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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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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 »

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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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Don MacPherson wanted to feature 'a car chase with a difference', but couldn't come up with the right idea until he caught "Flight of the Bumblebee" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov on the radio. This inspired the robot bee attack, which was in and out of the picture several times during production because of the cost. See more »


Snowflakes on hands and face should melt. See more »


Sir August de Winter: A man with an umbrella is a man praying for rain.
John Steed: And a man without one is a fool.
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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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23 December 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I love the Avengers. Emma Peel was a hero of my childhood. I was ridiculously excited for the arrival of this film and had nauseated all my friends when the project was first announced about who was to be our two spies. I was thrilled with the selection of Fiennes -- but Thurman? I was hesitant. Then Diana Rigg passed on being in the film. Another bad sign. Then, the television trailers, yet a third omen but I told myself the movie could not possibly be that bad. IT was worse than my wildest nightmares -- and I have an excellent imagination. Thurman was as bad as I thought, Fiennes had nothing to play to. Macnee, oh, how it could have improved if we'd seen him. I think this movie is terrible because they didn't get the joke. The Avengers is cheeky, campy, fun, and never without some form of the double entendre somewhere. Apparently, the script writes never actually saw the series and didn't get the joke. I beg, some British filmmaker somewhere give it a chance. Make your own version. Give some dignity back.

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