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The Three Musketeers (1993)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  12 November 1993 (USA)
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The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an ... See full summary »



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The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an alliance with enemy England by way of the mysterious Milady. Rochefort, the Cardinal's right-hand man, announces the official disbanding of the King's Musketeers. Three, however, refuse to throw down their swords - Athos the fighter and drinker, Porthos the pirate and lover, and Aramis the priest and poet. Arriving in Paris to join the Musketeers, D'Artagnan uncovers the Cardinal's plans, and the four set out on a mission to protect King and Country. Written by TheLogicalGhost

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A place of betrayal. The fate of a king. A time for heroes. See more »

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Rated PG for action/violence and some brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los tres mosqueteros  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)


£2,243,298 (UK) (4 March 1994)

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2.35 : 1
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Gabrielle Anwar was pregnant during filming and had to have her costumes let out. See more »


In the final fight scene between the musketeers and the cardinals guards, D'Artagnian is fighting the assassin. Porthos shoots the assassin with a crossbow from the ground and the assassin clutches the arrow in his chest and falls. As he falls, you can see that the arrow is gone. See more »


[to Athos, in a whisper]
Milady: There was a time when I would have given my life for a kind word from you.
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Performed by René Clemencic (as Rene Clemencic) & the Clemencic Consort
Recorded by Harmonia Mundi France
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A fun film, if nothing else.
8 September 2002 | by (Kansas City) – See all my reviews

First and foremost, if you have read the Dumas book, then you realize that this movie doesn't resemble the novel in the slightest. The only thing that this movie got right was the names of the characters!

However, I am a big advocate in saying that you should never compare a movie back to its book, and I use this movie as an example. This story has been "Disney-fied" so that it can be called a family film. If you read the book, a true adaptation would not be family entertainment. Disney changed everything that they do. Read the Tarzan novel and compare to the cartoon. BIG changes there. The Little Mermaid. How convenient that Disney left out the fact that Ariel dies at the end of the story.

But what we should judge is the end result. This movie is still entertaining, despite having nothing to do with its literary influence. The characters are portrayed with the same attributes that they have in the book. For instance, D'Artagnan, while very duty bound and honorable, is young and headstrong, and prone to impulsive decisions that will help him to prove his skill and worth. Porthos is self serving and self praising, very vain and cocky, yet has a lust for the finer things in life. Aramis is humble and religious, but very skilled and intelligent, making him a very formidable soldier, yet he also loves the finer things in life. And Athos loves his wine, trying to bury himself in a alcoholic haze to hide the pain that he suffered in losing the love of his life. All of these come through in the movie, and all of the actors were great in performing them.

As far as the story is concerned, Disney likes things black and white, good vs evil. And so, the story changes to make the Cardinal a power hungry man with his own interests in mind. He wasn't like that in the book or in real life, but he was underhanded, and Tim Curry does another great job as the villain that he steals the show.

Overall, a great and enjoyable movie, worth watching with the family.

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