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4 August 1989 (Ireland) See more »
Swashbuckling action, comedy capers and rollicking adventures, bigger and better than ever. They're back... all for one and one for all!
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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Seize Ans Après See more (22 total) »


  (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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernando Prados ... Horse Rider (uncredited)

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 .... 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)
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)
Location Management
Manolo García .... location manager
Vicente Ortega .... location manager
Vincente Ortega .... location manager
Alejandro Ruiz .... location manager
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
London Symphony Orchestra .... music performed by (uncredited)
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
William Hobbs .... fight arranger
Trudy Kling .... assistant: Mr. Spengler
Oscar F. Kolombatovich .... swords
Jennie McClean .... assistant: Mr. Lester
Susana Prieto .... production coordinator
Bette L. Smith .... completion bond company representative: The Completion Bond Company
Richard Turner .... production accountant
Roy Kinnear .... dedicatee
Crew verified as complete

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102 min
Color (Rankcolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Courtesy of the European Premieres, for this movie several cast members attended the 'Save the Rose Theatre', event May 1989. Including 'Michael York', Richard Chamberlain, Charlton Heston, Joss Ackland, Kim Cattrall, and Frank FinlaySee more »
Anachronisms: Balloons (both hot air hydrogen) were invented in 1783, 122 years after the death of Cardinal Mazarin.See more »
Justine de Winter:King Charles' death is inevitable, and France must not interfere. General Cromwell insists.
Cardinal Mazarin:Roundhead diplomacy. Does he think he can cut off a crowned head, even an English one, and royal France will stand by doing nothing?
Justine de Winter:What will France do?
Cardinal Mazarin:Stand by... protesting.
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Movie Connections:
Version of The Iron Mask (1962)See more »


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Seize Ans Après, 19 August 2011
Author: dbdumonteil

The third installment in the Lester saga ,the fourth ("Le Vicomte De BRagelonne" feat. the iron mask) was never filmed ,because this one was not very commercially successful.

Roughly based on "Vingt Ans Après" ,"the return" was made sixteen years later ,with the same actors (Faye Dunaway ,Raquel Welch and Charlton Heston are not present ,their characters being all dead).Also Louis the Thirteenth is dead,Jean-Pierre Cassel who played his role,returns as Cyrano De Bergerac who comes at the most awkward moment.

The historical background is thin,although dealing with "La Fronde" ,a noble rebellion,and Mazarin's struggle to maintain the absolute monarchy ;and in spite of the musketeers,he was successful ,for the Sun King's reign only began with his death in 1661 ,when he was already 23.

Unlike in the book,it's a daughter (Justine De Winter) and not a son who wants to avenge her mother Milady.It's first surprising but becomes repetitive in the long run.It lacks some imagination:why not an affair with Raoul for instance?

The first movie of the saga remains the most successful:in this one,time has taken its toll,and what could have been another magnificent "Robin and Marion" ,a journey through the past tinged with nostalgia ,remains here a moderately entertaining swashbuckler.

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