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The Avengers (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  14 August 1998 (USA)
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Two British agents (John Steed and Emma Peel) team up to stop Sir August De Wynter from destroying the world with a weather changing machine.


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(television series The Avengers),
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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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When evil reigns, only one team can weather the storm. 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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Michael Kamen originally began scoring the film, having impressed director Jeremiah S. Chechik with his tongue-in-cheek style on 101 Dalmatians (1996). Kamen likened the attempt to "aiming at a moving target" after being issued with five or six revised edits of the film. Because of this upheaval, he elected to work on Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) instead. Despite this, his name featured on early trailers. See more »


Steed wears the wrong type of hat. A gentleman's bowler hat is rather curlier around the edge, as in _The Avengers (TV Series 1961–1969)_. See more »


[last lines]
Mother: [raising champagne glass] A toast; to a job well done.
Emma Peel: To a narrow escape.
Mother: Macaroon?
Emma Peel: [shaking her head to Mother,] Thank you, Steed.
John Steed: No, no. Thank you, Mrs. Peel.
[All drink champagne as camera zooms off roof top]
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Written by 'Graham 'Suggs' McPherson', Nick Feldman
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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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