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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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king | pirate | priest | sword | guard | See All (171) »

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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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12 November 1993 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$53,898,845 (USA)
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Disney wanted Robert Downey Jr. for a part. See more »

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At the end, when Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'artagnan are in their Musketeer gear, complete with light colored hats. When they give chase to Girard and his brothers, the light colored hats are separated. The first light colored hat doesn't come in until midway instead of all four being together at the start. See more »

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Cardinal Richelieu: One thousand gold pieces on each of their heads, dead or alive!
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Cardinal Richelieu: I prefer dead!
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Version of Vengeance of the Three Musketeers (1961) See more »

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All For Love
Performed by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting
Written by Bryan Adams, Robert John Lange (as Robert John "Mutt" Lange) and Michael Kamen
Produced by Chris Thomas, Bryan Adams and David Nicholas
Bryan Adams and Sting appear courtesy of A&M Records
Rod Stewart appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
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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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