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The Avengers (1998)

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Two British agents team up to stop Sir August de Wynter from destroying the world with a weather-changing machine.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Invisible Jones (voice)
Shaun Ryder ...
Dr. Darling
Michael Godley ...
Boodle's Porter


British Ministry agent John Steed, under direction from "Mother", investigates a diabolical plot by arch-villain Sir August de Wynter to rule the world with his weather control machine. Steed investigates the beautiful Doctor Mrs. Emma Peel, the only suspect, but simultaneously falls for her and joins forces with her to combat Sir August. Written by John Hawkinson <jhawk@mit.edu>

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Saving the World in Style See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los vengadores  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£937,166 (UK) (14 August 1998)


$23,322,832 (USA) (2 October 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dr. DeWynter (Sean Connery) is the Chairman of BROLLY (British Royal Organization for Lasting Liquid Years). Their logo (as seen on the brown van behind the main building) is a multi-colored umbrella. The word "brolly" is British slang for an umbrella. See more »


When Emma Peel plays the piano, none of the dampers inside the piano moves up and down. Even though we discover it's a player piano, the dampers would still move every time a key is depressed. The only time the keys are in sync with the sound is in the final closeup as the Chopin piece ends. See more »


Sir August de Wynter: Rain or shine, all is mine!
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Spoofed in Toy Story 2 (1999) See more »


Written by Chris Holmes, Brian Liesegang
Produced by Marius De Vries, Ashtar Command
Performed by Ashtar Command
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording, Geffen Records
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Who let the air out?
18 August 1998 | by (Sugarhouse, Utah) – See all my reviews

Uma Thurman's catsuits aside, "The Avengers" is one of the flattest movies to come down the pike in a long time.

The failing Sean Connery isn't really the villain in this movie, the true villains are a director who thought he could "improve" on the original, and an editor who really shouldn't have been let out of film school.

Fiennes and Thurman do an adquate job with what they were given, which wasn't much, and then the editor took half of that away.

Connery got one half-choked off rant, (all of which you see in the trailer) and then hid in the leftover set for the power supply from the floating city in "The Empire Strikes Out" (Er -- "Back"). A pathetic effort from a formerly stellar actor.

Eileen Atkins was rather fun as Alice, Steed's minder, and the guest appearance by Patrick Macnee was somewhat amusing.

As for the writing, well.... I think (despite the credits) they actually gave the job to a couple of public school lads who rather thought that they were being clever.

Overall, not worth the money spent to make it, nor the $6 I paid to see it. One star, mostly for some rather nice, if somewhat generic, cinematography.

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