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The Three Musketeers (1993)

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

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12 November 1993 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$53,898,845 (USA)
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Cary Elwes was also considered for one of the roles until well into the casting process, and appeared in a pre-production interview from New York's Planet Hollywood with Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland that was broadcast on E! Network. See more »

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When D'Artagnan is fighting the assassin on the roof, he holds off his upper arm when he pulls out a dagger. In the next shot, he's holding off his lower arm. See more »

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[the three musketeers and D'Artagnan are escaping from the Cardinal's men in his own coach]
Porthos: Champagne?
Athos: We're in the middle of a chase, Porthos.
Porthos: You're right - something red.
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Version of Os três Mosqueteiros (1957) See more »

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A l'entrada del temps clar
from TROUBADOURS
Performed by René Clemencic (as Rene Clemencic) & the Clemencic Consort
Recorded by Harmonia Mundi France
Courtesy of Harmonia Mundi USA, Inc.
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Eh Adaptation - Okay Action Flick
11 February 2000 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

Nope, it's by no means an accurate adaptation of Dumas' original work. Umm, does nanyone really care? Dumas' plot, while interesting in and of itself to many, is probably not one that many folks who think of "the Three Musketters" could actually _tell_ you.

This movie sets out to more or less capture the feel of such films, rather than the source material itself. In that regard, it's not too badly done. The characters are pretty broadly drawn, but adequate for the younger audience they're aimed at. Sutherland, Platt, and Sheen all seem way too young, but at least the first two are entertaining. Platt in particular manages to steal every scene he's in.

By the same token, Richelieu's character is simplified to "generic bad guy." The King and Queen seem too young as well (although they're represented age may be novelistically and/or historically accurate - again, could most folks really tell you, or care?).

Overall, I'd recommend the movie for some light entertainment, but don't take it too seriously.


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