camera operator
Federico G. Grau .... still photographer
José Luis Martínez .... gaffer
Alfredo Mayo .... camera operator
Luis Peña Heredia .... focus puller
Roland Neveu .... special still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Concha Campins .... madrid casting
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
Debbie McWilliams .... casting: London
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Martín Díaz Porras .... wardrobe master
Andrés Fernández .... wardrobe master
Delfín Prieto .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
Neil Farrell .... assistant film editor
María Luisa Pino .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Chris Clad .... music producer: CMC Productions
Chris Clad .... music publisher: CMC Productions
Dick Lewzey .... music mixer
Jean-Claude Petit .... conductor (as Jean Claude Petit)
Ruth Schell .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Fernando Megino .... driver
 
Other crew
Frans J. Afman .... financial support
Paco Ardura .... wrangler
Quinn Donoghue .... unit publicist
Ramón Díaz de Laspra .... accountant
Ceri Evans .... continuity
Manolo García .... location manager
William Hobbs .... fight arranger
Trudy Kling .... assistant: Mr. Spengler
Oscar F. Kolombatovich .... swords
Jennie McClean .... assistant: Mr. Lester
Vicente Ortega .... location manager
Vincente Ortega .... location manager
Susana Prieto .... production coordinator
Alejandro Ruiz .... location manager
Bette L. Smith .... completion bond company representative: The Completion Bond Company
Richard Turner .... production accountant
 
Thanks
Roy Kinnear .... dedicatee
 
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Contrary to his role as an antagonist in this film, in the book Rochefort has actually become a close friend of d'Artagnan. They only come at odds in the book because d'Artagnan is a Cardinalist and Rochefort a Frondeur, who helps the Duc de Beaufort escape from prison (as shown in the film) and eventually takes up arms against Mazarin in the book, in which action he is accidentally killed by d'Artagnan.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Whilst ballooning to the finale castle, the fire keeps changing from lit in long shots to unlit in close up.See more »
Quotes:
Cardinal Mazarin:The people of England will permit anything - except cruelty to horses and a rise in the price of beer.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of The Iron Mask (1962)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Has its moments, but you can't help thinking it's a sequel too far, 8 January 2011
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Return of The Musketeers is not a bad film as such. However, unfortunately it isn't particularly anything to rave about either. The film does have its good points, such as the beautiful production values, some witty jokes about the ravages of time and a good cast Oliver Reed and Christopher Lee being the standouts. However, it lacks the energy and sparkle that was evident in The Three Musketeers and The Four Musketeers. The pace is rather languid this time round and the action is clumsy. Richard Lester apparently was ill during production and sadly any enthusiasm that made the previous entries so enjoyable isn't here. I am well aware of Roy Kinnear's tragic death, and I was very saddened, but if this was an attempt of "the show must go on", it doesn't come through. I also thought the script was disjointed, the ravages of time jokes aside, and the story while a great idea lacking. Also Thomas C. Howell is very out of place as Athos's son Raoul, who was an unnecessary presence anyway. All in all, has its moments but disappointing and while not the worst sequel of all time it is one that goes too far. 4/10 Bethany Cox

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